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Discovery and utilization of sorghum genes (Ma5/Ma6)

United States Patent

November 13, 2012
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Methods and composition for the production of non-flowering or late flowering sorghum hybrid. For example, in certain aspects methods for use of molecular markers that constitute the Ma5/Ma6 pathway to modulate photoperiod sensitivity are described. The invention allows the production of plants having improved productivity and biomass generation.
Mullet; John E. (College Station, TX), Rooney; William L. (College Station, TX), Klein; Patricia E. (College Station, TX), Morishige; Daryl (Bryan, TX), Murphy; Rebecca (Bryan, TX), Brady; Jeff A. (Stephenville, TX)
The Texas A&M University System (College Station, TX)
12/ 507,053
July 21, 2009
This invention was made with government support under grant number DBI-0321578 awarded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and grant number DE-FG02-06ER64306 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The United States government has certain rights in the invention.