Acceleration of Plant Growth and Biomass Accumulation in Plants

Methods are provided for increasing plant growth rate, biomass and tolerance to stress by genetically engineering plants to contain and express a gene of the ascorbic acid synthesis-cell wall synthesis network (e.g. GlcUA reductase, GLOase or MIOX)

US Patent Application Publication No. 20080250526

Patent Information:
App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Patent Status
US Utility *United States 11/908,551 9,000,267 5/27/2008 4/7/2015 Issued
Category(s):
Agriculture
For Information, Contact:
Grant Brewer
Senior Licensing Associate
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
(540) 231-6648
grantb76@vt.edu
Inventors:
Craig Nessler
Argelia Lorence
Boris Chevone
Pedro Mendes
Keywords:
Agriculture/Biotech
Agriculture/Expression Systems