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Petunia modified for altered flower colour
Unauthorized petunias that have been modified for altered flower
color were found and tested for the presence of introduced genetic
The petunias have been tested positive for several of the following
genetic elements P-35S-CaMV, P-nos-RHIRD, CS-F35H-PETHY,
They also tested positive for the junctions between the elements
P-nos-RHIRD to CS-nptII-ECOLX and P-35S-CaMV to CS-F35H-PETHY and
on to T-nos-RHIRD.
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.
Some of these genetic elements may be present as fragments or truncated forms. Please see notes below, where applicable.
Nopaline Synthase Gene Promoter - Agrobacterium tumefaciens - Agrobacterium
Neomycin Phosphotransferase II - Escherichia coli - ECOLX
Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin
Flavonoid 3', 5' hydroxylase gene - Petunia hybrida - Petunia, PETHY
Changes in quality and/or metabolite content - Pigmentation / Coloration
Nopaline Synthase Gene Terminator - Agrobacterium tumefaciens - Agrobacterium
In addition to CS-F35H-PETHY the petunias have been tested positive
for several of the listed genetic elements. The order of the
genetic elements in these gm petunia varieties is not known.
Moreover, it is possible that further genetic elements are present
in one or more of the gm petunia varieties.
Preliminary sequence characterization of one variety show that in
this variety the elements are arranged in the following order:
P-35S-CaMV; CS-F35H-PETHY; T-nos-RHIRD; and P-nos-RHIRD;
- Changes in quality and/or metabolite content
- Pigmentation / Coloration
- Resistance to antibiotics
No event specific methods available. However, element specific and
construct-specific methods are available in the EUginius database.
The precise identity and origin of the LM petunia is unknown and,
as such, no developer is listed for this LMO.
A list of all currently known genetically modified petunia
varieties identified in Germany or in the Netherlands is provided