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Transgenic Expression Of Archaea Superoxide Reductase

United States Patent Application

20160152998
A1
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This invention provides a stably transformed plant, plant part and/or plant cell, comprising a heterologous polynucleotide encoding a superoxide reductase (SOR) from an archaeon species, wherein said stably transformed plant, plant cell, and/or plant part has increased disease resistance. The invention further provides a method of increasing disease resistance in a plant, plant cell, or plant part, comprising: introducing into said plant, plant cell, or plant part a heterologous polynucleotide encoding a superoxide reductase from an archaeon species to produce a stably transformed plant, plant cell, or plant part, thereby producing a plant, plant part, or plant cell having increased disease resistance as compared to a control. Additionally provided are plants, plant parts, and plant cells produced by the methods of the invention, as well as progeny and products produced therefrom.
Grunden, Amy Michele (Holly Springs, NC), Sederoff, Heike (Raleigh, NC), Yalamanchili, Roopa D. (Cary, NC)
North Carolina State University (Raleigh NC)
14/ 900,775
June 20, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was supported in part by funding provided under Grant No. DE-AR0000207 from the United States Department of Energy (DOE). The United States government has certain rights in this invention.