GM Crop Database

Database Product Description

MON87701 (MON-877Ø1-2)
Host Organism
Glycine max (Soybean)
Resistance to lepidopteran pests of soybean including velvetbean caterpillar (Anticarsia gemmatalis) and soybean looper (Pseudoplusia includens)
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
Argentina 2016 2016 2016
Australia 2010
Canada 2010 2010 2010
China 2013 2013
European Union 2012 2012
Indonesia 2015
Japan 2011 2011 2013
Korea 2011 2011
Mexico 2010 2010
New Zealand 2010
Philippines 2012 2012
Russia 2013 2013
Singapore 2016
Taiwan 2011
Turkey 2015
United States 2010 2010 2011
Vietnam 2015 2015

Summary of Introduced Genetic Elements Expand

Code Name Type Promoter, other Terminator Copies Form
cry1Ac Cry1Ac delta-endotoxin IR promoter and 5' non-translated region from A. thaliana rbcS4 gene (Rubisco) transit peptide of rbcS4 gene to target the protein to the chloroplast 3' region of soybean sphas1 gene, including 35 nucleotides of carboxyl terminus of beta-conglycinin coding region 1

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
Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki cry1Ac

Although target insects are susceptible to oral doses of Bt proteins, there is no evidence of toxic effects in laboratory mammals or bird given up to 10 µg protein / g body wt. There are no significant mammalian toxins or allergens associated with the host organism.

Links to Further Information Expand

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