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Modified Organism
MON-89249-2 - Roundup Ready™ canola
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2006-06-05 14:39 UTC (kirsty.mclean.consultant@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2013-05-08 19:21 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2013-05-08 19:21 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

Living Modified Organism identity
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LMO name
Roundup Ready™ canola
Transformation event
GT200 (RT200)
Unique identifier
800 North Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO
United States of America, 63167
Phone:+ 1 314 694-1000
Fax:+1 314 694-3080
Canola tolerant to the herbicide glyphosate produced by inserting genes encoding the enzymes 5-enolypyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) from the CP4 strain of Agrobacterium tumefaciens and glyphosate oxidase (gox) from Ochrobactrum anthropi.
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.
Brassica napus - Turnip, Rapeseed, Canola Plant, Oilseed Rape, Rape, BRANA
Point of collection or acquisition of the recipient organism
Brassica napus cv. Westar
Related LMOs
MON-ØØØ73-7 - Roundup Ready™ canola
Resistance to herbicides - Glyphosate
Show detection method(s)
Characteristics of the transformation process
Techniques used for the modification
  • Agrobacterium-mediated DNA transfer
Genetic elements construct
FMV 34S promoter
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Chloroplast transit peptide 2
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5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase gene
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rbcS-E9 gene terminator
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FMV 34S promoter
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rbcS Transit Peptide
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Glyphosate oxidoreductase gene
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rbcS-E9 gene terminator
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Further details
Notes regarding the genetic elements introduced or modified in this LMO
Southern blot analysis indicated that a single complete copy of the T-DNA was integrated into the host genome. No segments of the vector backbone were detected in the LMO.
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
Common use(s)
  • Food
Additional Information
Additional Information
The CP4 EPSPS gene codes for the enzyme 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase that is present in all plants, bacteria and fungi. The EPSPS gene put into GT200 was isolated from strain CP4 of the common soil bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens and is a glyphosate tolerant form of EPSPS. The EPSPS enzyme is part of an important biochemical pathway in plants called the shikimate pathway that is involved in the production of aromatic amino acids and other aromatic compounds. When conventional canola plants are treated with glyphosate, the plants cannot produce the aromatic amino acids needed to grow and survive. EPSPS is not present in mammals, birds or aquatic life forms, which do not synthesize their own aromatic amino acids. For this reason, glyphosate has little toxicity to these organisms. The EPSPS enzyme is naturally present in foods derived from plant and microbial sources.

The canola line GT200 contains a second gene that codes for a modified version of glyphosate oxidase (GOX) enzyme that is ubiquitous in nature. The goxv247 gene inserted into GT200 was isolated from strain LBAA of the bacterium Ochrobactrum anthropi. Glyphosate oxidase (GOX) enzyme accelerates the normal breakdown of the herbicide glyphosate into two non-toxic compounds, aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) and glyoxylate. AMPA is the principal breakdown product of glyphosate and is degraded by several microorganisms, while glyoxylate is commonly found in plant cells and is broken down by the glyoxylic pathway for lipid metabolism.
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