Ex parte SCHUMACHER et al. - Page 2

               Appeal No. 1996-1093                                                                                              
               Application No. 07/300,357                                                                                        
                                                   DECISION ON APPEAL                                                            

                      This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the final rejection of claims 11, 12, and 44-55,              

               all the claims remaining in the application.  Claim 53 is representative of the subject matter on appeal          

               and reads as follows:                                                                                             

                      53.     Isolated nucleic acid molecule consisting of the E. coli or S. Tymphimurium mg1                    
               promoter/operator region up to, but not including the ATG codon which is the initiation point of                  
               translation of an mg1 operon.                                                                                     

                      The references relied upon by the examiner are:                                                            

               Muller et al. (Muller), “Characterization of the Salmonella typhimurium mgl Operon and its Gene                   
               products,” Journal of Bacteriology, Vol. 163, pages 37-45 July 1985.                                              

               Scripture et al. (Scripture), “The Nucleotide Sequences Defining the Signal Peptides of the Galactose-            
               binding Protein and the Arabinose binding Protein,” Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vol. 258, pages              
               10853-10855 September 1983.                                                                                       

               Yanisch-Perron et al. (Perron), “Improved M13 phage cloning vectors and host strains:  nucleotide                 
               sequences of the M13mp18 and pUC19 vectors,” Gene, 1983 pages 103-119.                                            

               Waye et al. (Waye), “EcoK selection vectors for shotgun cloning into M13 and deletions mutagenesis,”              
               Nucleic Acids Research,  Vol. 13, pages 8561-8571 1985.                                                           

               Maniatis et al. (Maniatis), “Molecular cloning: a laboratory manual,” Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory,              
               Cold Spring Harbor, New York, page 422 1982.                                                                      


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