Event Name: FP967 (CDC Triffid)

Event Code : CDC-FLØØ1-2
Trade Name:
CDC Triffid Flax

Crop: Linum usitatissimum L. - Flax, Linseed

Developer: University of Saskatchewan

Method of Trait Introduction: Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated plant transformation

GM Traits: Sulfonylurea herbicide tolerance , Antibiotic resistance , Nopaline synthesis

Commercial Trait: (SingularHerbicide Tolerance (HT)


Basic Genetic Modification

Gene Introduced Gene Source Product Function
als Arabidopsis thaliana herbicide tolerant enzyme acetolactate synthase (als) allows the synthesis of essential amino acids in the presence of sulfonylurea herbicides
nos  * Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain CP4 nopaline synthase enzyme catalyses the synthesis of nopaline, which permits the identification of transformed plant embryos
nptII  * Escherichia coli Tn5 transposon neomycin phosphotransferase II enzyme allows transformed plants to metabolize neomycin and kanamycin antibiotics during selection
bla  * Escherichia coli beta lactamase enzyme detoxifies beta lactam antibiotics such as ampicillin
spc  * Escherichia coli spectinomycin adenyl transferase enzyme (not expressed in plant tissues) confers resistance to spectinomycin/streptomycin antibiotics, which permits prokaryotic selection
 * : Selection Marker/Reporter


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: August 10, 2012


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