Compositional Safety of DAS-68416-4 (AAD-12) Herbicide-Tolerant SoybeanRod A. Herman1*, Amy M. Phillips1, Miles D. Lepping1 and Jane Sabbatini2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Rod A. Herman
Dow AgroSciences LLC., 9330 Zionsville Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 28, 2011; Accepted Date: July 20, 2011; Published Date: July 22, 2011
Citation: Herman RA, Phillips AM, Lepping MD, Sabbatini J (2011) Compositional Safety of DAS-68416-4 (AAD-12) Herbicide-Tolerant Soybean. J Nutr Food Sci 1:103. doi: 10.4172/2155-9600.1000103
Copyright: © 2011 Herman RA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The composition of transgenic DAS-68416-4 soybean seed and forage was compared with that of non-transgenic soybean. DAS-68416-4 soybean expresses the aryloxyalkanoate dioxygenase-12 enzyme from the soil bacterium, Delftia acidovorans, which detoxifies 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), conferring tolerance to this herbicide. DAS-68416-4 also expresses the phosphinothricin acetyltransferase enzyme from Streptomyces viridochromogenes which confers tolerance to glufosinate-ammonium herbicides. As expected for an input trait, results indicate that DAS-68416 soybean is compositionally equivalent to non-transgenic soybean.