GM Crop Database

Database Product Description

MON87460 (MON-8746Ø-4)

Host Organism

Zea mays (Maize)


Water use efficiency.

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 Env Notes
Australia 2010
Canada 2011 2010 2010
China 2013 2013
Colombia 2011 2012
European Union 2015 2015
Japan 2011 2011 2012
Korea 2012 2011
Mexico 2011 2011
New Zealand 2010
Philippines 2012 2012
Singapore 2015
South Africa 2015 2015 2015
Taiwan 2011
Turkey 2017
United States 2010 2010 2011
Vietnam 2015 2015
Summary of Introduced Genetic Elements
Code Name Type Promoter, other Terminator Copies Form
cspB cold shock protein B AP rice actin (act1) promoter A. tumefaciens transcript 7 3'-nontranslated sequence 1 Native
nptII neomycin phosphotransferase II SM CaMV 35S A. tumefaciens nopaline synthase (nos) 3'-untranslated region 1 Native
Characteristics of Zea mays L. (Maize)
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.

Links to Further Information

Food Standards Australia/New Zealand (FSANZ)

Health Canada

Japan Ministry of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

United States FDA