Gene Regulatory Region That Promotes Early Seed-Specific Transcription

A novel transcription promoter that controls the expression of genes in developing plant seeds

Advantages

  • Promotes high levels of foreign and endogenous genes in developing seed.
  • Can affect seed lipid metabolism, seed development, and protein or carbohydrate composition and accumulation.
  • Can produce modified seeds with novel recombinant proteins which have pharmaceutical, industrial, or nutritional value.
  • Modified seeds with recombinant proteins can also produce novel products such as plastic.
  • Directs seed specific transcription as early as the torpedo stage.

Technology Details

This technology is a nucleic acid sequence capable of regulating transcription in plants during embryogenesis.

This sequence may be used in transgenic plants to promote high levels of expression of foreign and endogenous genes in developing seeds to affect seed lipid metabolism, protein or carbohydrate composition and accumulation, or seed development.

In addition, these sequences can be useful for the production of modified seed containing novel recombinant proteins.