Common syntax, Community standard
With wide support from the international plant science community, lead by Dr. Nicola Patron and Prof Jim Haseloff, OpenPlant has established a common genetic syntax (Patron et al. 2015) providing genetic rules on how to build DNA parts in standardised ways. The Phytobrick standard is general, and applicable to all plants, and other eukaryotes.
The Phytobrick standard enables modular assembly of multiple standard parts into genes and allows community-based efforts for building and exchanging collections of DNA parts.
The Phytobrick standard is a consolidated and consistent standard for Type IIS restriction endonuclease based assembly of DNA parts to make synthetic genes.