GM Crop Database

Database Product Description

MON87701 x MON89788 (MON-877Ø1-2xMON-89788-1)
Host Organism
Glycine max (Soybean)
Resistance to lepidopteran pests and glyphosate herbicide tolerance
Trait Introduction
Traditional plant breeding and selection
Proposed Use

Production for human consumption and livestock feed.

Product Developer
Monsanto Company

Summary of Regulatory Approvals

Country Food Feed Environment Notes
Argentina 2012 2012 2012
Brazil 2010 2010 2010
China 2015 2015
Colombia 2012 2011
European Union 2012 2012
Japan 2011 2013
Korea 2012 2012
Mexico 2011 2011
Paraguay 2013 2013 2013
Philippines 2014 2014
South Africa 2013 2013
Taiwan 2012
Turkey 2015
Uruguay 2012 2012 2012

Introduction Expand

This stacked soybean hybrid is a product of traditional plant breeding, and is therefore not automatically subject to regulation in all countries, unlike transgenic plants resulting from recombinant-DNA technologies. The approvals table above does not include entries from these countries. Other countries may request notification in advance of the release of a stacked hybrid, or may request information to conduct an environmental and food safety assessment, and these countries’ decisions are reflected in the approvals table.

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: chimeric promoter containing A. thaliana tsf1 promoter elongation factor EF-1 alpha; Figwort Mosaic Virus 35S promoter enhancer; A. thaliana tsf1 leader and intron; chloroplast transit peptide from A. thaliana Pisum sativum T-E9 DNA containing 3’ UTR of Rubisco small subunit E9 gene 1
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
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.

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.

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

This record was last modified on Friday, August 11, 2017