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1. (WO2001005986) MITES-LIKE ELEMENT AND TRANSCRIPTIONAL ACTIVATION ELEMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/005986    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2000/004837
Publication Date: Fri Jan 26 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Thu Jul 20 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: C07K 14/415
C12N 15/82
Applicants: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
OZEKI, Yoshihiro
OYANAGI, Mikiko
FUKUDA, Takashi
KODA, Takatoshi
Inventors: OZEKI, Yoshihiro
OYANAGI, Mikiko
FUKUDA, Takashi
KODA, Takatoshi
Title: MITES-LIKE ELEMENT AND TRANSCRIPTIONAL ACTIVATION ELEMENT
Abstract:
The invention provides novel, carrot-derived MITE-like elements (transposable elements). It further provides transcriptional activation elements comprising at least one transposable element, in particular one of the above MITE-like elements. Specifically, it provides transcriptional activation elements having a DNA comprising the nucleotide sequence shown under SEQ ID NO:1 or a functional equivalent thereto and/or a DNA comprising the nucleotide sequence shown under SEQ ID NO:2 or a functional equivalent thereto. The transcriptional activation elements of the invention can increase or activate the reduced expression of a foreign gene introduced by the transgenic technology. Therefore, the transcriptional activation elements contribute to stable expression of a foreign gene introduced in a plant genome and are useful in stably producing genetically modified plants.