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A method and system is provided for generating excreted gene products in a plant which includes generating a nucleic acid fusion construct comprising a phylloplanin promoter and a selected non-phylloplanin nucleic acid sequence whose transcription product is to be expressed and delivered to an aerial surface of a plant. The method includes transfecting plant cells with the nucleic acid fusion construct and allowing the plant cells to express the non-phylloplanin nucleic acid sequence transcription product which is then excreted from the plant cells to the aerial surfaces.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, Ky.
Wagner, George J. and Shepard, Ryan W., "Method Utilizing the Tobacco Phylloplanin Promoter for Expression of Nucleic Acids as Gene Products Directed to Aerial Surfaces of Plants" (2009). Plant and Soil Sciences Faculty Patents. 32.