Acetohydroxyacid synthase gene promoter | Zea mays (Maize, Corn, MAIZE) | BCH-GENE-SCBD-103926 | Genetic element | Biosafety Clearing-House

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published: 20 Sep 2012 last updated: 15 Feb 2021
General information
Acetohydroxyacid synthase gene promoter
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  • Acetolactate Synthase (ALS) gene promoter
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P-ahas-MAIZE
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Promoter
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Donor organism
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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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