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Patent2017

Transcriptional stimulation of autophagy improves plant fitness

Bozhkov, Peter; Minina, Elena A.; Moschou, Panagiotis Nikolaou; Hofius, Daniel; Stymne, Sten

Abstract

The present invention provides to a method for enhancing the productivity of a plant by genetically modifying the genome of the plant to over-express at least one autophagy-related (ATG) protein selected from the group consisting of ATG5 and ATG7. The invention further provides a genetically modified plant characterized by over-expression of least one autophagy related (ATG) protein selected from the group consisting of ATG5 and ATG7.Additionally the use of a transgene encoding atleast one autophagy related (ATG) protein selected from the group consisting of ATG5 and ATG7for enhancing the productivity of a plantis disclosed.

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Application number: PCT/SE2016/051209
Patent number: WO2017095320A1
Application published date: 2017-06-08
Publication date: 2017-06-08