Promoter Sequences for Defining Transgene Expression

  • Huw D. Jones*
  • Caroline A. Sparks
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 478)


The design of reverse genetic experiments that utilize transgenic approaches often requires transgenes to be expressed in a predefined pattern and there is limited information regarding the gene expression profile for specific promoters. It is important that expression patterns are predetermined in the specific genotype targeted for transformation because the same promoter–transgene construct can produce different expression patterns in different host species. This chapter compares constitutive, targeted, or inducible promoters that have been characterized in specific cereal species.

Key Words:

Promoter regulatory elements transgene expression constitutive tissue specific inducible reporter genes 



Rothamsted Research receives grant-aided support from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) of the UK.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huw D. Jones*
    • 1
  • Caroline A. Sparks
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Crop Genetic Improvement, Department of Plant SciencesRothamsted Research, HarpendenUK

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