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800278000 - METHOD OF INTRODUCING A POLYNUCLEOTIDE MOLECULE INTO OR REARRANGEMENT OF GENETIC MATERIAL WITHIN A PLANT OR PLANT PART

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20130031670PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a Protein Of Interest (POI) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of nucleic acid encoding a POI polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits compared with control plants. The invention also provides novel POI-encoding nucleic acids and constructs comprising the same, useful in performing the method of the invention.01-31-2013
20110191909MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING SEED SIZE, SEED NUMBER, AND SEED SUGAR CONTENT IN PLANTS - The subject invention concerns materials and methods for modulating seed size in plants. In one embodiment, seed size is decreased relative to wild type seed by inhibiting or knocking out expression of a sorbitol dehydrogenase (Sdh) gene or the gene product thereof. In another embodiment, seed size is increased relative to wild type seed by increasing expression of an Sdh gene or the gene product thereof. The subject invention also concerns materials and methods for modulating seed number or sugar content in plants. In one embodiment, seed number or sugar content is increased relative to wild type seed by inhibiting or knocking out expression of a sorbitol dehydrogenase (Sdh) gene or the gene product thereof. In another embodiment, seed number or sugar content is decreased relative to wild type seed by increasing expression of an Sdh gene or the gene product thereof.08-04-2011
20090193543Plants Having Increase Yield and Method for Making the Same - The present invention concerns a method for increasing plant yield by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding an OsLEA3a polypeptide or a homologue thereof. One such method comprises introducing into a plant an OsLEA3a nucleic acid or variant thereof. The invention also relates to transgenic plants having introduced therein an OsLEA3a nucleic acid or variant thereof, which plants have increased yield and altered metabolic profile, relative to control plants. The present invention also concerns constructs useful in the methods of the invention.07-30-2009
20130086712NITROGEN RESPONSIVENESS IN PLANTS THROUGH THE EXPRESSION OF PATHWAYS FOR THE FORMATION AND CATABOLISM OF NOVEL N-RICH COMPOUNDS - The invention provides for the regulation of opine synthesis and catabolism providing improved nitrogen responsiveness, utilizing opine synthase and oxidase nucleic acids and their encoded proteins. The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to altering nitrogen utilization and/or uptake in plants. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells and transgenic plants.04-04-2013
20130081155NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCES ENCODING PROTEINS ASSOCIATED WITH ABIOTIC STRESS RESPONSE AND PLANT CELLS AND PLANTS WITH INCREASED TOLERANCE TO ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS - This invention relates generally to nucleic acid sequences encoding proteins that are associated with abiotic stress responses and abiotic stress tolerance in plants. In particular, this invention relates to nucleic acid sequences encoding proteins that confer drought, heat, cold, and/or salt tolerance to plants.03-28-2013
20130036516PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a CLE-type 2 polypeptide or a Bax Inhibitor-1 (BI-1) polypeptide or a SEC22 polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a CLE-type 2 polypeptide or a BI-1 polypeptide or a SEC22 polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits compared with control plants. The invention also provides constructs comprising CLE-type 2-encoding nucleic acids, useful in performing the methods of the invention. The invention also provides novel BI-1-encoding nucleic acids and constructs comprising the same, useful in performing the methods of the invention. The invention also provides novel SEC22-encoding nucleic acids and constructs comprising the same, useful in performing the methods of the invention.02-07-2013
20100325753Plants Having Increased Yield-Related Traits and a Method For Making The Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for increasing various plant yield-related traits by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a yield increasing polypeptide selected from the group consisting of: an AT-hook motif nuclear localized 19/20 (AHL19/20), a GRP (Growth Regulating Protein) (wherein said GRP polypeptide is a metallothionein 2a (MT2a) polypeptide), an alanine aminotransferase (AAT)-like polypeptide, and an alanine aminotransferase (AAT) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulating expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a yield increasing polypeptide selected from the group consisting of: an AT-hook motif nuclear localized 19/20 (AHL19/20), a GRP (Growth Regulating Protein) (wherein said GRP polypeptide is a metallothionein 2a (MT2a) polypeptide), an alanine aminotransferase (AAT)-like polypeptide, and an alanine aminotransferase (AAT) polypeptide which plants have increased yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.12-23-2010
20090158467METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR MODULATING FLOWERING AND MATURITY IN PLANTS - The present invention provides compositions and methods for modulating flowering time in plants. Maize RAP2.7 nucleotide sequences are disclosed which upon overexpression cause later flowering and when inhibited cause earlier flowering. Also disclosed is a DNA sequence which acts as a regulator/enhancer of RAP2.7, termed VGT1. This sequence does not code for any known protein, but acts as either a RNAi element or a regulatory DNA or RNA element that either directly regulates expression of flowering genes such as Rap2.7 or specifically targets expression of other genes which control flowering genes such as Rap2.7. This element this can be used as a sequence-based marker to identify inbred and hybrids which have altered maturity. Methods for expressing these nucleotide sequences in a plant for modifying maturity and flowering in plants are provided as well as expression constructs, vectors, transformed cells and plants.06-18-2009
20100107280 KERNEL PRODUCTIVITY OF PLANTS THROUGH THE MODULATION OF GLUTAMINE SYNTHETASE ACTIVITY - The invention relates to a method for improving the kernel productivity of a maize plant, wherein said method comprises overexpressing in said plant at least one glutamine synthetase isoenzyme, in order to increase the number and/or the size of kernels.04-29-2010
20130047300Grain Filling of a Plant Through the Modulation of NADH-Glutamate Synthase - The invention relates to a method for increasing the grain filling of a plant, wherein said method comprises overexpressing in said plant a wheat NADH-dependent glutamate synthase, in order to increase the grain weight and/or the grain protein content.02-21-2013
20110004963Plants Having Increased Yield-Related Traits And A Method For Making The Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for increasing various plant yield-related traits by increasing expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding an 01-06-2011
20090307801NOVEL PLANTS - Disclosed are novel genetically modified plant cells wherein a SHI (short internodes) family gene is integrated into the nuclear genome. Also disclosed are plant cells where a SHI antisense gene is integrated or plants including heterologous expression control of autologous SHI genes. The plant cells confer novel phenotypes upon plants incorporating the SHI family gene. The invention also discloses transgenic plants and methods for plant production, where the plants are dwarfed, but exhibit normal or increased flower set after induction of flowering with GA. The plants of the invention are obtained without use of any growth retardants.12-10-2009
20120192314METHODS FOR INCREASING PLANT CELL PROLIFERATION BY FUNCTIONALLY INHIBITING A PLANT CYCLIN INHIBITOR GENE - The present invention provides methods for modulating the growth and/or yield of plants. In particular the methods comprises the use of agents which functionally inhibit the expression of plant D-like cyclin inhibitors including isolated polynucleotide sequences which interact with DNA or RNA encoding proteins capable of binding plant D-like cyclins. Further, the present invention provides recombinant polynucleotide sequences, vectors and host cells which encode proteins capable of binding to and inactivating the activity of plant D-like cyclin/cyclin dependent kinase complexes preventing plant cells from exiting the cell cycle. Methods for determining and agents which are inhibitors of the BRO cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor proteins which are capable of modulating plant cell cycle progression are also provided. Methods for the production of transgenic plant cells and plants with increased growth rates and yields when compared to wild-type plants are also provided.07-26-2012
20090094716PLANTS HAVING INCREASED BIOMASS - The invention relates to methods of producing a desired phenotype in a plant by manipulation of gene expression within the plant. The method relates to means which inhibit the level of FVE gene expression or activity, wherein a desired phenotype, such as increased biomass relative to a wild-type control plant, is achieved. The invention also relates to nucleic acid sequences useful for such methods.04-09-2009
20090271895Plants having improved growth characteristics and method for making the same - The present invention concerns a method for improving growth characteristics of plants by increasing activity and/or expression in a plant of an SnRK2 kinase or a homologue thereof. One such method comprises introducing into a plant an SnRK2 nucleic acid molecule or functional variant thereof. The invention also relates to transgenic plants having improved growth characteristics, which plants have modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding an SnRK2 kinase. The present invention also concerns constructs useful in the methods of the invention.10-29-2009
20090064373PLANTS WITH ALTERED ROOT ARCHITECTURE, RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENES ENCODING NUCLEOSIDE DIPHOSPHATASE KINASE (NDK) POLYPEPTIDES AND HOMOLOGS THEREOF - Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs particularly useful for altering root structure of plants, compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant DNA constructs, and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs. The recombinant DNA construct comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a polypeptide useful for altering plant root architecture.03-05-2009
20090055970Yield increase in plants overexpressing the hsrp genes - A transgenic crop plant transformed by a Hookless-Like Stress-Related Polypeptide (HSRP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the crop plant results in the plant's increased root growth, and/or increased yield, and/or increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic crop plants. Also provided are isolated novel HSRPs and isolated novel nucleic acid coding HSRPs, and vectors and transgenic plant containing the same.02-26-2009
20110023191METHODS FOR IMPROVING CROP PLANT ARCHITECTURE AND YIELD - The present invention provides methods for altering plant characteristics by introducing into plants, isolated nucleic acid molecules that can be used to produce transgenic plants characterized by altered plant architecture, plant maturity, carbon and nitrogen partitioning and or improved harvestable yield. Also provided are isolated nucleic acids that encode PDR polypeptides, vectors capable of expressing such nucleic acid molecules, host cells containing such vectors and polypeptides encoded by such nucleic acids.01-27-2011
20110023190USE OF DIMERIZATION DOMAIN COMPONENT STACKS TO MODULATE PLANT ARCHITECTURE - This invention provides means for altering the harvest index of crop plants by modulating the expression of transgenic genes using dimerization domain and component stacks, thereby modulating plant architecture. The transgene/dimerization domain stacks are provided in a single transformation vector unit and are used to modulate plant growth, yield, and harvest index in plants.01-27-2011
20110023189TRANSFORMED PLANT WITH PROMOTED GROWTH - The present invention is directed to identify genes involved in the growth of a plant and provide a transformed plant the growth of which is promoted utilizing the genes.01-27-2011
20110023187Putative Cytokinin Receptor and Methods for Use Thereof - A method of modulating the expression of at least one trait in a plant, the method comprising the step of modulating the expression of at least one polypeptide by the plant, wherein the polypeptide is selected from the group consisting of: i) a polypeptide which comprises the amino acid sequence according to SEQ ID NO:1; ii) a polypeptide which comprises an amino acid sequence which is selected from the group consisting of any one or more of from amino acid 1 to amino acid 7, from amino acid 9 to amino acid 230, from amino acid 1 to amino acid 58, from amino acid 77 to amino acid 485, from amino acid 59 to amino acid 76, from amino acid 150 to amino acid 191, from amino acid 231 to amino acid 405, and from amino acid 406 to amino acid 438 of SEQ ID NO: 1, or at equivalent positions in a homologue thereof, and which is capable of modulating cytokinin signaling in the plant; iii) a polypeptide which comprises an amino acid sequence with at least 70% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence according to SEQ ID NO:1 and which is capable of modulating cytokinin signaling in the plant; and iv) a polypeptide which consists of an amino acid sequence according to SEQ ID NO:1, wherein the modulation of the expression of the polypeptide modulates the expression of at least one trait in the plant.01-27-2011
20120079623Yield Enhancement in Plants by Modulation of a ZM-ZFP1 Protein - Compositions and methods for modulating plant development and for increasing yield in a plant are provided. The compositions include a ZM-ZFP1 sequence. Compositions of the disclosure comprise amino acid sequences and nucleotide sequences selected from SEQ ID NOS: 1 and 2 as well as variants and fragments thereof. Nucleotide sequences encoding the ZM-ZFP1 molecule are provided in DNA constructs for expression in a plant of interest are provided for modulating the level of a ZM-ZFP1 sequence in a plant or a plant part are provided. The methods comprise introducing into a plant or plant part a heterologous polynucleotide comprising a ZM-ZFP1 sequence of the disclosure. The level of the ZM-ZFP1 polypeptide can be increased or decreased. Such method can be used to increase the yield in plants; in one embodiment, the method is used to increase grain yield in cereals.03-29-2012
20120102599Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and a Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding an IAA2-like (auxin/indoleacetic acid 2 like) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding IAA2-like polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention also provides constructs comprising IAA2-like-encoding nucleic acids, useful in performing the methods of the invention. The present invention also relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for improving various plant growth characteristics by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a NAC10-like polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a NAC10-like polypeptide, which plants have improved growth characteristics relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.04-26-2012
20110283420PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a HSFA4 or HSFA5 (Heat Shock Factor of the class A4 or A5) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a HSFA4 or a HSFA5 polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention also provides constructs comprising the same, useful in performing the methods of the invention.11-17-2011
20110283419Regulation of Cotton Fiber Growth by Extracellular Nucleotides and Ectoapyrases - The present invention includes compositions and methods of modulating the length of one or more cotton fibers in a plant by contacting the plant or tissue derived therefrom with at least one of: a nucleotide; a modulator of ectoapyrase gene transcription; or an anti-ectoapyrase antibody or fragments thereof, at a concentration that modulates growth of one or more cotton fibers.11-17-2011
20120005787GENE FOR INCREASING THE PRODUCTION OF PLANT BIOMASS AND/OR SEEDS AND METHOD FOR USE THEREOF - A technique by which the production of plant biomass can be significantly increased is provided. A gene encoding protein phosphatase 2C having 3 consensus sequences comprising the amino acid sequences shown in SEQ ID NOS: 1-3 from the N-terminal side in such order and a gene encoding glutathione-binding plastid-type fructose 1,6-bisphosphate aldolase is introduced, or an expression control region of endogenous genes corresponding to the genes are modified.01-05-2012
