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last updated: 11 Jun 2020
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Banana modified for Xanthomonas wilt disease resistance
The banana was modified for resistance to Xanthomonas wilt disease, caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum through the expression of Capsicum annuum hypersensitive response-assisting protein. The modified banana plants demonstrate more a robust hypersensitive response upon infection with Gram negative bacteria, such as X. campestris, and thus resist  disease related wilting. The modified banana also contains a selectable marker, Ecscherichia coli neomycin phosphotransferase II, for kanamycin selection during transformation.
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.
Gene expression
Transcription of Escherichia coli neomycin phosphotransferase II is under control of the Agrobacterium tumefaciens nopaline synthase (nos) promoter and terminator.

Transcription of Capsicum annuum hypersensitive response assisting protein (hrap) is under control of the Cauliflower Mosaic Virus 35S promoter and the nos terminator. High levels of transcription are expected due to the constitutive nature of the CaMV promoter.

- The transformation vector was derived from the pBI121 vector using a BamHI and SacI restriction digest.
- The coding sequence of hrap was derived from the cDNA clone of the mRNA.
LMO characteristics
  • Food
  • Research
Detection method(s)
Some detection methods can be found in the scientific article detailing the creation of this banana event.
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