Event Name: FLAVR SAVR™

Event Code : CGN-89564-2
Trade Name:
FLAVR SAVR™

Crop: Lycopersicon esculentum - Tomato

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

Method of Trait Introduction: Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated plant transformation

GM Traits: Antibiotic resistance , Delayed fruit softening

Commercial Trait: (SingularModified Product Quality

 

Basic Genetic Modification

Gene Introduced Gene Source Product Function
pg (sense or antisense) Lycopersicon esculentum no functional polygalacturonase enzyme is produced (transcription of the endogenous enzyme is suppressed by a gene silencing mechanism) inhibits the production of polygalacturonase enzyme responsible for the breakdown of pectin molecules in the cell wall, and thus causes delayed softening of the fruit
nptII  * Escherichia coli Tn5 transposon neomycin phosphotransferase II enzyme allows transformed plants to metabolize neomycin and kanamycin antibiotics during selection
 * : 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
Canada      
Mexico      
United States      

Last updated: August 10, 2012

 

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