Testbiotech comment on EFSA GMO Panel, 2018, Scientific opinion on the assessment of genetically engineered maize MON 87403 for food and feed uses, import and processing, from Monsanto

Maize MON87403 is genetically engineered to increase biomass and yield through insertion of a truncated gene sequence derived from another plant species (Arabidopsis thaliana). This produces a protein (AtHB17Δ113) that can bind at a specific DNA sequence and thereby influence the expression of several genes in the plants. The aim is to increase the size and biomass of the ears (which become the corn cob for harvest).

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