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Modified Organism
Canola modified for the expression of chicken interferon alpha
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2015-07-29 11:54 UTC (g.mozgova@yandex.ru)
Date of last update
2020-05-12 16:51 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2020-05-12 16:51 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

Living Modified Organism identity
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LMO name
Canola modified for the expression of chicken interferon alpha
Transformation event
INFα rape
Dr Vladimir Prokulevich
Head of Microbiology Department
Biological Faculty
Belarusian State University
Nezavisimisty Ave., 4
Belarus, 220030
Transgenic form of canola into which interferon alpha from chicken (Belarusian variety Pramen) is incorporated as well as a marker gene providing resistance to phosphinothricin.
Recipient Organism or Parental Organisms
The term Recipient organism refers to an organism (either already modified or non-modified) that was subjected to genetic modification, whereas Parental organisms refers to those that were involved in cross breeding or cell fusion.
Brassica napus - Turnip, Rapeseed, Canola Plant, Oilseed Rape, Rape, BRANA
Characteristics of the transformation process
Techniques used for the modification
  • Agrobacterium-mediated DNA transfer
Introduced or modified genetic elements
Some of these genetic elements may be present as fragments or truncated forms. Please see notes below, where applicable.
CaMV 35S promoter - Cauliflower mosaic virus - CaMV
Interferon alpha coding sequence - Gallus gallus - Chicken, CHICK
Resistance to diseases and pests
CaMV 35S terminator - Cauliflower mosaic virus - CaMV
Nopaline Synthase Gene Promoter - Agrobacterium tumefaciens - Agrobacterium
Nopaline Synthase Gene Terminator - Agrobacterium tumefaciens - Agrobacterium
Omega 5' untranslated leader - Tobacco mosaic virus - TMV
Phosphinothricin N-acetyltransferase gene - Streptomyces hygroscopicus - STRHY
Resistance to herbicides - Glufosinate
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
  • Selectable marker genes and reporter genes
Common use(s)
  • Pharmaceutical

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