Patents Assigned to Dow AgroSciences LLC
  • Patent number: 10844389
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for gene disruption, gene editing or gene stacking within a FAD2 loci by cleaving, in a site directed manner, a location in a FAD2 gene in a soybean cell, to generate a break in the FAD2 gene and then optionally integrating into the break a nucleic acid molecule of interest is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignees: Dow AgroSciences LLC, Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: W. Michael Ainley, Steven R. Webb, Jayakumar P. Samuel, Dmitry Y. Guschin, Jeffrey C. Miller, Lei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10836804
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns compositions and methods for increasing the expression of a polynucleotide of interest. Some embodiments concern novel transactivation polypeptides and variants thereof that have been identified in plants, and methods of using the same. Particular embodiments concern the use of at least one DNA-binding polypeptide in a fusion protein to target at least one transactivation polypeptide or variant thereof to a specific binding site on a nucleic acid comprising the polynucleotide of interest, such that its expression may be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Agrosciences LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Petolino, Jianquan Li, Steven L. Evans, Ryan C. Blue
  • Publication number: 20200347395
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns compositions and methods for promoting transcription of a nucleotide sequence in a plant or plant cell, employing a promoter from a GmCAB2 gene. Some embodiments relate to a promoter or a 5? UTR from a GmCAB2 gene that functions in plants to promote transcription of operably linked nucleotide sequences. Other embodiments relate to a 3? UTR or a terminator from a GmCAB2 gene that functions in plants to promote transcription of operably linked nucleotide sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicants: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC, PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Lyudmila Sidorenko, Cory M. Larsen, Geny Anthony, Shreedharan Sriram, Holly Jean Butler, Lynne E. Sims, Scott H. Diehn, Gilda M. Rauscher, Kevin G. Ripp, Knut Meyer
  • Patent number: 10798893
    Abstract: Methods to generate doubled haploid plants and plant components using low mammalian toxicity chromosome doubling agents are disclosed. Chromosome doubling agents provide low mortality rates and higher chromosome doubling rate in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Yunxing Cory Cui, Paul Schmitzer, David H. Young
  • Publication number: 20200318132
    Abstract: IRDIG35563 vegetative insecticidal toxins, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, use of such toxins to control pests, and transgenic plants that produce such toxins are disclosed. The invention includes IRDIG35563 variants, fragments and analogs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: MARC D ZACK, MEGAN SOPKO, JAMES M HASLER
  • Publication number: 20200318127
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns compositions and methods for promoting transcription of a nucleotide sequence in a plant or plant cell, employing a promoter from a GmTEFs1 gene. Some embodiments relate to a promoter or a 5? UTR from a GmTEFs1 gene that functions in plants to promote transcription of operably linked nucleotide sequences. Other embodiments relate to a 3? UTR or a terminator from a GmTEFs1 gene that functions in plants to promote transcription of operably linked nucleotide sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Lyudmila Sidorenko, Cory M. Larsen, Geny Anthony, Shreedharan Sriram, Holly Jean Butler
  • Patent number: 10793612
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns methods for the design of synthetic nucleic acid sequences that encode polypeptide amino acid repeat regions. This disclosure also concerns the use of such sequences to express a polypeptide of interest that comprises amino acid repeat regions, and organisms comprising such sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Donald J. Merlo, Ignacio Larrinua, Scott Bevan
  • Patent number: 10793918
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns methods and compositions for identifying canola plants that have a blackleg resistant phenotype. Some embodiments concern molecular markers to identify, select, and/or construct blackleg resistant plants and germplasm, or to identify and counter-select plants that are susceptible or have low resistance to blackleg disease. Some embodiments concern molecular markers to identify, select, and/or construct blackleg resistant plants that carry the rlm4 gene. This disclosure also concerns canola plants comprising a blackleg resistant phenotype that are generated by methods utilizing at least one marker described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Shunxue Tang, Jianwei Zhao
  • Patent number: 10791692
    Abstract: A method for identifying a quantitative trait locus associated with desirable nutritional traits in canola includes: analyzing a population of canola plants or germplasm for desirable nutritional traits; determining the genotype of the canola plants or germplasm using at least one marker selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO:1 through SEQ ID NO:111; mapping the canola plants or germplasm for the presence of a quantitative trait locus (QTL) associated with the markers; and associating the QTL with the desirable nutritional trait. An isolated and/or recombinant nucleic acid includes a sequence associated with a quantitative trait locus (QTL), wherein the QTL is associated with a desirable nutritional trait in a canola plant or germplasm and wherein the QTL is further associated with at least one marker selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO:1 through SEQ ID NO:111.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Shunxue Tang, Van L. Ripley, Thomas G. Patterson, Michelle Wiggins, Joshua A. Flook, Cherie Ochsenfeld, Daniel Garcia, Syed Masood Rizvi, Muhammad Tahir, Ryan Preuss, Donna Carolynn Knievel, Steve Rounsley, Zoe Christina Ehlert
  • Patent number: 10787431
