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Title: Materials 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.
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University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc. CHO
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Patent File Date: 2014 Jul 11
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University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc. Gainesville, FL (United States)
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United States

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