MON-877Ø5-6 x MON-877Ø8-9 x MON-89788-1 - Soybeans with modified fatty acid profile and herbicide tolerance | BCH-LMO-SCBD-111515 | Living Modified Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House


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last updated: 17 Jan 2017
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Soybeans with modified fatty acid profile and herbicide tolerance
MON87705 x MON87708 x MON89788
MON-877Ø5-6 x MON-877Ø8-9 x MON-89788-1
  • - Organization: Monsanto () | BCH-CON-SCBD-14925-3
    Monsanto ()
    800 North Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO
    63167, United States of America
    Phone: + 1 314 694-1000,
    Fax: +1 314 694-3080,
The stacked soybean line MON-877Ø5-6 x MON-877Ø8-9 x  MON-89788-1 was obtained through the traditional cross breading of each of the parental organisms to produce an organism that expresses each of Dicamba monooxygenase, EPSPS and results in the antisense suppression of the FATB and FAD2 genes. This results in dicamba and glyphosate herbicide tolerance and a modified fatty acid profile.
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-10453-6 Organism Glycine max (Soybean, Soya bean, Soya, SOYBN)
  • BCH-LMO-SCBD-104665-6 Living Modified Organism MON-877Ø8-9 - Dicamba Tolerant Soybean
    Resistance to herbicides
  • BCH-LMO-SCBD-40284-18 Living Modified Organism MON-89788-1 - Roundup Ready2Yield™ soybean
    Monsanto | Resistance to herbicides (Glyphosate)
  • BCH-LMO-SCBD-104683-5 Living Modified Organism MON-877Ø5-6 - Vistive Gold™ Soybean
    Changes in quality and/or metabolite content - Lipid and fatty acids Resistance to herbicides - Glyphosate
Characteristics of the modification process
PV-GMHT4355,  PV-GMPQ/HT4404 and PV-GMGOX20
  • Cross breeding
Some of these genetic elements may be present as fragments or truncated forms. Please see notes below, where applicable.
DNA insert from MON-89788-1, vector PV-GMGOX20
MON89788 is a second-generation glyphosate-tolerant soybean product, was developed by introduction of the cp4 epsps gene cassette consisting of a chimeric promoter sequence derived from Arabidopsis thaliana Tsf1 gene promoter and enhancer sequences and from the 35S of the Figwort Mosaic Virus.

DNA insert from MON-877Ø8-9, vector PV-GMHT4355
MON 87708 soybean line was developed as a marker-free LMO to exhibit tolerance to dicamba (3,6-dichloro-2-methoxybenzoic acid) herbicide.

DNA insert from MON87705 vector PV-GMPQ/HT4404
This parental organism contributed two T-DNAs that co-integrated at one locus in the soybean genome creating a DNA insert that contains a  cp4 epsps cassette and a single  FAD2-1A and FATB1-A suppression cassette.
The cp4 epsps expression cassette is under the regulation of FMV/Tsf1 chimeric promoter (1.039 kbp)

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