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Genetic control of organ abscission

United States Patent

7,169,964
January 30, 2007
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A method for decreasing the rate of organ or floral abscission is described. The method includes modifying the ARF GAP domain of a gene. In one instance the gene is the NEVERSHED gene.
Liljegren; Sarah J. (Carrboro, NC), Ecker; Joseph R. (Carlsbad, CA), Yanofsky; Martin F. (San Diego, CA)
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies (La Jolla, CA)
10/ 630,518
20040143872
July 29, 2003
GOVERNMENT INTEREST IN THE INVENTION Certain aspects of the invention disclosed herein were made with United States Government support under National Science Foundation Grant No. MCB-004-9003 and Department of Energy Grant No. DE-FG03-00ER-15113. The United States Government may have certain rights in the invention.