Date of this Version
United States Patent #5,965,792, Schroeder et al. Oct. 12, 1999
The invention provides LCT1 nucleic acids, which encode metal ion uptake transporters. The invention also provides methods of modulating heavy metal and alkali metal uptake in plants. The methods involve producing transgenic plants comprising a recombinant expression cassette containing an LCT1 nucleic acid linked to a plant promoter.