Abstract: A process for the production of plants with increased content of appropriate amino acids having high nutritional properties through the modification of plant genes encoding plant storage proteins, particularly the 2S albumins. Seed-forming plants susceptible to Agrobacterium transformation, the genome of which plants includes a recombinant DNA encoding a precursor of a modified 2S albumin, under the control of a promoter, are described, including the particular recombinant DNA.
April 18, 1994
Date of Patent:
December 31, 1996
Plant Genetic Systems N.V., Brazilian Agricultural Research Organization-Embrapa/Cenargen
Ann De Clercq, Enno Krebbers, Joel Vandekerckhove, Luiz Barreto De Castro, Eugen Gander, Marc Van Montagu