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Modified Organism
SYN-ØØØ98-3 - Insect resistant herbicide tolerant maize
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2017-05-31 07:41 UTC (tim.strabala@epa.govt.nz)
Date of last update
2017-06-01 14:43 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2017-06-01 14:43 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

Living Modified Organism identity
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LMO name
Insect resistant herbicide tolerant maize
Transformation event
Unique identifier
Syngenta (Novartis (Ciba-Geigy))
MZIR098 plants were modified to contain genes expressing ecry3.1Ab, mcry3A, and phosphinothricin acetyltransferase. These modification are intended to protect against certain coleopteran pests including western corn rootworm. Expression of the PAT gene, confers tolerance to glufosinate-ammonium herbicides and is used as a selection marker.
Recipient Organism or Parental Organisms
The term Recipient organism refers to an organism (either already modified or non-modified) that was subjected to genetic modification, whereas Parental organisms refers to those that were involved in cross breeding or cell fusion.
Zea mays - Maize, Corn, MAIZE
Point of collection or acquisition of the recipient organism
Corn line: NP2222
Characteristics of the transformation process
Techniques used for the modification
  • Agrobacterium-mediated DNA transfer
Genetic elements construct
Nopaline Synthase Enhancer
0.09 Kb
Cestrum Yellow Leaf Curling Virus promoter
0.40 Kb
2.00 Kb
Nopaline Synthase Gene Terminator
0.25 Kb
Ubiquitin gene promoter
2.00 Kb
1.80 Kb
Nopaline Synthase Gene Terminator
0.25 Kb
CaMV 35S promoter
0.52 Kb
Phosphinothricin N-acetyltransferase gene
0.55 Kb
Nopaline Synthase Gene Terminator
0.25 Kb
Further details
Notes regarding the genetic elements introduced or modified in this LMO
Molecular characterization of MZIR098 was carried out using nucleotide sequencing and Southern blot analyses. These analyses indicated that a single copy of the T-DNA was inserted in to the genome of the recipient organism and that and it does not contain the plasmid backbone sequence from transformation plasmid pSYN17629. Sequence analysis of the MZIR098 insertion site demonstrated that 24-bp from the corn genomic sequence was deleted during the integration of the MZIR098 insert.
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
Common use(s)
  • Food
Additional Information
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