DP-Ø9814Ø-6 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 - Maize modified for insect resistance and herbicide tolerance | BCH-LMO-SCBD-104816 | Living Modified Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House


Living Modified Organism (LMO)

Decisions on the LMO Risk Assessments  
published: 28 Mar 2013 last updated: 24 Jul 2013
Living Modified Organism identity
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Maize modified for insect resistance and herbicide tolerance
98140 x TC1507
DP-Ø9814Ø-6 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1
The stacked maize line DP-Ø9814Ø-6 and DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 was obtained through the traditional cross breading of each of the parental organisms to produce a maize that expresses each of the cry1F, gat4621, phosphinothricin acetyltransferase, and acetohydroxyacid synthase genes. The expression of these genes are expected to confer resistance to Lepidoptera and Coleoptera, and tolerant to glufosinate, Sulfonylurea and glyphosate herbicide.
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-48466-7 Living Modified Organism DP-Ø9814Ø-6 - Optimum™ GAT™ maize
    Resistance to herbicides (Glyphosate, Sulfonylurea)
  • BCH-LMO-SCBD-14841-13 Living Modified Organism DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 - Herculex™ I maize
    Dow AgroSciences, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. | Resistance to diseases and pests (Insects, Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)), Resistance to herbicides (Glufosinate)
Characteristics of the modification process
PHP24279 and PHI8999A
  • Cross breeding
Some of these genetic elements may be present as fragments or truncated forms. Please see notes below, where applicable.
DNA insert from DP-Ø9814Ø-6 vector PHP24279
Expresses the GAT4621 and ZM-HRA proteins. The GAT4621 protein is a glyphosate acetyltransferase (GAT), confers tolerance to the herbicide glyphosate. The acetohydroxyacid synthase (AKA acetolactate synthase) gene confers tolerance to ALS-inhibiting herbicides, such as chlorimuron and thifensulfuron.

DNA insert from DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 vector PHI8999A
Expresses the Cry1F gene from Bacillus thuringiensis to confer resistance to the European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis). A transformation cassette coding for phosphinothricin (PPT) herbicide tolerance, specifically glufosinate ammonium, was also inserted into the organism.

For additional information on this LMO, please refer to the records of the parental LMOs.
LMO characteristics
  • Food
  • Feed
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