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QTL Regulating Ear Productivity Traits in Maize
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For Information, Contact:
Dario Valenzuela
Senior Commercialization Manager, Life Sciences
515-294-4740
licensing@iastate.edu
Web Published:
8/7/2015
ISURF #
3797
Summary:
Methods to increase ear productivity in maize

Development Stage:
The patented methodologies are ready to be applied for the commercial development of improved maize

Description:
Increased grain yields should translate into improved productivity and profitability for farmers; hence, traits that improve yield should be desirable in seed sold to farmers. This invention identifies DNA markers associated with the following ear productivity traits in maize:

• Cob length
• Cob weight
• Cob diameter
• Kernel count
• Kernel weight
• Kernel row number

The ear productivity DNA markers of this invention might form the basis of hybrid seed with advanced genetics, and could be bundled with transgenic traits, or sold as conventional seed.

Advantage:
• Potential to develop maize with increased productivity
• Markers easily tractable using modern molecular techniques
• Applicable to conventional or genetically modified seeds
Patent Information:
*To see the full version of the patent(s), follow the link below, then click on "Images" button.
Country Serial No. Patent No. Issued Date
United States 13/180,986 8,779,233* 7/15/2014


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