20120005786Isolated Polynucleotide Molecules Corresponding to Mutant and Wild-Type Alleles of the Maize D9 Gene and Methods of Use - The invention provides isolated polynucleotide molecules encoding mutant and wild-type alleles of the maize D9 gene. The invention further provides methods for modifying the growth of plants by decreasing or increasing plant height, altering stem and/or root growth, and involving the use of these isolated polynucleotide molecules, isolated polypeptides and transformed plants, seeds and cells.01-05-2012
20090288228PLANTS HAVING IMPROVED GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention concerns a method for improving plant growth characteristics by increasing expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a CCS52 protein and/or by increasing level and/or activity in a plant of a CCS52 protein. The invention also relates to transgenic plants having improved growth characteristics, such as increased plant size, increased organ size or increased number of organs, which plants have increased expression of a nucleic acid encoding a CCS52 protein.11-19-2009
20120023622DROUGHT TOLERANT PLANTS AND RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENES ENCODING FERREDOXIN FAMILY PROTEINS - Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs useful for conferring drought tolerance, compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant DNA constructs, and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs. The recombinant DNA construct comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter that is functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a ferredoxin family protein.01-26-2012
20090288227Improvements in or Relating to Starch Storage in Plants - The present invention provides an isolated fragment of the LEC1 promoter comprising a deletion, relative to the wild type LEC1 promoter, which isolated fragment possesses promoter activity in non-embryonic vegetative plant tissues in 11-19-2009
20100071094PROMOTER EXPRESSED IN THE DEHISCENCE ZONE OF DRY FRUITS - The invention relates to a promoter specific for cells of the dehiscence zone of dry fruits, and to the use of this promoter for specifically expressing a gene of interest in this dehiscence zone.03-18-2010
20100269229Isolated Polynucleotide Molecules Corresponding to Mutant and Wild-Type Alleles of the Maize D9 Gene and Methods of Use - The invention provides isolated polynucleotide molecules encoding mutant and wild-type alleles of the maize D9 gene. The invention further provides methods for modifying the growth of plants by decreasing or increasing plant height, altering stem and/or root growth, and involving the use of these isolated polynucleotide molecules, isolated polypeptides, and transformed plants, seeds, and cells.10-21-2010
20100115667Novel At1g67330 gene involved in altered nitrate uptake efficiency - The invention provides isolated nitrate uptake associated nucleic acids and their encoded proteins for modulating nitrogen uptake efficiency in plants. The invention includes methods and compositions relating to altering nitrogen utilization and/or uptake in plants. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells, and transgenic plants.05-06-2010
20100115666Transcriptional Repressors of Cytokinin Signaling and Their Use - The invention relates to fusion proteins capable of acting as transcriptional repressors of cytokinin signaling, to polynucleotides encoding these fusion proteins, to vectors and cells comprising these polynucleotides, and to transgenic plants and parts thereof comprising these polynucleotides, vectors, and cells.05-06-2010
20120110700PLANTS WITH ALTERED ROOT ARCHITECTURE, RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENES ENCODING LEUCINE RICH REPEAT KINASE (LLRK) POLYPEPTIDES AND HOMOLOGS THEREOF - Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs particularly useful for altering root structure of plants, compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant DNA constructs, and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs. The recombinant DNA construct comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a polypeptide useful for altering plant root architecture.05-03-2012
20120110699METHOD FOR PROMOTING THE FORMATION OF SECONDARY CELL WALL OF PLANT - Provided is a method for increasing the thickness of the secondary cell wall of a plant. A method for increasing the thickness of the secondary cell wall of a plant by using a tracheary element differentiation (TED)-associated protein or a C-terminal fragment of the same, which comprises constructing a transgenic (Tg) plant containing, in an expressible manner, a DNA encoding protein(s) selected from the group consisting of a combination of TED6 with TED7, a C-terminal fragment of TED6, a C-terminal fragment of TED7, and a combination of a C-terminal fragment of TED6 with a C-terminal fragment of TED7, and expressing said DNA in said plant; the Tg plant; and a progeny, a cell, a tissue or a seed of the same.05-03-2012
20100281576CYTOCHROME P450 GENE FOR INCREASING SEED SIZE OR WATER STRESS RESISTANCE OF PLANT - The present invention relates to cytochrome P450 protein originating from 11-04-2010
20090094717Nucleotide sequences and corresponding polypeptides conferring modulated plant characteristics - The present invention relates to isolated nucleic acid molecules and their corresponding encoded polypeptides able confer the trait of modulated plant size, vegetative growth, organ number, plant architecture, sterility or seedling lethality in plants. The present invention further relates to the use of these nucleic acid molecules and polypeptides in making transgenic plants, plant cells, plant materials or seeds of a plant having such modulated growth or phenotype characteristics that are altered with respect to wild type plants grown under similar conditions.04-09-2009
20100281578Yield Enhancement in Plants by Modulation of AP2 Transcription Factor - Compositions and methods for modulating flower organ development, leaf formation, phototropism, apical dominance, fruit development, initiation of roots and for increasing yield in a plant are provided. The compositions include an AP2 transcription factor sequence. Compositions of the invention comprise amino acid sequences and nucleotide sequences selected from SEQ ID NOS: 1-11 as well as variants and fragments thereof. Nucleotide sequences encoding the AP2 transcription factors are provided in DNA constructs for expression in a plant of interest are provided for modulating the level of an AP2 transcription factor sequence in a plant or a plant part are provided. The methods comprise introducing into a plant or plant part a heterologous polynucleotide comprising an AP2 transcription factor sequence of the invention. The level of the AP2 transcription factor polypeptide can be increased or decreased. Such method can be used to increase the yield in plants; in one embodiment, the method is used to increase grain yield in cereals.11-04-2010
20100281577PLANT HAEMOGLOBIN - The invention relates generally to a method for improving growth of plants, under normal and under stress conditions, more particularly under osmotic stress and/or temperature extremes, comprising modifying plant haemoglobin gene expression and/or by modifying plant haemoglobin protein levels in a plant. The invention furthermore relates to a method for increasing yield of a plant, comprising modifying plant gene expression and/or by modifying plant haemoglobin levels in a plant. The invention also relates to a nucleic acid encoding a haemoglobin conferring this altered growth and stress tolerance.11-04-2010
20100083405Method For Controlling Seed Germination In Non-Dormant Seeds And Use Thereof - The present invention is directed to a method of controlling seed germination in non-dormant seeds. The invention is notably directed to a method of delaying germination or temporarily inducing dormancy in non-dormant seeds. The invention further relates to transgenic plants and seeds presenting controlled or delayed germination, notably under environmental favorable conditions.04-01-2010
20100083404Plant Having Increased Yield of Seeds - It is found that a transformed plant into which a γ-glutamylcysteine synthetase gene has been introduced is increased in at least one of the number of flowers and the number of seeds in comparison with a wild-type plant, and is therefore increased in seed yield. Based on this finding, the present invention elucidates the function of a product of a plant-derived γ-glutamylcysteine synthetase gene and provides a technique for producing a plant having an increased seed yield.04-01-2010
20090089900Parthenocarpic tomatoes and production method thereof - The invention relates to parthenocarpic tomatoes (04-02-2009
20120297505TRANSGENIC PLANTS HAVING INCREASED BIOMASS - Methods and materials for modulating biomass levels in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding biomass-modulating polypeptides are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to transform plant cells. Also disclosed are plants having increased biomass levels and plant products produced from plants having increased biomass levels.11-22-2012
20120144531METHOD OF MODIFYING PLANT PHENOTYPES WITH NONSYMBIOTIC HEMOGLOBIN - The present invention provides a method of modifying a plant phenotype by transforming a plant to alter the level of expression of non-symbiotic plant hemoglobin in the plant, whereby the transformed plant exhibits, under normal oxygen conditions, a plant phenotype that is modified as compared to a non-transformed plant. Plants exhibiting modified phenotypes under normal oxygen conditions also are provided. Methods of modifying the response to a plant hormone in a plant also are provided.06-07-2012
20100138962USE OF PLANT CHROMATIN REMODELING GENES FOR MODULATING PLANT ARCHITECTURE AND GROWTH - The present invention relates to the field of transgenic plants having modified growth and to the use of chromatin remodeling genes, in particular 06-03-2010
20090265813STRESS TOLERANCE IN PLANTS - Transcription factor polynucleotides and polypeptides incorporated into expression vectors have been introduced into plants and were ectopically expressed. Transgenic plants transformed with many of these expression vectors have been shown to be more resistant to disease (in some cases, to more than one pathogen), or more tolerant to an abiotic stress (in some cases, to more than one abiotic stress). The abiotic stress may include salt, hyperosmotic stress, heat, cold, drought, or low nitrogen conditions.10-22-2009
20100095405NUCLEIC ACID CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS FOR ALTERING PLANT FIBER LENGTH AND/OR PLANT HEIGHT - Nucleic acid constructs and methods are disclosed for modifying fiber length, plant height, and/or plant biomass in plant tissues. Plants are genetically engineered with constructs encoding an 04-15-2010
20130219563ENHANCEMENT OF PLANT YIELD VIGOR AND STRESS TOLERANCE - Altering the activity of specific regulatory proteins in plants, for example, by knocking down or knocking out HY5 clade or STH2 clade protein expression, or by modifying COP1 clade protein expression, can have beneficial effects on plant performance, including improved stress tolerance and yield.08-22-2013
20080216197Polypeptide Having Function Related to Pyridoxine Biosynthesis, Polynucleotide Coding the Polypeptide, and Those Use - Disclosed herein are a polypeptide having a pyridoxine biosynthesis-related function, a polypeptide encoding the same, and uses thereof.09-04-2008
20090183281Use of histone chaperone activity of agrobacterium 6b protein - The present invention provides a technology for modifying the gene expression of a plant body in combination with using histone-chaperon-activity of protein 6b. According to the invention, gene expression is changed or modified globally.07-16-2009
20110145949Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and a Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a bHLH9 (basic-Helix-Loop-Helix group 9) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a bHLH9 polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention also provides hither-to unknown BHLH9-encoding nucleic acids and constructs comprising the same, useful in performing the methods of the invention. Furthermore, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for improving various plant growth characteristics by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding an IMB1 (Imbibition-inducible 1) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding an IMB1 polypeptide, which plants have improved growth characteristics relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. Yet furthermore, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for improving various plant growth characteristics by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a PCD-like (Pterin-4-alpha-carbinolamine dehydratase-like). The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a PCD-like, which plants have improved growth characteristics relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. Furthermore the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for increasing various plant yield-related traits by increasing expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a pseudo response regulator type 2 (PRR2) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having increased expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a PRR2 polypeptide, which plants have increased yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention additionally relates to nucleic acid sequences, nucleic acid constructs, vectors and plants containing said nucleic acid sequences.06-16-2011
20120079622Yield Enhancement in Plants by Modulation of a ZM-LOBDP1 Protein - Compositions and methods for modulating plant development and for increasing yield in a plant are provided. The compositions include a ZM-LOBDP1 sequence. Compositions of the disclosure comprise amino acid sequences and nucleotide sequences selected from SEQ ID NOS: 1 and 2 as well as variants and fragments thereof. Nucleotide sequences encoding the ZM-LOBDP1 molecule are provided in DNA constructs for expression in a plant of interest are provided for modulating the level of a ZM-LOBDP1 sequence in a plant or a plant part are provided. The methods comprise introducing into a plant or plant part a heterologous polynucleotide comprising a ZM-LOBDP1 sequence of the disclosure. The level of the ZM-LOBDP1 polypeptide can be increased or decreased. Such method can be used to increase the yield in plants; in one embodiment, the method is used to increase grain yield in cereals.03-29-2012
20110231957METHOD FOR PROMOTION OF BRANCH FORMATION, DWARFING, STERILITY, AND PROMOTION OF MULTIPLE FLOWER BUD FORMATION OF PLANT - An object of the present invention is to provide a method for promoting branch formation, inducing dwarfism, causing sterility, and promoting multiple flower bud formation, of a plant, and an agent for promoting branch formation and/or inducing dwarfism and/or causing sterility and/or promoting multiple flower bud formation, of a plant. Phytoplasmas are pathogenic bacteria that promote branch formation and/or dwarfism and/or sterility and/or the multiple flower bud formation of a plant. Introduction of a PAM765 peptide derived from a phytoplasma into a plant enables the promotion of branch formation and/or dwarfism and/or sterility and/or the promotion of multiple flower bud formation of a plant. It is also possible to provide an agent for promoting branch formation and/or inducing dwarfism and/or causing sterility and/or promoting multiple flower bud formation of a plant, the agent containing the PAM765 peptide or a gene encoding the PAM765 peptide.09-22-2011
20090100547PLANTS WITH IMPROVED MORPHOGENESIS AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING THE SAME - The invention relates to plants and their progeny with improved morphogenesis in a variety of organs; to a method for producing the plants; and to a method for producing calli.04-16-2009
20090222953MUTATED PLANT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF - According to the present invention, a novel mutated plant is provided based on findings obtained by analyzing the function of a functionally unknown gene having a CPC-like Myb sequence.09-03-2009
20120198588TRANSGENIC PLANTS WITH ALTERED REDOX MECHANISMS AND INCREASED YIELD - Polynucleotides are disclosed which are capable of enhancing yield of a plant transformed to contain such polynucleotides. Also provided are methods of using such polynucleotides, and transgenic plants and agricultural products, including seeds, containing such polynucleotides as transgenes.08-02-2012
20090100546PLANTS WITH IMPROVED MORPHOGENESIS AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING THE SAME - The invention relates to plants and their progeny with improved morphogenesis in a variety of organs; to a method for producing the plants; and to a method for producing calli.04-16-2009
20090260109Methods of increasing abiotic stress tolerance and/or biomass in plants genterated thereby - Provided are methods of increasing the tolerance of a plant to abiotic stresses and/or increasing the biomass and/or increasing the yield of a plant by expressing within the plant an exogenous polynucleotide homologous to SEQ ID NO:13.10-15-2009
