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Wall-associated kinase-like polypeptide mediates nutritional status perception and response

United States Patent

February 11, 2014
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The disclosure relates to methods for modulating plant growth and organogenesis using dominant-negative receptor-like kinases. The disclosure further provides a method for increasing plant yield relative to corresponding wild type plants comprising modulating the expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a Wall-Associated Kinase-like 14 polypeptide or a homolog thereof, and selecting for plants having increased yield or growth on a nutrient deficient substrate.
Yang; Zhenbiao (Riverside, CA), Karr; Stephen (Camarillo, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
12/ 624,647
November 24, 2009
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The invention was supported by a grant no. DE-FG02-04ER15555 from U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.