A transgenic plant having enhanced drought tolerance

A. Aharoni (Inventor), S.A. Dixit (Inventor), K.R. Trijatmiko (Inventor), J.A. Hiemstra (Inventor), A.B. Pereira (Inventor)

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    Abstract

    The present invention relates to the field of transgenic plants with novel phenotypes, especially plants with enhanced drought and pathogen resistance. Provided are transgenic crop plants comprising integrated in their genome a chimeric gene, characterized by said chimeric gene comprising a transcription regulatory sequence active in plant cells operably linked to a nucleic acid sequence encoding a protein having the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 3 or a protein at least 70 % identical to SEQ ID NO: 3, or an ortholog protein or a functional fragment thereof. In addition to enhanced drought tolerance the transgenic plants may show enhanced disease resistance and enhanced root structure.
    Original languageEnglish
    Patent numberWO2007030001
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2007

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