GM Crop Database

Database Product Description

MON 87705 (MON-877Ø5-6)
Host Organism
Glycine max (Soybean)
Trait

Herbicide Tolerance, Product Quality

Trait Introduction
Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated plant transformation.
Proposed Use

Production for human consumption and livestock feed.

Product Developer
Monsanto Company

Summary of Regulatory Approvals

Country Food Feed Environment Notes
Australia 2011
Canada 2011 2011 2011
Colombia 2014 2012
European Union 2015 2015
Japan 2013 2013 2013
Korea 2013 2012
Mexico 2011 2011
New Zealand 2011
Philippines 2014 2014
Singapore 2015
Taiwan 2013
United States 2011 2011 2011
Vietnam 2015 2015

Introduction Expand

Using the extensive information known regarding the fatty acid biosynthetic pathway in soybean, MON 87705 was developed to selectively down-regulate, in seed, two key enzymes involved in fatty acid biosynthesis. As a result, MON 87705 soybean oil is

lower in saturated fats and higher in monounsaturated 18:1 oleic acid, with an associated decrease in the polyunsaturated 18:2 linoleic acid levels (10% vs. 53% FA) relative to commodity soybean. MON 87705 also contains the 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase gene derived from Agrobacterium sp. strain CP4 (cp4 epsps) encoding the CP4 EPSPS protein that is expressed throughout the plant conferring tolerance to glyphosate.

Summary of Introduced Genetic Elements Expand

Code Name Type Promoter, other Terminator Copies Form
CP4 epsps 5-enolpyruvyl shikimate-3-phosphate synthase HT

P-FMV/Tsf1 promoter from Figwort Mosaic Virus; TS-CTP2 chloroplast transit peptide from Arabidopsis thaliana.

T-E9 RBcS2 terminator from pea.

1

Codons optimized for plant expression.

fad2 fatty acid desaturase PQ

P-7Sa conglycinin promoter from soybean

1

Partial sequence.

fatb acyl-acyl carrier protein thioesterase PQ

P-FMV/Tsf1 promoter from Figwort Mosaic Virus; TS-CTP2 chloroplast transit peptide from Arabidopsis thaliana.

1

Partial sequence.

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
Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain CP4 CP4 epsps

Agrobacterium tumefaciens is a common soil bacterium that is responsible for causing crown gall disease in susceptible plants. There have been no reports of adverse effects on humans or animals.

Glycine max gm-fad2-1

There is no published evidence that soybean is a human or animal pathogen.

Glycine max gm-fad2-1

There is no published evidence that soybean is a human or animal pathogen.

Modification Method Expand

Coming soon.

Characteristics of the Modification Expand

Coming soon.

Environmental Safety Considerations Expand

Coming soon.

Food and/or Feed Safety Considerations Expand

Coming soon.

Links to Further Information Expand

Australia, FSANZ Canada, CFIA Canada, Health Canada Colombia, El Ministro de Salud y Proteccion Social EU, EC EU, EFSA Japan, BCH United States, FDA United States, USDA

This record was last modified on Monday, May 8, 2017