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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2009-07-20 15:41 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of last update
2015-09-10 16:27 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2015-09-10 16:27 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
CaMV 35S promoter
Category of DNA sequence
  • Promoter
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
Donor organism
Donor organism
Cauliflower mosaic virus - CaMV
Additional Information
Additional Information
The 35S promoter was isolated from the Cauliflower Mosaic Virus (CaMV) and is one of the most widely used promoters in plant transformation.

The 35S promoter is a very strong constitutive promoter, resulting in high levels of gene expression in dicot plants. However, it is less effective in monocots, especially in cereals.

Useful references:

Nagy, F. et al. (1985) Properties of expression of the 35S promoter from CaMV in transgenic tobacco plants. Biotechnology in Plant Science - Relevance to Agriculture in the Eighties. Ed. M. Zaitlin, P. Day, A. Hollaender, C. M. Wilson. p. 227-235.

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