Event Name: Melon B

Event Code : not available
Trade Name: not available

Crop: Cucumis melo - Melon, Cantaloupe

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Agritope Inc. (USA)

Method of Trait Introduction:
Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated plant transformation

GM Trait s :
Delayed ripening/senescence , Antibiotic resistance

Commercial Trait:
(SingularModified Product Quality

Summary of Basic Genetic Modification

Gene Introduced Gene Source Product Function
sam-k Escherichia coli bacteriophage T3 S-adenosylmethionine hydrolase enzyme causes delayed ripening by reducing the S-adenosylmethionine (SAM), a substrate for ethylene production
nptII  * Escherichia coli Tn5 transposon neomycin phosphotransferase II enzyme allows transformed plants to metabolize neomycin and kanamycin antibiotics during selection

 * : Selection Marker/Reporter  

Summary of Regulatory Approvals: Country, Year and Type of Approval

Country Food
direct use or processing
direct use or processing
domestic or non-domestic use
United States of America      

L Last updated: August 10, 2012


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Last updated: May 6, 2013