GM Crop Database

Database Product Description

26407 (IFD-264Ø7-2)
Host Organism
Dianthus caryophyllus (Carnation)
Trait
Pigment Modification
Trait Introduction
Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated plant transformation.
Proposed Use

Production for the cut-flower industry.

Product Developer
Suntory Limited

Summary of Regulatory Approvals

Country Food Feed Environment Notes
Australia 2015 View
Colombia 2008 View
European Union 2015 View
Malaysia 2012 View

Introduction Expand

Carnation Moonvelvet (Event 26407) is a carnation variety genetically engineered to change flower color. It was produced through introduction of the anthocyanin biosynthetic gene flavonoid 3',5'hydroxylase (F3'5'H) from Petunia hybrid, which results in a violet/mauve coloration, and the cytb5 gene to enhance the activity of F3’5’H. A variant form of acetohydroxy acid/ acetolactate synthase (ALS) from Nicotiana tabacum was used as a selectable marker to confer tolerance to sulfonylurea herbicide.

Summary of Introduced Genetic Elements Expand

Code Name Type Promoter, other Terminator Copies Form
surB acetolactate synthase SM

CaMV 35S promoter and Cab 5’utr leader sequence

Acetohydroxy acid synthase gene terminator (surB 3’)

1
F3’5’H flavonoid-3’,5’-hydroxylase PM

Anthocyanidin synthase gene promoter from carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) (ANS)

3’ untranslated region of the anthocyanidin synthase gene from carnation (Dianthus 3 5 caryophyllus) (tANS)

1
Cyto b5 Cytochrome b5 PM

Chalcone synthase gene (CHS)

D8 gene terminator (D8 3’)

1

Characteristics of Dianthus caryophyllus (Carnation) Expand

Center of Origin Reproduction Toxins Allergenicity

The species is native to the Mediterranean region, including Europe, Asia, and northern Africa.

Carnation flowers are pollinated primarily by butterflies and sometimes by other insects.

The parts of the carnation plants are not thought to be toxic, and the flowers are considered edible.

Occupational exposure to carnation flowers has been associated with allergic reactions in humans.

Donor Organism Characteristics Expand

Latin Name Gene Pathogenicity
Nicotiana tabacum surB

Nicotiana tabacum is cultivated tobacco and it is well known for its health effects. Adverse health effects can result from human exposure via inhalation of tobacco smoke, or dermal or oral intake of tobacco products. 

Petunia X hybrida dfr

Petunia X hybrid is a flowering plant. No toxicity to human or animals are reported. No allergy is linked to petunia exposure. In fact, petunia is considered to be among the safe flower plants to people who are allergic to flower pollens

Petunia X hybrida dfr

Petunia X hybrid is a flowering plant. No toxicity to human or animals are reported. No allergy is linked to petunia exposure. In fact, petunia is considered to be among the safe flower plants to people who are allergic to flower pollens

Modification Method Expand

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Characteristics of the Modification Expand

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Environmental Safety Considerations Expand

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Food and/or Feed Safety Considerations Expand

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This record was last modified on Friday, January 6, 2017