Patent Number: 7,786,346

Title: Generation of plants with improved drought tolerance

Abstract: The present invention is directed to plants that display a pathogen resistance and increased drought tolerance phenotype due to altered expression of a PRDT1 nucleic acid. The invention is further directed to methods of generating plants with a pathogen resistance and increased drought tolerance phenotype.

Inventors: Anderson; Catherine (Durham, NC), Lee; Stephen Aaron (Durham, NC), Powell; Kerrie (Durham, NC), Puente; Pilar (Durham, NC), Rhein; Jennifer Lee (Raleigh, NC), Timmons; Philip Reid (Durham, NC), Wingate; Vincent Paul Mary (Chapel Hill, NC)

Assignee: Agrinomics LLC

International Classification: A01H 1/00 (20060101); A01H 5/00 (20060101); C12N 15/09 (20060101); C12N 15/82 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018