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Title: Transgenic plants with enhanced growth characteristics

The invention relates to transgenic plants exhibiting dramatically enhanced growth rates, greater seed and fruit/pod yields, earlier and more productive flowering, more efficient nitrogen utilization, increased tolerance to high salt conditions, and increased biomass yields. In one embodiment, transgenic plants engineered to over-express both glutamine phenylpyruvate transaminase (GPT) and glutamine synthetase (GS) are provided. The GPT+GS double-transgenic plants of the invention consistently exhibit enhanced growth characteristics, with T0 generation lines showing an increase in biomass over wild type counterparts of between 50% and 300%. Generations that result from sexual crosses and/or selfing typically perform even better, with some of the double-transgenic plants achieving an astounding four-fold biomass increase over wild type plants.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1321919
Assignee:
LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (Los Alamos, NM) LANL
Patent Number(s):
9,434,956
Application Number:
13/714,948
Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Dec 14
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

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