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KeyGene reference: P113


The invention provides for plants with increased drought resistance by impairing the expression of functional pectinesterase and a method producing the same.


Although improvements in providing abiotic stress-tolerant plants have been reported, the nature of the genetically complex mechanisms underlying it causes a constant need for further improvements in this field. Our invention provides for a loss-of-function mutant, resulting in increased drought tolerance in crops like tomato, cabbage, and rice.


Climate change urges the development of drought-tolerant crops. The present invention contributes thereto.


Click on the link for an overview of the patent family in the European Patent Register: WO2013/122473

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