Patent Number: 6,294,714

Title: Method for introducing a gene into a plant using an adventitious budredifferentiation gene under the control of a light-inducible promoter asa selectable marker gene, and vector for introducing a gene into a plantusing the same

Abstract: A method for introducing a gene into a plant, which comprises introducing agene into a plant cell using a vector containing an adventitious shootredifferentiation gene as a selectable marker gene under the control of alight-inducible promoter, and a vector for introducing a gene into aplant, which comprises a desired gene, an adventitious shootredifferentiation gene as a selectable marker gene under the control of alight-inducible promoter, and a removable DNA element, wherein theselectable marker gene is positioned such that it behaves integrally withthe removable DNA element, and wherein the desired gene is positioned suchthat it does not behave integrally with the removable DNA element.

Inventors: Matsunaga; Etsuko (Tokyo, JP), Kasahara; Takehide (Tokyo, JP), Sugita; Koichi (Tokyo, JP), Ebinuma; Hiroyasu (Tokyo, JP)

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Expiration Date: 09/25/2013