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How round up ready soybean made?

Submitted by: Carlo Dalwampo


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Friday, 04/05/2018 12:03

Keith Reding, Biotech Regulatory Policy Lead at Monsanto, explains how Roundup Ready was developed in a similar question that was asked.

“Roundup Ready sugar beets H7-1 was developed by first making a piece of DNA, called an expression cassette, that contains the cp4 epsps gene for tolerance to the herbicide glyphosate, which is the active ingredient in Roundup agricultural herbicides. Using genetic-engineering techniques, that expression cassette is spliced into a plasmid and transformed into Agrobacterium…”

Read more detail and watch a video of soybean genetic modification in his full response here