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Modified Organism
SYN-IR6Ø4-5 x MON-ØØ6Ø3-6 - Insect resistant, herbicide tolerant maize
Record information and status
Record ID
111997
Status
Published
Date of creation
2017-06-07 15:45 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2017-06-07 15:45 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

Living Modified Organism identity
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LMO name
Insect resistant, herbicide tolerant maize
Transformation event
MIR604 x NK603
Unique identifier
SYN-IR6Ø4-5 x MON-ØØ6Ø3-6
Developer(s)
Dupont Poineer
Chestnut Run Plaza 720/1S5
974 Centre Road
Wilmington, Delaware
United States of America, 19805
Description
The stacked maize line SYN-IR6Ø4-5 x MON-ØØ6Ø3-6 was obtained through the traditional cross breading of each of the parental organisms to produce a maize that expresses each of EPSPS, PMI and Cry3A genes. The expression of these genes are expected to confer resistance to Lepidoptera and Coleoptera, and tolerant to glyphosate herbicide.
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
MON-ØØ6Ø3-6 - Roundup Ready™ maize
Resistance to herbicides - Glyphosate
Show detection method(s)
SYN-IR6Ø4-5 - Agrisure™ RW Rootworm-Protected maize
Mannose tolerance Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Coleoptera (beetles) - Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera) Selectable marker genes and reporter genes
Show detection method(s)
Characteristics of the transformation process
Vector
PV-ZMGT32 and pZM26
Techniques used for the modification
  • Cross breeding
Genetic elements construct
 
Metallothionein-like gene promoter
2.56 Kb
 
 
mCry3A
1.80 Kb
 
 
Nopaline Synthase Gene Terminator
0.25 Kb
 
 
Ubiquitin gene promoter
0.98 Kb
 
 
Ubiquitin Intron 1
1.01 Kb
 
 
Phosphomannose Isomerase gene
1.18 Kb
 
 
Nopaline Synthase Gene Terminator
0.25 Kb
 
 
Rice actin 1 gene promoter
0.80 Kb
 
 
Rice actin 1, intron
0.60 Kb
 
 
Chloroplast transit peptide 2
0.20 Kb
 
 
5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase gene
1.40 Kb
 
 
Nopaline Synthase Gene Terminator
0.30 Kb
 
 
CaMV Enhanced 35S promoter
0.60 Kb
 
 
Hsp70 intron
0.80 Kb
 
 
Chloroplast transit peptide 2
0.20 Kb
 
 
5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase gene
1.40 Kb
 
 
Nopaline Synthase Gene Terminator
0.30 Kb
 
Further details
Notes regarding the genetic elements introduced or modified in this LMO
DNA insert from NK603 vector PV-ZMGT32
The MON-ØØ6Ø3-6 line of maize was developed to allow the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup®, as a weed control option. NK603 contains a form of the plant enzyme 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) that allows the plant to survive the otherwise lethal application of glyphosate.

DNA insert from MIR604 vector pZM26
MIR604 is a genetically modified maize developed to confer field protection against corn root worms. The mcry3A gene from Bacillus thuringiensis codes for a  Bt-toxin (Cry3A), which confers resistance to western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera), northern corn rootworm (Diabrotica longicornis barberi) and other related coleopteran species.

For additional information on this LMO, please refer to the records of the parental LMOs.
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
Common use(s)
  • Food
  • Feed
Additional Information
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