MON89034 x MON88017 is a onventional cross between transformation events MON89034 and 'Corn rootworm resistant maize' MON88017.
It contains 5 different transgenic traits: two Bt toxins against Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), a Bt toxin against Coleoptera, glyphosate tolerance and antbiotic resistance against Kanamycin and related antibiotics.
MON863 maize is a product of the Monsanto company. The maize line was produced by particle acceleration (biolistic) transformation and contains the following two foreign genes:
- a cry3Bb1 gene from Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. kumamotoensis. The cry3Bb1 gene encodes a Coleopteran-specific insecticidal protein.
- a nptII gene. NptII is an antibiotic resistance marker gene encoding the enzyme neomycin phosphotransferase II
MON863 is banned in Austria