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Over-expression of Novel Proteins in Maize

  • Elizabeth E. Hood
  • John A. Howard
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 63)

One of the newest applications for over-expressed proteins in plants, including corn, is as a bio-factory for the production of vaccines, pharmaceuticals and industrial enzymes (Howard and Hood 2005). For these applications, many of the basic molecular and cellular techniques that are useful to study input traits can be applied to boost protein accumulation for the most cost-effective production model. This chapter focuses on this bio-factory application of proteins in maize.

Keywords

Transgenic Plant Foreign Protein Transgenic Maize Corn Seed Molecular Farming 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Arkansas State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Applied Biotechnology Institute, Building 36Cal Poly State UniversityUSA

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