20120036598PLANTS WITH IMPROVED MORPHOGENESIS AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING THE SAME - The invention relates to plants and their progeny with improved morphogenesis in a variety of organs; to a method for producing the plants; and to a method for producing calli.02-09-2012
20100162440Method for Optimization of Transgenic Efficacy Using Favorable Allele Variants - The present invention includes methods for using favorable functional allele variants to optimize transgene effects and achieve the maximum potential of transgene efficacy. The present invention provides heterozygous allelic combinations of the transgene by stacking alleles from different heterotic pools, methods to increase crop yield by driving genes (maize or other species) by using heterozygous promoter allele combinations that consist of differentially regulatory allelic elements from heterotic pools, methods to increase crop yield utilizing transgenic complementary paired alleles controlling plant growth and yield. Plants, plant progeny, seeds and tissues created by these methods are also described. Polynucleotides encoding the alleles are provided for expression in a plant of interest. Expression cassettes, plants, plant cells, plant parts and seeds comprising the sequences of the invention are further provided. In specific embodiments, the polynucleotide is operably linked to a native promoter and a transcriptional enhancer.06-24-2010
20080307546Cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors and uses thereof - Provided are DNA sequences encoding cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor(s) as well as to methods for obtaining the same. Furthermore, vectors comprising said DNA sequences are described, wherein the DNA sequences are operatively linked to regulatory elements allowing expression in prokaryotic and/or eukaryotic host cells. In addition, proteins encoded by said DNA sequences, antibodies to said proteins and methods for their production are provided. Furthermore, regulatory sequences which naturally regulate the expression of the above described DNA sequences are described. Also described is a method for controlling or altering growth characteristics of a plant and/or a plant cell comprising introduction and/or expression of one or more cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor(s) functional in a plant or parts thereof and/or one or more DNA sequences encoding such proteins. Also provided is a process for disruption plant cell division by interfering in the expression or activity of a cyclin-dependent protein kinase inhibitor using a DNA sequence according to the invention wherein said plant cell is part of a transgenic plant. Further described are diagnostic compositions comprising the aforementioned DNA sequences, proteins, antibodies and regulatory sequences. Methods for the identification of compounds being capable of activating or inhibiting the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors are described as well. Furthermore, transgenic plant cells, plant tissue and plants containing the above-described DNA sequences and vectors are described as well as the use of the aforementioned DNA sequences, vectors, proteins, antibodies, regulatory sequences and/or compounds identified by the method of the invention in plant cell and tissue culture, plant breeding and/or agriculture.12-11-2008
20100146670METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ALTERING PLANT BIOMASS - The invention provides coding and promoter sequences for an STF gene, which affects lamina expansion in plants. Vectors, transgenic plants, seeds, and host cells comprising a heterologous STF gene are also provided. Additionally provided are methods of altering biomass in a plant using the STF gene.06-10-2010
20100162441Plants Having Improved Growth Characteristics And Method For Making The Same - The present invention concerns a method for improving growth characteristics of plants by modulating expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a NAP1-like protein. The invention also relates to transgenic plants having improved growth characteristics, which plants have modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a NAP1-like protein.06-24-2010
20100263090Plant Glutamine Phenylpyruvate Transaminase Gene and Transgenic Plants Carrying Same - The invention relates to transgenic plants exhibiting enhanced growth rates, seed and fruit yields, and overall biomass yields, as well as methods for generating growth-enhanced transgenic plants. In one embodiment, transgenic plants engineered to over-express glutamine phenylpyruvate transaminase (GPT) are provided.10-14-2010
20100192259MANIPULATION OF PLANT SENESCENCE USING MODIFIED PROMOTERS - The present invention relates to methods of manipulating senescence in plants. The invention also relates to vectors useful in such methods, transformed plants with modified senescence characteristics and plant cells, seeds and other parts of such plants.07-29-2010
20100186121Transgenic 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.07-22-2010
20100229259PLANTS HAVING IMPROVED GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for improving plant growth characteristics. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for improving plant growth characteristics by modulating expression in a plant of a plant nucleic acid encoding a cyclin dependent kinase (CDK) and/or by modulating activity in a plant of a plant CDK protein, which CDK protein comprises different motifs or which CDK nucleic acid encodes such protein. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a plant CDK nucleic acid and/or modulated activity of a plant CDK protein, which CDK protein comprises different sequence motifs or which nucleic acid encodes such protein and which plants have improved growth characteristics relative to corresponding wild type plants. The invention additionally relates to specific nucleic acid sequences encoding for the aforementioned proteins having the aforementioned plant growth improving activity, nucleic acid constructs, vectors and plants containing said nucleic acid sequences.09-09-2010
20100212049Compositions and Methods of Use of Response Regulators - Methods and compositions for modulating plant development are provided. Methods employing type A Response Regulators (RR) are provided. The type A RR sequences are used in a variety of methods including modulating root development, modulating leaf and/or shoot development, modulating shoot regeneration from callus, modulating tolerance under abiotic stress, modulating yield, modulating cytokinin level/activity, and modulating plant responsiveness to cytokinin. Transformed plants, plant cell, tissues, seed, and expression vectors are also provided.08-19-2010
20110131684Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and a Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding an MSR (Methionine_Sulfoxide_Reductase). The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a MSR, which plants have enhanced yield-related relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. Furthermore, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding an Enolase. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding an Enolase, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. Even furthermore, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a ZAT-like zinc transporter. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a ZAT-like zinc transporter, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. Yet furthermore, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for improving various plant growth characteristics by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding 6-PGDH (6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase or 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a 6-PGDH polypeptide, which plants have improved growth characteristics relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.06-02-2011
20120144532Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and a Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing yield related traits by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a eRF1 polypeptide, a SCAMP-like (secretory carrier membrane proteins) polypeptide, a PLATZ (plant AT-rich sequence- and zinc binding protein) polypeptide, a PLST-like polypeptide or a Glomalin (HSP60, chaperonin CNP60) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding said polypeptides, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.06-07-2012
20100058497EARLY-MATURING TRANSFORMED PLANT - The present invention provides an early-maturing transgenic plant, which comprises a nucleic acid that encodes a protein having activity of causing early maturation of a plant, so that the gene can be expressed.03-04-2010
20110067147Development of Very Early Flowering and Normal Fruiting Plum With Fertile Seeds - To produce early flowering genotypes, plum (03-17-2011
20090222954Maize Genes For Controlling Plant Growth and Organ Size and Their Use in Improving Crop Plants - The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides of the ZmARGOS gene family. The invention provides genomic sequence for the ZmARGOS genes. ZmARGOS is responsible for controlling plant growth, organ size and yield in crop plants.09-03-2009
20090255013Use of virus induced gene silencing (VIGS) to down-regulate gene use in plants - The present invention provides nucleic acid molecules and methods to down-regulate by virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) vernalization genes in winter annuals, specifically the Flowering Locus C (FLC) gene in 10-08-2009
20110239329Secondary Wall Forming Genes from Maize and Uses Thereof - The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides of the class of genes involved in maize secondary wall (ZmSCW) formation. The invention provides genomic sequence for the ZmSCW genes. ZmSCW are responsible for controlling plant growth, secondary cell wall development and yield in crop plants.09-29-2011
20090320162METHODS FOR IMPROVING CROP PLANT ARCHITECTURE AND YIELD - The present invention provides methods for altering plant characteristics by introducing into plants, isolated nucleic acid molecules that can be used to produce transgenic plants characterized by altered plant architecture, plant maturity, carbon and nitrogen partitioning and or improved harvestable yield. Also provided are isolated nucleic acids that encode PDR polypeptides, vectors capable of expressing such nucleic acid molecules, host cells containing such vectors, and polypeptides encoded by such nucleic acids.12-24-2009
20110239330GENE CAPABLE OF INCREASING THE PRODUCTION OF PLANT BIOMASS AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME - According to the present invention, a technique with which the production of plant biomass can be drastically increased and salt stress resistance can be imparted to a plant is provided.09-29-2011
20090106861Plants Having Increased Yield and a Method for Making the Same - The present invention concerns a method for increasing plant yield by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a polypeptide having two WRKY domains or a homologue of such polypeptide. One such method comprises introducing into a plant a two-WRKY domain nucleic acid or variant thereof. The invention also relates to transgenic plants having introduced therein a two-WRKY domain nucleic acid or variant thereof, which plants have increased yield relative to control plants. The present invention also concerns constructs useful in the methods of the invention. The invention additionally relates to specific nucleic acid sequences encoding for the aforementioned proteins having the aforementioned plant growth improving activity, nucleic acid constructs, vectors and plants containing said nucleic acid sequences.04-23-2009
20100293670Maize Genes For Controlling Plant Growth And Organ Size And Their Use In Improving Crop Plants - The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides of the ZmARGOS gene family. The invention provides genomic sequence for the ZmARGOS genes. ZmARGOS is responsible for controlling plant growth, organ size and yield in crop plants.11-18-2010
20130139281Transgenic Plants with Increased Stress Tolerance and Yield - Polynucleotides are disclosed which are capable of enhancing a growth, yield under water-limited conditions, and/or increased tolerance to an environmental stress of a plant transformed to contain such polynucleotides. Also provided are methods of using such polynucleotides and transgenic plants and agricultural products, including seeds, containing such polynucleotides as transgenes.05-30-2013
20110131682Means and Methods for Controlling Flowering in Plants - Described are means and methods for controlling flowering in plants. In particular, described are nucleic acid molecules which, when expressed in sense orientation or in antisense orientation, respectively, in plants lead to a prevention of flowering Moreover; a method for controlling flowering in plants is provided which comprises the inducible restoration of flowering in plants in which flowering is prevented.06-02-2011
20110004961Plant glutamine phenylpyruvate transaminase gene and transgenic plants carrying same - The invention relates to transgenic plants exhibiting enhanced growth rates, seed and fruit yields, and overall biomass yields, as well as methods for generating growth-enhanced transgenic plants. In one embodiment, transgenic plants engineered to over-express glutamine phenylpyruvate transaminase (GPT) are provided.01-06-2011
20100333234Transgenic Plants with Increased Stress Tolerance and Yield - Polynucleotides are disclosed which are capable of enhancing a growth, yield under water-limited conditions, and/or increased tolerance to an environmental stress of a plant transformed to contain such polynucleotides. Also provided are methods of using such polynucleotides and transgenic plants and agricultural products, including seeds, containing such polynucleotides as transgenes.12-30-2010
20100333233Cottonwood Growth eIF-5A - The present invention relates to unique isoforms of eukaryotic initiation Factor 5A (“eIF-5A”): senescence-induced eIF-5A; wounding/pathogen induced eIF-5A; stress eIF-5A and growth eIF-5A, as well as polynucleotides that encode these three factors. The present invention also relates to methods involving modulating the expression of these factors. The present invention also relates to deoxyhypusine synthase (“DHS”), polynucleotides that encode DHS, and methods involving modulating the expression of DHS.12-30-2010
20100333232ALTERATION OF FLOWERING TIME IN PLANTS - The present invention provides genetic identification and use information about a family of genes, the FLOWERING LOCUS C (FLC) genes, that is part of the regulate the timing of the onset of flowering in plants. This information enables creation of transgenic plants in which the timing of the flowering of the plants has been selectively altered. Since these genes natively act to delay the time of flowering in plants, enhancing activity of the FLC protein delays the timing of flowering initiation while inhibiting the activity of FLC advances the timing of the start of flowering. A representative number of samples of the gene family are described. Members of the gene family are demonstrated to work in other plant species as well.12-30-2010
20110023188PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a yield increasing polypeptide selected from the group consisting of: phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPC), Class III U-Box protein and PQQC protein. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding yield increasing polypeptide selected from the group consisting of: phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPC), Class III U-Box protein and PQQC protein, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.01-27-2011
20110247097PLANTS HAVING MODIFIED GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention concerns a method for modifying the growth characteristics of plants by modifying expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a 2×C2H2 zinc finger protein and/or modifying level and/or activity in a plant of a 2×C2H2 zinc finger protein. The invention also relates to transgenic plants having modified growth characteristics, which plants have modified expression of a nucleic acid encoding a 2×C2H2 zinc finger protein. For example yield of crop plants are improved by the methods of the present invention.10-06-2011
20110035844The Maize ERECTA Genes for Improving Plant Growth, Transpiration, Efficiency and Drought Tolerance in Crop Plants - The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides of the ZmERECTA gene family. The invention provides nucleic acid sequences for the Zm ERECTA genes. ZmERECTA is responsible for controlling plant growth, organ size and yield in crop plants.02-10-2011
