Brassica napus modified for altered fatty acid metabolism | BCH-LMO-SCBD-110939 | Living Modified Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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last updated: 27 Sep 2016
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Brassica napus modified for altered fatty acid metabolism
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Multiple transformation events
In the genetically modified oilseed rape plants the plsC gene from Escherichia coli, which encodes a lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase that is specifically expressed in the seeds. The enzyme catalyses the linkage of medium-chain fatty acids to the sn-2 position of lysophosphatidic acid thereby leading to an altered fatty acid profile in the seeds of the transformed plants.
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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.
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Characteristics of the modification process
pNAT4
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  • Agrobacterium-mediated DNA transfer
Some of these genetic elements may be present as fragments or truncated forms. Please see notes below, where applicable.
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LMO characteristics
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  • Research
Detection method(s)
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Living Modified Organism Recipient Organism” or “Parental Organisms 1