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Method to improve drought tolerance in plants

United States Patent

October 21, 2003
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A method to increase drought resistance in plants is provided. The method comprises inhibiting or disabling inward-rectifying K.sup.+ ( channels in the stomatal guard cells of the plant.
Schroeder; Julian I. (LaJolla, CA), Kwak; June Myoung (San Diego, CA)
Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
09/ 567,730
May 10, 2000
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The invention was made, at least in part, with a grant from the Government of the United States of America (grant FG03-94-ER20148 from the Department of Energy and grant MCB-9506191 from the National Science Foundation). The Government may have certain rights in the invention.