The invention provides coding and promoter sequences for a VS-1 and AP-2 gene, which affects the developmental process of senescence in plants. Vectors, transgenic plants, seeds, and host cells comprising heterologous VS-1 and AP-2 genes are also provided. Additionally provided are methods of altering nutrient allocation and composition in a plant using the VS-1 and AP-2 genes.
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The disclosed subject matter was developed in part with funding from the Department of Energy BioEnergy Science Center grant number DE-PS02-06ER64304. The government may have certain rights in the invention.