GM Crop Database

Database Product Description

Host Organism
Brassica rapa (Polish Canola)
Herbicide Tolerance
Trait Introduction
Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated plant transformation.
Proposed Use

Production for livestock feed.

Product Developer
Monsanto Company

Summary of Regulatory Approvals

Country Food Feed Environment Notes
Canada 2011 2011

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Summary of Introduced Genetic Elements Expand

Code Name Type Promoter, other Terminator Copies Form
CP4 epsps 5-enolpyruvyl shikimate-3-phosphate synthase HT


E9 3’


Modified figwort mosaic virus 35S promoter /CTP sequence from A. thaliana EPSPS gene/Pea rbcS E9 gene

goxv247 glyphosate oxidoreductase HT


E9 3’


Modified figwort mosaic virus 35S promoter/CTP sequence from A. thaliana SSU1A gene/Pea rbcS E9 gene

Characteristics of Brassica rapa (Polish 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
Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain CP4 CP4 epsps

Agrobacterium tumefaciens is a common soil bacterium that is responsible for causing crown gall disease in susceptible plants. There have been no reports of adverse effects on humans or animals.

Ochromobactrum anthropii strain LBAA goxv247

O. anthropi, formerly known as Achromobacter species (CDC group Vd), is a common soil alphaproteobacteria that colonizes a wide spectrum of organisms and is being increasingly recognized as a potentially problematic opportunistic and nosocomial human pathogen. Though it is extremely rare for it to affect a healthy human, there have been numerous published cases being associated with the presence of indwelling medical devices, such as central venous catheters, drainage tubes, and intraperitoneal catheters. It is also characterized by a broad spectrum of antibiotic resistance.

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Characteristics of the Modification Expand

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This record was last modified on Thursday, January 5, 2017