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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Biotechnology Consultations on Food from GE Plant Varieties

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BNF No. 133

Soybean

Submission Date: Sep 9, 2011
Developer Name: Dow AgroSciences LLC
Developer Contact Information: 9330 Zionsville Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Intended Use: For use in human food and animal feed
Trait 2 Added Protein or DNA: Aryloxyalkanoate dioxygenase-12 (AAD-12)
Source: Delftia acidovorans
Intended Effect: Tolerance to 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and certain aryloxyphenoxypropionate herbicides (e.g., quizalofop, cyhalofop, haloxyfop)
Trait 2 Added Protein or DNA: 2mepsps gene encoding a modified 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (2mEPSPS) protein
Source: Zea mays
Intended Effect: Tolerance to the herbicide glyphosate
Trait 3 Added Protein or DNA: pat gene encoding phosphinothricin N-acetyl transferase (PAT) protein
Source: Streptomyces viridochromogenes
Intended Effect: Tolerance to the herbicide glufosinate
Requires EPA Review?*: No
Event Designation: DAS-444Ø6-6
Unique Identifier code: DAS-444Ø6-6
FDA Letter Date
(select to view letter):
Dec 16, 2013
FDA Memo Date
(select to view memo):
Dec 16, 2013
*Plant-incorporated protectants are pesticidal substances produced by plants and the genetic material necessary for the plant to produce the substance. The DNA encoding the substances and the pesticidal substances are regulated by EPA.
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