20110113513Soybean Isopentenyl Transferase Genes and Methods of Use - Methods and compositions for modulating plant development are provided. Polynucleotide sequences encoding isopentenyl transferase (IPT) polypeptides are provided, as are the amino acid sequences of the encoded polypeptides. The sequences can be used in a variety of methods including modulating root development, modulating floral development, modulating leaf and/or shoot development, modulating senescence, modulating seed size and/or weight and modulating tolerance of plants to abiotic stress. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues and seed are also provided.05-12-2011
20110047650YIELD ENHANCEMENT IN PLANTS BY MODULATION OF ZEA MAYS PROTEIN KINASE-LIKE GENE (ZMPKL1) - Compositions and methods for modulating plant development and for increasing yield in a plant are provided. The compositions include a ZMPKL1 sequence. Compositions of the invention comprise amino acid sequences and nucleotide sequences selected from SEQ ID NOS: 2 and 43 as well as variants and fragments thereof. Nucleotide sequences encoding the ZMPKL1 molecule are provided in DNA constructs for expression in a plant of interest are provided for modulating the level of a ZMPKL1 sequence in a plant or a plant part are provided. The methods comprise introducing into a plant or plant part a heterologous polynucleotide comprising a ZMPKL1 sequence of the invention. The level of the ZMPKL1 polypeptide can be increased or decreased. Such method can be used to increase the yield in plants; in one embodiment, the method is used to increase grain yield in cereals.02-24-2011
20110214207Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and a Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of one or more nucleic acid(s) encoding at least two iSYT (inter-actor of SYT-synovial sarcoma translocation-) polypeptides. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding at least two iSYT polypeptides, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides hitherto unknown nucleic acids encoding at least two iSYT polypeptides, and constructs comprising the same, useful in performing the methods of the invention. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. Furthermore the present invention also relates to an iSYT-based protein complex. It further relates to the use of the complex to promote plant growth, and to a method for stimulating the complex formation, by overexpressing at least two members of the complex.09-01-2011
20110093985TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR FOR PROMOTING LATERAL ROOT GROWTH UNDER NITROGEN-LIMITING CONDITIONS - This invention provides a transcription factor AGL21 (AGAMOUS-LIKE 21), which can positively regulate the lateral root growth of a plant when the external supply of N is limited, a homologue thereof or a mutant thereof, gene encoding thereof and a transformed plant with the gene.04-21-2011
20100132072Method to Increase Crop Grain Yield Utilizing Complementary Paired Growth and Yield Genes - The present invention provides methods to increase crop yield utilizing transgenic complementary paired genes controlling plant growth and yield. The specific genes increase female reproductive organs and are paired with genes responsible for modifying the growth of non-yield specific plant tissues. Plants, plant progeny, seeds and tissues created by these methods are also described. Polynucleotides encoding the paired sequences are provided for expression in a plant of interest. Expression cassettes, plants, plant cells, plant parts and seeds comprising the sequences of the invention are further provided. In specific embodiments, the polynucleotide is operably linked to a constitutive promoter.05-27-2010
20100132071Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits And A Method For Making The Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits and/or improving various plant growth characteristics by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a GRP (Growth Regulating Protein). The GRP is selected from a LOB-domain comprising protein (LOB: Lateral Organ Boundaries), herein abbreviated as LBD polypeptide, a JMJC (JUMONJI-C) polypeptide, a CKI (Casein Kinase I) polypeptide, a bHLH11-like (basic Helix-Loop-Helix 11) protein, a plant homeodomain finger-homeodomain (PHDf-HD) polypeptide, an ASR (abscisic acid-, stress-, and ripening-induced) polypeptide and/or a Squamosa promoter binding protein-like 1 1 (SPL11) transcription factor polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a GRP, which plants have improved growth characteristics relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides novel GRP nucleic acids and GRP polypeptides as well as constructs useful in the methods of the invention.05-27-2010
20110247098Plants Having Enhanced Abiotic Stress Tolerance and/or Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and a Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing abiotic stress tolerance in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a cytochrome c oxidase (COX) VIIa subunit polypeptide (COX VIIa subunit). The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a COX VIIa subunit, which plants have enhanced abiotic stress tolerance relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. Furthermore, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for improving various plant growth characteristics by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a YLD-ZnF polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a YLD-ZnF polypeptide, which plants have improved growth characteristics relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. Furthermore, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing abiotic stress tolerance in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a PKT (protein kinase with TPR repeat). The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a PKT, which plants have enhanced abiotic stress tolerance relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. Furthermore, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for improving various plant growth characteristics by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a NOA (Nitric Oxide Associated) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a NOA polypeptide, which plants have improved growth characteristics relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. Furthermore, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for improving various yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding an Anti-silencing factor 1 (ASF1)-like polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding an ASF1-like polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. Furthermore, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing abiotic stress tolerance in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a plant homeodomain finger (PHDF). The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a PHDF, which plants have enhanced abiotic stress tolerance relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. Furthermore, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for increasing various plant yield-related traits by increasing expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a group multi-protein bridging factor 1 (MBF1) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having increased expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a group I MBF1 polypeptide, which plants have increased yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention additionally relates to nucleic acid sequences, nucleic acid constructs, vectors and plants containing said nucleic acid sequences.10-06-2011
20090320163METHODS FOR IMPROVING CROP PLANT ARCHITECTURE AND YIELD - The present invention provides methods for altering plant characteristics by introducing into plants, isolated nucleic acid molecules that can be used to produce transgenic plants characterized by altered plant architecture, plant maturity, carbon and nitrogen partitioning and or improved harvestable yield. Also provided are isolated nucleic acids that encode PDR polypeptides, vectors capable of expressing such nucleic acid molecules, host cells containing such vectors and polypeptides encoded by such nucleic acids.12-24-2009
20090313725Gibberellin 2-Oxidase Genes And Uses Thereof - Novel gibberellin 2-oxidase (GA2ox) genes were identified. Differential expression of GA2ox genes correlated with flower development, seed germination, tiller growth and other developmental processes. In addition, the early and increased growth of tiller and adventitious root and altered root architecture caused by overexpression of GA2oxs further suggest the pleiotropic role of GA2oxs in controlling growth and architecture in plants such as rice. GA2ox5, GA2ox6 and GA2ox9 were three genes encoding class C20 GA2oxs in rice. Mutants or transgenic rice overexpressing class C20 GA2oxs exhibited a broad range of mutant phenotypes, including semi-dwarfism, increased root system and higher tiller numbers that may favor grain yield. Mutations in the conserved domain III were found to affect the physiological activity of class C20 GA2oxs.12-17-2009
20090031452VASCULAR-PREFERRED PROMOTERS - The present invention relates to the regulation of polynucleotide transcription and/or expression. In particular, this invention relates to polynucleotide regulatory sequences isolated from 01-29-2009
20110107463TRANSGENIC PLANT CAPABLE OF FLOWERING AT LOW LIGHT INTENSITY - The invention provides a method for producing a flowering plant which can flower at a low light intensity. Specifically, the invention relates to a transgenic plant which can flower in a low light environment; a method for producing the same; a method for inducing the same to flower; and so on. More specifically, the invention relates to a transgenic plant which is engineered so as to flower in a low light environment (e.g., indoors) by introducing a FT gene thereinto; a method for producing the same; a method for inducing the same to flower; and so on.05-05-2011
20110078826YIELD ENHANCEMENT IN PLANTS BY MODULATION OF A ZM-EREF-TS PROTEIN - Compositions and methods for modulating plant development and for increasing yield in a plant are provided. The compositions include a Zm-EREF-Ts sequence. Compositions of the invention comprise amino acid sequences and nucleotide sequences selected from SEQ ID NOS: 1 and 2 as well as variants and fragments thereof. Nucleotide sequences encoding the Zm-EREF-Ts molecule are provided in DNA constructs for expression in a plant of interest are provided for modulating the level of a Zm-EREF-Ts sequence in a plant or a plant part are provided. The methods comprise introducing into a plant or plant part a heterologous polynucleotide comprising a Zm-EREF-Ts sequence of the invention. The level of the Zm-EREF-Ts polypeptide can be increased or decreased. Such method can be used to increase the yield in plants; in one embodiment, the method is used to increase grain yield in cereals.03-31-2011
20110078825Modulation of plant cell number - The invention relates to the use of the ANG4 gene, or a variant thereof, to modulate the cell number of a plant organ. The modulation can be used to increase the plant biomass, or to adapt the plant architecture.03-31-2011
20110258741WUSCHEL(WUS) GENE HOMOLOGS - This invention relates to isolated polynucleotides encoding WUS polypeptides. The invention further provides isolated WUS polypeptides. The invention also provides methods of using the polynucleotides to modulate the level of WUS, improve transformation efficiency, to stimulate plant cell growth, including stem cells, to stimulate organogenesis, to stimulate somatic embryogenesis, to induce apomixis, and to provide a positive selection for cells comprising the polynucleotide. The invention also relates to cells, plants and seeds comprising the polynucleotides of the invention or produced by the methods of the invention.10-20-2011
20130160164CROP GRAIN FILLING GENE (GIF1) AND THE APPLICATIONS THEREOF - Novel crop grain filling genes (GIF1) and the applications thereof are presented in the invention. The GIF1 genes can be applied to control grain filling, enhance crop yield or quality, or improve disease resistance or storage stability of crop grains. A method for improving crops is also presented in the invention. The GIF1 genes shows valuable potentials in controlling crop yield, quality, storage, and resistance to diseases.06-20-2013
20130160163NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES AND CORRESPONDING POLYPEPTIDES CONFERRING MODULATED GROWTH RATE AND BIOMASS IN PLANTS GROWN IN SALINE CONDITIONS - The present invention relates to isolated nucleic acid molecules and their corresponding encoded polypeptides able confer the trait of improved plant size, vegetative growth, growth rate, seedling vigor and/or biomass in plants challenged with saline conditions. The present invention further relates to the use of these nucleic acid molecules and polypeptides in making transgenic plants, plant cells, plant materials or seeds of a plant having plant size, vegetative growth, growth rate, seedling vigor and/or biomass that are improved in saline conditions with respect to wild-type plants grown under similar conditions.06-20-2013
20100269228YIELD ENHANCEMENT IN PLANTS BY MODULATION OF A MAIZE TRANSCRIPTION COACTIVATOR P15 (PC4) PROTEIN - Compositions and methods for modulating plant development and for increasing yield in a plant are provided. The compositions include a PC4 sequence. Compositions of the invention comprise amino acid sequences and nucleotide sequences selected from SEQ ID NOS: 1 and 2 as well as variants and fragments thereof. Nucleotide sequences encoding the PC4 molecule are provided in DNA constructs for expression in a plant of interest are provided for modulating the level of a PC4 sequence in a plant or a plant part are provided. The methods comprise introducing into a plant or plant part a heterologous polynucleotide comprising a PC4 sequence of the invention. The level of the PC4 polypeptide can be increased or decreased. Such method can be used to increase the yield in plants; in one embodiment, the method is used to increase grain yield in cereals.10-21-2010
20100281579Methods for Improving Crop Plant Architecture and Yield - The present invention provides methods for altering plant characteristics by introducing into plants, isolated nucleic acid molecules that can be used to produce transgenic plants characterized by altered plant architecture, plant maturity, carbon and nitrogen partitioning and or improved harvestable yield. Also provided are isolated nucleic acids that encode PDR polypeptides, vectors capable of expressing such nucleic acid molecules, host cells containing such vectors, and polypeptides encoded by such nucleic acids.11-04-2010
20110252508Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and/or Abiotic Stress Tolerance and a Method for Making the Same - The present application is directed to modification of yield related traits by modulating the expression of a Cofactor Required for SP1 activation (CRSP), Myb related CAB promoter binding protein (MCB), Sirtuin 2 (SRT2) or SPX-RING. Furthermore, the application is directed to improved abiotic stress tolerance by modulating the expression of YRP2, YRP3 or YRP4.10-13-2011
20100071093Yield Increase in Plants Overexpressing the ACCDP Genes - A transgenic crop plant transformed by a 1-AminoCyclopropane-1-Carboxylate Deaminase-like Polypeptide (ACCDP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the crop plant results in the plant's increased root growth, and/or increased yield, and/or increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic crop plants. Also provided are isolated novel ACCDPs, and isolated novel nucleic acids encoding ACCDPs, and vectors and transgenic plant containing the same.03-18-2010
20100064392NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES AND CORRESPONDING POLYPEPTIDES CONFERRING IMPROVED AGRICULTURAL AND/OR ORNAMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS TO PLANTS BY MODULATING ABSCISSION - Methods and materials for modulating abscission and/or inflorescence development time levels in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding abscission and/or inflorescence development time-modulating polypeptides are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to transform plant cells. Also disclosed are plants having modulated abscission and/or inflorescence development time levels and plant products produced from plants having such levels.03-11-2010
20100037351Alteration of Phospholipase De (PLDe) or Phospholipase Da3 (PLD a3) Expression in Plants - Transgenic plants and seeds with altered expression of phospholipase Dε (PLDε) are described, i.e., plants and seeds either overexpressing or underexpressing PLDε. Methods for producing such transgenic plants and for increasing a plant's ability to capture and utilize nitrogen, increasing a plant's biomass production, increasing the yield of a plant or increasing a plant's ability to grow under hyperosmotic stress by overexpressing PLDε are also disclosed. Further disclosed are transgenic plants and seeds which overexpress phospholipase D alpha3 (PLDα3), methods for producing such transgenic plants and seeds, and methods for increasing a plant's ability to grow under hyperosmotic stress by overexpressing phospholipase D alpha3.02-11-2010
