Patent Number: 7,786,352

Title: Methods for the production of apolipoproteins in transgenic plants

Abstract: Methods for the production of an apolipoprotein in plants are described. In one embodiment, the present invention provides a method for the expression of apolipoprotein in plants comprising: (a) providing a chimeric nucleic acid construct comprising in the 5' to 3' direction of transcription as operably linked components: (i) a nucleic acid sequence capable of controlling expression in plant cells; and (ii) a nucleic acid sequence encoding an apolipoprotein polypeptide; (b) introducing the chimeric nucleic acid construct into a plant cell; and growing the plant cell into a mature plant capable of setting seed wherein the seed expresses apolipoprotein.

Inventors: Moloney; Maurice M. (Calgary, CA), Reid; Alexandra (Milton, CA), Nykiforuk; Cory Lee (Calgary, CA), Boothe; Joseph G. (Calgary, CA)

Assignee: Sembiosys Genetics Inc.

International Classification: C12N 15/82 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018