Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE B

, Volume 19, Issue 8, pp 610–619 | Cite as

Molecular characterization and efficacy evaluation of a transgenic corn event for insect resistance and glyphosate tolerance

  • Miao-miao Liu
  • Xiao-jing Zhang
  • Yan Gao
  • Zhi-cheng Shen
  • Chao-yang LinEmail author


A transgenic maize event ZD12-6 expressing a Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) fusion protein Cry1Ab/Cry2Aj and a modified 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) protein G10 was characterized and evaluated. Southern blot analysis indicated that ZD12-6 is a single copy integration event. The insert site was determined to be at chromosome 1 by border sequence analysis. Expression analyses of Bt fusion protein Cry1Ab/Cry2Aj and the EPSPS protein G10 suggested that they are both expressed stably in different generations. Insect bioassays demonstrated that the transgenic plants are highly resistant to Asian corn borer (Ostrinia furnacalis), cotton boll worm (Helicoverpa armigera), and armyworm (Mythimna separata). This study suggested that ZD12-6 has the potential to be developed into a commercial transgenic line.

Key words

Transgenic maize Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Insect resistance Glyphosate tolerance 




研究抗虫抗草甘膦玉米转化体ZD12-6 外源基因的分子特征,对ZD12-6的抗虫和抗草甘膦性状 进行综合评价,为ZD12-6产业化提供基础信息。


抗虫抗草甘膦转基因玉米ZD12-6是聚合了双抗 虫基因和抗草甘膦基因的转化体,多基因聚合有利于后期品种转育和多性状叠加。对该转化体的 分子特征信息分析和功能评价是评判其产业化价值的重要依据。


利用DNA印迹法(Southern blot)研究外源基因插入拷贝数;利用高效热不对称交错聚合酶链反应(hiTAIL-PCR)方法对外源基因的插入位点进行定位;通过蛋白质印迹法(Western blot)对外源蛋白进行定性分析;利用酶联免疫吸附测定(ELISA)分析外源蛋白表达量;通过生物测定对抗虫和草甘膦的抗性水平进行评估。


抗虫抗草甘膦玉米转化体ZD12-6中外源基因单 拷贝插入,插入位点位于玉米1号染色体。ZD12-6对玉米上的主要害虫具有良好抗性,同时对草甘膦具有较强耐受性,具有产业化推广潜力


转基因玉米 苏云金芽孢杆菌 抗虫 抗草甘膦 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Insect Science, Department of Plant ProtectionZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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