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Title: Material and methods to increase plant growth and yield

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:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1215541
Assignee:
University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc. (Gainesville, FL) CHO
Patent Number(s):
9,133,470
Application Number:
14/152,865
Contract Number:
FG02-05ER64114
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jan 10
Research Org:
University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc., Gainesville, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

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