The rice metallothionein gene promoter does not direct foreign gene expression in seed endosperm

@article{Fukuzawa2004TheRM,
  title={The rice metallothionein gene promoter does not direct foreign gene expression in seed endosperm},
  author={Hiromitsu Fukuzawa and Li-hua Yu and Chikage Umeda-Hara and Michito Tagawa and Hirofumi Uchimiya},
  journal={Plant Cell Reports},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={231-235}
}
We generated transgenic tobacco and rice plants harboring a chimeric gene consisting of the 5′-upstream sequence of the rice metallothionein gene (ricMT) fused to the β-glucuronidase (GUS) gene. The activity and tissue-specific expression of the ricMT promoter were demonstrated in these transgenic plants. In the transgenic rice plants, despite substantial levels of GUS activity in the shoot and root, almost no GUS signal was detected in the endosperm. Thus, the ricMT promoter could be useful in… CONTINUE READING

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