Event Name: KK179

Event Code : MON-ØØ179-5
Trade Name: HarvXtra™

Crop: Medicago sativa - Alfalfa, Lucerne

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Developer:
Monsanto Company and Forage Genetics International

Method of Trait Introduction:
Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated plant transformation

GM Trait s :
Antibiotic resistance , Altered lignin production

Commercial Trait:
(SingularModified Product Quality

Summary of Basic Genetic Modification

Gene Introduced Gene Source Product Function
ccomt (inverted repeat) Medicago sativa (alfalfa) dsRNA that suppresses endogenous S-adenosyl-L-methionine: trans-caffeoyl CoA 3-O-methyltransferase (CCOMT gene) RNA transcript levels via the RNA interference (RNAi) pathway reduces content of guaiacyl (G) lignin
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
Feed
direct use or processing
Cultivation
domestic or non-domestic use
Australia      
Canada      
Japan      
Mexico      
New Zealand      
Singapore      
South Korea      
United States of America      

Last updated: October 23, 2017