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
How to improve agrotechnically productivity of transgenic linen which is a source of new bioactive compounds for industrial use?

Proposed period of release:
15/04/2011 to 30/09/2013

Name of the Institute(s) or Company(ies)
The Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, ;

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
flaxlinaceaelinumlinum usitatissimumLinola

2. Description of the traits and characteristics which have been introduced or modified, including marker genes and previous modifications:
The increase of flavonoid content and stability in flax plants. Improvement of antioxidant capacity and pathogen resistance of flax plant. Modification of phenolic compounds metabolism in flax plants. Improvement of structure of polyunsaturated fatty acids in flax seeds and oil.

Genetic modification

3. Type of genetic modification:
Insertion; Other;
Genes involved in flavonoids synthesis (CHS,CHI,DFR)in sense orientation, glucose transferase gene in sense orientation.

In case of insertion of genetic material, give the source and intended function of each constituent fragment of the region to be inserted:
Genes: chalcon synthase (CHS), flavono-chalcon isomerase (CHI) and dihydroflavon reductase (DFR)- were isolated from Petunia hibrida.
Glucose transferase obtained from Solanum sogerandinum.

6. Brief description of the method used for the genetic modification:
The hipocotyles of flax plant were transformed by incubation with suspension of recombined Agrobacterium tumefaciens.

7. If the recipient or parental plant is a forest tree species, describe ways and extent of dissemination and specific factors affecting dissemination:

Experimental Release

1. Purpose of the release:
The aim of project is obtaining of genetically modified plants, with modified level of flavonoid compounds and improved polyunsaturated fatty acid content. The goal is also to generate new transgenic plants with high resistance to pathogen infection and higher antioxidant capacity.

2. Geographical location of the site:
Wrocław - Pawłowice, dolnośląskie voivodship, Poland

3. Size of the site (m2):
2500 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:
The performed previous releasing take place on the same experimental field and no uncontrolled spread of GMO was observed and also another disadvantageous changes in environment did not notified.

Environmental Impact and Risk Management

Summary of the potential environmental impact from the release of the GMPts:
The increase of flavonoids content and carrying of it into glicosylated form may improve pathogen resistance and antioxidant capacity of plants.
Obtained transgenic plants cannot have selective dominance in natural environment.

Brief description of any measures taken for the management of risks:
During experiment the GMO trials will be controlled every week. And during one year after ending of it at least one time a month. In case of any negative influence on natural environment the cultivation will be destroyed be herbicide treatment.
The experimental field is secured be 4 m fence.

Summary of foreseen field trial studies focused to gain new data on environmental and human health impact from the release:
We don’t expect any influence on natural environment and human health, which will be a consequence of release of transgenic plants.

Final report

European Commission administrative information

Consent given by the Member State Competent Authority:
04/08/2010 00:00:00