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Record number 63122
Title Genetic control of flowering using the FWA gene
Author(s) Soppe, W.J.J.; Peeters, A.J.M.; Koornneef, M.
Source Octrooinummer: PCT/NL99/00414, verleend: 1999-07-02.
Department(s) Laboratory of Genetics
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Publication type Patent
Publication year 1999
Abstract This invention relates to the determination, cloning and expression of the flowering time gene FWA and the use of this gene to delay or accelerate flowering in a large variety of plant species. Specifically the gene that was determined is that of Arabidopsis thaliana. Naturally the invention extends to other plants as well. The proper timing of flowering is important in crop plants because it determines the moment that the crop can be harvested when crops are grown for their fruits and seeds. Early flowering is a disadvantage as this leads to reduce yields because insufficient vegetative mass is available. When crop plants flower too late, the harvest may take place too late in the season
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