Global to push GA events into
skip to main content

Title: Plant isoflavone and isoflavanone O-methyltransferase genes

The invention provides enzymes that encode O-methyltransferases (OMTs) from Medicago truncatula that allow modification to plant (iso)flavonoid biosynthetic pathways. In certain aspects of the invention, the genes encoding these enzymes are provided. The invention therefore allows the modification of plants for isoflavonoid content. Transgenic plants comprising such enzymes are also provided, as well as methods for improving disease resistance in plants. Methods for producing food and nutraceuticals, and the resulting compositions, are also provided.
Inventors:
; ;
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1150638
Assignee:
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation (Ardmore, OK) BNL
Patent Number(s):
8,809,627
Application Number:
11/840,032
Research Org:
BNL (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Works referenced in this record:

Protein tolerance to random amino acid change
journal, June 2004
  • Guo, H. H.; Choe, J.; Loeb, L. A.
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 101, Issue 25, p. 9205-9210
  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0403255101

Predicting the substrates of cloned plant O-methyltransferases
journal, January 2002

Combinatorial biochemistry in plants: the case of O-methyltransferases
journal, January 2001

Regiospecific methylation of naringenin to ponciretin by soybean O-methyltransferase expressed in Escherichia coli
journal, September 2005