Event Name: COT102 x COT67B x MON88913

Event Code : SYN-IR1Ø2-7 x SYN-IR67B-1 x MON-88913-8
Trade Name: VIPCOT™ Roundup Ready Flex™ Cotton

Crop: Gossypium hirsutum L. - Cotton

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Syngenta and Monsanto Company

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

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

Commercial Trait:
(StackedHerbicide Tolerance + Insect Resistance

Summary of 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
vip3A(a) Bacillus thuringiensis strain AB88 VIP3A vegetative insecticidal protein confers resistance to feeding damage caused by lepidopteran insects by selectively damaging their midgut lining
cry1Ab Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki Cry1Ab delta-endotoxin confers resistance to lepidopteran insects by selectively damaging their midgut lining
aph4 (hpt)  * Escherichia coli hygromycin-B phosphotransferase (hph) enzyme allows selection for resistance to the antibiotic hygromycin B

 * : 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
Costa Rica      

Last updated: August 21, 2012