Event Name: KK179 x J101

Event Code : MON-ØØ179-5 x MON-ØØ1Ø1-8
Trade Name:
not available

Crop: Medicago sativa - Alfalfa, Lucerne

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 , Antibiotic resistance , Altered lignin production

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
ccomt (inverted repeat) Medicago sativa (alfalfa) dsRNA that suppresses endogenous S-adenosyl-L-methionine: trans-caffeoyl CoA 3-O-methyltransferase (CCOMT gene) RNA transcript levels via the RNA interference (RNAi) pathway reduces content of guaiacyl (G) lignin
nptII  * Escherichia coli Tn5 transposon neomycin phosphotransferase II enzyme allows transformed plants to metabolize neomycin and kanamycin antibiotics during selection
 * : 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
South Korea      
Type 1 Cultivation
expiring in 2026
expiring in 2026

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Last updated: September 2, 2021


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