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Brassinosteroid regulated kinases (BRKs) that mediate brassinosteroid signal transduction and uses thereof

United States Patent

September 24, 2013
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The present invention identifies a novel family of kinases regulated by brassinosteroids, referred to as BRKs (brassinosteroid regulated kinases) or BSKs (brassinosteroid signaling kinases). The present invention provides methods for modulating the response of a plant cell to a brassinosteroid using BRKs.
Wang; Zhi-Yong (Stanford, CA), Tang; Wenqiang (Stanford, CA)
Carnegie Institution of Washington (Washington, DC)
12/ 506,895
July 21, 2009
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT The work leading to this invention was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF 0724688), U.S. Department of Energy (DE-FG02-04ER15525), and NIH (R01GM066258). The government may have certain rights to the invention.