Patent Number: 6,252,137

Title: Soybean homolog of seed-specific transcription activator from Phaseolus vulgaris

Abstract: This invention relates to isolated nucleic acid fragments encoding all or a substantial portion of a soybean homolog of the Phaseolus vulgaris PvAlf transcription activator. The invention also relates to the construction of chimeric genes encoding all or a portion of a soybean homolog of the Phaseolus vulgaris PvAlf transcription activator, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of a plant homolog of the Phaseolus vulgaris PvAlf transcription activator in a transformed host cell. The invention also relates to targeting of the soybean homolog of the Phaseolus vulgaris PvAlf transcription activator to a novel promoter region by the addition of either a DNA-binding domain or a protein-protein interaction domain, thus leading to a higher level of gene expression.

Inventors: Harder; Patricia A. (Wilmington, DE), Odell; Joan T. (Unionville, PA)

Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company

International Classification: C07K 14/415 (20060101); C12N 15/82 (20060101); C12N 005/04 (); C12N 015/29 (); C12N 015/82 (); C12N 015/90 (); A01H 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018