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Organisms That do not Require a Plant Protection Permit to Import

Revised on April 18, 2011
NOTE: All invertebrate organisms which are products of biotechnology require a permit to import.

Scientific Name Common Name, Synonym, Product name, or Research Descriptor* Origin End Use Type of Organism
All species aquatic snails all N/A Mollusca
All species centipedes all N/A Chilopoda
All species known to occur in Canada earthworms Continental U.S. N/A Oligochaeta
All species leeches all N/A Hirudinea
All species scorpions all N/A Scorpionida
All species spiders all N/A Araneida
Acetobacter xylinum   all N/A Bacteria
Acetogenium kivui   all N/A Bacteria
Acheta domesticus house cricket Continental U.S. N/A Insecta
Acinetobacter calcoaceticus   all N/A Bacteria
Acinetobacter lwoffii   all N/A Bacteria
Aeromonas hydrophila   all N/A Bacteria
Agrobacterium radiobacter   all N/A Bacteria
Agrobacterium rhizogenes   all N/A Bacteria
Agrobacterium tumefaciens   all N/A Bacteria
Alcaligenes faecalis   all N/A Bacteria
Amycolatopsis orientalis   all N/A Bacteria
Aquaspirillum magnetotactium   all N/A Bacteria
Aquaspirillum gracile   all N/A Bacteria
Aquaspirillum autotrophicum   all N/A Bacteria
Arthrobacter protophormiae   all N/A Bacteria
Arthrobacter luteus   all N/A Bacteria
Azospirillum brasilense   all N/A Bacteria
Bacillus coagulans   all N/A Bacteria
Bacillus licheniformis   all N/A Bacteria
Bacillus megaterium   all N/A Bacteria
Bacillus polymyxa   all N/A Bacteria
Bacillus stearothermophilus   all N/A Bacteria
Bacillus subtilis   all N/A Bacteria
Bacillus thuringiensis   all N/A Bacteria
Basidiobolus ranarum   all N/A Fungi
Blatella germanica German cockroach, Russian cockroach, Prussian cockroach all N/A Insecta
Bradyrhizobium spp.   all N/A Bacteria
Caenorhabditis elegans   all N/A Nematode
Chromobacterium violaceum   all N/A Bacteria
Citrobacter amalonaticus   all N/A Bacteria
Clostridium sporogenes   all N/A Bacteria
Corynebacterium glutamicum   all N/A Bacteria
Curtobacterium plantarum   all N/A Bacteria
Cydia deshaisiana
(=Cydia saltitans)
Mexican Jumping Beans Continental U.S. and Mexico N/A Insecta
Danaus plexippus Monarch Butterflies Continental U.S. N/A Insecta
Drosophila melanogaster fruit or vinegar fly all N/A Insecta
Drosophila pseudobscura   Continental U.S. N/A Insecta
Enterobacter aerogenes   all N/A Bacteria
Enterobacter cloacae   all N/A Bacteria
Enterococcus spp.   Continental U.S. N/A Bacteria
Escherichia coli   all N/A Bacteria
Halobacterium halobium   all N/A Bacteria
Klebsiella oxytoca   all N/A Bacteria
Klebsiella terrigena   all N/A Bacteria
Klebsiella trevisanii   all N/A Bacteria
Kluyvera cryocrescens   all N/A Bacteria
Lactobacillus spp.   all N/A Bacteria
Lactobacillus plantarum   all N/A Bacteria
Leuconostoc mesenteroides   all N/A Bacteria
Methanobacterium espanolae   all N/A Bacteria
Methanobacterium formicicum   all N/A Bacteria
Methanobacterium culumaggergar   all N/A Bacteria
Methanobacterium palustre   all N/A Bacteria
Methanobaterium bryantii   all N/A Bacteria
Methanococcoides methylutens   all N/A Bacteria
Methanohalobium spp.   all N/A Bacteria
Methanolobus tindarius   all N/A Bacteria
Methanospirillum hungatei   all N/A Bacteria
Methylobacterium mesophilicum   all N/A Bacteria
Methylosinus trichosporium   all N/A Bacteria
Micrococcus roseus   all N/A Bacteria
Micrococcus luteus   all N/A Bacteria
Mycobacterium smegmatis   all N/A Bacteria
Mycobacterium phlei   all N/A Bacteria
Myxococcus xanthus   all N/A Bacteria
Nitrobacter winogradski   all N/A Bacteria
Nitrosomonas europaea   all N/A Bacteria
Nocardia petrophilia   all N/A Bacteria
Ooencyrtus Kuvanae   Continental U.S. N/A Insecta
Pediococcus spp.   all N/A Bacteria
Pediococcus acidilactici   all N/A Bacteria
Pediococcus pentosaceus   all N/A Bacteria
Periplaneta americana American cockroach all N/A Insecta
Phaffia spp. Yeasts all N/A Fungi
Photobacterium phosphoreum   all N/A Bacteria
Phycomyces blakesleeanus   all N/A Fungi
Pilobolus crystallinus   all N/A Fungi
Pogonomyrmex occidentalis harvester ants, worker caste only Continental U.S. N/A Insecta
Prochlorothrix hollandica   all N/A Bacteria
Propionibacterium jensenii   all N/A Bacteria
Proteus mirabilis   all N/A Bacteria
Proteus vulgaris   all N/A Bacteria
Providencia rettgeri   all N/A Bacteria
Pseudomonas aureofaciens   all N/A Bacteria
Pseudomonas chlororaphis   all N/A Bacteria
Pseudomonas fluorescens   all N/A Bacteria
Pseudomonas putida   all N/A Bacteria
Pseudorobillarda spp.   Continental U.S. N/A Fungi
Rhizobium spp.   all N/A Bacteria
Robillarda spp.   Continental U.S. N/A Fungi
Saccharomyces spp. Yeasts all N/A Fungi
Sarcina lutea   all N/A Bacteria
Serratia fonticola   all N/A Bacteria
Serratia liquefaciens   all N/A Bacteria
Serratia plymuthica   all N/A Bacteria
Serratia rubidaea   all N/A Bacteria
Spirillum volutans   all N/A Bacteria
Staphylococcus aureus   all N/A Bacteria
Streptococcus spp.   all N/A Bacteria
Streptococcus faecalis   all N/A Bacteria
Streptococcus thermophilus   all N/A Bacteria
Streptomyces albus   all N/A Bacteria
Streptomyces azureus   all N/A Bacteria
Streptomyces griseoviridis   all N/A Bacteria
Streptomyces hygroscopicus subsp. hygroscopicus   all N/A Bacteria
Streptomyces lividans   all N/A Bacteria
Sulfolobus acidocaldarius   all N/A Bacteria
Synechococcus leopoliensis   all N/A Bacteria
Sulfolobus solfataricus   all N/A Bacteria
Syntrophospora bryantii   all N/A Bacteria
Tenebrio molitor yellow mealworm Continental U.S. N/A Insecta
Thiobacillus ferrooxidans   all N/A Bacteria
Thiobacillus thiooxidans   all N/A Bacteria
Vanessa cardui Painted Lady Butterfly Continental U.S. N/A Insecta
Xanthomonas maltophilia   all N/A Bacteria

* For catalogued biological sample, species will be listed per their genetic modification or construct.