Journal of Plant Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2018

  • Overexpression of Transcription Factor WRKY76 in Rice Leaves Leads to Increased Photosynthesis and Plant Yield

    Alanna Jane Oiestad, Hannah Margaret Turner, Brian Stuart Beecher, John Munson Martin, Michael Joseph Giroux

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2018
    Pages: 185-197
    Received: Nov. 12, 2018
    Accepted: Dec. 03, 2018
    Published: Jan. 10, 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.20180606.11
    Abstract: The rate of leaf starch biosynthesis impacts overall plant growth and yield. Overexpression of ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase (AGPase), the rate limiting enzyme in the starch pathway, has led to increased plant growth in multiple species. Our goal here was to identify and test transcription factors that themselves upregulate starch biosynthetic gene... Show More