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last updated: 01 Sep 2014
Living Modified Organism identity
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Herbicide tolerant maize
DAS40278 x NK603
DAS-4Ø278-9 × MON-ØØ6Ø3-6
  • - Organization: Dow AgroScience () | BCH-CON-MX-8035-1
    Dow AgroScience ()
The stacked maize line DAS-4Ø278-9 x MON-ØØ6Ø3-6 was obtained through the traditional cross breading of each of the parental organisms to produce a maize that expresses each of the EPSPS and Aryloxyalkanoate dioxygenase genes. The expression of these genes are expected to confer tolerance glyphosate herbicide  and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and aryloxyphenoxypropionate (AOPP) acetyl coenzyme A carboxylase (ACCase) inhibitors.
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-104814-1 Living Modified Organism DAS-4Ø278-9 - Enlist™ Maize
    Dow AgroSciences GmbH | Resistance to herbicides, Tolerance to 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, Tolerance to aryloxyphenoxypropionate
  • BCH-LMO-SCBD-14776-17 Living Modified Organism MON-ØØ6Ø3-6 - Roundup Ready™ maize
    Monsanto | Resistance to herbicides (Glyphosate)
Characteristics of the modification process
pDAS1740 and PV-ZMGT32
  • Cross breeding
Some of these genetic elements may be present as fragments or truncated forms. Please see notes below, where applicable.
DNA insert from NK603 vector PV-ZMGT32
Parental organism NK603 contributed a form of the plant enzyme 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) that allows the plant to survive the otherwise lethal application of glyphosate. The glyphosate-tolerant EPSPS gene was isolated from the CP4 strain of the common soil bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens.

DNA insert from DAS40278 vector pDAS1740
DAS-40278-9 corn was modified with the insertion of a plant optimised coding sequence for aryloxyalkanoate dioxygenase to confer tolerance to the herbicides 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and aryloxyphenoxypropionate (AOPP) acetyl coenzyme A carboxylase (ACCase) inhibitors.

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