Event Name: MON531 x MON1445

Event Code : MON-Ø531-6 x MON-Ø1445-2
Trade Name: Roundup Ready™ Bollgard™ Cotton

Crop: Gossypium hirsutum L. - Cotton

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

Method of Trait Introduction:
Conventional breeding - cross hybridization and selection involving transgenic donor(s)

GM Trait s :
Glyphosate herbicide tolerance , Lepidopteran insect resistance , Antibiotic resistance

Commercial Trait:
(StackedHerbicide Tolerance + Insect Resistance

Summary of Basic Genetic Modification

Gene Introduced Gene Source Product Function
cp4 epsps (aroA:CP4) Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain CP4 herbicide tolerant form of 5-enolpyruvulshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) enzyme decreases binding affinity for glyphosate, thereby conferring increased tolerance to glyphosate herbicide
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


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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      
Colombia      
Costa Rica      
European Union      
Japan      
Mexico      
New Zealand      
Paraguay      
Philippines      
South Africa      
South Korea      
Taiwan      
expired 2007; renewed 2015
expired 2007; renewed 2015
renewed 2010;2015
renewed 2010;2015

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Last updated: January 3, 2016