GM Crop Database

Database Product Description

MON88302 (MON-883Ø2-9)
Host Organism
Brassica napus (Argentine Canola)
Herbicide Tolerance
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 2012 2012 2014
Canada 2012 2012 2012
Colombia 2014
European Union 2015 2015
Japan 2013 2013 2013
Korea 2014 2014
Mexico 2013 2013
New Zealand 2012 2012
Philippines 2015 2015
Taiwan 2015
United States 2012 2012 2013

Introduction Expand

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Summary of Introduced Genetic Elements Expand

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

EFl-1alphja promoter; chloroplast transit peptide 2

rbcS-E9 terminator


Codons optimized for plant expression

Characteristics of Brassica napus (Argentine Canola) Expand

Center of Origin Reproduction Toxins Allergenicity

The species is native to India.

Canola flowers can self-pollinate, and they can also be cross-pollinated by insects and by wind.­

Brassica species can contain erucic acid and various glucosinolates, which can be toxic. However, commercial canola varieties have been bred to reduce the levels of these substances. Canola may contain elevated levels of tannins, which reduce the digestibility of seed protein, and sinapine, which is a bitter substance that can reduce the palatability of feeds made from canola meal.


Occupational exposure to pollen and seed flour have been associated with allergic reactions in humans. There are no known allergic reactions to canola oil.


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.

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

Australia, FSANZ Australia, Office of the Gene Technology Regulator Canada, CFIA Canada, Health Canada EU, EC EU, EFS Japan, BCH Philippines, DoA United States, FDA United States, USDA

This record was last modified on Wednesday, August 24, 2016