Event Name: MON809

Event Code : PH-MON-8Ø9-2
Trade Name: not available

Crop: Zea mays L. - Maize, Corn

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Monsanto Company and Dupont (Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.)

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

GM Trait s :
Glyphosate herbicide tolerance , Lepidopteran insect resistance , Antibiotic resistance

Commercial Trait:
(SingularInsect Resistance

Summary of 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 strain LBAA glyphosate oxidase confers tolerance to glyphosate herbicides by degrading glyphosate into aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) and glyoxylate

 * : Selection Marker/Reporter  

Summary of Regulatory Approvals: Country, Year and Type of Approval

Country Food
direct use or processing
direct use or processing
domestic or non-domestic use
United States of America      

L Last updated: August 10, 2012