GM Crop Database

Database Product Description

DAS-40278-9 (DAS-4Ø278-9)
Host Organism
Zea mays (Maize)
Trait

Herbicide tolerant, 2,4-D; Herbicide tolerant, aryloxyphenoxy-propionate herbicides

Trait Introduction
Direct DNA transfer system
Proposed Use

Production for human consumption and livestock feed.

Product Developer
DOW AgroSciences LLC

Summary of Regulatory Approvals

Country Food Feed Environment Notes
Australia 2011
Brazil 2015 2015 2015
Canada 2012 2012 2012
Colombia 2014 2013
Japan 2012 2012 2012
Korea 2014 2014
Mexico 2011 2011
New Zealand 2011
South Africa 2012 2012
Taiwan 2011
United States 2011 2011 2014

Introduction Expand

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Summary of Introduced Genetic Elements Expand

Code Name Type Promoter, other Terminator Copies Form
aad-1 aryloxyalkanoate dioxygenase HT

ZmUbi1 (Zea mays)

ZmPer5 (Zea mays)

Codons were optimized for expression in plants

Characteristics of Zea mays (Maize) Expand

Center of Origin Reproduction Toxins Allergenicity

Mesoamerican region, now Mexico and Central America

Cross-pollination via wind-borne pollen is limited, pollen viability is about 30 minutes. Hybridization reported with teosinte species and rarely with members of the genus Tripsacum.

No endogenous toxins or significant levels of antinutritional factors.

Although some reported cases of maize allergy, protein(s) responsible have not been identified.

Donor Organism Characteristics Expand

Latin Name Gene Pathogenicity
Sphingobium herbicidovorans aad-1

S. herbicidovorans is a common soil bacterium, widespread in the environment. There have been no reports of adverse effects on humans or animals.

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

Japan Ministry of the Environment MEXICAN FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COMMISSION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST HEALTH RISKS

This record was last modified on Friday, June 3, 2016