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Material and methods to increase plant growth and yield

United States Patent

9,133,470
September 15, 2015
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The present invention relates to materials and methods for modulating growth rates, yield, and/or resistance to drought conditions in plants. In one embodiment, a method of the invention comprises increasing expression of an hc1 gene (or a homolog thereof that provides for substantially the same activity), or increasing expression or activity of the protein encoded by an hc1 gene thereof, in a plant, wherein expression of the hc1 gene or expression or activity of the protein encoded by an hc1 gene results in increased growth rate, yield, and/or drought resistance in the plant.
Kirst; Matias (Gainesville, FL)
University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc. (Gainesville, FL)
14/ 152,865
20140201867
January 10, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under grant number DE-FG02-05ER64114 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.