Patent Number: 8,575,421

Title: Plants having enhanced yield-related traits and a method for making the same

Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a TCP1 transcription factor. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a TCP1 polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.

Inventors: Reuzeau; Christophe (Tocan Saint Apre, FR), Frankard; Valerie (Waterloo, BE), Hatzfeld; Yves (Lille, FR), Sanz Molinero; Ana Isabel (Gentbrugge, BE)

Assignee: BASF Plant Science GmbH

International Classification: A01H 5/00 (20060101); C12N 15/82 (20060101); C12N 15/63 (20060101); C12N 15/11 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017