20090313724Alteration of Flowering Time in Plants - The present invention provides genetic identification and use information about a family of genes, the FLOWERING LOCUS C (FLC) genes, that is part of the regulate the timing of the onset of flowering in plants. This information enables creation of transgenic plants in which the timing of the flowering of the plants has been selectively altered. Since these genes natively act to delay the time of flowering in plants, enhancing activity of the FLC protein delays the timing of flowering initiation while inhibiting the activity of FLC advances the timing of the start of flowering. A representative number of samples of the gene family are described. Members of the gene family are demonstrated to work in other plant species as well.12-17-2009
20090241225ALTERATION OF EMBRYO/ENDOSPERM SIZE DURING SEED DEVELOPMENT - Isolated nucleic acid fragments and recombinant constructs comprising such fragments for altering embryo/endosperm size during seed development are disclosed along with a method of controlling embryo/endosperm size during seed development in plants.09-24-2009
20080313778Emp4 Gene - The present invention relates to altering plant development and more particularly to altering the development of the plant endosperm. It concerns in particular nucleic acid molecules which alter the endosperm development.12-18-2008
20090126046Plants having improved growth characteristics and method for making the same - The present invention concerns a method for improving growth characteristics of plants by increasing expression and/or activity in a plant of an LRR receptor kinase or a homologue thereof. One such method comprises introducing into a plant an RLK827 nucleic acid molecule or functional variant thereof. The invention also relates to transgenic plants having improved growth characteristics, which plants have modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding an LRR receptor kinase. The present invention also concerns constructs useful in the methods of the invention.05-14-2009
20090126047REGULATOR FOR FLOWERING TIME, TRANSGENIC PLANT TRANSFORMED WITH THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR REGULATING FLOWERING TIME - The present invention relates to a flowering-time and/or stem elongation regulator isolated from rice, which is selected from OsMADS50, OsMADSS1, OsMADS56, OsMADS14, OsTRX1, OsVIN1, OsCOL4 and OsCOLS, a DNA construct containing the regulator, a transgenic plant, a part thereof, and plant cell transformed with the DNA construct, and method to control flowering-time and/or stem elongation using the regulator. In the present invention, the flowering-time and/or stem elongation can be controlled, and thereby, various agricultural benefits obtained.05-14-2009
20110265224CONTROL OF SO2 METABOLISM IN PLANTS AND ITS APPLICATIONS - SO-transgenic plants overexpressing or lacking SO activity, having modified tolerance or susceptibility to toxicity of sulfite-producing substances, methods for their production and the use thereof for bioremediation of pollutants, as sentinel plants, for enhancing post-harvest quality of plants, plant tissues and plant products and for therapeutic applications.10-27-2011
20110061133PLANTS HAVING INCREASED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for increasing various plant yield-related traits by increasing expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide selected from the group consisting of: GRF polypeptide, RAA1-like polypeptide, SYR polypeptide, ARKL polypeptide, and YTP polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having increased expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide selected from the group consisting of: GRF polypeptide, RAA1-like polypeptide, SYR polypeptide, ARKL polypeptide, and YTP polypeptide, which plants have increased yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.03-10-2011
20110061134Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and a Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding an UBiquitin-Specific Protease (UBP). The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a UBP, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.03-10-2011
20110119792Genes Controlling Plant Root Growth And Development For Stress Tolerance And Method Of Their Use - Microarrays are employed to analyze soybean transcriptome under water stress conditions in different regions of the root at vegetative stage. Drought responsive genes and transcription factors are identified which may be used for enhancing drought tolerance in soybean or other plants through genetic/metabolic engineering. This disclosure pertains to nucleic acid molecules isolated from soybean and maize that encode polypeptides that may be important for drought tolerance. The disclosure also relates to methods of using these genes from soybean in transgenic plants to confer the desired agronomic traits, and to use such genes or regulatory elements thereof to assist germplasm enhancement by molecular breeding or to identify other factors or chemicals that may enhance a plant's capability to grow under drought conditions.05-19-2011
20110138500POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND POLYPEPTIDES ENCODED THEREFROM AND METHODS OF USING SAME FOR INCREASING BIOMASS IN PLANTS AND PLANTS GENERATED THEREBY - A method of increasing biomass, vigor and/or yield of a plant is disclosed. The method comprises expressing within the plant an exogenous polypeptide comprising a UGGPase activity. The polypeptide may comprise an amino acid sequence at least 90% homologous, and/or at least 80% identical to SEQ ID NO: 33 as determined using the BlastP software of the National Center of Biotechnology Information (NCBI) using default parameters. Polynucleotides encoding same and plants expressing same are also disclosed.06-09-2011
20110138501PLANTS WITH ALTERED ROOT ARCHITECTURE, RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENES ENCODING PROTEIN PHOPHATASE 2C (PP2C) POLYPEPTIDES AND HOMOLOGS THEREOF - Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs particularly useful for altering root structure of plants, compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant DNA constructs, and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs. The recombinant DNA construct comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a polypeptide useful for altering plant root architecture.06-09-2011
20100235948PLANTS MODIFIED WITH MINI-CHROMOSOMES - The invention is generally related to methods of generating plants transformed with novel autonomous mini-chromosomes. Mini-chromosomes with novel compositions and structures are used to transform plants cells which are in turn used to generate the plant. Methods for generating the plant include methods for delivering the mini-chromosome into plant cell to transform the cell, methods for selecting the transformed cell, and methods for isolating plants transformed with the mini-chromosome. Plants generated in the present invention contain novel genes introduced into their genome by integration into existing chromosomes.09-16-2010
20100170007GENES CONTROLLING WINTER DORMANCY IN PERENNIALS AND USES THEREOF - Provided herein are compositions and methods for modulating winter dormancy in a perennial plant using the herein disclosed winter dormancy genes and variants and homologues thereof.07-01-2010
20110191908REGULATOR FOR FLOWERING TIME, TRANSGENIC PLANT TRANSFORMED WITH THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR REGULATING FLOWERING TIME - The present invention relates to a flowering-time and/or stem elongation regulator isolated from rice, which is selected from OsMADS50, OsMADSS1, OsMADS56, OsMADS14, OsTRX1, OsVIN1, OsCOL4 and OsCOLS, a DNA construct containing the regulator, a transgenic plant, a part thereof, and plant cell transformed with the DNA construct, and method to control flowering-time and/or stem elongation using the regulator. In the present invention, the flowering-time and/or stem elongation can be controlled, and thereby, various agricultural benefits obtained.08-04-2011
20110265225TRANSGENIC PLANT HAVING INCREASED SEED SIZE - The present invention relates to a transgenic plant having increased seed size prepared via introduction of DNA encoding a protein consisting of a specific amino acid sequence derived from a plant, such as rice, and a method for producing the same.10-27-2011
20100031395PHOTOSYNTHETICORGANISMS AND COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF GENERATING SAME - An isolated polynucleotide is provided. The isolated polynucleotide comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide of a Type II reaction center of a photosynthetic organism, the nucleic acid sequence being capable of imparting the type II reaction center with an activity under a temperature range different than that of the type II reaction center endogenous to the photosynthetic organism. Also provided are methods of using the sequences for generating photosynthetic organisms or tailor-made thermotolerance.02-04-2010
20130125263TRANSGENIC PLANTS HAVING INCREASED BIOMASS - Methods and materials for modulating biomass levels in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding biomass-modulating polypeptides are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to transform plant cells. Also disclosed are plants having increased biomass levels and plant products produced from plants having increased biomass levels.05-16-2013
20090144860Genes involved in asymmetric cell division - The present invention relates to a method to isolate genes involved in the process of asymmetric cell division. The invention relates further to genes isolated using this method, and their use in controlling root formation, preferably lateral root formation.06-04-2009
20090172841Isolated Polynucleotide Molecules Corresponding to Mutant and Wild-Type Alleles of the Maize D9 Gene and Methods of Use - The invention provides isolated polynucleotide molecules encoding mutant and wild-type alleles of the maize D9 gene. The invention further provides methods for modifying the growth of plants involving the use of these isolated polynucleotide molecules, isolated polypeptides, and transformed plants, seeds, and cells.07-02-2009
20080307547Methods for modifying plant morphology, biochemistry and physiology - The present invention relates to methods for stimulating root growth and/or enhancing the formation of lateral or adventitious roots and/or altering root geotropism comprising expression of a plant cytokinin oxidase or comprising expression of another protein that reduces the level of active cytokinins in plants or plant parts. The invention also relates to novel plant cytokinin oxidase proteins, nucleic acid sequences encoding cytokinin oxidase proteins as well as to vectors, host cells, transgenic cells and plants comprising said sequences. The invention also relates to the use of said sequences for improving root-related characteristics including increasing yield and/or enhancing early vigor and/or modifying root/shoot ratio and/or improving resistance to lodging and/or increasing drought tolerance and/or promoting in vitro propagation of explants and/or modifying cell fate and/or plant development and/or plant morphology and/or plant biochemistry and/or plant physiology. The invention also relates to the use of said sequences in the above-mentioned methods. The invention also relates to methods for identifying and obtaining proteins and compounds interacting with cytokinin oxidase proteins. The invention also relates to the use of said compounds as a plant growth regulator or herbicide.12-11-2008
20120042418Engineering NF-YB Transcription Factors for Enhanced Drought Resistance and Increased Yield in Transgenic Plants - Polynucleotides are disclosed which are capable of enhancing yield of a plant transformed to contain such polynucleotides. Also provided are methods of using such polynucleotides and transgenic plants and agricultural products, including seeds, containing such polynucleotides as transgenes.02-16-2012
20080216198Doubled haploid cells, embryos and plants - Methods for producing homozygous plants, seeds, and plant cells are provided. Also provided are methods of transformation.09-04-2008
20110321198POLYPEPTIDE HAVING FUNCTION FOR DELAYING ANTHESIS OR SUPPRESSING GROWTH, POLYNUCLEOTIDE ENCODING THE SAME, AND USE THEREOF - The present invention discloses a polypeptide having a function for delaying anthesis or suppressing growth, a polynucleotide encoding the same, and a use thereof. Specifically, the present invention discloses a polypeptide having a function of delaying anthesis or suppressing growth, a polynucleotide encoding the same, a method for manufacturing plants with a phenotype of anthesis delay, a method for manufacturing plants with a phenotype of growth suppression, a selecting transgenic plants, and a method for screening materials which delay anthesis or suppress growth of plants.12-29-2011
20120047608Floral Transition Genes in Maize and Uses Thereof - The invention provides isolated floral transition nucleic acids and their encoded proteins. The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to altering floral transition in plants. The invention further provides regulatory elements, recombinant expression cassettes, host cells and transgenic plants.02-23-2012
20120005785PLANTS HAVING IMPROVED GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention concerns a method for improving growth characteristics of plants by increasing expression and/or activity in a plant of an LRR receptor kinase or a homologue thereof. One such method comprises introducing into a plant an RLK827 nucleic acid molecule or functional variant thereof. The invention also relates to transgenic plants having improved growth characteristics, which plants have modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding an LRR receptor kinase. The present invention also concerns constructs useful in the methods of the invention.01-05-2012
20120023621Cloning and Application of a Pleiotropic Gene Ghd7 that Controls Grains Yield, Heading Date and Plant Height of Rice - The cloning and application of a pleiotropic gene Ghd7 that controls grains yield, heading date and plant height of rice are provided. The gene has the nucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 1. The sequence of the present gene is 3,917 bp in length, contains two exons and encodes 257 amino acids. The cDNA sequence of the gene is as shown in SEQ ID NO: 1. The present gene encodes a protein having the CCT domain of CO protein and having the amino acid sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 1. Rice plants transformed with GHD7 gene are obtained using transgenic technology. The transgenic plants all exhibit markedly increased yield, larger number of spikelets per panicle, delayed heading date and elevated plant height as compared to their respective controls (wild type receptors plants). The trait changes are quite consistent with the phenotypes of the two parent genotypes of GHD7 near isogenic lines of Zhenshan 97. The methods for gene cloning, breeding of near isogenic lines and transgene manipulation are also provided, as well as the application of pleiotropic gene GHD7 in research of rice breeding and plant evolution.01-26-2012
20120159671SEEDS - This invention relates to a method for modifying cell proliferation in a plant which comprises the step of transforming a plant, or plant propagating material, with a nucleic acid molecule comprising at least one regulatory sequence capable of directing expression within the integuments and/or seed coat and at least one nucleic acid sequence whose expression or transcription product is capable of directly or indirectly modulating cell proliferation, whereby on expression of that nucleic acid sequence cell proliferation is modified. The invention also relates to a plant which includes a nucleic acid molecule comprising at least one regulatory sequence capable of directing expression within integuments and/or seed coat an at least one nucleic acid sequence whose expression or transcription product is capable of directly or indirectly modulated cell proliferation, whereby on expression of that nucleic acid sequence cell proliferation is modified. The invention also relates to reproducible plant material including a nucleic acid molecule comprising at least one regulatory sequence capable of directing expression within integuments and/or seed coat and at least one nucleic acid sequence whose expression or transcription product is capable of directly or indirectly modulated cell proliferation, whereby expression of that nucleic acid sequence cell proliferation is modified. According to another aspect of the invention, there is provided a method for modifying cell proliferation in a plant which comprises the step of modulating the response of the plant to an auxin in which cell proliferation is modified to produce larger or smaller seeds than wild-type.06-21-2012
