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
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.
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.
Characteristics of the modification process
  • Agrobacterium-mediated DNA transfer
Some of these genetic elements may be present as fragments or truncated forms. Please see notes below, where applicable.
LMO characteristics
  • Research
Detection method(s)
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