GM Crop Database

Database Product Description

73496 (DP-Ø73496-4)
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
Australia 2014 2016 2016
Canada 2012 2012 2012
Japan 2014 2015 2015
Korea 2015 2015
Mexico 2012 2012
New Zealand 2014
South Africa 2016 2016
Taiwan 2016
United States 2012 2012 2013

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

UBQ10 polyubiquitin promoter from Arabidopsis thaliana

Solanum tuberosum proteinase inhibitor II (PINII)  


Optimized by gene shuffling

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.


Donor Organism Characteristics Expand

Latin Name Gene Pathogenicity
Bacillus licheniformis gat4621

Bacillus licheniformis is a saprophytic bacterium that is widespread in nature. It has been used in the fermentation industry for production of proteases, amylases, antibiotics, and specialty chemicals for over a decade with no known reports of adverse effects to human health or the environment.

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 Tuesday, September 6, 2016