Isolation and characterization of the CYP71D16 trichome-specific promoter from Nicotiana tabacum L.

@article{Wang2002IsolationAC,
  title={Isolation and characterization of the CYP71D16 trichome-specific promoter from Nicotiana tabacum L.},
  author={Erming Wang and Susheng Gan and George W. Wagner},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2002},
  volume={53 376},
  pages={1891-7}
}
Trichomes are specialized epidermal cells that produce secretions that are thought to provide a first line of defence against pests and pathogens. Many trichome-secreted compounds are used commercially as flavourings, medicines, etc. Described here is the cloning and characterization of the promoter of a tobacco trichome-specific P450 gene, CYP71D16. This promoter is shown to direct the specific expression of the reporter gene, beta-glucuronidase (GUS), in glandular trichomes of Nicotiana… CONTINUE READING