Expression of Soybean Vegetative Storage Proteins (VSP$) in Tobacco Leaves

D Guenoune, R Amir, S Wolf, S Wininger, H Badani, B Ben-Dor, S Galili

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Vegetative storage proteins (VSPs) were originally identified as leaf proteins that accumulate to about 45% of the total soluble leaf proteins in depodded soybean plants (Staswick, 1990). In this work we expressed soybean VSPα in transgenic tobacco plants under the control of CaMV 35S promoter. Analysis by SDS Polyacrylamide gels revealed a similar molecular weight for the soybean VSPα in transgenic and in wild type (WT) plants. This observation suggests that soybean VSPα in transgenic plants follows corrected processing. We infer that tobacco plants provide a suitable system for studying post-transcriptional and post translation regulation of VSP.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationPlant Biotechnology and In Vitro Biology in the 21st Century
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the IXth International Congress of the International Association of Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology Jerusalem, Israel, 14–19 June 1998
EditorsArie Altman, Meira Ziv, Izhar Shamay
Place of PublicationDordrecht, Boston
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9789401146616
ISBN (Print)9789401146616, 9401146616
StatePublished - 1999

Publication series

NameCurrent Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture
PublisherSpringer Science & Business Media


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