GM Crop Database

Database Product Description

DAS-68416-4 (DAS-68416-4)
Host Organism
Glycine max (Soybean)
Multiple Herbicide Tolerance
Trait Introduction
Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated plant transformation.
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 2016
Japan 2014 2014 2014
Korea 2014 2014
Mexico 2012
New Zealand 2011
Taiwan 2013
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-12 aryloxyalkanoate dioxygenase HT

UBQ10 polyubiquitin promoter from Arabidopsis thaliana

3’ UTR of ORF23 from Agrobacterium tumefaciens


Plant-optimized codons

pat phosphinothricin N-acetyltransferase HT

promoter from cassava vein mosaic virus

3’ UTR of ORF1 from Agrobacterium tumefaciens


Plant-optimized codons

Characteristics of Glycine max (Soybean) Expand

Center of Origin Reproduction Toxins Allergenicity

Southeast Asia; wild soybean species endemic in China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan.

Self-polinated; rarely displays any dormancy characteristics; does not compete well with other cultivated plants.

Raw soybeans contain trypsin inhibitors, which are toxin when eaten.

Soy allergies are common, and eating soy products can cause rashes and swelling of the skin in sensitive individuals.

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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This record was last modified on Thursday, August 18, 2016