Event Name: MON531

Event Code : MON-ØØ531-6
Trade Name: Bollgard™ Cotton, Ingard™

Crop: Gossypium hirsutum L. - Cotton

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Developer:
Monsanto Company (including fully and partly owned companies)

Method of Trait Introduction:
Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated plant transformation

GM Trait s :
Lepidopteran insect resistance , Antibiotic resistance

Commercial Trait:
(SingularInsect Resistance

Summary of Basic Genetic Modification

Gene Introduced Gene Source Product Function
cry1Ac Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. Kurstaki strain HD73 Cry1Ac delta-endotoxin confers resistance to lepidopteran insects by selectively damaging their midgut lining
nptII  * Escherichia coli Tn5 transposon neomycin phosphotransferase II enzyme allows transformed plants to metabolize neomycin and kanamycin antibiotics during selection
aad  * Escherichia coli 3''(9)-O-aminoglycoside adenylyltransferase enzyme allows selection for resistance to aminoglycoside antibiotics such as spectinomycin and streptomycin


 * : 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
Argentina      
Australia      
Brazil      
Canada      
China      
Colombia      
Costa Rica      
European Union      
India      
Japan      
Mexico      
New Zealand      
Pakistan      
Paraguay      
Philippines      
Singapore      
South Africa      
South Korea      
Sudan      
Taiwan      
United States of America      
feed use or processing; expires 2013
renewed 2015
renewed 2015
No official public document available
renewal 2009
renewal 2009

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Last updated: April 19, 2017