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Plant growth regulator and use thereof

Foreign code F170008978
File No. A181-19US2
Posted date Mar 13, 2017
Country United States of America
Application number 201514600984
Gazette No. 20150140599
Gazette No. 9532519
Date of filing Jan 20, 2015
Gazette Date May 21, 2015
Gazette Date Jan 3, 2017
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
  • 2009US-12518581 (Jun 10, 2009) US
Title Plant growth regulator and use thereof
Abstract (US9532519)
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 strain, or untreated plant, comprising: applying reduced glutathione to a plant, or to soil in which a plant is to be cultivated;
cultivating the plant;
measuring the amount of harvest of the plant;
calculating harvest index of the plant; and
selecting a plant having a harvest index that is higher than the harvest index of a wild strain or untreated plant;
wherein a total amount of the reduced glutathione with which the plant is cultivated is in the range (i) between 2.6 mg and 128.1 mg per one individual said plant or (ii) between 36.4 mg and 1820.9 mg per one liter of the soil.
[claim2]
2. The method as set forth in claim 1, wherein the reduced glutathione is applied intermittently.
[claim3]
3. The method as set forth in claim 1, wherein the reduced glutathione is applied at around a time of transition from vegetative to reproductive development.
[claim4]
4. The method as set forth in claim 1, wherein the plant has a mutation in a function for synthesizing a plant hormone and/or a function for responding to a plant hormone.
[claim5]
5. The method as set forth in claim 4, wherein the plant hormone is gibberellin.
[claim6]
6. 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 the harvest.
[claim7]
7. The method as set forth in claim 6, wherein the harvest is at least one selected from the group consisting of: fruit, seed, stem, root, flower and leaves.
[claim8]
8. The method as set forth in claim 1, wherein applying reduced glutathione to the plant or to the soil comprises applying the reduced glutathione at a time ranging from a time of transition from vegetative to reproductive development to the 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 increased number of seeds and/or flowers compared to a number of seeds and/or flowers of a wild strain or untreated plant, comprising: applying reduced glutathione to a plant, or to soil in which a plant is to be cultivated; cultivating the plant;
measuring the number of seeds and and/or the flowers of the plant; and
selecting a plant having a number of seeds and/or flowers that is higher than the number of seeds and/or flowers of a wild strain or untreated plant;
wherein a total amount of the reduced glutathione with which the plant is cultivated is in the range (i) between 2.6 mg and 128.1 mg per one individual said plant or (ii) between 36.4 mg and 1820.9 mg per one liter of the soil.
[claim12]
12. A method for preparing a plant having increased number of lateral shoots and/or tillers compared to a number of lateral shoots and/or tillers of a wild strain or untreated plant, comprising: applying reduced glutathione to a plant, or to soil in which a plant is to be cultivated;
cultivating the plant;
measuring the number of lateral shoots and/or tillers of the plant; and
selecting a plant having a number of lateral shoots and/or tillers that is higher than the number of lateral shoots and/or tillers of a wild strain or untreated plant;
wherein a total amount of the reduced glutathione with which the plant is cultivated is in the range (i) between 2.6 mg and 128.1 mg per one individual said plant or (ii) between 36.4 mg and 1820.9 mg per one liter of the soil.
[claim13]
13. The method as set forth in claim 12, wherein applying reduced glutathione to the plant or to the soil comprises applying the reduced glutathione intermittently.
[claim14]
14. The method as set forth in claim 12, wherein applying reduced glutathione to the plant or to the soil comprises applying the reduced glutathione at about a time the plant transitions from vegetative to reproductive development.
  • 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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