20120073019Yield Enhancement in Plants by Modulation of a ZM-CIPK1 Protein - Compositions and methods for modulating plant development and for increasing yield in a plant are provided. The compositions include a ZM-CIPK1 sequence. Compositions of the disclosure comprise amino acid sequences and nucleotide sequences selected from SEQ ID NOS: 1 and 2 as well as variants and fragments thereof. Nucleotide sequences encoding the ZM-CIPK1 molecule are provided in DNA constructs for expression in a plant of interest are provided for modulating the level of a ZM-CIPK1 sequence in a plant or a plant part are provided. The methods comprise introducing into a plant or plant part a heterologous polynucleotide comprising a ZM-CIPK1 sequence of the disclosure. The level of the ZM-CIPK1 polypeptide can be increased or decreased. Such method can be used to increase the yield in plants; in one embodiment, the method is used to increase grain yield in cereals.03-22-2012
20120073020EG1117 Polynucleotides And Uses Thereof - The present invention provides methods for identifying polynucleotide and polypeptide sequences which may be associated with commercially or aesthetically relevant traits in domesticated plants or animals. The methods employ comparison of homologous genes from the domesticated organism and its ancestor to identify evolutionarily significant changes and evolutionarily neutral changes. Sequences thus identified may be useful in enhancing commercially or aesthetically desirable traits in domesticated organisms or their wild ancestors.03-22-2012
20110107462GENES FOR PROMOTING PLANT GROWTH AND USE THEREOF - The invention relates to genes for promoting rapid growth of plant, characterized in genes that are Banana ABC transporter MhPDR1 or MhPDR2 genes, wherein the transporters have amino acid sequences depicted in SEQ ID No: 1 and SEQ ID No: 3, respectively, and the genes have nucleotide sequences depicted in SEQ ID No: 2 and SEQ ID No: 4, respectively. The invention provides further applications of the banana transporter MhPDR1 or MhPDR2 genes, characterized in that the over-expression of the genes in a plant can promote rapid growth of the plant. In addition, the present invention provides a transgenic plant or partial organ, tissue or cells thereof containing the genes or derivatives thereof; as well as provides further a method for promoting rapid growth of a plant.05-05-2011
20110107465Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and a Method for Making the Same by Overexpressing a Polynucleotide Encoding a TFL1-Like Protein - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various yield-related traits by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a TFL1 Like (Terminal Flower Like 1) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a TFL1 Like polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provided hitherto unknown TFL1-Like encoding nucleic acids, and constructs comprising the same, useful in performing the methods of the invention.05-05-2011
20100095406Method of Controlling Plant Growth and Architecture by Controlling Expression of Gibberellin 2-Oxidase - Novel gibberellin 2-oxidase (GA2ox) genes were identified. Differential expression of GA2ox genes correlated with flower development, seed germination, tiller growth and other developmental processes. In addition, the early and increased growth of tiller and adventitious root and altered root architecture caused by overexpression of GA2oxs further suggest the pleiotropic role of GA2oxs in controlling growth and architecture in plants such as rice. GA2ox5, GA2ox6 and GA2ox9 were three genes encoding class C20 GA2oxs in rice. Mutants or transgenic rice overexpressing class C20 GA2oxs exhibited a broad range of mutant phenotypes, including semi-dwarfism, increased root system and higher tiller numbers that may favor grain yield. Mutations in the conserved domain III were found to affect the physiological activity of class C20 GA2oxs. Methods are described for controlling plant growth and architecture by controlling gene expression of gibberellin 2-oxidase in the plant.04-15-2010
20110099669PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for improving various plant growth characteristics by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a GS1 (Glutamine Synthase 1). The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a GS1, which plants have improved growth characteristics relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. Furthermore, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various plant yield-related traits by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a PEAMT (Phosphoethanolamine N-methyltransferase) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a PEAMT, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides hitherto unknown PEAMT-encoding nucleic acid sequences, and constructs comprising the same, useful in performing the methods of the invention. Yet furthermore, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for increasing various plant seed yield-related traits by increasing expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a fatty acyl-acyl carrier protein (ACP) thioesterase B (FATB) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having increased expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a FATB polypeptide, which plants have increased seed yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention additionally relates to nucleic acid sequences, nucleic acid sequence constructs, vectors and plants containing said nucleic acid sequences. Even furthermore, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for improving various plant growth characteristics by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a LFY-like (LEAFY-like). The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a LFY-like, which plants have improved growth characteristics relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.04-28-2011
20120124702Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits And A Method For Making The Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants, in particular for increasing plant yield and/or early vigour, relative to control plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits comprising modifying the expression of a nucleic acid encoding a HAL3 polypeptide, MADS15 polypeptide, PLT transcription factor polypeptide, basic/helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factor, or SPL15 transcription factor. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.05-17-2012
20080271208Modulation of Plant Cell Number - The present invention relates to the use of the ANG4 gene, or a variant thereof, to modulate the cell number of a plant organ. Said modulation can be used to increase the plant biomass, or to adapt the plant architecture.10-30-2008
20120131698Dominant Negative Mutant Kip-Related Proteins (KRP) in Zea Mays and Methods of Their Use - The present invention provides expression vectors comprising polynucleotides encoding mutant 05-24-2012
20120131697GENE ENCODING AUXIN RECEPTOR PROTEIN DERIVED FROM RICE AND USE THEREOF - The present invention pertains to an auxin receptor protein involved in activation of proton pump in plasma membrane of a plant derived from rice, a gene encoding the protein, a recombinant vector comprising the gene, a host cell transformed with the recombinant vector, a method of improving traits of a plant by transforming the plant with the recombinant plant expression vector, a plant having improved traits by transformation with the recombinant plant expression vector and seeds of the plant, and a composition comprising the gene of the invention for improving traits of a plant.05-24-2012
20120216317NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES AND POLYPEPTIDES ENCODED THEREBY USEFUL FOR INCREASING PLANT SIZE AND INCREASING THE NUMBER AND SIZE OF LEAVES - Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides encoded thereby are described, together with the use of those products for making transgenic plants that are characterized by increased size, have an increased number and size of rosette leaves and are late-flowering.08-23-2012
20120167255ALTERATION OF EMBRYO/ENDOSPERM SIZE DURING SEED DEVELOPMENT - Isolated nucleic acid fragments and recombinant constructs comprising such fragments for altering embryo/endosperm size during seed development are disclosed along with a method of controlling embryo/endosperm size during seed development in plants.06-28-2012
20120167254Disruption of CKX3 and at least one other CKX gene in a plant or plant cell leads to improved traits - The present invention is directed to isolated plant cells and transgenic plants comprising a disruption in at least a CKX3 gene and in one further gene encoding for a cytokininoxidase/dehydrogenase and being different from CKX3 well as to methods of producing such transgenic plants and to methods of increasing seed yield in a plant and/or plant height.06-28-2012
20110179528NOVEL GENES INVOLVED IN BIOSYNTHESIS - The invention provides a novel MYB class transcription factor gene (nucleic acid sequences, protein sequences, and variants and fragments thereof) designated MYB14 by the applicants, that is useful for manipulating the production of flavonoids, specifically condensed tannins, in plants. The invention provides the isolated nucleic acid molecules encoding proteins with at least 70% identity to any one of MYB14 polypeptide sequences of SEQ ID NO: 14 and 46 to 54. The invention also provides, constructs, vectors, host cells, plant cells and plants genetically modified to contain the polynucleotide. The invention also provides methods for producing plants with altered flavonoid, specifically condensed tannin production, making use of the MYB14 nucleic acid molecules of the invention.07-21-2011
20100175152MANIPULATION OF PLANTS BY TRANSFORMATION WITH SEQUENCES PROMOTING CELL DIVISION - Polynucleotides encoding polypeptides which increase the rate of growth of plants were identified. Introduction of the polynucleotides into plants produces plants having altered characteristics, such as increased growth, increased leaf area and reduced fertility. Expression of the polypeptides in plants or plant cells promotes cell division. Expression of the polynucleotides in plants in the antisense orientation may produce plants that are sterile or have smaller leaves.07-08-2010
20110191911METHOD FOR THE ALTERATION OF PLANTS USING CLE POLYPEPTIDES/PEPTIDES - The present invention relates to altering the biomass and/or structure of a plant, in order to maximise its potential as a source of feedstock or increase its potential as a feedstock for the paper industry. CLE41 and/or CLE42 are used to manipulate growth and structure of the vascular tissue of the plant. The present invention also provides plants in which the levels of CLE41 and/or CLE42 are increased compared to those of a native plant grown under identical conditions, and parts of such plants. Also provided are methods for using such plants or plant parts in the production of plant derived products such as paper or biofuels.08-04-2011
20110191910PLANTS WITH ALTERED ROOT ARCHITECTURE, RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENES ENCODING LECTIN PROTEIN KINASE (LPK) POLYPEPTIDES AND HOMOLOGS THEREOF - Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs particularly useful for altering root structure of plants, compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant DNA constructs, and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs. The recombinant DNA construct comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a polypeptide useful for altering plant root architecture.08-04-2011
20100050297PLANTS HAVING MODIFIED GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention concerns a method for modifying the growth characteristics of plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a TAD protein and/or modulating activity in a plant of a TAD protein. The invention also relates to transgenic plants having modified growth characteristics, which plants have modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a TAD protein fragment.02-25-2010
20100050296Preparation of organisms with faster growth and/or higher yield - A method for preparing a nonhuman organism with faster growth and/or increased yield in comparison with a reference organism, with method comprises increasing the activity of SEQ ID NO: 2, 107, 125, 129 or 137 in said organism or in one or parts thereof in comparison with a reference organism.02-25-2010
20090049574AUXIN TRANSPORT PROTEINS - This invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid fragment encoding an auxin transport protein. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a substantial portion of the auxin transport protein, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of the auxin transport protein in a transformed host cell. The present invention also relates to methods using the auxin transport protein in modulating root development, and in discovering compounds with potential herbicidal activity.02-19-2009
20120180164POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND POLYPEPTIDES INVOLVED IN PLANT FIBER DEVELOPMENT AND METHODS OF USING SAME - Isolated polynucleotides are provided. Each of the isolated polynucleotides comprise a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide having an amino acid sequence at least 80% homologous to SEQ ID NOs:130-258 and 536-791, wherein the polypeptide is capable of regulating cotton fiber development. Also provided are methods of using such polynucleotides for improving fiber quality and/or yield of a fiber producing plant, as well as methods of using such polynucleotides for producing plants having increased biomass/vigor/yield.07-12-2012
20120180163WOODY PLANTS HAVING IMPROVED GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention pertains to a novel and extensive analytical platform for selecting genes with a possible commercial phenotype from a large group of candidate genes identified using tools in bioinformatics, data from EST sequencing and DNA array. An aspect of the invention provides a method of producing a transgenic plant having an increased growth compared to its wild type. The method comprises altering in the plant the level of a gene product of at least one gene specifically expressed during different phases of wood formation. Further aspects of the invention provide a plant cell or plant progeny of a transgenic plant comprising a recombinant polynucleotide according to the invention. Other aspects pertain a DNA construct comprising a nucleotide sequence of the invention and a plant cell or plant progeny comprising the DNA construct.07-12-2012
20120180165Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and a Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for improving various plant growth characteristics by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a GDH (Glutamate DeHydrogenase) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a GDH polypeptide, which plants have improved growth characteristics relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a FLA-like (Fasciclin-like) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a FLA-like polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention also provides constructs comprising FLA-like-encoding nucleic acids, useful in performing the methods of the invention. The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a SAUR polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a SAUR polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. Furthermore, the present invention also relates to a SAUR-based protein complex. It further relates to the use of the complex to enhance yield-related traits, and to a method for stimulating the complex formation, by overexpressing at least two members of the complex. The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing yield traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a dehydroascorbate reductase (DHAR) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a DHAR polypeptide, which plants have enhancing yield traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.07-12-2012
20110107464Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and a Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various plant yield-related traits by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a RHL1 (Root Hairless 1). The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a RHL1, which plants have enhanced various plant yield-related relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.05-05-2011
20090077693METHODS OF PRODUCING GABA - The present invention describes an alternative approach to increase GABA production in prokaryotes or eukaryotes, namely by the insertion of the putrescine catabolic pathway in organisms where the pathway does not exist or has not clearly been identified. The invention describes methods for the use of polynucleotides that encode functional putrescine aminotransferase (PAT) and gamma-aminobutyricaldehyde dehydrogenase (GABAlde DeHase) polypeptides in plants to increase GABA production. The preferred embodiment of the invention is in plants but other organisms may be used. Changes in GABA availability will improve growth and increase tolerance to biotic and abiotic stress.03-19-2009
