Plants Having Enhanced Yield-related Traits And/or Increased Abiotic Stress Resistance, And A Method For Making The Same

Abstract

The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a Yield Enhancing Protein (YEP). The YEP is selected from a Nucleosome Assembly Protein 1-like polypeptide (NAP1 -like), a Like Sm polypeptide (Lsm protein), a truncated Cyclin H (CycH<SUB>Tr</SUB>) polypeptide, a Remorin polypeptide, and a DREB protein. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding such a YEP, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention also provides hitherto unknown YEP-encoding nucleic acids, and constructs comprising the same, useful in performing the methods of the invention.


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