Event Name: J163

Event Code : MON-ØØ163-7
Trade Name:
Roundup Ready™ Alfalfa

Crop: Medicago sativa - Alfalfa, Lucerne

Developer: Monsanto Company and Forage Genetics International

Method of Trait Introduction: Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated plant transformation

GM Trait: Glyphosate herbicide tolerance

Commercial Trait: (SingularHerbicide Tolerance

 

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

 

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      
Philippines      
Singapore      
South Korea      
United States      
renewal 2011, 2019 (valid until August 21, 2024)
renewal 2011, 2019 (valid until August 21, 2024)
renewed 2017
renewal 2011

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Last updated: March 24, 2020

 

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