MON-15985-7 × MON-887Ø1-3 × MON-88913-8 - Insect resistant, Herbicide tolerant Cotton | BCH-LMO-SCBD-108887 | Living Modified Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Decisions on the LMO Risk Assessments  
published: 05 Oct 2015 last updated: 26 May 2022
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Insect resistant, Herbicide tolerant Cotton
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MON15985 × MON88701 × MON88913
MON-15985-7 × MON-887Ø1-3 × MON-88913-8
  • - Organization: Monsanto () | BCH-CON-SCBD-14925-3
    Organization
    Monsanto ()
    800 North Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO
    63167, United States of America
    Phone: + 1 314 694-1000,
    Fax: +1 314 694-3080,
    Email:
The stacked cotton line MON88701 x MON88913 x MON15985 expresses several novel proteins: the delta-endotoxins the Cry1Ac and Cry2Ab which confer resistance to lepidopteran pests, EPSPS (5-enolpyruvylshikimaete-3-phosphate synthase) that confers tolerance to the herbicide glyphosate, as well as Dicamba monooxygenase gene that confers tolerance to the herbicide dicamba and Phosphinothricin N-acetyltransferase gene that confers tolerance to the herbicide glufosate.
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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-LMO-SCBD-105602-2 Living Modified Organism MON-887Ø1-3 - Dicamba and Glufosinate Tolerant Cotton
    Resistance to herbicides - Glufosinate
  • BCH-LMO-SCBD-15168-16 Living Modified Organism MON-88913-8 - Roundup Ready™ Flex™ cotton
    Resistance to herbicides - Glyphosate
  • BCH-LMO-SCBD-14774-18 Living Modified Organism MON-15985-7 - Bollgard II™ cotton
    Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin, Streptomycin Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) Selectable marker genes and reporter genes
  • BCH-ORGA-SCBD-12080-6 Organism Gossypium hirsutum (Cotton)
    Crops
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  • MON-88913-8 x MON-15985-7 - Roundup Ready™ Flex™ Bollgard II™ cotton
    | Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin, Streptomycin Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) Resistance to herbicides - Glyphosate Selectable marker genes and reporter genes
Characteristics of the modification process
PV-GHHT6997, PV-GHGT35, PV-GHBK04 and PV-GHBK11
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  • Cross breeding
Some of these genetic elements may be present as fragments or truncated forms. Please see notes below, where applicable.
A stacked insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant cotton derived by crossing MON-88913-8 with MON-15985-7 and MON-887Ø1-3, includes the cry1Ac gene and the cry2Ab gene from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki conferring resistance to lepidopteran pests, and the epsps gene encoding 5-enolpyruvylshikimaete-3-phosphate synthase that confers tolerance to the herbicide glyphosate as well as Dicamba monooxygenase gene that confers tolerance to the herbicide dicamba and Phosphinothricin N-acetyltransferase gene that confers tolerance to the herbicide glufosate. The neomycin phosphotransferase II (npt II) gene confers resistance to the antibiotic kanamycin and was used as a selectable marker.

DNA insert from MON 88913 vector PV-GHGT35
Roundup Ready® Flex cotton (MON 88913) was developed to allow the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup®, as a weed control option in cotton production. This genetically engineered cotton contains a novel form of the plant enzyme 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) that allows MON 88913 to survive otherwise lethal applications of glyphosate. The EPSPS gene introduced into MON 88913 was isolated from a strain of the common soil bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain CP4; the EPSPS enzyme expressed by this gene is tolerant to glyphosate. MON 88913 cotton contains two copies of the EPSPS gene to confer tolerance to glyphosate later in the growing season, specifically after the fifth true leaf stage.

DNA insert from MON15985 vector PV-GHBK11 and PV-GHBK04
Event 15985 (tradename Bollgard II®) was derived from the retransformation of transgenic cotton line MON 531. As a result of these two transformation events, MON15985 contains the cry1Ac gene and the cry2Ab conferring resistance to lepidopteran pests as well as copies of the nptII and uidA and aadA genes.

DNA insert from MON88701 vector PV-GHHT6997
Cotton modified with the insertion of transformation cassette containing the Dicamba monooxygenase (DMO) gene and Bialaphos resistance (BAR) gene to confer resistance to the herbicides Dicamba and Glufosinate respectively.

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