Patent Number: 7,825,295

Title: Method and means for modulating plant cell cycle proteins and their use in plant cell growth control

Abstract: The present invention provides a method for modulating endoreduplication in a plant, plant part, or plant cell. The method comprises the steps of introduction and expression of a nucleotide sequence encoding the CDC2bAt cyclin dependent kinase gene disclosed in database accession number X57840 or said CDC2bAt cyclin dependent kinase gene having the Asp residue at position 161 replaced with an Asn residue, under the control of a promoter which functions in a plant.

Inventors: Inze; Dirk (Moorsel-Aalst, BE), Segers; Gerda (Ghent, BE), De Veylder; Lieven (Aalst, BE), Mironov; Vladimir (Ghent, BE)

Assignee: CropDesign N.V.

International Classification: C12N 15/82 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00