Event Name: MON15985

Event Code : MON-15985-7
Trade Name: Bollgard II™ Cotton

Crop: Gossypium hirsutum L. - Cotton

  • Basic Information
  • Authorizations
  • Documents and Links

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

Method of Trait Introduction:
Microparticle bombardment of plant cells or tissue

GM Trait s :
Lepidopteran insect resistance , Antibiotic resistance , Visual marker

Commercial Trait:
(StackedInsect 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
uidA  * Escherichia coli beta-D-glucuronidase¬†(GUS) enzyme produces blue stain on treated transformed tissue, which allows visual selection
cry2Ab2 Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kumamotoensis Cry2Ab delta-endotoxin confers resistance to lepidopteran insects by selectively damaging their midgut lining


 * : 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      
Brazil      
Burkina Faso      
Canada      
China      
Colombia      
Costa Rica      
European Union      
India      
Japan      
Mexico      
New Zealand      
Philippines      
Singapore      
South Africa      
South Korea      
Taiwan      
United States of America      
feed use or processing; renewed 2011
feed use or processing; renewed 2011
renewed 2015
renewed 2015
This event in G. barbadense was approved in 2008.
This event in G. barbadense was approved in 2008.
renewal 2008
renewal 2008

 * point mouse arrow over year for notes

Last updated: May 25, 2015