Gene Addition in Plants



The following table gives information about gene addition projects that
have been done with plants. The gene, source organism, and characteristic
conferred on transformed plants is given.

Gene for

Source Organism

Characteristic conferred on transformed plants

delta-Endotoxin

Bacillus thuringiensis

Insect resistance

Proteinase inhibitors

Various legumes

Insect resistance

Chitinase

Rice

Fungal resistance

Glucanase

Alfalfa

Fungal resistance

Ribosome-inactivating protein

Barley

Fungal resistance

Ornithine carbamoyltransferase

Pseudomonas syringe

Bacterial resistance

Virus coat proteins

Various viruses

Virus resistance

Satellite RNA's

Various viruses

Virus resistance

2'-5' oligoadenylate synthetase

Rat

Virus resistance

Mutant form of 5-enolpyruvyl-shikimic acid 3-phosphate synthase

Salmonella typhimurium

Herbicide resistance

Phosphinothricin acetyl transferase

Streptomyces hygroscopicus

Herbicide resistance

Ribonuclease

Bacillus amyloliquesfaciens

Male sterility

Methionine-rich protein

Brazil nuts

improved S content

Thaumatin

Thaumatococcus danielli

Sweetness

Monellin

Thaumatococcus danielli

Sweetness

Stearyl-CoA desaturase

Rat

Higher monounsaturated fatty acid content



This table was taken from "Gene Cloning an introduction" (3rd Edition)
written by T.A. Brown and published by Stanley Thornes Ltd.



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Created by Matthew Kuure-Kinsey and Beth McCooey for Biochemical Engineering Fall 2000