ABSTRACT: Transgenic plants that delay senescence by modulating ethylene production

Tech ID: 29608 / UC Case 2003-438-0


The present invention is directed to plant genetic engineering through the modulation of the ethylene response sensor (“ERS”).  In particular, ERS is directed to delaying senescence in plants through the inhibition of ethylene.  An ERS transgenic plant's altered phenotype includes, but is not limited to, leaves that remain green late in the growing season, improved drought tolerance, improved silage, increased grain yield, and increased tolerance to planting at higher densities.

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Country Type Number Dated Case
United States Of America Issued Patent 8,704,044 04/22/2014 2003-438
United States Of America Issued Patent 7,915,481 03/29/2011 2003-438
United States Of America Issued Patent 7,504,557 03/17/2009 2003-438


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