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KeyGene reference: P230


The invention provides for altered promoter sequences that convert a sexual allele of a plant into a parthenogenesis allele, which is capable of inducing parthenogenesis.


Parthenogenesis refers to asexual reproduction in which growth and development of embryos occur without fertilization. The present invention provides for a way to confer parthenogenesis to a plant as part of apomixis.


Apomixis is of great interest in agriculture because it has the power to fix a favorable genotype, regardless of its genetic complexity, and allows production of organisms that can breed true in one step.


Click on the link for an overview of the patent family in the European Patent Register: WO2022/079087

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