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Modified Organism
MON-ØØ163-7 - Roundup Ready™ alfalfa
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2006-07-10 12:40 UTC (kirsty.mclean.consultant@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2013-09-25 18:51 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2013-09-25 18:51 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

Living Modified Organism identity
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LMO name
Roundup Ready™ alfalfa
Transformation event
Unique identifier
800 North Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO
United States of America, 63167
Phone:+ 1 314 694-1000
Fax:+1 314 694-3080
Medicago sativa, alfalfa (also known as lucerne) is a perennial herbaceous legume. It contains the epsps gene from Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain CP4 to allow for the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup®, as a weed control option.
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.
Medicago sativa - Alfalfa, Lucerne, MEDSV
Point of collection or acquisition of the recipient organism
Proprietary alfalfa clone 'R2336.'
Characteristics of the transformation process
Techniques used for the modification
  • Agrobacterium-mediated DNA transfer
Genetic elements construct
FMV 35S promoter
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HSP 70 5' untranslated leader sequence
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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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Further details
Notes regarding the genetic elements introduced or modified in this LMO
Alfalfa with tolerance to glyphosate through introduction of the epsps gene from Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain CP4.
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
Common use(s)
  • Food
  • Feed
Additional Information
Additional Information
The genetically engineered plant contains a form of the plant enzyme 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) that allows it to survive the otherwise lethal application of glyphosate. The EPSPS gene was isolated from the common soil bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens, strain CP4 and the form of EPSPS enzyme produced by this gene is tolerant to glyphosate.
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