The cDNA encoding safener binding protein (SafBP), also referred to as SBP1, is set forth in FIG. 5 and SEQ ID No. 1. The deduced amino acid sequence is provided in FIG. 5 and SEQ ID No. 2. Methods of making and using SBP1 and SafBP to alter a plant's sensitivity to certain herbicides or a plant's responsiveness to certain safeners are also provided, as well as expression vectors, transgenic plants or other organisms transfected with said vectors and seeds from said plants.
Work on this invention was sponsored in part by the National Institute Of Environmental Health Sciences Grant P01 ES-00049 and the Department Of Energy Division Of Energy Biosciences Grant DEFG02-91 ER20021. The Government has certain rights in the invention.