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Transgenic plants that exhibit enhanced nitrogen assimilation

United States Patent Application

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Transgenic plants containing free amino acids, particularly at least one amino acid selected from among glutamic acid, asparagine, aspartic acid, serine, threonine, alanine and histidine accumulated in a large amount, in edible parts thereof, and a method of producing them are provided. In this method, glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) gene is introduced into a plant together with a regulator sequence suitable for over expressing the sequence encoding GDH gene in plant cells.
Kisaka, Hiroaki (Kawasaki-Shi, JP), Kida, Takao (Kawaski-Shi, JP)
AJINOMOTO CO., INC. (15-1, Kyobashi 1-chome Tokyo JP)
09/ 729,821
December 6, 2000
[0002] This invention was made with government support under grant no.:GM32877 awarded by the National Institute of Health, and grant nos.:DEFG0292 and ER20071 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.