Event Name: 55-1

Event Code : CUH-CP551-8
Trade Name: Rainbow, SunUp

Crop: Carica papaya - Papaya

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Cornell University and University of Hawaii

Method of Trait Introduction:
Microparticle bombardment of plant cells or tissue

GM Trait s :
Viral disease resistance , Antibiotic resistance , Visual marker

Commercial Trait:
(SingularDisease Resistance

Summary of Basic Genetic Modification

Gene Introduced Gene Source Product Function
prsv_cp Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) coat protein (CP) of the papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) confers resistance to papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) through "pathogen-derived resistance" mechanism
nptII  * Escherichia coli Tn5 transposon neomycin phosphotransferase II enzyme allows transformed plants to metabolize neomycin and kanamycin antibiotics during selection
uidA  * Escherichia coli beta-D-glucuronidase¬†(GUS) enzyme produces blue stain on treated transformed tissue, which allows visual selection

 * : Selection Marker/Reporter  

Summary of Regulatory Approvals: Country, Year and Type of Approval

Country Food
direct use or processing
direct use or processing
domestic or non-domestic use
United States      

Last updated: October 21, 2012