Patent Number: 6,166,293

Title: Method of increasing growth and yield in plants

Abstract: Provided is a method of producing a genetically modified plant characterized as having increased growth and yield as compared to a corresponding wild-type plant comprising increasing the level of cyclin expression in the plant. The methods include providing a modified nucleic acid regulatory sequence from cycB1a;At resulting in increased gene transcription and expression. Also provided are modified nucleic acid regulatory sequences. Genetically modified plants characterized as having increased growth and yield are also provided.

Inventors: Doerner; Peter W. (San Diego, CA), Lamb; Christopher J. (Edinburgh, GB), Colon-Carmona; Adan (Davis, CA)

Assignee: The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

International Classification: C07K 14/415 (20060101); C12N 15/82 (20060101); C12N 015/00 (); C12N 015/29 (); C12N 015/82 (); A01H 004/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017