GM Crop Database

Database Product Description

61061 (DP-Ø61Ø61-7)
Host Organism
Brassica napus (Argentine Canola)
Herbicide tolerant, glyphosate.
Trait Introduction
Microparticle bombardment of plant cells or tissue
Proposed Use

Production for human consumption and livestock feed.

Product Developer
DuPont Pioneer

Summary of Regulatory Approvals

Country Food Feed Environment Notes
Canada 2012 2012 2012

Introduction Expand

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Summary of Introduced Genetic Elements Expand

Code Name Type Promoter, other Terminator Copies Form
gat Glyphosate N-acetyltransferase HT

ZmUbiInt (Zea mayspolyubiquitin gene promoter and first intron). CaMV 35S enhancer element

Solanum tuberosumproteinase inhibitor II (PINII)  


Characteristics of Brassica napus (Argentine Canola) Expand

Center of Origin Reproduction Toxins Allergenicity

The species is native to India.

Canola flowers can self-pollinate, and they can also be cross-pollinated by insects and by wind.­

Brassica species can contain erucic acid and various glucosinolates, which can be toxic. However, commercial canola varieties have been bred to reduce the levels of these substances. Canola may contain elevated levels of tannins, which reduce the digestibility of seed protein, and sinapine, which is a bitter substance that can reduce the palatability of feeds made from canola meal.


Occupational exposure to pollen and seed flour have been associated with allergic reactions in humans. There are no known allergic reactions to canola oil.


Modification Method Expand

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Characteristics of the Modification Expand

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Food and/or Feed Safety Considerations Expand

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This record was last modified on Friday, September 4, 2015