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Modified Organism
Maize modified for herbicide tolerance
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2016-05-09 19:29 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2016-05-09 19:29 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

Living Modified Organism identity
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LMO name
Maize modified for herbicide tolerance
Transformation event
5 transformation events: T5506, T5504, T5512, T5521 and T5525
Limagrain Iberica
Ctra. Pamplona-Huesca Km. 12
Elorz, Navaara
Spain, 31470
Phone:+34 902 39 40 50
Fax:+34 948 31 78 15
Url:Limagrain Iberica
Maize was genetically modified for glyphosate-tolerance.

The modification introduced the coding sequences of  the EPSPS gene from Arthtrobacter globiformis to confer tolerance to glyphosate herbicide.
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
  • 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.
CsVMV promoter - Cassava vein mosaic virus - Cassava vein mosaic virus, CVMV, CsVMV
Fatty acid desaturase 2 intron - Arabidopsis thaliana - Thale cress, Mouse-ear cress, Arabidopsis, ARATH
Green Fluorescent Protein gene - Aequorea victoria - Crystal Jellyfish, Water Jellyfish, AEQVI
Selectable marker genes and reporter genes
Nopaline Synthase Gene Terminator - Agrobacterium tumefaciens - Agrobacterium
Ubiquitin gene promoter - Saccharum sp. - Sugar cane
Chloroplast transit peptide - Zea mays - Maize, Corn, MAIZE
5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase - Arthrobacter globiformis - Arthrobacter
Resistance to herbicides - Glyphosate
CaMV 35S terminator - Cauliflower mosaic virus - CaMV
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
Common use(s)
  • Research
Additional Information
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