SYN-BTØ11-1 × SYN-IR162-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × MON-ØØØ21-9 - Maize modified for insect resistance and herbicide tolerance | BCH-LMO-SCBD-111519 | Living Modified Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Decisions on the LMO Risk Assessments  
last updated: 20 Feb 2018
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Maize modified for insect resistance and herbicide tolerance
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Bt11 x MIR162 x MON89034 x GA21
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SYN-BTØ11-1 × SYN-IR162-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × MON-ØØØ21-9
The stacked maize line SYN-BTØ11-1 x SYN-IR162-4 x MON-89Ø34-3 x MON-ØØØ21-9 was obtained through the traditional cross breeding of each of the parental organisms. The line inherited genes that express cry1Ab. cry1A.105, cry2Ab2, vip3Aa19, PAT, EPSPS and PMI. The expression of these genes confer glyphosate and glufosinate herbicide tolerance as well as resistance to Lepidoptera and Coleoptera.
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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-ORGA-SCBD-246-6 Organism Zea mays (Maize, Corn, MAIZE)
    Crops
  • BCH-LMO-SCBD-14794-18 Living Modified Organism MON-ØØØ21-9 - Roundup Ready™ maize
    Monsanto | Resistance to herbicides (Glyphosate)
  • BCH-LMO-SCBD-14797-15 Living Modified Organism SYN-BTØ11-1 - YieldGard™ maize
    Resistance to diseases and pests (Insects, Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis)), Resistance to herbicides (Glufosinate)
  • BCH-LMO-SCBD-100885-13 Living Modified Organism SYN-IR162-4 - Agrisure™ Viptera maize
    Resistance to diseases and pests (Insects, Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths))
  • BCH-LMO-SCBD-43773-18 Living Modified Organism MON-89Ø34-3 - YieldGard™ VT Pro™
    Monsanto Company | Resistance to diseases and pests (Insects, Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths))
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Characteristics of the modification process
PV-ZMIR245, pNOV1300,  pDPG434 and pZO1502
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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.
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-100287-7 CaMV 35S promoter | Cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV)
    Promoter
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-103625-3 Alcohol dehydrogenase 1, intron 6 | Zea mays (Maize, Corn, MAIZE)
    Intron
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-15002-4 Phosphinothricin N-acetyltransferase gene | Streptomyces viridochromogenes (STRVR)
    Protein coding sequence | Resistance to herbicides (Glufosinate)
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-100269-8 Nopaline Synthase Gene Terminator | Agrobacterium tumefaciens (Agrobacterium)
    Terminator
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-14985-12 Cry1Ab | Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt, Bacillus, BACTU)
    Protein coding sequence | Resistance to diseases and pests (Insects, Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths))
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-100364-5 Rice actin 1 gene promoter | Oryza sativa (Rice, ORYSA)
    Promoter
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-100355-6 Rice actin 1, intron | Oryza sativa (Rice, ORYSA)
    Intron
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-101419-4 Optimized Transit Peptide
    Transit signal
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-100366-6 CaMV Enhanced 35S promoter | Cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV)
    Promoter
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-100354-6 5' untranslated leader from chlorophyll a/b-binding protein | Triticum aestivum (Wheat)
    Leader sequence
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-43771-9 Cry1A.105 | Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt, Bacillus, BACTU)
    Protein coding sequence | Resistance to diseases and pests (Insects, Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths))
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-100356-6 Heat shock protein 17.3 terminator | Triticum aestivum (Wheat)
    Terminator
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-101507-5 FMV 34S promoter | Figwort mosaic virus (Figwort mottle virus, FMV, CMoVb)
    Promoter
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-100359-7 Hsp70 intron | Zea mays (Maize, Corn, MAIZE)
    Intron
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-100360-4 Transit peptide and first intron of Rubisco SSU | Zea mays (Maize, Corn, MAIZE)
    Transit signal
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-14988-7 Cry2Ab2 | Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt, Bacillus, BACTU)
    Protein coding sequence | Resistance to diseases and pests (Insects, Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths))
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-100362-7 Ubiquitin gene promoter | Zea mays (Maize, Corn, MAIZE)
    Promoter
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-100887-5 Vegetative insecticidal protein 3Aa20 | Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt, Bacillus, BACTU)
    Protein coding sequence | Resistance to diseases and pests (Insects, Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths))
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-101406-4 Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase, intron 9 | Zea mays (Maize, Corn, MAIZE)
    Intron
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-100290-6 CaMV 35S terminator | Cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV)
    Terminator
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-15003-7 Phosphomannose Isomerase gene | Escherichia coli (ECOLX)
    Protein coding sequence | Mannose tolerance,Selectable marker genes and reporter genes
  • BCH-GENE-SCBD-46333-8 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase | Zea mays (Maize, Corn, MAIZE)
    Protein coding sequence | Resistance to herbicides (Glyphosate)
DNA insert from MON89034 vector PV-ZMIR245
Maize line MON89034 expresses two Bt-toxins encoded by the genes cry1A.105 and cry2Ab2 from Bacillus thuringiensis that confer resistance against certain lepidopteran pests.

DNA insert from MIR162, vector pNOV1300:
MIR162 maize is transformed with vip3Aa20 gene which encodes the Vip3Aa20 protein that confers resistance against lepidopteran insect pests  including: fall armyworm, armyworm , beet armyworm , corn earworm , black cutworm , and western bean cutworm. Event MIR162 maize also contains the manA gene from Escherichia coli, which encodes the selectable marker, phosphomannose isomerase (PMI).

DNA insert from GA21, vector pDPG434
The GA21 line of maize was genetically engineered, by particle acceleration (biolistic) transformation, to be tolerant of glyphosate-containing herbicides.

DNA insert from Bt 11 vector pZO1502
Maize produced by inserting the cry1Ab gene from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki to confer resistance to the European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis), and the phosphinothricin N-acetyltransferase (PAT) encoding gene from Streptomyces viridochromogenes to confer tolerance to phosphinothricin (PPT) herbicide, specifically glufosinate ammonium.

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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  • Food
  • Feed
Detection method(s)
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Additional Information
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