GM Crop Database

Database Product Description

GD743, GS784 (OKA-NBØØ1-8, OKA-NBØØ2-9)
Host Organism
Malus ssp. (Apple)
Product Quality
Trait Introduction
Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated plant transformation.
Proposed Use

Production for human consumption.

Product Developer
Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.

Summary of Regulatory Approvals

Country Food Feed Environment Notes
Canada 2015 2015 2015
United States 2015 2015 2015

Introduction Expand

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Summary of Introduced Genetic Elements Expand

Code Name Type Promoter, other Terminator Copies Form
nptII neomycin phosphotransferase II SM

Pnos, the nopaline synthase promoter from Agrobacterium tumefaciens

Tnos – 3’ UTR from nopaline synthase

PGAS Suppressor of apple polyphenoloxidase genes PQ

Pcamv35s promoter from cauliflower mosaic virus

Tnos – 3’ UTR from nopaline synthase


Characteristics of Malus ssp. (Apple) Expand

Center of Origin Reproduction Toxins Allergenicity

Mountainous regions in Central Asia, notably the western foothills of the Tian Shan Mountains of Kazakhstan and nearby areas with similar ecology.

Pollination is carried out by insects, primarily cultivated or wild honeybees or other insect pollinators such as bumblebees, osmia bees and other species.

Apples and apple trees are not known to contain toxic substances. 

Apples and apple trees are not known to contain allergenic substances. 

Donor Organism Characteristics Expand

Latin Name Gene Pathogenicity
Malus domestica PGAS

Apple is not known to have pathogenic characteristics.

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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Links to Further Information Expand

This record was last modified on Thursday, July 13, 2017