Patent Number: 8,878,005

Title: Method for promoting the formation of secondary cell wall of plant

Abstract: Provided is a method for increasing the thickness of the secondary cell wall of a plant. A method for increasing the thickness of the secondary cell wall of a plant by using a tracheary element differentiation (TED)-associated protein or a C-terminal fragment of the same, which comprises constructing a transgenic (Tg) plant containing, in an expressible manner, a DNA encoding protein(s) selected from the group consisting of a combination of TED6 with TED7, a C-terminal fragment of TED6, a C-terminal fragment of TED7, and a combination of a C-terminal fragment of TED6 with a C-terminal fragment of TED7, and expressing said DNA in said plant; the Tg plant; and a progeny, a cell, a tissue or a seed of the same.

Inventors: Demura; Taku (Yokohama, JP), Endo; Satoshi (Yokohama, JP), Sato; Shigeru (Kameyama, JP), Nishikubo; Nobuyuki (Kameyama, JP)

Assignee: Riken

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

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00