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Institut fur Pflanzenbiochemie obtains United States patent.

Institut fur Pflanzenbiochemie (Halle/Saale, Germany) has patented a method for influencing the sinapine content in transgenic plant cells and plants. In particular, the invention relates to the inhibition of the enzymatic activity of a UDP-glucose: sinapate glucosyltransferase (SGT) in transgenic plant cells. The invention further relates to nucleic acid molecules containing a DNA sequence which codes for a protein with the enzymatic activity of an SGT. The invention furthermore relates to transgenic plants and plant cells comprising a nucleic acid molecule according to the invention, as a result of which contain a lower content of sinapine in comparison with wild-type plants or cells, and the agricultural products and propagating material of the transgenic plants. (US 7,323,624)
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