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Comparison of the forage and grain composition from insect-protected and glyphosate-tolerant MON 88017 corn to conventional corn (Zea mays L.).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17439144     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The next generation of biotechnology-derived products with the combined benefit of herbicide tolerance and insect protection (MON 88017) was developed to withstand feeding damage caused by the coleopteran pest corn rootworm and over-the-top applications of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicides. As a part of a larger safety and characterization assessment, MON 88017 was grown under field conditions at geographically diverse locations within the United States and Argentina during the 2002 and 2003-2004 field seasons, respectively, along with a near-isogenic control and other conventional corn hybrids for compositional assessment. Field trials were conducted using a randomized complete block design with three replication blocks at each site. Corn forage samples were harvested at the late dough/early dent stage, ground, and analyzed for the concentration of proximate constituents, fibers, and minerals. Samples of mature grain were harvested, ground, and analyzed for the concentration of proximate constituents, fiber, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, antinutrients, and secondary metabolites. The results showed that the forage and grain from MON 88017 are compositionally equivalent to forage and grain from control and conventional corn hybrids.
Melinda C McCann; William A Trujillo; Susan G Riordan; Roy Sorbet; Natalia N Bogdanova; Ravinder S Sidhu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2007-04-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of agricultural and food chemistry     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0021-8561     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Agric. Food Chem.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-09     Completed Date:  2007-08-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374755     Medline TA:  J Agric Food Chem     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4034-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amino Acids / analysis
Cereals / chemistry*
Glycine / analogs & derivatives*
Herbicide Resistance / genetics
Minerals / analysis
Plant Diseases / genetics
Plants, Genetically Modified / chemistry*
Vitamins / analysis
Zea mays / chemistry*,  drug effects,  genetics
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Amino Acids; 0/Minerals; 0/Vitamins; 1071-83-6/glyphosate; 56-40-6/Glycine

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