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Switchgrass ubiquitin promoter (PVUBI2) and uses thereof

United States Patent

December 10, 2013
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The subject application provides polynucleotides, compositions thereof and methods for regulating gene expression in a plant. Polynucleotides disclosed herein comprise novel sequences for a promoter isolated from Panicum virgatum (switchgrass) that initiates transcription of an operably linked nucleotide sequence. Thus, various embodiments of the invention comprise the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 or fragments thereof comprising nucleotides 1 to 692 of SEQ ID NO: 2 that are capable of driving the expression of an operably linked nucleic acid sequence.
Stewart; C. Neal (Knoxville, TN), Mann; David George James (Knoxville, TN)
University of Tennessee Research Foundation (Knoxville, TN)
12/ 797,248
June 9, 2010
This invention was made with United States Government support under Department of Energy Bioenergy Science Center IP Management Plan Agreement contract number DE-AC05-00OR22725. Subcontract No. UT-4000063906. The United States Government has certain rights in the invention.