Research Journal of Biological Sciences

Year: 2015
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Page No. 1 - 9

Promoters Used in Genetic Transformation of Plants

Authors : Renata Lucia Grunennvaldt, Juliana Degenhardt-Goldbach, Isabel Rodrigues Gerhardt and Marguerite Quoirin

Abstract: The promoter is a DNA sequence that regulates the expression of a particular gene. Knowledge of the promoters used in gene constructs for genetic transformation is essential for successfully applying GM technology. Promoters can be classified as constitutive, inducible and organ/tissue specific. The use of inducible and organ/tissue specific promoters has gained importance, because of its extensive applicability. This review presents a summary of the different types of promoters with examples of some of them that have been identified and characterized for genetic transformation of various plant species.

How to cite this article:

Renata Lucia Grunennvaldt, Juliana Degenhardt-Goldbach, Isabel Rodrigues Gerhardt and Marguerite Quoirin, 2015. Promoters Used in Genetic Transformation of Plants. Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 10: 1-9.

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