Plant Synthetic Promoters pp 219-232

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GenoCAD Plant Grammar to Design Plant Expression Vectors for Promoter Analysis

  • Anna Coll
  • Mandy L. Wilson
  • Kristina Gruden
  • Jean Peccoud


With the rapid advances in prediction tools for discovery of new promoters and their cis-elements, there is a need to improve plant expression methodologies in order to facilitate a high-throughput functional validation of these promoters in planta. The promoter-reporter analysis is an indispensible approach for characterization of plant promoters. It requires the design of complex plant expression vectors, which can be challenging. Here, we describe the use of a plant grammar implemented in GenoCAD that will allow the users to quickly design constructs for promoter analysis experiments but also for other in planta functional studies. The GenoCAD plant grammar includes a library of plant biological parts organized in structural categories to facilitate their use and management and a set of rules that guides the process of assembling these biological parts into large constructs.

Key words

Synthetic biology GenoCAD Plant grammar Plant expression vectors Plant promoters 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Coll
    • 1
  • Mandy L. Wilson
    • 2
  • Kristina Gruden
    • 1
  • Jean Peccoud
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Biotechnology and Systems BiologyNational Institute of BiologyLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia TechBlacksburgUSA
  3. 3.Department of Chemical & Biological EngineeringColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  4. 4.GenoFAB, LLCSan FranciscoUSA

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