GM Crop Database

Database Product Description

Host Organism
Glycine max (Soybean)

Herbicide tolerant, glufosinate ammonium; Herbicide tolerant, HPPD inhibitors.

Trait Introduction
Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated plant transformation.
Proposed Use

Production for human consumption and livestock feed.

Product Developer
Sygenta Seeds, Inc. and Bayer CropScience AG

Summary of Regulatory Approvals

Country Food Feed Environment Notes
Australia 2014
Canada 2014 2014 2014
Colombia 2017
Japan 2016 2016 2016
Korea 2014 2014
Malaysia 2016 2016
Mexico 2015 2015
New Zealand 2014
Russia 2013
South Africa 2014 2014
Taiwan 2014 View
United States 2014 2014 2014

Introduction Expand

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Summary of Introduced Genetic Elements Expand

Code Name Type Promoter, other Terminator Copies Form
avhppd-03 p-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase HT

SMP promoter (Cestrum yellow leaf curling virus); FMV enhancer (figwort mosaic virus); 35S enhancer (cauliflower mosaic virus); TMV enhancer (tobacco mosaic virus)

nos (Agrobacterium tumefaciens)


Codon optimized for enhanced expression

pat phosphinothricin acetyltransferase HT

35S promoter (cauliflower mosaic virus)

nos (Agrobacterium tumefaciens)


Codon optimized for enhanced expression

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
Avena sativa avhppd-03

There is no evidence in the literature that A. sativa is either toxic or allergenic to humans and animals. Wild varieties of A. sativa can be weedy or invasive.

Streptomyces viridochromogenes pat

S. viridochromogenes is ubiquitous in the soil. It exhibits very slight antimicrobial activity, is inhibited by streptomycin, and there have been no reports of adverse affects on humans, animals, or plants.

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