Cotton α-globulin promoter for seed-specific expression of transgenes
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The present invention is directed to 5′ regulatory regions of a cotton seed-specific gene, α-globulin. The 5′ regulatory region, or parts thereof, when operably linked to either the coding sequence of a native gene, heterologous gene or a sequence complementary to a native plant gene, direct expression of the coding sequence or complementary sequence in a plant seed. The regulatory regions are useful in expression cassettes and expression vectors for the transformation of plants. Also provided are methods of modulating the levels of a native or heterologous gene such as a fatty acid synthesis or lipid metabolism gene by transforming a plant with the subject expression cassettes and expression vectors.
Rathore, Keerti S.; Sunilkumar, Ganesan; Connell, James P.; Reddy, Avutu S. (2009). Cotton α-globulin promoter for seed-specific expression of transgenes. United States. Patent and Trademark Office; Texas A&M University. Libraries. Available electronically from