Event Name: MS8 x RF3

Event Code : ACS-BNØØ5-8 x ACS-BNØØ3-6
Trade Name:
InVigor™ Canola

Crop: Brassica napus - Argentine Canola, Canola, Oilseed rape, Rapeseed, Turnip

Developer: Bayer CropScience (including fully and partly owned companies)

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

GM Traits: Glufosinate herbicide tolerance , Male sterility , Fertility restoration

Commercial Trait: (StackedHerbicide Tolerance (HT) + Pollination control system (PC)


Basic Genetic Modification

Gene Introduced Gene Source Product Function
bar Streptomyces hygroscopicus phosphinothricin N-acetyltransferase (PAT) enzyme eliminates herbicidal activity of glufosinate (phosphinothricin) herbicides by acetylation
barnase Bacillus amyloliquefaciens barnase ribonuclease (RNAse) enzyme causes male sterility by interfering with RNA production in the tapetum cells of the anther
barstar Bacillus amyloliquefaciens barnase ribonuclease inhibitor restores fertility by repressing the inhibitory effect of barnase on tapetum cells of the anther


Regulatory Approvals: Country, Year and Type of Approval

Country Food
direct use or processing
direct use or processing
domestic or non-domestic use
European Union      
New Zealand      
South Africa      
South Korea      
renewed 2009, 2012, 2015, 2017 (Biosafety certificate validity: June 12, 2017-June 12, 2020)
renewed 2009, 2012, 2015, 2017 (Biosafety certificate validity: June 12, 2017-June 12, 2020)
expires 2013
approved in feed containing the event; expires 2017; approved for use in feed on 2013

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Last updated: October 26, 2023


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Event Description

Regulatory and Biosafety Information

Detection Methods