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Living Modified Organism (LMO)

Decisions on the LMO Risk Assessments  
last updated: 30 Jun 2014
Living Modified Organism identity
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Potato Modified for insect resistance
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cry3aM potato
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Potato was genetically modified with the insertion of a codon optimised Cry3a (Cry3aM). The Cry3aM gene encodes for the Cry3A endotoxin, which confers insecticidal activity against the Colorado beetle.
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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.
Solanum tuberosum, var. Skarb 38-4
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Characteristics of the modification process
pC29
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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.
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-15001-5 Neomycin Phosphotransferase II | Escherichia coli (ECOLX)
    Protein coding sequence | Resistance to antibiotics (Kanamycin)
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-100287-7 CaMV 35S promoter | Cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV)
    Promoter
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-100270-6 Nopaline Synthase Gene Promoter | Agrobacterium tumefaciens (Agrobacterium)
    Promoter
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-100269-8 Nopaline Synthase Gene Terminator | Agrobacterium tumefaciens (Agrobacterium)
    Terminator
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-14989-5 Cry3A | Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt, Bacillus, BACTU)
    Protein coding sequence | Resistance to diseases and pests (Insects, Coleoptera (beetles))
The Cry3a gene was codon modified to obtain a gene designated as Cry3aM.
The Cry3aM gene is under the control of the CaMV 35s promoter.
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LMO characteristics
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Detection method(s)
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Additional Information
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