GM Crop Database

Database Product Description

81910 (DAS-8191Ø-7)
Host Organism
Gossypium hirsutum (Cotton)
Multiple Herbicide Tolerance
Trait Introduction
Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated plant transformation.
Proposed Use

Production for fibre, livestock feed, and human consumption.

Product Developer
DOW AgroSciences LLC

Summary of Regulatory Approvals

Country Food Feed Environment Notes
Australia 2014
Canada 2015 2015
Japan 2015 2015
Korea 2016 2016
Mexico 2015 2015
New Zealand 2014
Taiwan 2016
United States 2014 2014 2015

Introduction Expand

Cotton event DAS-81910-7 is tolerant to two herbicides: 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and glufosinate ammonium.

Summary of Introduced Genetic Elements Expand

Code Name Type Promoter, other Terminator Copies Form
aad-12 aryloxyalkanoate dioxygenase HT

AtUbi10 promoter from Arabidopsis thaliana

AtuORF23 terminator from Agrobacterium tumefaciens

pat phosphinothricin acetyltransferase HT

CsVMV promoter from Cassava vein mosaic virus

AtuORF1 terminator from A. tumefaciens


Characteristics of Gossypium hirsutum (Cotton) Expand

Center of Origin Reproduction Toxins Allergenicity

Believed to originate in Meso-America (Peruvian-Ecuadorian-Bolivian region).

Generally self-pollinating, but can be cross-pollinating in the presence of suitable insect pollinators (bees). In the U.S., compatible species include G. hirsutum, G. barbadense, and G. tomentosum.

Gossypol in cottonseed meal.

Cotton is not considered to be allergenic, although there are rare, anecdotal reports of allergic reactions in the literature.

Donor Organism Characteristics Expand

Latin Name Gene Pathogenicity
Delftia acidovorans aad

Delftia acidovorans is a non-glucose-fermenting, gram-negative, non-spore-forming rod present in soil, fresh water, activated sludge, and clinical specimens.  It can be used to transform ferulic acid into vanillin and related flavor metabolites and has been used in the food processing industry.  D. acidovorans is an ubiquitous gram-negative bacterium not generally considered to be pathogenic, although rarely it is found associated with human infections.

Streptomyces viridochromogenes pat

S. viridochromogenes is ubiquitous in the soil. It exhibits very slight antimicrobial activity, is inhibited by streptomycin, and there have been no reports of adverse affects on humans, animals, or plants.

Modification Method Expand

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Characteristics of the Modification Expand

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Environmental Safety Considerations Expand

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Food and/or Feed Safety Considerations Expand

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Links to Further Information Expand

Food Standards Australia New Zealand United State Food and Drug Adminstration United States Department of Agriculture

This record was last modified on Friday, August 4, 2017