Patent Number: 6,294,716

Title: Plants having modified response to ethylene by transformation with an ETR nucleic acid

Abstract: The invention includes transformed plants having at least one cell transformed with a modified ETR nucleic acid. Such plants have a phenotype characterized by a decrease in the response of at least one transformed plant cell to ethylene as compared to a plant not containing the transformed plant cell. Tissue and/or temporal specificity for expression of the modified ETR nucleic acid is controlled by selecting appropriate expression regulation sequences to target the location and/or time of expression of the transformed nucleic acid. The plants are made by transforming at least one plant cell with an appropriate modified ETR nucleic acid, regenerating plants from one or more of the transformed plant cells and selecting at least one plant having the desired phenotype.

Inventors: Meyerowitz; Elliott M. (Pasadena, CA), Chang; Caren (Pasadena, CA), Bleecker; Anthony B. (Madison, WI)

Assignee: California Institute of Technology

International Classification: C07K 14/415 (20060101); C12N 15/82 (20060101); A01H 005/00 (); A01H 005/08 (); C12N 005/14 (); C12N 015/82 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018