Patents Assigned to International Flower Developments Pty. Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20110023162
    Abstract: The present invention relates to genetically modified chrysanthemum plants expressing altered inflorescence. The chrysanthemum flavonoid pathway is manipulated to produce plants with blue or violet inflorescence. Blue delphinidin pigments are produced by the expression of flavonoid 3?5? hydroxylase and (optionally) the suppression of flavonoid 3? hydroxylase activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: International Flower Developments Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Filippa Brugliera
  • Publication number: 20110008523
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a genetic sequence encoding a polypeptide having methyltransferase activity and the use of the genetic sequence and/or the polypeptide to modify one or more phenotypic characteristics of a plant. More particularly, the methyltransferase of the present invention acts on flavonoids, preferably wherein the flavonoid is an anthocyanin. Even more particularly, the present invention relates to a polypeptide having S-adenosyl-L-methionine: anthocyanin 3?-O-methyltransferase or S-adenosyl-L-methionine: anthocyanin 3?, 5?-O-methyltransferase activity. The present invention still further provides a genetic sequence encoding a polypeptide having methyltransferase activity derived from Petunia, Torenia Fuchsia or Plumbago or botanically related plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL FLOWER DEVELOPMENTS PTY. LTD.
    Inventors: Filippa BRUGLIERA, Linda DEMELIS, Ronald KOES, Yoshikazu TANAKA
  • Patent number: 7807877
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a genetic sequence encoding a polypeptide having methyltransferase activity and the use of the genetic sequence and/or the polypeptide to modify one or more phenotypic characteristics of a plant. More particularly, the methyltransferase of the present invention acts on flavonoids, preferably wherein the flavonoid is an anthocyanin. Even more particularly, the present invention relates to a polypeptide having S-adenosyl-L-methionine:anthocyanin 3?-O-methyl-transferase or S-adenosyl-L-methionine:anthocyanin 3?,5?-O-methyltransferase activity. The present invention still further provides a genetic sequence encoding a polypeptide having methyltransferase activity derived from Petunia, Torenia Fuchsia or Plumbago or botanically related plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: International Flower Developments Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Filippa Brugliera, Linda Demelis, Ronald Koes, Yoshikazu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20100107277
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a genetic sequence encoding a polypeptide having flavonoid 3?,5?-hydroxylase (F3?5?H) activity and to the use of the genetic sequence and/or its corresponding polypeptide thereof inter alia to manipulate color in flowers or parts thereof or in other plant tissue. More particularly, the F3?5?H has the ability to modulate dihydrokaempferol (DHK) metabolism as well as the metabolism of other substrates such as dihydroquercetin (DHQ), naringenin and eriodictyol. Even more particularly, the present invention provides a genetic sequence encoding a polypeptide having F3?5?H activity when expressed in rose or gerbera or botanically related plants. The instant invention further relates to antisense and sense molecules or RNAi-inducing molecules corresponding to all or part of the subject genetic sequence or a transcript thereof. The present invention further relates to promoters which operate efficiently in plants such as rose, gerbera or botanically related plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL FLOWER DEVELOPMENTS PTY. LTD.
    Inventors: Filippa BRUGLIERA, Yoshikazu TANAKA, John MASON
  • Patent number: 7612257
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a genetic sequence encoding a polypeptide having flavonoid 3?,5?-hydroxylase (F3?5?H) activity and to the use of the genetic sequence and/or its corresponding polypeptide thereof inter alia to manipulate color in flowers or parts thereof or in other plant tissue. More particularly, the F3?5?H has the ability to modulate dihydrokaempferol (DHK) metabolism as well as the metabolism of other substrates such as dihydroquercetin (DHQ), naringenin and eriodictyol. Even more particularly, the present invention provides a genetic sequence encoding a polypeptide having F3?5?H activity when expressed in rose or gerbera or botanically related plants. The instant invention further relates to antisense and sense molecules or RNAi-inducing molecules corresponding to all or part of the subject genetic sequence or a transcript thereof. The present invention further relates to promoters which operate efficiently in plants such as rose, gerbera or botanically related plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: International Flower Developments Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Filippa Brugliera, Yoshikazu Tanaka, John Mason
  • Publication number: 20070150984
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a genetic sequence encoding a polypeptide having methyltransferase activity and the use of the genetic sequence and/or the polypeptide to modify one or more phenotypic characteristics of a plant. More particularly, the methyltransferase of the present invention acts on flavonoids, preferably wherein the flavonoid is an anthocyanin. Even more particularly, the present invention relates to a polypeptide having S-adenosyl-L-methionine:anthocyanin 3?-O-methyl-transferase or S-adenosyl-L-methionine:anthocyanin 3?,5?-O-methyltransferase activity. The present invention still further provides a genetic sequence encoding a polypeptide having methyltransferase activity derived from Petunia, Torenia Fuchsia or Plumbago or botanically related plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL FLOWER DEVELOPMENTS PTY.LTD. OF COLLINGWOOD
    Inventors: Filippa Brugliera, Linda Demelis, Ronald Koes, Yoshikazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7173164
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a genetic sequence encoding a polypeptide having aromatic acyl group transfer activity and the use of the genetic sequence and/or its corresponding polypeptide thereof. More particularly, the present invention provides a genetic sequence encoding a polypeptide having aromatic acyl group transfer activity derived from Petunia, Nierembergia and Viola spp. Even more particularly, the present invention relates to a genetic sequence encoding a polypeptide having aromatic acyl group transferase activity to anthocyanidin-rutinoside. The present invention also provides a genetic sequence encoding a polypeptide having aromatic acyl group transferase activity to anthocyanidin 3-O-rutinoside. The instant invention further relates to antisense and sense molecules corresponding to all or part of the subject genetic sequence as well as genetically modified plants as well as cut flowers, parts and reproductive tissue from such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: International Flower Developments Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Filippa Brugliera, Ronald Koes
