Event Name: MON87705 x MON89788

Event Code : MON-877Ø5-6 x MON-89788-1
Trade Name:
not available

Crop: Glycine max L. - Soybean

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

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

GM Traits: Glyphosate herbicide tolerance , Modified oil/fatty acid

Commercial Trait: (StackedHerbicide Tolerance (HT) + Modified Product Quality (PQ)


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
fatb1-A (sense and antisense segments) Glycine max no functional enzyme is produced (production of FATB enzymes or acyl-acyl carrier protein thioesterases is suppressed by RNA interference) decreases the transport of saturated fatty acids out of the plastid, thereby increasing their availability to desaturation to 18:1 oleic acid; reduces the levels of saturated fatty acids and increases the levels of 18:1 oleic acid
fad2-1A (sense and antisense) Glycine max no functional enzyme is produced (production of delta-12 desaturase enzyme is suppressed by RNA interference) reduces desaturation of 18:1 oleic acid to 18:2 linoleic acid; increases the levels of monounsaturated oleic acid and decreases the levels of saturated linoleic acid in the seed


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      
South Korea      
expires 2019

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Last updated: November 13, 2023


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