Overexpressing both ATP sulfurylase and selenocysteine methyltransferase enhances selenium phytoremediation traits in Indian mustard.

@article{Leduc2006OverexpressingBA,
  title={Overexpressing both ATP sulfurylase and selenocysteine methyltransferase enhances selenium phytoremediation traits in Indian mustard.},
  author={Danika L Leduc and Manal AbdelSamie and M Montes-Bay{\'o}n and Carol P Y Wu and Sarah J. Reisinger and Norman Terry},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2006},
  volume={144 1},
  pages={70-6}
}
A major goal of our selenium (Se) phytoremediation research is to use genetic engineering to develop fast-growing plants with an increased ability to tolerate, accumulate, and volatilize Se. To this end we incorporated a gene (encoding selenocysteine methyltransferase, SMT) from the Se hyperaccumulator, Astragalus bisulcatus, into Indian mustard (LeDuc, D.L., Tarun, A.S., Montes-Bayón, M., Meija, J., Malit, M.F., Wu, C.P., AbdelSamie, M., Chiang, C.-Y., Tagmount, A., deSouza, M., Neuhierl, B… CONTINUE READING