Plants with reduced asparagine content

  • US 10,883,114 B2
  • Filed: 09/06/2016
  • Issued: 01/05/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/09/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A mutant, non-naturally occurring or transgenic tobacco plant or part thereof having reduced expression or activity of asparagine synthetase, said asparagine synthetase comprising:

  • (i) a polynucleotide sequence having at least 95% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO;

    1 or SEQ ID NO;

    3 or SEQ ID NO;

    5 or SEQ ID NO;


    or(ii) a polypeptide encoded by the polynucleotide set forth in (i);

    or(iii) a polypeptide having at least 90% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO;

    2 or SEQ ID NO;

    4 or SEQ ID NO;

    6 or SEQ ID NO;


    wherein the expression or activity of the asparagine synthetase set forth in (i), (ii) or (iii) is reduced as compared to a control plant.

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