GM Crop Database

Database Product Description

VCO-01981-5 (VCO-Ø1981-5)
Host Organism
Zea mays (Maize)
Herbicide tolerant, glyphosate.
Trait Introduction
Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated plant transformation.
Proposed Use

Production for human consumption and livestock feed.

Product Developer
Genective S.A.

Summary of Regulatory Approvals

Country Food Feed Environment Notes
Canada 2014 2014 2014
Korea 2017
United States 2013 2013 2013

Introduction Expand

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Summary of Introduced Genetic Elements Expand

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

Ubiquitin-4 (Saccharum officiarum); AHAS chlorlplast transit peptide (Zea mays)

35S (cauliflower mosaic virus)


Characteristics of Zea mays (Maize) Expand

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.

Donor Organism Characteristics Expand

Latin Name Gene Pathogenicity
Arthrobacter globiformis epsps

Arthrobacter species are part of the Gram positive coryneform bacteria, considered one of the major groups of aerobic soil bacteria, and are found ubiquitously in soil and other natural habitats. It is not considered to be a pathogen.

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 11, 2017