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Soybean Mosaic Virus as a Transient Expression Vector for Soybeans
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For Information, Contact:
Dario Valenzuela
Senior Commercialization Manager, Life Sciences
515-294-4740
licensing@iastate.edu
Web Published:
5/22/2015
ISURF #
2309
Summary:
Identifying potentially useful genes for improving soybean can be time consuming. ISU researchers have developed a rapid method for expressing genes in soybean using soybean mosaic virus. These unpatented materials are being made available for non-exclusive license to interested third parties.

Development Stage:
The Soybean Mosaic Virus (SMV) vector has been used to express three foreign genes (GUS, GFP, and AvrPto) and maintain the inserted genes for several weeks.

Description:
Researchers at Iowa State University have developed a virus-based transient expression vector for soybeans. This technology will allow rapid testing of the effect of genes of interest, without having to wait months for transformation of soybean plants with the target genes. The virus vector system is not intended as a replacement for stable transformation of soybean, rather it is intended as a tool to quickly identify the most useful genes to put into soybeans while reducing the number of genes that have to be put through the transformation process. The virus vector could also be used to express genes that would be lethal to the soybean or prevent its regeneration after the transformation event, or for expression of genes when only transient expression is desired.

Advantage:
• Commercially important genes can be quickly screened to observe expressed traits, thereby significantly decreasing screening time and increasing the number of samples that can be tested.
Application:
The vector is used for expression of genes in soybeans.
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