Canola modified for glufosinate tolerance | BCH-LMO-SCBD-101074 | Living Modified Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House


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last updated: 07 May 2013
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Canola modified for glufosinate tolerance
  • - Organization: AgrEvo Canada Inc. () | BCH-CON-SCBD-101073-1
    AgrEvo Canada Inc. ()
    Private sector (business and industry)
    430 Dovercourt Drive
    Winnipeg, MB
    R3Y 1N4, Canada
    Phone: +1-204-989-5432,
A bacterial pat gene which codes for phosphinothricin acetyltransferase, an enzyme that inactivates glufosinate ammonium through acetylation, was introduced into the HCR-1 line by an interspecific cross with the genetically modified B. napus event T45 (ACS-BNØØ8-2). The inactivation of glufosinate ammonium by the bacterial enzyme confers the herbicide tolerance onto this LMO.
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
  • Cross breeding
Some of these genetic elements may be present as fragments or truncated forms. Please see notes below, where applicable.
The pat gene is a synthetic version of the gene isolated from Streptomyces viridochromogenes, strain Tü 494. The nucleotide sequence has been modified to provide codons preferred by plants without changing the amino acid sequence of the enzyme.

For additional information on this LMO, please refer to the record of  B. napus event T45 (ACS-BNØØ8-2).
LMO characteristics
  • Food
  • Feed
Detection method(s)
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