Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

5-1-2018

Abstract

Methods of increasing the resistance of a crop plant to heat stress and in particular methods of improving the grain yield and quality of crop plants grown under heat stress in the form of increased minimal temperatures are provided. The methods include selecting plants with increased expression of HYR and growing these plants in regions expected to experience minimal temperatures above 25.degree. C. during the growing season. Methods of screening plants for increased resistance to heat stress and methods of producing grain in regions having minimal temperatures of 25.degree. C. or more are also provided.

Department

Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences

Patent Number

US9957520

Application Number

US 20160032313 A1

Application Published

2-4-2016

Application Filed

3-13-2014

Assignee

Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)

Comments

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with United States government support awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture grant number 2009-35900-05968 and National Science Foundation grant number DBI-0922747. The United States has certain rights in this invention.

Andy Pereira, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences

Ramegowda Venkategowda, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences

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