Rutgers University has filed a PCT application directed to transformation of turfgrass callus with Agrobacterium. The bacterium contains a vector with a selectable marker gene and an insertion site for any coding sequence, both of them controlled by promoters isolated from monocot plants. The promoters, according to the applicants, function efficiently in turfgrass cells.
Specific Patent Information
|Patent Number||Title, Independent Claims and Summary of Claims||Assignee|
|EP 1100876 A1
||Title – Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of turfgrass
A method of producing a transgenic turfgrass plant by inoculating a regenerable turfgrass callus with Agrobacterium containing an antibiotic resistance linked to a monocot promoter. The antibiotic resistance is used as a selectable marker for the transformed tissue. A transformed turfgrass plant is regenerated from the selected transformed tissue.
A super-binary vector used for the Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of turfgrass comprising: a virulence region, a selectable marker linked to a monocot promoter, and an insertion site for a coding sequence. This site is linked to the same or a different monocot promoter.
|Remarks||National phase entry of WO 2000/04133 in Australia (AU 52136/99 A) has lapsed.|
Note: Patent information on this page was last updated on 9 February 2006.