Database Product Description
- Host Organism
- Brassica rapa (Polish Canola)
- Phosphinothricin (PPT) herbicide tolerance, specifically glufosinate ammonium.
- Trait Introduction
- Inter-specific cross with transgenic Brassica napus canola line T45.
- Proposed Use
Production for human consumption and livestock feed.
- Product Developer
- Bayer CropScience (Aventis CropScience(AgrEvo))
Summary of Regulatory Approvals
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The Brassica rapa canola hybrid, HCR-1, was derived from an inter-specific cross with the B. napus transformation event T45, that expresses a novel tolerance to glufosinate ammonium. This tolerance will allow the use of glufosinate ammonium as a post-emergence herbicide, thus providing an alternative for weed control in canola production, and reducing reliance on soil-incorporated herbicides. B. napus, transformed with the gene conferring glufosinate ammonium tolerance has been approved in May 1996.
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This record was last modified on Wednesday, February 17, 2016