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Modified Organism
DAS-4Ø278-9 - Enlist™ Maize
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2013-03-28 13:36 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2013-03-28 13:36 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

Living Modified Organism identity
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LMO name
Enlist™ Maize
Transformation event
Unique identifier
Dow AgroSciences GmbH
Dow AgroSciences GmbH
Truderinger Straße 15
München, Bayern
Germany, 81677
Phone:+ 49 89 - 4 55 33 - 0
Fax:+ 49 89 - 4 55 33 - 111
DAS-40278-9 corn was modified with the insertion of a plant optimised coding sequence for aryloxyalkanoate dioxygenase to confer tolerance to the herbicides 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and aryloxyphenoxypropionate (AOPP) acetyl coenzyme A carboxylase (ACCase) inhibitors.
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.
Zea mays - Maize, Corn, MAIZE
Characteristics of the transformation process
Techniques used for the modification
  • Direct DNA transfer
Genetic elements construct
RB7 matrix attachment region
1.17 Kb
Ubiquitin gene promoter
1.99 Kb
Aryloxyalkanoate dioxygenase gene
0.89 Kb
Per5 3' Untranslated Region
0.37 Kb
RB7 matrix attachment region
1.17 Kb
Further details
Notes regarding the genetic elements introduced or modified in this LMO
The LMO was generated using the Whiskers mediated transformation method. The aad-1 coding sequence was modified for plant-optimized expression.

Southern blot analysis indicated that a single complete copy of the transformation cassette was stably integrated into the host genome at a single locus. Additionally tests showed that there was no integration of segments from the vector backbone.
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
  • Resistance to herbicides
  • Tolerance to 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid
  • Tolerance to aryloxyphenoxypropionate
Common use(s)
  • Food
  • Feed
Additional Information
Other relevant website address or attached documents

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