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Modified Organism
CTC-932Ø9-4 - Insect resistant sugarcane
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2020-04-03 14:54 UTC (gutemberg.sousa@mctic.gov.br)
Date of last update
2020-04-28 13:39 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2020-04-28 13:39 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

Living Modified Organism identity
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LMO name
Insect resistant sugarcane
Transformation event
Unique identifier
Dr Wladecir Salles Oliveira
Chairman of the Internal Biosafety Committee
CTC – Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira (CTC)
Fazenda Santo Antônio s/n, Caixa Postal 162
Piracicaba, Sao Paulo
Brazil, 13400-970
Phone:+55 (11) 3429-8111
Fax:+55 (11) 3429-8111
The sugarcane (Saccharum sp.) was modified to express Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ac with the aim of controlling the sugarcane borer (Diatraea saccharalis). The modified sugarcane also contains a selectable marker, Escherichia coli neomycin phosphotransferase II, 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
Related LMOs
CTC-14117-4 - Sugarcane modified for insect resistance
Dr Wladecir Salles Oliveira Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)
Characteristics of the transformation process
Techniques used for the modification
  • Agrobacterium-mediated DNA transfer
Introduced or modified genetic elements
Some of these genetic elements may be present as fragments or truncated forms. Please see notes below, where applicable.
Cry1Ac - Bacillus thuringiensis - Bt, Bacillus, BACTU
Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)
Neomycin Phosphotransferase II - Escherichia coli - ECOLX
Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin
Notes regarding the genetic elements introduced or modified in this LMO
The event CTC93209 was obtained using Agrobacterium-mediated transformation to insert T-DNA from the vector pCTC523. The inserted fragment contains two expression cassettes: Bacillus thuringiensis cry1Ac and Escherichia coli neomycin phosphotransferase II.
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
Common use(s)
  • Food
  • Feed
Detection method(s)
Additional Information
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