Patent Number: 7,087,419

Title: DNA encoding a plant lipase, transgenic plants and a method for controlling senescence in plants

Abstract: Regulation of expression of senescence in plants is achieved by integration of a gene or gene fragment encoding senescence-induced lipase into the plant genome in antisense orientation. The carnation and Arabidopsis genes encoding senescence-induced lipase are identified and the nucleotide sequences are used to modify senescence in transgenic plants.

Inventors: Thompson; John E. (Waterloo, CA), Wang; Tzann-Wei (Waterloo, CA), Hudak; Katalin (East Brunswick, NJ), Hong; Yuwen (Waterloo, CA)

Assignee: Senesco, Inc.

International Classification: C07H 21/04 (20060101); C12N 9/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018