Patent Number: 6,166,292

Title: Raffinose synthetase gene, method of producing raffinose and transgenic plant

Abstract: Raffinose synthase purified from cucumber is allowed to act on sucrose and galactinol. Thus raffinose is efficiently produced. The function of endogenous raffinose synthase is regulated by transforming a plant with a chimeric gene comprising a raffinose synthase gene and a regulatory region expressible in the plant. Thus a plant, in which raffinose family oligosaccharides are decreased, is created.

Inventors: Osumi; Chieko (Kawasaki, JP), Nozaki; Jinshi (Kawasaki, JP), Kida; Takao (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

International Classification: C12N 15/82 (20060101); C12N 9/10 (20060101); C12N 015/82 (); C12N 005/04 (); C12N 015/29 (); A01H 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017