The GUS reporter gene system

Nature. 1989 Dec 14;342(6251):837-8. doi: 10.1038/342837a0.


The GUS reporter gene system is already a powerful tool for the assessment of gene activity in transgenic plants. Further developments may lead to routine in vivo analysis and fusion genetics.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Genetic Engineering / methods*
  • Glucuronidase / genetics*
  • Membrane Transport Proteins / genetics
  • Plants


  • Membrane Transport Proteins
  • Glucuronidase