Soybean Nodulation Factor Receptor Proteins, Encoding Nucleic Acids and Uses Therefore

Indrasumunar, A., Kereszt, A. and Gresshoff, P. M . (2007). Soybean Nodulation Factor Receptor Proteins, Encoding Nucleic Acids and Uses Therefore. WO/2007/070960.


Creator Indrasumunar, A.
Kereszt, A.
Gresshoff, P. M .
Patent title Soybean Nodulation Factor Receptor Proteins, Encoding Nucleic Acids and Uses Therefore
Date of issue 2007-06-28
Patent owner The University of Queensland
Patent number WO/2007/070960
Language eng
Subjects 620108 Grain legumes
Abstract/Summary The invention provides GmNFR1&agr;, GmNFR1&bgr;, GmNFR5&agr; and GmNFR5&bgr;soybean nodulation factor receptor proteins, a receptor complex and encoding nucleic acids. Also provided are GmNFR1&agr;, GmNFR1&bgr;, GmNFR5&agr; and GmNFR5&bgr; promoters which may be useful for expressing autologous or heterologous sequences in plants such as soybean. Variant proteins and nucleic acids including RNA splice variants, mis-sense mutants and non-sense mutants are also described. Also provided are genetically-modified plants and methods of producing genetically-modified plants. Over-expression of soybean nodulation factor receptor proteins by genetically-modified plants may lead to enhanced and/or otherwise facilitated nodulation and/or nitrogen fixation. Genetically-modified plants with down-regulated nodulation factor receptor expression, such as by RNAi or antisense constructs, may exhibit inhibited, diminished or otherwise reduced nodulation and/or nitrogen fixation.
Additional Notes Patent Cooperation Treaty. International application number: PCT/AU2006/001963, International filing date: 22.12.2006

Document type: Patent
Collection: Centre for Integrative Legume Research Publications
 
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