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
Assessment in the field of CMV virus recombination in the presence of tobaccos transformed with a CMV coat protein gene.

Proposed period of release:
01/05/2003 to 31/10/2003

Name of the Institute(s) or Company(ies)
Institut du Tabac, ;

3. Is the same GMPt release planned elsewhere in the Community?

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
tobaccosolanaceaenicotiananicotiana tabacumtabacumXanthi

2. Description of the traits and characteristics which have been introduced or modified, including marker genes and previous modifications:
- CP-CMV gene produce CP mRNA
- NptII gene confer kanamycin resistance

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:
- R strain of cucumber Mosaic Virus for CP-CMV gene
- Cauliflower Mosaic Virus for 3 promoter
- Pea for Rubisco E. terminator (rbc)
- NptII gene (Tn (E.Coli)) confer kanmycin resistance
- Agrobacterium tumefaciens for Nos promoter and terminator.

6. Brief description of the method used for the genetic modification:
The chimeric gene was introduced in the tabacco genome by Agrobacterium tumefaciens.

Experimental Release

1. Purpose of the release:
Assessment of the risk associated with the release into the environment of transgenic tobaccos CMV resistant.

2. Geographical location of the site:
Institut du Tabac - Bergerac (24)

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

Environmental Impact and Risk Management

Summary of the potential environmental impact from the release of the GMPts:
No significant impact known today

Brief description of any measures taken for the management of risks:
- Separation of 200m grom the genitors
- Avoid flowers by topping
- Destruction by mechanical way after the release.

Final report

European Commission administrative information

Consent given by the Member State Competent Authority:
Not known