General informationNotification NumberB/FR/03/03/05Member State to which the notification was sentFranceDate of acknowledgement from the Member State Competent Authority17/02/2003Title of the ProjectField experiment of corn genetically modified for the lignin biosynthesis pathwayProposed period of release:01/04/2003 to 30/11/2006Name of the Institute(s) or Company(ies)Biogemma, ;
3. Is the same GMPt release planned elsewhere in the Community?NoHas the same GMPt been notified elsewhere by the same notifier?NoGenetically modified plantComplete name of the recipient or parental plant(s)
2. Description of the traits and characteristics which have been introduced or modified, including marker genes and previous modifications:Modification of the lignin composition and content.
|Common Name||Family Name||Genus||Species||Subspecies||Cultivar/breeding line|
|maize||poaceae||zea||zea mays||mays||A188 line|
Transgenic plants contain the bar gene conferring resistance to glufosinate.Genetic modification3. Type of genetic modification:Insertion; In case of insertion of genetic material, give the source and intended function of each constituent fragment of the region to be inserted:CsVMV promoter: Cassava vein mosaic virus non coding regulatory sequence
F5H ferulate-5-hydroxylase Zea mays antisense of coding sequence
O-methyl transferase Zea mays antisense of coding sequence
3' UTR of peroxydase Zea mays non coding regulatory sequence
Actin1 promoter & first intron Oryza sativa non coding regulatory sequence
bar (pat) Streptomyces hygroscopicus coding sequence
nos 3' Agrobacterium tumefaciens non coding regulatory sequence
RB / LB Agrobacterium tumefaciens non coding sequence6. Brief description of the method used for the genetic modification:Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated transformation.7. If the recipient or parental plant is a forest tree species, describe ways and extent of dissemination and specific factors affecting dissemination:Not applicableExperimental Release1. Purpose of the release:Production of vegative plant material and grain under agronomic conditions.
Analysis of lignin composition and content.2. Geographical location of the site:Center of France (Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne)
South-west of France (Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées)3. Size of the site (m2):Auvergne 1500 m2 (2003 to 2006, border rows not included)
Midi-Pyrénées 1500 m2 (2003 to 2006, border rows not included)4. Relevant data regarding previous releases carried out with the same GM-plant, if any, specifically related to the potential environmental and human health impacts from the release:First release for these transformation events.Environmental Impact and Risk ManagementSummary of the potential environmental impact from the release of the GMPts:None of the introdruced traits has potential effects to modify the plant persistency in the environment (plants will not be sprayed with herbicide). There is no wild relatives of corn in Europe and outcrossing is not possible. In this experiment , there is no modification of the direct or indirect interactions between the modified plants and target or non-target organisms. There is no expected effects on human health and on animal health. Plants will not be used as food. There is no short-term possible effect on specific cultivation management and harvesting techniques.
Potential environmental impact is considered minimal, given the conditions on the field trial (location, absence of pollen production, presence of 4 rows of non-transgenic maize plants around the field trial, minimal contacts with fauna and flora, absence of wild relatives of maize species in the release areas ...).Brief description of any measures taken for the management of risks:Release sites located in intensive agriculture areas. Collection of seeds and vegetative parts of plants.
Monitoring and destruction of volunteers during one year following the end of experiment.Summary of foreseen field trial studies focused to gain new data on environmental and human health impact from the release:Not applicableFinal report-European Commission administrative informationConsent given by the Member State Competent Authority:Not known