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Regulating nutrient allocation in plants

United States Patent

December 9, 2014
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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.
Udvardi; Michael (Ardmore, OK), Yang; Jiading (Ardmore, OK), Worley; Eric (Gordonville, TX)
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundations, Inc. (Ardmore, OK)
13/ 090,114
April 19, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT 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.