MON-ØØ863-5 × MON-ØØ81Ø-6 - YieldGard™ Rootworm™ maize | BCH-LMO-SCBD-14890 | Living Modified Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House


Living Modified Organism (LMO)

Decisions on the LMO Risk Assessments  
published: 05 Jun 2006 last updated: 24 Jul 2013
Living Modified Organism identity
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YieldGard™ Rootworm™ maize
MON863 x MON810
MON-ØØ863-5 × MON-ØØ81Ø-6
Stacked insect resistant corn hybrid derived from cross-breeding between MON863 and MON810 and contains the modified genetic elements from both parents. 

The cry3Bb1 gene from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kumamotoensis which provides resistance to corn root worm and the nptII gene confers tolerance to the antibiotic kanamycin were inherited from MON863. A truncated form of the cry1Ab gene from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki HD-1 which affords resistance to attack by the European corn borer (ECB) was inherited from MON810.
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.
  • BCH-ORGA-SCBD-246-6 Organism Zea mays (Maize, Corn, MAIZE)
  • BCH-LMO-SCBD-14778-15 Living Modified Organism MON-ØØ863-5 - YieldGard™ Rootworm™ maize
    Monsanto | Resistance to antibiotics (Kanamycin), Resistance to diseases and pests (Insects, Coleoptera (beetles))
  • BCH-LMO-SCBD-14750-19 Living Modified Organism MON-ØØ81Ø-6 - YieldGard™ maize
    Monsanto | Resistance to diseases and pests (Insects, Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis))
Characteristics of the modification process
  • Cross breeding
Some of these genetic elements may be present as fragments or truncated forms. Please see notes below, where applicable.
LMO characteristics
  • Food
  • Feed
  • Biofuel
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