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Gene Expression Part 2: Expression of Herbicide Resistant ALS Genes in Plants

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This lesson describes how changes in the DNA sequence of a gene can alter the synthesis of a protein and thus influence traits such as herbicide resistance.

Overview for Gene Expression Part 2

Don Lee
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Patricia Hain
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

 

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In this lesson we will describe how changes in the gene can alter the gene expression process and influence traits in an organism. The specific example of ALS-inhibitor herbicide resistance is used to demonstrate the impact of genetic change on trait expression in a plant.

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