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Plant growth regulator and use thereof achieved

Foreign code F110003329
File No. A181-19WO
Posted date Jun 22, 2011
Country United States of America
Application number 51858107
Gazette No. 20100016166
Gazette No. 8999888
Date of filing Dec 10, 2007
Gazette Date Jan 21, 2010
Gazette Date Apr 7, 2015
International application number JP2007073795
International publication number WO2008072602
Date of international filing Dec 10, 2007
Date of international publication Jun 19, 2008
Priority data
  • P2006-333635 (Dec 11, 2006) JP
  • 2007WO-JP73795 (Dec 10, 2007) WO
Title Plant growth regulator and use thereof achieved
Abstract (US8999888)
A plant growth regulator containing glutathione allows increasing harvest index.
This provides a technique for specifying a control factor for a plant, thereby effectively controlling germination, growth, anthesis etc. of the plant.
Scope of claims [claim1]
1. A method for preparing a plant having increased harvest index compared to a harvest index of a wild type plant or untreated plant, comprising the steps of: applying oxidized glutathione to a plant, or to soil with which a plant is to be cultivated;
cultivating the plant,
wherein a total amount of the applied glutathione with which the plant is cultivated is in the range (i) between 2.5 mg and 1470 mg per one individual plant, or (ii) between 0.82 mg and 1800 mg per one liter of soil;
measuring an amount of harvest of the plant;
calculating a harvest index of the plant; and
wherein a plant having a harvest index that is higher than the harvest index of the wild type plant or untreated plant is thereby prepared.
[claim2]
2. The method as set forth in claim 1, wherein the glutathione is supplied intermittently.
[claim3]
3. The method as set forth in claim 1, wherein the glutathione is supplied at around a time of transition from vegetative to reproductive development.
[claim4]
4. The method as set forth in claim 1, wherein the amount of harvest is selected from the group consisting of a weight of harvest, number of harvest, and amount of biomass of harvest.
[claim5]
5. The method as set forth in claim 4, wherein the harvest is at least one selected from the group consisting of fruit, seeds, stems, roots, flowers and leaves.
[claim6]
6. The method as set forth in claim 1, wherein applying glutathione to the plant or to soil comprises applying the glutathione intermittently.
[claim7]
7. The method as set forth in claim 1, wherein applying glutathione to the plant or to soil comprises applying the glutathione at about a time the plant transitions from vegetative to reproductive development.
[claim8]
8. The method as set forth in claim 1, wherein applying glutathione to the plant or to soil comprises applying the glutathione at a time ranging from a time of transition from vegetative to reproductive development to about a time of bolting.
[claim9]
9. The method as set forth in claim 1, wherein the plant is a mutant or transformant plant.
[claim10]
10. The method as set forth in claim 9, wherein the plant is a transformant plant to which a gene for encoding glutathione-binding plastid-type fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolase (gFBA) is introduced.
[claim11]
11. A method for preparing a plant having an increased number of seeds and/or flowers compared to a number of seeds and/or flowers of a wild type plant or untreated plant, comprising the steps of: applying oxidized glutathione to a plant, or to soil with which a plant is to be cultivated;
cultivating the plant,
wherein a total amount of the applied glutathione with which the plant is cultivated is in the range (i) between 2.5 mg and 1470 mg per one individual plant, or (ii) between 0.82 mg and 1800 mg per one liter of soil;
measuring the number of seeds and/or the flowers of the plant; and
wherein a plant having a number of seeds and/or flowers that is higher than the number of seeds and/or flowers of the wild type plant or untreated plant is thereby prepared.
[claim12]
12. A method for preparing a plant having an increased number of lateral shoots and/or tillers compared to a number of lateral shoots and/or tillers of a wild type plant or untreated plant, comprising the steps of: applying oxidized glutathione to a plant, or to soil with which a plant is to be cultivated;
cultivating the plant,
wherein a total amount of the applied glutathione with which the plant is cultivated is in the range (i) between 2.5 mg and 1470 mg per one individual plant, or (ii) between 0.82 mg and 1800 mg per one liter of soil;
measuring the number of lateral shoots and/or tillers of the plant; and
wherein a plant having a number of lateral shoots and/or tillers that is higher than the number of lateral shoots and/or tillers of the wild type plant or untreated plant is thereby prepared.
[claim13]
13. The method as set forth in claim 12, wherein the plant has mutation in a function for synthesizing a plant hormone and/or a function for responding to a plant hormone.
[claim14]
14. The method as set forth in claim 13, wherein the plant hormone is gibberellin.
  • Inventor, and Inventor/Applicant
  • OGAWA KENICHI
  • HENMI KENJI
  • JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
  • OKAYAMA PREFECTURE
IPC(International Patent Classification)
Reference ( R and D project ) CREST Plants Function and Their Control AREA
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