Notification report

General information

Notification Number

Member State to which the notification was sent

Date of acknowledgement from the Member State Competent Authority

Title of the Project
Aimed increase of protein content of fodder pea by changing of planta own gene expression

Proposed period of release:
01/04/2005 to 31/08/2006

Name of the Institute(s) or Company(ies)
Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), ;

3. Is the same GMPt release planned elsewhere in the Community?
Not known

Has the same GMPt been notified elsewhere by the same notifier?

Genetically modified plant

Complete name of the recipient or parental plant(s)
Common NameFamily NameGenusSpeciesSubspeciesCultivar/breeding line
peafabaceaepisumpisum sativumEiffel

2. Description of the traits and characteristics which have been introduced or modified, including marker genes and previous modifications:
Pisum sativum (cv. Eiffel) has been transformed using an Agrobacterium-mediated method. The transgenic pea contains a Vicia faba derived amino acid transporter sequence (VfAAP1) under the control of the Vicia faba derived promoter LeB4. The transgenic plants do not contain marker genes. Expression of the VfAAP1 gene potentially increases seed sink strength for nitrogen and seed protein content.

Genetic modification

3. Type of genetic modification:

In case of insertion of genetic material, give the source and intended function of each constituent fragment of the region to be inserted:
A Vicia faba derived DNA sequence encoding an amino acid transport protein in order to increase amino acid uptake into seeds.
A Vicia faba derived DNA sequence encoding a legumin B promoter (LeB4) in order to restrict the expression of the transgene to the growing embryo

6. Brief description of the method used for the genetic modification:
Agrobacterium tumefaciens 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 applicable

Experimental Release

1. Purpose of the release:
Expression of the VfAAP1 gene in pea in order to increase seed sink strength for nitrogen and seed protein content.

2. Geographical location of the site:
Gatersleben, Land Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

3. Size of the site (m2):
100 m2

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:
not applicable

Environmental Impact and Risk Management

Summary of the potential environmental impact from the release of the GMPts:
Note especially if the introduced traits could directly or indirectly confer an increased selective advantage in natural environments; also explain any significant expected environmental benefits no increased selective advantage, no significant expected environmental benefits

Brief description of any measures taken for the management of risks:
Isolation of the release area, distance of at least 20 m to any agriculturally used area, preventing pollen and seed dispersal by using bags over flowers and pods, monitoring of the release areas during the following year.

Summary of foreseen field trial studies focused to gain new data on environmental and human health impact from the release:
not applicable

Final report

European Commission administrative information

Consent given by the Member State Competent Authority:
15/04/2005 00:00:00