  • Patent number: 6080920
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to novel approaches in generating transgenic plants exhibiting altered flower colour by the introduction of a nucleotide sequence encoding dihydroflavonol-4-reductase (DFR) which preferably acts on dihydromyricetin (DHM). More particularly, the present invention provides transgenic carnation plants and flowers cut therefrom exhibiting flower colouration not naturally associated with carnation plants. The present invention further contemplates methods for producing transgenic carnation plants with the altered flower colour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: International Flower Developments Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Timothy Albert Holton
  • Patent number: 5948955
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to transgenic flowering plants. More particularly, the present invention is directed to transgenic rose, carnation and chrysanthemum plants genetically modified to enable expression of flavonoid 3',5'-hydroxylase thereby permitting the manipulation of intermediates in the flavonoid pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: International Flower Developments Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Timothy Albert Holton, Yoshikazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 5861487
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nucleic acid isolate comprising a sequence of nucleotides encoding, or complementary to a sequence encoding, a dihydrokaempferol (DHK) hydroxylating enzyme or derivative or part thereof. The present invention also relates to transgenic plants carrying and expressing the above mentioned nucleic acid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: International Flower Developments Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy Albert Holton, Edwina Cecily Cornish, Filippa Kovacic, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Diane Ruth Lester
  • Patent number: 5859329
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to genetic sequences encoding flavonoid pathway metabolising enzymes and in particular enzymes having flavonol synthase activity and their use such as in manipulating production of pigmentory molecules in plants. More particularly, the present invention provides genetic sequences encoding flavonol synthase (FLS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: International Flower Developments Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy Albert Holton, Lisa Ann Keam
  • Patent number: 5859334
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to genetic sequences encoding flavonoid pathway metabolising enzymes and in particular flavonoid glycosylating enzymes and their use such as in manipulating production of pigmentory molecules in plants. More particularly the present invention provides a genetic sequence encoding UDP rhamnose: anthocyanidin-3-glucoside rhamnosyltransferase (3RT).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: International Flower Developments Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Filippa Brugliera, Timothy Albert Holton
  • Patent number: 5639870
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nucleic acid isolate comprising a sequence of nucleotides encoding, or complementary to a sequence encoding, a flavonoid 3'-hydroxylase or a functional derivative thereof. The present invention also relates to transgenic plants carrying and/or expressing the above-mentioned nucleic acid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: International Flower Developments Pty., Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy Albert Holton, Edwina Cecily Cornish, Yoshikazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 5569832
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nucleic acid isolate comprising a sequence of nucleotides encoding, or complementary to a sequence encoding, a dihydrokaempferol (DHK) hydroxylating enzyme or derivative or part thereof. The present invention also relates to transgenic plants carrying and expressing the above mentioned nucleic acid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1996
    Assignee: International Flower Developments Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Holton, Edwina C. Cornish, Filippa Kovacic, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Diane R. Lester
  • Patent number: 5349125
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nucleic acid isolate comprising a sequence of nucleotides encoding, or complementary to a sequence encoding, a dihydrokaempferol (DHK) hydroxylating enzyme or derivative or part thereof. The present invention also relates to transgenie plants carrying and expressing the above mentioned nucleic acid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1994
    Assignee: International Flower Developments Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Holton, Edwina C. Cornish, Filippa Kovacic, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Diane R. Lester
  • Patent number: PP21515
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Dianthus plant named ‘FLORIJADE’ is characterized, inter alia, by pronounced spray habit, perennial and profuse bloom, and green foliage. Dianthus ‘FLORIJADE’ is suitable for use, for example, as a flowering plant in pots, containers, window boxes, and the garden, but is primarily suited for the production of cut flowers. Dianthus ‘FLORIJADE’ is not hardy and is typically grown in a glasshouse. These traits set ‘FLORIJADE’ apart from all existing varieties, lines, strains, or sports of Dianthus. In particular, Dianthus ‘FLORIJADE’ has bright purple/violet flowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: International Flower Developments Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Filippa Brugliera
  • Patent number: PP21595
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Dianthus plant named ‘FLORIAGATE’ is characterized inter alia by pronounced spray habit, perennial and profuse bloom, and green foliage. Dianthus ‘FLORIAGATE’ is suitable for use as a flowering plant in pots, containers, window boxes and the garden, but is primarily suited for the production of cut flowers. Dianthus ‘FLORIAGATE’ is not hardy and is grown in a glasshouse. These traits set ‘FLORIAGATE’ apart from all other existing varieties, lines, strains or sports of Dianthus. In particular, Dianthus ‘FLORIAGATE’ has bright purple/violet flowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: International Flower Developments Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Filippa Brugliera
  • Patent number: PP21892
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Dianthus plant named ‘FLORIAMETRINE’ is characterized inter alia by altered inflorescence with respect to tissue and/or organelles including flowers or flower parts. This trait sets ‘FLORIAMETRINE’ apart from all other existing varieties, lines, strains or sports of Dianthus. In particular, Dianthus ‘FLORIAMETRINE’ has bright purple/violet flowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: International Flower Developments Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Filippa Brugliera