    Abstract: Provided herein is a process for the preparation of 4-((6-(2-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-1,1-difluoro-2-hydroxy-3-(5-mercapto-1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)propyl)pyridin-3-yl)oxy)benzonitrile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Babij, Qiang Yang, Sarah Ryan, Yan Hao, Gary Roth, Kaitlyn Gray
  • Publication number: 20200299708
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns compositions and methods for promoting transcription of a nucleotide sequence in a plant or plant cell, employing a promoter from a Zea mays PR1 gene. Some embodiments relate to a promoter or a 5? UTR from a Zea mays PR1 gene that functions in plants to promote transcription of operably linked nucleotide sequences. Other embodiments relate to a 3? UTR or a terminator from a Zea mays PR1 gene that functions in plants to promote transcription of operably linked nucleotide sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Kumar, Andrew Asberry, Pierluigi Barone, Rodrigo Sarria, Stephen Foulk, Nagesh Sardesai
  • Patent number: 10779535
    Abstract: Provided herein are herbicidal compositions and methods of controlling undesirable vegetation utilizing (a) a compound of formula (I): or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester thereof, and (b) tembotrione and/or topramezone. The compositions and methods provided herein provide control of undesirable vegetation, e.g., in corn crops such as field corn, field corn grown for seed, and popcorn, sweet corn, sorghum, and any other crops that are naturally tolerant to or contain herbicide tolerant traits to these active ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Voglewede, Richard K. Mann, David G. Ouse, Ă„ndrea Christine McVeigh-Nelson, James M. Gifford, Dave C. Ruen
  • Patent number: 10781455
    Abstract: The current disclosure relates to methods and compositions for improving plant varieties through plant breeding and plant genetics. For instance, the disclosure concerns increasing the recombination frequency of a heterozygous trait genetically linked to a second trait within plants. Further, the disclosure concerns breaking the genetic linkage between a first allele and a second allele.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Kumar, Andrew F. Worden, Stephen Novak, Ryan M. Lee
  • Patent number: 10774336
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns synthetic polynucleotides encoding a polypeptide of interest that are particularly well-suited for expression in target plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Woosley, Sarah Worden
  • Patent number: 10767839
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method of using at least one of a distance sensor and a light intensity sensor to adjust the distance between an artificial light source and plant canopy to control light intensity at the plant canopy is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Yang Yang, Frank Burroughs, Kristen Curlee
  • Patent number: 10765114
    Abstract: 4-amino-6-(pyridyl and 2-substitutedphenyl)-picolinic acids and their derivatives; 6-amino-2-(pyridyl and 2-substitutedphenyl)-pyrimidine-4-carboxylates and their derivatives; and methods of using the same as herbicides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Joseph D. Eckelbarger, Jeffrey B. Epp, Lindsey G. Fischer, Natalie C. Giampietro, Jeremy Kister, Jeffrey Petkus, Joshua Roth, Norbert M. Satchivi, Paul R. Schmitzer, Thomas L. Siddall, Carla N. Yerkes
  • Publication number: 20200277621
    Abstract: Provided are methods, vectors and gene constructs for enhancing expression of a recombinant nucleic acid sequence in transgenic plants and plant tissues. According to the present invention, nucleic acid sequences are obtained and/or derived from the 3? untranslated regions of Zea mays chlorophyll a/b binding protein gene and engineered to flank respective portions of a selected coding region of a vector. The vector construct may be introduced into plants and/or plant tissues through conventional or gene targeting procedures, resulting in enhanced expression of the selected coding region. In some embodiments, the selected coding region is a chimeric gene or gene fragment expressing one or more proteins known to impart a level of insecticidal activity to a transgenic plant and/or plant tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Delkin O. Gonzalez, David Mann, John Davies, James Patrick Connell, Jeffrey Church, Holly Jean Butler, Megan Sopko, Kristina M. Woodall
  • Publication number: 20200267993
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns compositions and methods for novel pesticidal proteins, polynucleotides encoding such proteins, use of such novel pesticidal proteins to control Hemipteran/Lepidopteran plant pests, and transgenic plants that produce, and are protected, by these novel pesticidal proteins are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: William Beeson, IV, Jeffrey Church
  • Patent number: 10752913
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to a novel gene referred to herein as DSM-2. This gene was identified in Sterptomyces coelicolor A3. The DSM-2 protein is distantly related to PAT and BAR. The subject invention also provides plant-optimized genes encoding DSM-2 proteins, DSM-2 can be used as a transgenic trait to impart tolerance in plants and plant cells to the herbicides glufosinate and bialaphos. One preferred use of the subject genes are as selectable markers. The use of this gene as a selectable marker in a bacterial system can increase efficiency for plant transformations. Use of DSM-2 as the sole selection marker eliminates the need for an additional medicinal antibiotic marker (such as ampicillin resistance) during cloning. Various other uses are also possible according to the subject invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Justin M. Lira, Terry R. Wright, Sean M. Russell, Donald J. Merlo, Steven R. Webb, Nicole L. Arnold, Andrew E. Robinson, Kelley A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200248197
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns the use of endogenous plant RNAi machinery to preferentially or specifically reduce transgene expression. In some embodiments, the disclosure concerns specific reduction of transgene expression in seed tissues of a dicot plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Kumar, Marcelo Ariel German, Pahao Wang, Todd P. Glancy, Shreedharan Sriram, Carla N. Yerkes, Andrew J. Bowling, Heather Pence, Andrew E. Robinson