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Method of identifying plant pathogen tolerance

United States Patent

5,674,701
October 7, 1997
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A process for identifying a plant having disease tolerance comprising administering to a plant an inhibitory amount of ethylene and screening for ethylene insensitivity, thereby identifying a disease tolerant plant, is described. Plants identified by the foregoing process are also described.
Ecker; Joseph R. (Erial, NJ), Staskawicz; Brian J. (Castro Valley, CA), Bent; Andrew F. (Piedmont, CA), Innes; Roger W. (Bloomington, IN)
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA), The Regents of the University of California (Berkeley, CA)
08/ 171,207
December 21, 1993
REFERENCE TO GOVERNMENT GRANTS This work was supported in part by research grants from the National Institutes of Health, grant number GM-38894, the Department of Energy, grant number DE-FG03-88ER13917 and National Science Foundation grants. The United States Government may have certain rights in this invention.