Event Name: SEMT15-15

Event Code : NMK-8993Ø-4
Trade Name:
Shepody NewLeaf™ Y potato

Crop: Solanum tuberosum L. - Potato

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

Method of Trait Introduction: Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated plant transformation

GM Traits: Coleopteran insect resistance , Viral disease resistance , Antibiotic resistance

Commercial Trait: (StackedInsect Resistance (IR) + Disease Resistance (DR)


Basic Genetic Modification

Gene Introduced Gene Source Product Function
cry3A Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. tenebrionis cry3A delta endotoxin confers resistance to coleopteran insects by selectively damaging their midgut lining
pvy_cp Potato Virus Y (PVY) coat protein of the potato virus Y (PVY) confers resistance to potato virus Y (PVY) through "pathogen-derived resistance" mechanism
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
 * : Selection Marker/Reporter


Regulatory Approvals: Country, Year and Type of Approval

Country Food
direct use or processing
direct use or processing
domestic or non-domestic use
New Zealand      
South Korea      
United States      
expired 2013; Event no longer offered in the market
expired 2013; Event no longer offered in the market

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Last updated: September 12, 2019


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