Transgenic Plants

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20110226267A1
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13059230

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The invention provides transgenic plants, specifically tobacco plants, which accumulate the amino acid threonine in their leaves. The biosynthetic pathway leading to production of threonine is tightly regulated, and previous attempts to achieve a transgenic plant which overproduces threonine has compromised the fitness of the plants. This invention has overcome these difficulties and found a method of increasing the level of threonine in plant leaves above the corresponding wild type level without compromising plant fitness, comprising altering plant metabolism to achieve increased production of threonine after the initiation of leaf senescence. This invention involves a genetic construct comprising a senescence specific promoter operably linked to a coding sequence encoding a polypeptide having threonine insensitive aspartate kinase activity.

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BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITEDGLOBE HOUSE 1 WATER STREET LONDON WC2R 3LA

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Coates, Steve London, GB 5 22
Jones, Louise London, GB 2 3
Leach, Gwendoline London, GB 5 3

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