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Subchronic toxicity study in rats evaluating herbicide-tolerant soybean DAS-68416-4

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A subchronic toxicity study was conducted in Wistar rats to evaluate the potential health effects of genetically modified (GM) herbicide-tolerant soybean DAS-68416-4. Rats were fed with diets containing toasted meal produced from GM soybean engineered with aad-12 and pat genes or containing non-GM soybean at a dose of 30.0, 15.0, or 7.5%,w/w% and 0% (control group) for 90 consecutive days. Animals were evaluated for general behavior, body weight gain, food consumption, food use efficiency, etc. At the middle and end of the study, blood and serum samples were collected for routine and biochemical assays. Internal organs were taken for calculating relative weights and doing histopathological examination. The rats were active and healthy without any abnormal symptoms during the entire study period. No biological differences in hematological or biochemical indices were detected. No histopathological changes were observed. Under the conditions of this study, herbicide-tolerant soybean DAS-68416-4 did not cause any treatment-related effects in Wistar rats following 90 days of dietary administration.


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