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Isolated spinach ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxgenase large subunit .epsilon. n-methyltransferase and method of inactivating ribulose-1,5-bishosphatase .epsilon. n-methyltransferase activity

United States Patent

June 12, 2001
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The gene sequence for ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco) large subunit (LS) .sup..epsilon. N-methyltansferase (protein methylase III or Rubisco LSMT) from a plant which has a des(methyl) lysyl residue in the LS is disclosed. In addition, the full-length cDNA clones for Rubisco LSMT are disclosed. Transgenic plants and methods of producing same which have the Rubisco LSMT gene inserted into the DNA are also provided. Further, methods of inactivating the enzymatic activity of Rubisco LSMT are also disclosed.
Houtz; Robert L. (Lexington, KY)
University of Kentucky Research Foundation (Lexington, KY)
09/ 138,614
August 24, 1998
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with Government support under Grant No. DE-FG05-92ER26075, awarded by the Departnent of Energy. The Government may have certain rights in this invention.