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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2012-09-20 19:54 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2021-02-15 14:45 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2021-02-15 14:45 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
Acetohydroxyacid synthase gene promoter
Alternate Genetic Element Name (synonyms)
Acetolactate Synthase (ALS) gene promoter
Category of DNA sequence
  • Promoter
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
Donor organism
Donor organism
Zea mays - Maize, Corn, MAIZE
Additional Information
Additional Information
The acetolactate synthase enzyme (ALS) plays a key role in the biochemical pathways of the branched-chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine. The application of ALS-inhibiting herbicides blocks this synthesis pathway. Lack of the aforementioned amino acids interferes with protein synthesis, causing the plant to die off.This gene encodes a modified acetolactate synthase, which confers tolerance to several acetolactate synthase-inhibiting herbicides such as, for example, sulfonylurea.

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