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Method of increasing expression of nucleic acid molecules in plants using multiple transcription units

United States Patent Application

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A method of increasing expression of a product encoded by a nucleic acid molecule is provided where in one embodiment multiple plant transcription units comprising a promoter and the nucleic acid molecule are provided. In another embodiment multiple plant transcription units are provided where each promoter is different from the other. In an embodiment the multiple plant transcription units may comprise two, three, four or more plant transcription units. In another embodiment the promoter may be selected from an embryo promoter. Another embodiment provides the promoter may be a globulin promoter. A further embodiment provides the product encoded may be selected from hepatitis b, aprotinin, or a cellulase. Still further embodiments provide the product may be selected from the cellulases E1 and CBH1.
Howard, John (Cayucos, CA), Engelkrout, Erin (San Luis Obispo, CA), Hayden, Celine (San Luis Obispo, CA)
13/ 654,673
October 18, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under contract No. DOE DE FG36 GO88025 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.