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Genetic control of organ abscission

United States Patent

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
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.