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npt gene as part of a chimeric gene construct for plant transformation

Patents granted to Monsanto, Actual granted independent claims

US 5034322
Claim 6
A chimeric gene comprising in sequence:

A) a promoter region from a gene selected from the group consisting of an Agrobacterium tumefaciens opine synthase gene and a ribulose-1,5-bis-phosphate carboxylase small subunit gene;
B) a heterologous structural DNA sequence encoding a neomycin phosphotransferase; and a 3′ non-translated
C) region of a gene naturally expressed in plant cells, said region encoding a signal sequence for polyadenylation of mRNA.

 

US 6174724
Claim 8A chimeric gene capable of expressing a polypeptide in plant cells comprising in sequence:

A) a promoter region from a gene which is naturally expressed in plant cells;
B) a 5′ non-translated region;
C) a structural coding sequence encoding a neomycin phosphotransferase polypeptide; and
D) a 3′ non-translated region of a gene naturally expressed in plant cells, said region encoding a signal sequence for polyadenylation of mRNA.