GM Crop Database

Database Product Description

RM3-3, RM3-4, RM3-6
Host Organism
Cichorium intybus (Chicory)
Glufosinate ammonium herbicide tolerance and fertility restored.
Trait Introduction
Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated plant transformation.
Proposed Use

Production for human consumption.

Product Developer
Bejo Zaden BV

Summary of Regulatory Approvals

Country Food Feed Environment Notes
European Union 1996 View
United States 1997 1997 1997

Summary of Introduced Genetic Elements Expand

Code Name Type Promoter, other Terminator Copies Form
bar phosphinothricin N-acetyltransferase HT PSsuAra from Arabidopsis thaliana chloroplast transit peptide from A. thaliana TL-DNA gene 7 terminator from Agrobacterium tumefaciens
barnase barnase ribonuclease MS pTa 29 pollen specific promoter from Nicotiana tabacum A. tumefaciens nopaline synthase (nos) 3'-untranslated region
nptII neomycin phosphotransferase II SM nopaline synthase (nos) from A. tumefaciens octopine synthase Native

Characteristics of Cichorium intybus (Chicory) Expand

Center of Origin Reproduction Toxins Allergenicity

The species is native to southern Europe.

The flowers are pollinated by insects, mostly honeybees.

Plant tissues can contain sesquiterpene lactones, which can negatively affect the milk of dairy animals fed chicory.

Chicory may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to plants in the Compositae family.

Donor Organism Characteristics Expand

Latin Name Gene Pathogenicity
Streptomyces hygroscopicus bar S. hygroscopicus is ubiquitous in the soil and there have been no reports of adverse affects on humans, animals, or plants.

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This record was last modified on Friday, March 26, 2010