A promoter discovered in the Cauliflower Mosais Virus. CaMV is naturally transmitted by aphids and is world wide in its distribution. The virus occurs in broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and turnips. Promoter 35 S has been used to activate the expression of foreign genes in genetically engineered plants, including corn, cotton, potato, rice, soybean, squash, sugar beets, and tomato. The Monsanto Company holds the patent rights to genetically modified plants and seeds that incorporate promoter 35 S. See Bt designer plants, GMO, Roundup, transgenic plants.
Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.