20120185968PLANTS OVEREXPRESSING SEQUENCES THAT PROMOTE WOOD PRODUCTION - Polynucleotides encoding polypeptides that increase the secondary growth of plants were identified. Introduction of the polynucleotides into plants produces plants having altered characteristics, such as increased secondary growth, increased phloem production, increased xylem production, increased number of internodes, and/or increased stem diameter. Expression of the polynucleotides in plants in the antisense orientation may produce plants that have decreased secondary growth, decreased phloem production, decreased xylem production, decreased numbers of internodes, and/or decreased stem diameter.07-19-2012
20120185967INTRODUCING DNA INTO PLANT CELLS - The present invention provides means and methods for simple and efficient introduction of foreign genetic material into the plant cell. Particularly, the present invention combines seed priming and virus-based DNA constructs for efficient introduction of heterologous DNA into plants.07-19-2012
20110004962METHODS OF CONTROLLING PLANT SEE AND ORGAN SIZE - This invention relates to the identification of a regulator protein (termed DA) which controls the size of plant seeds and organs in 01-06-2011
20110131683Polypeptide Inducing Dwarfism of Plants, Polynucleotide Coding the Polypeptide, and Those Use - Provided are polypeptides capable of inducing dwarfism in plants, polynucleotides encoding the same, and uses thereof.06-02-2011
20120240292PROTEINS RELATING TO GRAIN SHAPE AND LEAF SHAPE OF RICE, CODING GENES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides a protein OsXCL relating to grain shape and leaf shape of rice, its derived proteins and their coding genes. Transgenic rices over-expressing OsXCL gene present phenotypes as increase of grain length, grain weight and number of grains per panicle, and leaf rolling and so on. The present invention also provides the method for obtaining transgenic plants by transforming the coding genes of OsXCL or its derived proteins into objective plants.09-20-2012
20120266327Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and a Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a CLC-like (Chloride Channel-like) polypeptide, or an OsBURP-like (BURP-domain containing protein) polypeptide, or an AP2/ERF polypeptide or a protein fusion comprising a TPS (trehalose-6-phosphate synthase) and a TPP (trehalose-6-phosphate phosphatase) polypeptide or modulating one or more nucleic acid encoding a TPS and a TPP enzyme, whether comprised in the same or in separate molecules. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acids and constructs comprising them, useful in performing the methods of the invention.10-18-2012
20120324602COMPLEXES OF AN3-INTERACTING PROTEINS AND THEIR USE FOR PLANT GROWTH PROMOTION - The present invention relates to protein complexes based on AN3-interactors, more specifically interactors that are plant variants subunits of the SWI/SNF complex, and proteins that interact with those subunits, preferably in an AN3 free protein complex. It relates further to the use of the complexes to promote plant growth, and to a method for stimulating the complex formation, by overexpressing at least one, preferably at least two members of a complex.12-20-2012
20120272409Rock2 and Rock3, Two New Gain-of-Function Variants of the Cytokinin Receptors AHK2 and AHK3 - The present invention relates to two new gain of function variants of the cytokinin receptor proteins AHK2 and AHK3, namely rock2 and rock3, to transgenic organisms comprising at least one of said new gain-of-function cytokinin receptor variants and to a method for the manufacturing of a transgenic plant comprising at least one of the new gain-of-function variants.10-25-2012
20120278948TRANSGENIC PLANT HAVING INCREASED BIOMASS AND IMPROVED ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS RESISTANCE, AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF - An object of the present invention is to provide a transgenic plant on which a useful phenotype is conferred by regulating expression of pseudo-response regulator (PRR) genes with an approach that is different from deletion of PRR genes. According to the present invention, there is provided a transgenic plant into which a polynucleotide encoding a protein comprising a CCT motif and a pseudo-receiver domain which is a common motif of plant pseudo-response regulator genes, a fusion polynucleotide of said polynucleotide and a polynucleotide encoding at least one transcription activation domain of a transcription factor, or a recombinant vector comprising said polynucleotide or fusion polynucleotide has been introduced.11-01-2012
20120090052Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits And A Method For Making The Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various yield-related traits and/or plant growth characteristics in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a C3H-like polypeptide, or a SPATULA-like (SPT) polypeptide, or an IDI2 (Iron Deficiency Induced 2) polypeptide, or an eIF4F-like protein complex subunit, or GR-RBP (Glycine Rich-RNA Binding Protein) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression and/or activity of a nucleic acid encoding a C3H-like polypeptide, or a SPATULA-like (SPT) polypeptide, or an IDI2 (Iron Deficiency Induced 2) polypeptide, or an eIF4F-like protein complex subunit, or GR-RBP (Glycine Rich-RNA Binding Protein) polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits and/or plant growth characteristics relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.04-12-2012
20120331585PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a poly(A)-RRM or a Q-rich polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a poly(A)-RRM or a Q-rich polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.12-27-2012
20120331584PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding an POI (Protein Of Interest) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a POI polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention also provides hitherto unknown POI-encoding nucleic acids, and constructs comprising the same, useful in performing the methods of the invention.12-27-2012
20120331586PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED YIELD - RELATED TRAITS AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding an importin or a yield-related polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding an importin or a yield-related polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.12-27-2012
20100199388Transgenic Plants with Increased Stress Tolerance and Yield - Polynucleotides are disclosed which are capable of enhancing a growth, yield under water-limited conditions, and/or increased tolerance to an environmental stress of a plant transformed to contain such polynucleotides. Also provided are methods of using such polynucleotides and transgenic plants and agricultural products, including seeds, containing such polynucleotides as transgenes.08-05-2010
20100199387GENE HAVING ENDOREDUPLICATION PROMOTING ACTIVITY - This invention is intended to identify a gene that regulates endoreduplication in a plant and to use such gene for breeding aimed at increasing the crop size. This invention provides a gene encoding an Arabidopsis thaliana-derived protein having an amino acid sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, or 12, which has endoreduplication promoting activity, a transgenic plant into which such gene has been introduced, thereby increasing the nuclear DNA content in the cells of such plant, and a method of using such gene to increase the size of the entire plant or a part thereof.08-05-2010
20130014292TRANSGENIC PLANTS HAVING INCREASED BIOMASS - Methods and materials for modulating biomass levels in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding biomass-modulating polypeptides are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to transform plant cells. Also disclosed are plants having increased biomass levels and plant products produced from plants having increased biomass levels.01-10-2013
20100146669WALL-ASSOCIATED KINASE-LIKE POLYPEPTIDE MEDIATES NUTRITIONAL STATUS PERCEPTION AND RESPONSE - The disclosure relates to methods for modulating plant growth and organogenesis using dominant-negative receptor-like kinases.06-10-2010
20130019347PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a Protein of Interest (POI) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a POI polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits as compared with control plants. The invention also provides novel POI-encoding nucleic acids and constructs comprising the same, useful in performing the method of the invention.01-17-2013
20130019345FLORIGEN-ACTIVATING COMPLEXAANM Ohki; IzuruAACI NaraAACO JPAAGP Ohki; Izuru Nara JPAANM Taoka; Ken-ichiroAACI NaraAACO JPAAGP Taoka; Ken-ichiro Nara JPAANM Tsuji; HiroyukiAACI NaraAACO JPAAGP Tsuji; Hiroyuki Nara JPAANM Kojima; ChojiroAACI OsakaAACO JPAAGP Kojima; Chojiro Osaka JPAANM Shimamoto; KoAACI NaraAACO JPAAGP Shimamoto; Ko Nara JP - Provided is a crystal of a florigen activation complex, including a florigen, a 14-3-3 protein, and a bZIP transcription factor bound to each other. In addition, flowering of a plant is regulated by controlling mechanisms of interactions among those proteins utilizing the crystal. These are achieved as follows. With attention focused on the fact that Hd3a is bound to FD1 via GF14c to form a florigen activation complex, a crystal of the florigen activation complex is produced, conformational information is obtained through the use of the crystal of the florigen activation complex, and the flowering of a plant is regulated by controlling mechanisms of interactions among the florigen and the like utilizing such conformational information.01-17-2013
20130019346PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a Protein Of Interest (POI) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a POI polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits compared with control plants. The invention also provides novel POI-encoding nucleic acids and constructs comprising the same, useful in performing the method of the invention.01-17-2013
20110162110THE AN3 Protein Complex and its Use for Plant Growth Promotion - The present invention relates to an AN3-based protein complex. It relates further to the use of the complex to promote plant growth, and to a method for stimulating the complex formation, by overexpressing at least two member of the complex.06-30-2011
20110162109Plants Having Modified Growth Characteristics and a Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for improving various economically important growth characteristics in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns inter alia a method for modifying growth characteristics in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a HUB1 (Histone Monoubiquitination 1) polypeptide or encoding another protein useful in the methods of the present invention. The modified growth characteristics comprise a modification of light regulated phenotypes, such as modified circadian clock and/or circadian clock responses, or modified plant architecture.06-30-2011
20110162108NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES ENCODING RAMOSA3 AND SISTER OF RAMOSA3 AND METHODS OF USE FOR SAME - The invention relates to the isolation and characterization of a maize gene, RAMOSA3 (RA3), responsible for meristem development and inflorescence development including branching. The gene, gene product, and regulatory regions may be used to manipulate branching, meristem growth, inflorescence development and arrangement, and ultimately to improve yield of plants. The invention includes the gene and protein product as well as the use of the same for temporal and spatial expression in transgenic plants to alter plant morphology and affect yield in plants. The invention also includes the gene and protein product for SISTER OF RAMOSA3 (SRA).06-30-2011
20110162107PLANTS HAVING IMPROVED GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention concerns a method for altering characteristics of a plant. The invention describes the identification of a gene that is downregulated in transgenic plants overexpressing E2Fa/DPa and the use of such sequences to alter plant characteristics. A preferred way for altering characteristics of a plant comprises modifying expression of one or more nucleic acid sequences and or modifying level and/or activity of one or more proteins, which nucleic acids and/or proteins encoded thereby are essentially similar to SEQ ID NO 1835. The gene identified in the present invention have an E2Fa target consensus sequence in their 5′ upstream region. The identified gene is postulated to play a role as transcription factors.06-30-2011
20130025002PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - Nucleic acids and encoded phosphofructokinases (PFKs) are provided. A method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression of nucleic acids encoding PFKs is provided. Plants with modulated expression of the nucleic acids encoding PFKs have enhanced yield-related traits as compared with control plants.01-24-2013
20130174299METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF STOLON-FORMING PLANT HAVING IMPROVED TUBER PRODUCTION ABILITY OR STOLON PRODUCTION ABILITY COMPARED WITH WILD TYPE, AND STOLON-FORMING PLANT PRODUCED BY THE METHOD - The present invention provides: a method for producing stolon-forming plant having an improved tuber production ability as compared with a corresponding wild strain; and a stolon-forming plant produced by the method. The present invention also provides: a method for producing a stolon-forming plant having an improved stolon formation ability as compared with a corresponding wild strain; a stolon-forming plant produced by the method; and a kit for improving a stolon formation ability of a stolon-forming plant. The method of the present invention is a method for producing a stolon-forming plant having an improved tuber production ability as compared with a corresponding wild strain, the method including the step of introducing, into a stolon-forming plant, a Ran gene derived from 07-04-2013
20080235827Compositions and Methods for Increasing Plant Tolerance to High Population Density - Compositions and methods for suppressing the shade-avoidance response of plants and improving plant yield are provided. Compositions of the invention include an early flowering 3 (ELF3) maize gene, the promoter for this gene, an 09-25-2008
20080235826Novel Phytochrome-Interacting Protein and a Use Thereof - The present invention relates to a novel protein interacting with phytochromes and use thereof, and more particularly, to a polypeptide having either an amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 4 or an amino acid sequence having at least 70% with said amino acid sequence, and use thereof. The polypeptide interacts with phytochromes A and B, and the TPR domain present at the N-terminal region of the polypeptide is involved in the interaction. Also, a PP2A catalytic domain (PP2Ac) having phosphatase activity is present at the C-terminal region of the polypeptide. The polypeptide can be used as a phosphatase, and is useful in the production of plants sensitive to light signal transduction. Furthermore, the TPR domain present in the polypeptide is useful in the production of dwarf plants.09-25-2008
20080222755Method for modifying plant morphology, biochemistry and physiology - The present invention provides nucleotide sequences and corresponding amino acid sequences for plant cytokinin oxidase proteins. In addition, vectors, host cells, and transgenic plants comprising such sequences as well as methods for stimulating root growth and/or enhancing the formation of lateral or adventitious roots and/or altering root geotropism using such sequences are provided by the present invention. Also provided by the present invention are methods for altering various plant phenotypes including delaying onset to flowering, increasing leaf thickness, reducing vessel size, inducing parthenocarpy, increasing branching, increasing seed size and/or weight, embryo size and/or weight, and cotyledon size and/or weight using cytokinin oxidase proteins and/or nucleic acid molecules encoding cytokinin oxidase.09-11-2008
20130145499Plants with Increased Fruit Size - The present invention relates to the field of transgenic and non-transgenic plants with novel phenotypes. Provided are 06-06-2013
20110271405COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INCREASING SEED SIZE AND/OR YIELD BY EXPRESSING A MODIFIED TRANSGENE ENCODING A GROWTH AND/OR DEVELOPMENT RELATED PROTEIN - The present disclosure provides methods and materials for altering the phenotype of a plant by expressing a modified transgene encoding a growth and/or development related protein. Transformed plants that express the modified transgene present a phenotype that includes increased seed size and/or number as compared with wild-type plants.11-03-2011
20090055971Plant having enhanced root elongation and method for production thereof - An object of the present invention is mainly to provide, using a genetically engineering technique, a plant with enhanced root elongation; a plant immune to suppression in root elongation ability even under hyperosmotic stress; and a method for enhancing plant root elongation. The subject invention produces a transgenic plant in which a Ran protein derived from a wild watermelon (02-26-2009
