Genetically modified organism (GMO)


Any organism, with the exception of human beings, in which the genetic material has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating and/or natural recombination.

European Union 2001 1

Note: In general GMO is considered to be functionally the same as living modified organism (LMO).

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD Secretariat) 2013 2