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Modified Organism
TUC-873RH-7 - Herbicide-tolerant sugar cane
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2019-07-19 13:04 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2019-07-19 13:04 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

Living Modified Organism identity
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LMO name
Herbicide-tolerant sugar cane
Transformation event
Not available
Unique identifier
Estación Experimental Agroindustrial Obispo Colombres (EEAOC)
San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán
Argentina, T4101XAC
Phone:+54 381 452 1000
Fax:+54 381 452 1008
Url:Estación Experimental Agroindustrial Obispo Colombres (en Español)
Sugar cane was transformed with the gene 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase for glyphosate tolerance. A neomycin phosphotransferase II cassette was also included for kanamycin selection during transformation.
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.
Saccharum sp. - Sugar cane
Characteristics of the transformation process
Not available
Techniques used for the modification
  • Biolistic / Particle gun
Introduced or modified genetic elements
Some of these genetic elements may be present as fragments or truncated forms. Please see notes below, where applicable.
5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase gene - Agrobacterium tumefaciens - Agrobacterium
Resistance to herbicides - Glyphosate
Neomycin Phosphotransferase II - Escherichia coli - ECOLX
Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin
Notes regarding the genetic elements introduced or modified in this LMO
Please note that information regarding the genetic elements of this transformation event have not been made available.

- Southern blot analysis confirmed that 9 insertions of the transgenes occurred.
- Whole genome sequencing, Sanger sequencing, and PCR analysis confirmed that the vector backbone was not present in the genome, and that no deletions nor rearrangements occurred.

Please note that this record will be updated once more information has been made available.

Information missing:
- Vector or plasmid
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
Common use(s)
  • Food
  • Biofuel
Detection method(s)
Additional information
The Agrobacterium tumefaciens 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase gene encodes a 48 kDa protein.

The Escherichia coli neomycin phosphotransferase II gene encodes a 29 kDa protein.

Both proteins can be detected in leaf tissues using Western blotting methodologies.