20130091605NITRATE REDUCTASES FROM RED ALGAE, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The NR enzymes described herein were discovered in the red algae of 04-11-2013
20130125264Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and a Method for Making the Same - Nucleic acids and the encoded embryonic flower 2 (EMF2) polypeptides or Ubiquitin C-terminal Hydrolase 1 (UCH1-like) polypeptides are provided. A method of enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression of nucleic acids encoding EMF2 polypeptides or UCH1-like polypeptides is provided. Plants with modulated expression of the nucleic acids encoding EMF2 polypeptides or UCH1-like polypeptides have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants.05-16-2013
20130125262PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding an POI (Protein Of Interest) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding an POI polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention also provides hitherto unknown POI-encoding nucleic acids, and constructs comprising the same, useful in performing the methods of the invention.05-16-2013
20130145498MtNIP REGULATED PLANTS WITH SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED SIZE AND BIOMASS - A composition and method for producing plants with increased biomass and growth characteristics, and plants which flower early relative to wild-type plants. The MtNIP gene is over-expressed in plants to increase biomass, growth, and early flowering. Other genes in the NRT1/PTR family may also be over-expressed to increase biomass, growth, and early flowering06-06-2013
20130145497Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and a Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding an SGT1 polypeptide, or a CLC-pKG polypeptide, or a HD-hydrolase-like polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding an SGT1 polypeptide, or a CLC-pKG polypeptide, or a HD-hydrolase-like polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.06-06-2013
20080201803PLANTS WITH ALTERED ROOT ARCHITECTURE, INVOLVING THE RUM1 GENE, RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS - Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs particularly useful for altering root structure of plants, compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant DNA constructs, and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs. The recombinant DNA construct comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a polypeptide useful for altering plant root architecture.08-21-2008
20110225677GENE FOR INCREASING THE PRODUCTION OF PLANT BIOMASS AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF - A technique by which the production of plant biomass can be significantly increased is provided. The AT3G05660 gene encoding a receptor-like protein having a leucine-rich repeat structure or a gene functionally equivalent to such a gene is introduced, or an expression control region of an endogenous gene corresponding to the gene is modified.09-15-2011
20110239328SWEETPOTATO SRD1 cDNA AND TRANSGENIC PLANTS WITH HIGH-NUMBERED STORAGE ROOTS USING THE SAME - Disclosed herein are a sweetpotato SRD1 cDNA, a plant transformation vector carrying the same, and a transgenic plant comprising the vector. The thickening growth of storage roots of the transgenic sweetpotato prepared using the SRD1 cDNA is stimulated, increasing the number of storage roots by up to two times. Therefore, SRD1 according to the present subject matter is useful in the generation of transgenic root crops with high-numbered storage roots or early-maturing storage root plants.09-29-2011
20120278949SHINE CLADE OF TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS AND THEIR USE - The present invention relates to the field of transgenic plants with novel phenotypes, especially plants with enhanced drought tolerance. Provided are SHINE proteins and nucleic acid sequences encoding these, which are useful in conferring novel phenotypes to plants.11-01-2012
20120278947DOWN-REGULATION OF A HOMEODOMAIN-LEUCINE ZIPPER I-CLASS HOMEOBOX GENE FOR IMPROVED PLANT PERFORMANCE - Methods for modulating plants using optimized ZmME293 down-regulation constructs are disclosed. Also disclosed are nucleotide sequences, constructs, vectors, and modified plant cells, as well as transgenic plants displaying increased seed and/or biomass yield, improved tolerance to abiotic stress such as drought or high plant density, improved nitrogen utilization efficiency, increased ear number and/or reduction in time to scenescence.11-01-2012
20120260369POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING PLANTS - The invention provides methods and compositions for producing plant with altered biomass, the methods comprising the step of altering the expression and/or activity of the polypeptide comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO:1, or a variant thereof, in a plant cell or plant. The invention also provides a polypeptide comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO:1, and fragments of variants thereof the sequence. The invention also provides polynucleotides encoding such polypeptide sequences. The invention also provides constructs, cells and plants comprising such polynucleotides.10-11-2012
20120284876GENES FOR ENHANCING NITROGEN UTILIZATION EFFICIENCY IN CROP PLANTS - The invention provides isolated NUE (nitrogen utilization efficiency) nucleic acids and their encoded proteins. The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to altering nitrogen utilization and/or uptake in plants. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells and transgenic plants.11-08-2012
20120284875OsMPT GENE FOR MODIFYING PLANT ARCHITECTURE AND INCREASING YIELD, AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to a rice (11-08-2012
20130160165Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and to the methods for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression of a nucleic acid encoding an OsRSZ33 RRM polypeptide or a growth-related protein (GRP) having at least 25% amino acid sequence identity to SEQ ID NO:251 or a ZPR polypeptide. The present invention also relates to plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding an OsRSZ33 RRM polypeptide or a growth-related polypeptide as defined herein or a ZPR polypeptide. Such plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to controls. The invention also provides hitherto unknown OsRSZ33 RRM-encoding nucleic acids or GRP-encoding nucleic acids or a ZPR polypeptide, and constructs comprising the same, which are useful in performing the methods of the invention.06-20-2013
20130185829KERNEL PRODUCTIVITY OF PLANTS THROUGH THE MODULATION OF GLUTAMINE SYNTHETASE ACTIVITY - The invention relates to a method for improving the kernel productivity of a maize plant, wherein said method comprises overexpressing in said plant at least one glutamine synthetase isoenzyme, in order to increase the number and/or size of kernels.07-18-2013
20130185828METHODS FOR IMPROVING ABIOTIC STRESS RESPONSE - Provided are methods and compositions for improving the growth characteristics of plants.07-18-2013
20130185827TRANSGENIC SOYBEAN PLANTS AND CHROMOSOMES - Described herein are transgenic soybean chromosomes containing a recombinant DNA that transcribes to an RNA molecule that hybridizes to and forms a cleavage-resistant duplex with either a mature miR171 miRNA or a transcript of a target gene having a recognition site for a mature miR171 miRNA whereby the function of the miR171 miRNA is inhibited and thereby imparts enhanced agronomic traits to soybean plants such as increased pods per node, increased number of nodes, a decreased distance between nodes, and a twisted stem.07-18-2013
20110296554SPECIFIC GENETIC MODIFICATION OF THE ACTIVITY OF TREHALOSE-6-PHOSPHATE SYNTHASE AND EXPRESSION IN A HOMOLOGOUS OR HETEROLOGOUS ENVIRONMENT - A method for the preparation of a eukaryotic organism, for example selected from plants, animals and fungi, showing constitutive, inducible and/or organ specific expression of a specifically modified TPS gene, which comprises the steps of providing a TPS gene; designing a suitable modification to the TPS gene by aligning the gene with the corresponding gene of yeast and establishing which part of the gene extends beyond the 5′ terminus of the yeast gene; deleting or inactivating a part of the N-terminal region of the TPS gene extending beyond the 5′ terminus of the yeast gene, in order to achieve an increased trehalose-6-phosphate synthase activity; cloning the thus modified gene into an expression vector under the control of a constitutive, inducible and/or organ-specific promoter; transforming a plant cell or tissue with the thus obtained expression vector; and regenerating a complete plant from the transformed plant cell or tissue.12-01-2011
20110314573SCREENING METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING GENES INVOLVED IN PLANT CELL CYCLE - The present invention relates to a method for screening proteins related to and/or involved in plant cell cycle. It further relates to proteins isolated with the method and the use of those proteins and/or the genes encoding those proteins for modulating plant yield and plant growth.12-22-2011
20110321197Plants with Increased Yield (NUE) - A method for producing a plant with increased yield as compared to a corresponding wild type plant whereby the method comprises at least the following step: increasing or generating in a plant or a part thereof one or more activities selected from the group consisting of 17.6 kDa class I heat shock protein, 26.5 kDa class I small heat shock protein, 26S protease subunit, 2-Cys peroxiredoxin, 3-dehydroquinate synthase, 5-keto-D-gluconate-5-reductase, asparagine synthetase A, aspartate 1-decar-boxylase precursor, ATP-dependent RNA helicase, B0567-protein, B1088-protein, B1289-protein, B2940-protein, calnexin homolog, CDS5399-protein, chromatin structure-remodeling complex protein, D-amino acid dehydrogenase, D-arabinono-1,4-lac-tone oxidase, Delta 1-pyrroline-5-carboxylate reductase, glycine cleavage complex lipoylprotein, ketodeoxygluconokinase, lipoyl synthase, low-molecular-weight heat-shock protein, Microsomal cytochrome b reductase, mitochondrial ribosomal protein, mitotic check point protein, monodehydroascorbate reductase, paraquat-inducible protein B, phosphatase, Phosphoglucosamine mutase, protein disaggregation chaperone, protein kinase, pyruvate decarboxylase, recA family protein, rhodanese-related sulfurtransferase, ribonuclease P protein component, ribosome modulation factor, sensory histidine kinase, serine hydroxymethyltransferase, SLL1280-protein, SLL1797-protein, small membrane lipoprotein, Small nucleolar ribonucleoprotein complex subunit, Sulfatase, transcription initiation factor subunit, tretraspanin, tRNA ligase, xyloglucan galactosyltransferase, YKL130C-protein, YLR443W-protein, YML096W-protein, and zinc finger family protein-activity.12-29-2011
20130191945Transgenic Plant With Increased Stress Tolerance and Yield - Polynucleotides are disclosed which are capable of enhancing growth, yield under water-limited conditions, and/or increased tolerance to an environmental stress of a plant transformed to contain such polynucleotides. Also provided are methods of using such polynucleotides and transgenic plants and agricultural products, including seeds, containing such polynucleotides as transgenes.07-25-2013
20120017337GENES REGULATING PLANT BRANCHING, PROMOTORS, GENETIC CONSTRUCTS CONTAINING SAME AND USES THEREOF - The invention relates to genes coding for TCP family transcription factors and having a biological role in the development of axillary buds and branch growth. Furthermore, the invention relates to the promoters of the transcription of said genes, to the genetic constructs containing same and to the uses thereof, including the use of agents that modulate the expression of these genes in order to modify plant architecture.01-19-2012
20120030836Plants Having Enhanced Abiotic Stress Tolerance and/or Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and a Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for increasing various plant yield-related traits by increasing expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a Brevis Radix-like (BRXL) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having increased expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a BRXL polypeptide, which plants have increased yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention additionally relates to nucleic acid sequences, nucleic acid constructs, vectors and plants containing said nucleic acid sequences.02-02-2012
20130205445Method of Enhancing the Seed Yield and Promoting the Growth of Plants - The invention relates to a method of enhancing the seed yield and promoting the growth of monocotyledonous or dicotyledonous plants by overexpression of TMT (tonoplast monosaccharide transporter) protein in osogenic or transgenic plant cells. The invention further concerns a transgenic plant having the property of an enhanced seed yield and increased growth as compared with the wild type, comprising a nucleotide sequence which codes for a TMT (tonoplast monosaccharide transporter) protein, as well as a regulatory nucleotide sequence, operably linked therewith, for the control of an increased gene expression of the TMT protein in the plant cells of the transgenic plant. It further relates to the use of the transgenic plant for the cultivation or production of cultivated plants or useful plants, or biomass, oils or proteins produced therefrom.08-08-2013
20130205446Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and Method for Making the Same - Nucleic acids and the encoded VIM1-like polypeptides, VTC2-like polypeptides, ARF6-like polypeptides or DUF1685 polypeptides are provided. A method of enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression of nucleic acids encoding VIM1-like polypeptides, VTC2-like polypeptides, ARF6-like polypeptides or DUF1685 polypeptides is provided. Plants with modulated expression of the nucleic acids encoding VIM1-like polypeptides, VTC2-like polypeptides, ARF6-like polypeptides or DUF1685 polypeptides have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants.08-08-2013
20130205447GGPS GENE FOR PROMOTIMG HIGHER GROWTH OR BIOMASS OF PLANT AND USE THEREOF - A method for increasing growth or biomass of a plant in a shorter period of time, compared to a control plant, includes transforming a plant cell using a recombination vector including a geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate synthase (GGPS) gene. A method for preparing a transgenic plant having higher growth or biomass in a shorter period of time, compared to a control plant, includes transforming a plant cell using the recombination vector having the GGPS gene. A composition for promoting higher growth or biomass of a plant, compared to a plant body, includes a GGPS gene. A plant or seed of the plant having higher growth or biomass, compared to the control plant, is prepared using the method.08-08-2013
20120096593Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits And/Or Enhanced Abiotic Stress Tolerance And A Method For Making The Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for improving various plant growth characteristics by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a LDOX (leucoanthocyanidin dioxygenase) polypeptide, a nucleic acid encoding a YRP5, a nucleic acid encoding a CK1 (Casein Kinase type I) polypeptide, a nucleic acid encoding a bHLH12-like (basic Helix Loop Helix group polypeptide, a nucleic acid encoding an ADH2 polypeptide or a nucleic acid encoding a GCN5-like polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding an LDOX polypeptide, or a YRP5 polypeptide, or a CK1 polypeptide, or a bHLH12-like polypeptide, or an ADH2 polypeptide, or a GCN5-like polypeptide, which plants have improved growth characteristics relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. The invention also provides hitherto unknown CK1-encoding nucleic acids and hitherto unknown bHLH12-like-encoding nucleic acids useful in per-forming the methods of the invention.04-19-2012
20120096592Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and a Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing yield related traits by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a BET1-like polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding this BET1-like polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.04-19-2012
20130212743METHOD FOR INCREASING PLANT BIOMASS BY CONTROLLING ACTIVE CYTOKININ EXPRESSION LEVEL - An object of the present invention is to provide a means for conferring a useful phenotype to a plant by efficiently controlling the quantitative productivity of iP-type and tZ-type active cytokinins in plant aerial organs. According to the present invention, a method for increasing plant biomass by causing the overexpression of an active cytokinin synthase gene and a cytokinin hydroxylase gene in a plant body is provided.08-15-2013

Patent applications in class The polynucleotide alters plant part growth (e.g., stem or tuber length, etc.)