Patent Number: 7,709,698

Title: Transcription factor stress-related proteins and methods of use in plants

Abstract: A transgenic plant transformed by a Transcription Factor Stress-Related Protein (TFSRP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the plant results in increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic plants. Also provided are isolated TFSRPs, and isolated nucleic acid coding TFSRPs, and vectors and host cells containing the latter.

Inventors: da Costa e Silva; Oswaldo (Neustadt, DE), Van Thielen; Nocha (Durham, NC), Chen; Ruoying (Apex, NC), Bohnert; Hans (Tucson, AZ)

Assignee: BASF Plant Science GmbH

International Classification: C12N 15/82 (20060101); A01H 5/00 (20060101); A01H 5/10 (20060101); C12N 15/29 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018