Q: inducible promoters... retraction!!

Hiranya Roychowdhury hroychow at NMSU.EDU
Thu Feb 6 12:54:44 EST 1997

>At 08:09 AM 2/3/97 +0100, Dr. K. Eimert wrote:
>>Dear Netters,
>>I am in need of an inducible promoter for plant transformation. It is
>>important that this promoter would not "leak" if not induced, e.g., the
>>hs-promoter would not work for us. Does anybody have experience with the
>>glucocorticoid-inducible promoter? 
>>I seem to remember a paper some three (or more) years ago dealing with a
>>Cu-inducible promoter. Did anybody try this one? Are the inducing
>>concentrations of Cu toxic for the plants? 
>>Is there any review dealing with this topic, by chance?
>>I'd appreciate any help or comments! 
>>Thanx in advance,
>This may be a long shot, but the barstar (spelling) promoter from a Bacillus sp. (I do not remember exactly which sp.) is tetracyclin inducible. Worth checking into...

I am sorry to have responded wrongly. I was thinking about a paper in Nature (1990) where  the barstar gene (not the promoter)was used behind the tapetum-specific TA29 promoter. 


Dr. Hiranya Sankar Roychowdhury
Plant Genetic Engineering Lab.
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Ph. (505) 646-5785
hroychow at nmsu.edu

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