DNA sequence of a gene of hydroxy-phenyl pyruvate dioxygenase and production of plants containing a gene of hydroxy-phenyl pyruvate dioxygenase and which are tolerant to certain herbicides
1. An isolated gene which expresses a hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) from Pseudomonas.
An isolated gene from Pseudomonas is described which expresses a hydoxy phenyl pyruvate dioxygenase. Also described are chimeric genes for introduction into plants to overexpress a hydoxy phenyl pyruvate dioxygenase and produce plants which are tolerant to herbicides.
- 1. An isolated gene which expresses a hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) from Pseudomonas.
3. A chimeric gene comprising, in the direction of transcription:
at least one promoter regulation sequence from a gene expressing itself naturally in plants, a heterologous coding sequence under control of the promoter regulation sequence, and at least one polyadenylation sequence, characterized in that the coding sequence expresses hydroxyphenylpyruvate diogenase (HPPD).
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