Are there species-specific promoters? I would like to know of published or
anecdotal instances of a promoter that works well when reintroduced in the
plant species of origin, but displays altered regulation or no function
when introduced into a different genus.
I would also like to keep a tally of the opposite case, that is,
of no significant differences being found. So, if you have tested a
promoter in the species of origin and in a different genus, let me know
the result. I will send a summary message to the network with the ratio of
weird to normal promoters.
I am aware of problems encountered with monocot promoters in
dicots. However, I am interested mainly in dicot promoters moved to other
Many thanks for your help.
University of Washington