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Strong early seed-specific gene regulatory region

United States Patent

August 20, 2002
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Nucleic acid sequences and methods for their use are described which provide for early seed-specific transcription, in order to modulate or modify expression of foreign or endogenous genes in seeds, particularly embryo cells. The method finds particular use in conjunction with modifying fatty acid production in seed tissue.
Broun; Pierre (Burlingame, CA), Somerville; Chris (Portola Valley, CA)
Monsanto Company, Inc. (St. Louis, MO), Carnegie Institution of Washington (Washington, DC)
09/ 352,125
July 13, 1999
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The invention described herein was made in the course of work under grant number DE-FG02-94ER20133 from the U.S. Department of Energy. Therefore, the U.S. Government may retain certain rights in this invention.