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Modified Organism
MON-ØØ1Ø1-8 - Roundup Ready™ alfalfa
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2006-07-10 12:39 UTC (kirsty.mclean.consultant@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2015-10-15 16:26 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2015-10-15 16:26 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
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
Common use(s)
  • Food
  • Feed
Additional Information
Other relevant website address or attached documents

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