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Transformation of plants with a chloroperoxidase gene to enhance disease resistance

Author:
Jacks, T.J., Cary, J.W., Rajasekaran, K., Cleveland, T.E. III, Van Pee, K.H.
Source:
United States Department of Agriculture patents 2004 no.US 6,703,540 B1
Subject:
Burkholderia pyrrocinia, bacterial proteins, peroxidases, transgenes, genetic transformation, gene expression, enzyme activity, antifungal properties, Nicotiana tabacum, tobacco, Gossypium hirsutum, cotton, transgenic plants, disease resistance, fungal diseases of plants, Aspergillus flavus, plant pathogenic fungi, plant protection, anthracnose, Colletotrichum destructivum, nucleotide sequences, amino acid sequences, USDA, patents, United States
Abstract:
The present invention provides a method of making plants resistant to plant pathogens by transformation of host cells with a nucleic acid encoding a nonheme haloperoxidase. Transgenic plants which express a nonheme chloroperoxidase thereby resulting in enhanced resistance to phytopathogens are provided.
Agid:
7560
Handle:
10113/7560