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Plant Glutamine Phenylpyruvate Transaminase Gene and Transgenic Plants Carrying Same

United States Patent Application

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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.
Unkefer, Pat J. (Los Alamos, NM), Anderson, Penelope S. (Los Alamos, NM), Knight, Thomas J. (Raymond, ME)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos NM)
12/ 551,320
August 31, 2009
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the United States Department of Energy to The Regents of The University of California, and Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396, awarded by the United States Department of Energy to Los Alamos National Security, LLC. The government has certain rights in this invention.