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(GMO) Event 

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'Event' refers to the unique DNA recombination event that took place in one plant cell, which was then used to generate entire transgenic plants

When scientists develop transgenic plants, plant cells are transformed with foreign DNA individually.

Every cell that successfully incorporates the gene of interest represents a unique "event". Marker genes are used to identify transformed cells, and each resulting transgenic plant is the result of one event. The derived transgenic line is identified by an abbreviation (e.g. Bt11, MON 863). Source: GMO Compass website http://www.gmo-compass.org/eng/glossary/163.event.html