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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Consultations on Food from New Plant Varieties

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BNF No. 157


Submission Date: Aug 26, 2017
Developer Name1: Bayer CropScience, LP
Developer Contact Information: 2 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709
Intended Use: Use in human and animal food
Trait 1 Added Protein or DNA: Barnase (ribonuclease)
Source: Bacillus amyloliquefaciens
Intended Effect: Male sterility
Trait 2 Added Protein or DNA: Barstar
Source: Bacillus amyloliquefaciens
Intended Effect: Transformation Improvement
Trait 3 Added Protein or DNA: Phosphinothricin acetyltransferase (Pat/bar)
Source: Streptomyces hygroscopicus
Intended Effect: tolerance to glufosinate
Requires EPA Review?*: No
Event Designation: MS11
Unique Identifier: BCS-BNØ12-7
FDA Letter Date
(select to view letter):
Oct 20, 2017
(PDF, 39 kB)
FDA Memo Date
(select to view memo):
Oct 10, 2017
(PDF, 118 kB)
*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.
1 At the time of conclusion of the consultation