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Chromosome doubling method

United States Patent

November 14, 2006
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The invention provides methods for chromosome doubling in plants. The technique overcomes the low yields of doubled progeny associated with the use of prior techniques for doubling chromosomes in plants such as grasses. The technique can be used in large scale applications and has been demonstrated to be highly effective in maize. Following treatment in accordance with the invention, plants remain amenable to self fertilization, thereby allowing the efficient isolation of doubled progeny plants.
Kato; Akio (Columbia, MO)
The Curators of the University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)
10/ 164,362
June 5, 2002
The government may own rights in this application pursuant to U S. Department of Energy grant number C-5-32680 DOE and the National Science Foundation grant number C-5-32942.