Drought Responsive Genes in Plants and Methods of their Use
Microarrays are employed to analyze soybean transcriptions under water stress conditions in both root and leaf tissues at vegetative stage. Novel drought responsive genes may be thus identified and may be used for enhancing drought tolerance in soybean or other plants through genetic/metabolic engineering. This disclosure pertains to nucleic acid molecules isolated from Soybean that encode polypeptides that may be important for drought tolerance. The disclosure also relates to methods of using these genes from soybean in transgenic plants to confer the desired agronomic traits, and to use such genes or regulatory elements thereof to assist germplasm enhancement by molecular breeding or to identify other factors or chemicals that may enhance a plant's capability to grow under drought conditions.
NGUYEN HENRY T [US]; VALLIYODAN BABU [US]
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