Light-regulated transcription system for use in prokaryotic organisms

David M. Kehoe, Lina Li, Richard M. Alvey

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A process for regulating transcriptional activity of a gene is provided. The process comprises introducing genetic material into an organism, placing a gene downstream of a light-regulated promoter within the organism having a light responsive element and subjecting the organism to an exogenous light source. The genetic material is selected from a photosynthetic bacterium and the light source is configured to control the level of transcriptional activity of the gene.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - Oct 26 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Bacteria

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