Plants having increased biomass and methods for making the same

Donald R Ort (Inventor), Stephen P Long (Inventor), Aleel K Grennan (Inventor), Huimin Zhao (Inventor), John Shanklin (Inventor), Fredy Altpeter (Inventor), Ratna Karan (Inventor), Stephen P Moose (Inventor), Thomas Clemente (Inventor), Damla Bilgin (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


The impact of plastid size change in both monocot and dicot plants has been examined. In both, when plastid size is increased there is an increase in biomass relative to the parental lines. Thus, provided herein are methods for increasing the biomass of a plant, comprising decreasing the expression of at least one plastid division protein in a plant. Optionally, the level of chlorophyll in the plant is also reduced.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number10577617
Filing date1/13/16
StatePublished - Mar 3 2020


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