Q: inducible promoters for plants

Hiranya Roychowdhury hroychow at NMSU.EDU
Thu Feb 6 10:55:24 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...

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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