A Strategy towards Antisense Regulation of Plant Gene Expression

  • D. P. S. Verma
  • A. J. Delauney
  • T. Nguyen
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 41)


The advent of recombinant DNA technology has enabled the isolation of virtually any gene; indeed, the construction of complete gene libraries from any given organism is now routine. However, in many instances, it is extremely difficult to ascertain the biological function of a cloned gene sequence. Similarly, it is difficult to isolate a gene with a known phenotype for which there is no biochemical marker, e.g., a gene(s) affecting the shape or size of an organ.


Antisense Transcript Thymidine Kinase Gene Plant Gene Expression Nodulin Gene Sucrose Synthetase 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. P. S. Verma
    • 1
  • A. J. Delauney
    • 1
  • T. Nguyen
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Plant Molecular Biology Department of BiologyMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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