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Title: Materials and methods to increase plant growth and yield

Abstract

The present invention relates to materials and methods for modulating growth rates, yield, and/or resistance to drought conditions in plants. In one embodiment, a method of the invention comprises increasing expression of an hc1 gene (or a homolog thereof that provides for substantially the same activity), or increasing expression or activity of the protein encoded by an hc1 gene thereof, in a plant, wherein expression of the hc1 gene or expression or activity of the protein encoded by an hc1 gene results in increased growth rate, yield, and/or drought resistance in the plant.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc. Gainesville, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1357534
Patent Number(s):
9,650,646
Application Number:
14/329,225
Assignee:
University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc. CHO
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-05ER64114
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jul 11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Kirst, Matias. Materials and methods to increase plant growth and yield. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Kirst, Matias. Materials and methods to increase plant growth and yield. United States.
Kirst, Matias. Tue . "Materials and methods to increase plant growth and yield". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1357534.
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  • The present invention relates to materials and methods for modulating growth rates, yield, and/or resistance to drought conditions in plants. In one embodiment, a method of the invention comprises increasing expression of an hc1 gene (or a homolog thereof that provides for substantially the same activity), or increasing expression or activity of the protein encoded by an hc1 gene thereof, in a plant, wherein expression of the hc1 gene or expression or activity of the protein encoded by an hc1 gene results in increased growth rate, yield, and/or drought resistance in the plant.
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