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Modified Organism
Insect resistant cotton (MLS 9124)
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2012-03-20 11:47 UTC (warrier@nic.in)
Date of last update
2012-08-23 18:44 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-08-23 18:44 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

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LMO name
Insect resistant cotton (MLS 9124)
Transformation event
MLS 9124
Dr. K. K. Narayanan
Managing Director
M/s Metahelix Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd
3, KIADB 4th Phase, Bommasandra

India, 560099
Phone:+91 8110 420 500
Fax:+91 8110 415 074
Event MLS9124 was developed by transforming cotton plants with a synthetic gene, cry1C, for the introduction of resistance to bollworm.

Bt cotton was generated by Agrobacterium mediated transformation of hypocotyl explants. Transformed events were detected by selection on kanamycin.
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.
Gossypium hirsutum - Cotton
Point of collection or acquisition of the recipient organism
Cotton collection from Metahelix
Characteristics of the transformation process
pMH72 (Derivative of pPZP201)
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.
Synthetic cry1C gene
Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) - armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda)
Neomycin Phosphotransferase II - Escherichia coli - ECOLX
Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin
Notes regarding the genetic elements introduced or modified in this LMO
The synthetic Cry1c gene encodes for a truncated insecticidal protein.
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
Common use(s)
  • Food
  • Feed
  • Fiber/textile
Detection method(s)
Additional information
Putative transformants were analysed by PCR (Internal Methods), Southern and ELISA (Envirologix) analysis, and were also assayed for level of insect resistance.
Additional Information
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