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Living Modified Organism (LMO)

Decisions on the LMO Risk Assessments  
published: 01 Feb 2013 last updated: 08 Feb 2019
Living Modified Organism identity
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Dicamba Tolerant Soybean
MON 87708 soybean line was developed as a marker-free LMO to exhibit tolerance to dicamba (3,6-dichloro-2-methoxybenzoic acid) 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.
Characteristics of the modification process
  • Agrobacterium-mediated DNA transfer
0.432 kb
0.131 kb
0.242 kb
1.022 kb
0.642 kb
Some of these genetic elements may be present as fragments or truncated forms. Please see notes below, where applicable.
The PV-GMHT4355  plasmid contained a second T-DNA cassette that encoded for the glyphosate tolerant form of EPSPS. The cassette contained the following elements in an antisense orientation to the dicamba expression cassette: P-FMV>> L-DnaK>> TS-CTP2>> CS-C4 EPSPS>> T-E9.

Southern blot analysis indicated that this expression cassette was not integrated into the MON87708 line and neither were any elements of the vector backbone.

Southern blot analysis and sequencing analysis indicated that a single intact dicamba expression cassette was integrated into the MON87708 line.
LMO characteristics
  • Food
  • Feed
Detection method(s)
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