US Patent Number
The gene sequence for ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco) large subunit (LS)εN-methyltansferase (protein methylase III or Rubisco LSMT) from a plant which has a des(methyl) lysyl residue in the LS is disclosed. In addition, the full-length cDNA clones for Rubisco LSMT are disclosed. Transgenic plants and methods of producing same which have the Rubisco LSMT gene inserted into the DNA are also provided. Further, methods of inactivating the enzymatic activity of Rubisco LSMT are also disclosed.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Houtz, Robert L., "Isolated Spinach Ribulose-1,5-Bisphosphate Carboxylase/Oxgenase Large Subunit ε N-Methyltransferase and Method of Inactivating Ribulose-1,5-Bishosphatase ε N-Methyltransferase Activity" (2001). Horticulture Faculty Patents. Paper 6.