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Modified Organism
KM-ØØØH71-4 - Roundup Ready™ sugar beet
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2006-06-05 14:39 UTC (kirsty.mclean.consultant@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2015-10-21 18:09 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2015-10-21 18:09 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

Living Modified Organism identity
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LMO name
Roundup Ready™ sugar beet
Transformation event
Unique identifier
800 North Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO
United States of America, 63167
Phone:+ 1 314 694-1000
Fax:+1 314 694-3080
H7-1 sugar beet was modified with the insertion of 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) from Agrobacterium tumefaciens, thereby conferring tolerance to the herbicide glyphosate.
Recipient Organism or Parental Organisms
The term Recipient organism refers to an organism (either already modified or non-modified) that was subjected to genetic modification, whereas Parental organisms refers to those that were involved in cross breeding or cell fusion.
Beta vulgaris - Common beet, Sugarbeet, BETMA
Related LMOs
Sugar beet modified for herbicide tolerance
Resistance to herbicides - Glyphosate
Characteristics of the transformation process
Techniques used for the modification
  • Agrobacterium-mediated DNA transfer
Genetic elements construct
FMV 34S promoter
0.67 Kb
Chloroplast transit peptide 2
0.23 Kb
5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase gene
1.37 Kb
rbcS-E9 gene terminator
0.64 Kb
Further details
Notes regarding the genetic elements introduced or modified in this LMO
The nucleic acid sequence of the epsps gene was optimised for expression in plants.
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
Common use(s)
  • Food
Additional Information
Additional Information
Both the endogenous EPSPS and the EPSPS introduced into the sugar beet plants by means of transformation catalyse the reaction of shikimate-3-phosphate with phosphoenolpyruvate to yield 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate, an intermediate stage in the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids. In contrast to the endogenous EPSPS, the EPSPS inserted into the genetically modified sugar beet plants is not inhibited by glyphosate. The upstream position of the transit peptide CTP2 of the EPSPS derived from Arabidopsis thaliana causes the post-translational import of the chimeric protein into the chloroplasts.
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