Event Name: MON801 (MON80100)

Event Code : MON801
Trade Name:
not available

Crop: Zea mays L. - Maize, Corn

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

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

GM Traits: Glyphosate herbicide tolerance , Lepidopteran insect resistance , Antibiotic resistance

Commercial Trait: (SingularInsect Resistance

 

Basic Genetic Modification

Gene Introduced Gene Source Product Function
cry1Ab Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki Cry1Ab 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
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
goxv247  * Ochrobactrum anthropi┬ástrain LBAA glyphosate oxidase confers tolerance to glyphosate herbicides by degrading glyphosate into aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) and glyoxylate
 * : Selection Marker/Reporter

 

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
United States      

Last updated: August 10, 2012

 

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