Patents Examined by Shubo (Joe) Zhou
  • Patent number: 9963712
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel gene, IbENOD93, and transgenic plants using the same. More specifically, the present invention provides an IbENOD93 gene, an open reading frame (ORF) of the IbENOD93 gene, a recombinant vector comprising the gene or the ORF, and a transformant transformed with the vector. Moreover, the present invention provides a composition for enhancing root thickening growth and promoting maturation in a plant having storage root(s). Furthermore, the present invention provides a method for producing a transgenic plant having storage root(s) with enhanced thickening growth, and a method for regulating or enhancing root thickening growth and maturation in a plant having storage root(s). According to the present invention, it is possible to promote the thickening growth of storage roots as well as the growth of aerial part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventors: Jung Myung Bae, Seol Ah Noh, Jeong Sheop Shin
  • Patent number: 9732352
    Abstract: Provided herein are genetically-altered Solanaceae plants, compositions related to the Solanaceae plants, and methods of making the Solanaceae plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    Inventors: Zachary Lippman, Soon-Ju Park
  • Patent number: 9725701
    Abstract: The present invention relates to transgenic plants that have increased nitrogen use efficiency, stress tolerance, and/or alleviating a limitation such that yield is increased, or a combination of these and that have been transformed using a novel vector construct including a synthetic isocitrate dehydrogenase (icdh) gene that modulates nitrogen use in plants. The invention also relates to stacking the icdh gene with other exogenous or heterologous genes that modulate nitrogen use in the plant, including a N-acetylglutamate kinase gene. The invention also relates to methods of expressing in plants the nucleic acid molecules corresponding to the nucleic acid sequences that modulate nitrogen use in plants or are modulated by nitrogen conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Iowa Corn Promotion Board
    Inventors: James McLaren, Brian Vande Berg
  • Patent number: 9650647
    Abstract: The present invention provides nucleic acids and methods for conferring resistance to bacterial disease in plants. The present invention also provides promoters and promoter sequences useful for controlling expression in transgenic plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited
    Inventors: Zhong Chao Yin, Ke Yu Gu, Dong Sheng Tian
  • Patent number: 9532520
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of transgenic and non-transgenic plants with novel phenotypes. Provided are SlPP2C1 proteins and nucleic acid sequences encoding these, which are useful in conferring novel phenotypes to plants, especially drought tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: NUNHEMS B.V.
    Inventors: Willem Vriezen, Lisette Nitsch
  • Patent number: 9523089
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nucleic acids and nucleic acid fragments encoding amino acid sequences for flavonoid biosynthetic enzymes in plants, and the use thereof for the modification of flavonoid biosynthesis in plants. More particularly, the flavonoid biosynthetic enzyme is selected from the group consisting of chalcone isomerase (CHI), chalcone synthase (CHS), chalcone reductase (CHR), dihydroflavonol 4-reductase (DFR), leucoanthocyanidin reductase (LCR), flavonoid 3?,5? hydrolase (F3?5?H), flavanone 3-hydroxylase (F3H), flavonoid 3?-hydroxylase (F3?H), phenylalanine ammonia-olyase (PAL) and vestitone reductase (VR), and functionally active fragments and variants thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignees: Agriculture Victoria Services Pty LTD, AgResearch Limited
    Inventors: German Spangenberg, Timothy Ivor Sawbridge, Eng-Kok Ong, Michael Emmerling
  • Patent number: 9505811
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for manipulating the exchange of water and/or carbon dioxide (CO2) through plant stomata by controlling CO2 sensor genes. The invention provides compositions and methods for enhancing or optimizing biomass accumulation in a plant. The invention provides compositions and methods for opening or closing a stomatal pore on a guard cell in the epidermis of a plant. The invention provides compositions and methods for increasing or decreasing oxygenation efficiency and/or carbon fixation in a guard cell in the epidermis of a plant by manipulating expression of a ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase. The invention provides promoters for regulating expression of a nucleic acid in a plant guard cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Julian I. Schroeder, Maria Israelsson-Nordstrom, Josef M. Kuhn, Yingzhen Yang, Honghong Hu, Aurelien Boisson-Dernier
  • Patent number: 9480218
    Abstract: The present invention provides an inbred corn line designated AF3605, methods for producing a corn plant by crossing plants of the inbred line AF3605 with plants of another corn plant. The invention further encompasses all parts of inbred corn line AF3605, including culturable cells. Additionally provided herein are methods for introducing transgenes into inbred corn line AF3605, and plants produced according to these methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventor: Brent Delzer
  • Patent number: 9458455
    Abstract: A high efficiency plant expression promoter from Capsicum annuum serine hydroxymethyl transferase gene and uses thereof. This high efficiency plant expression promoter and 5?-untranslated region (5?-UTR) from Capsicum annuum serine hydroxymethyl transferase gene, a high efficiency plant expression vector having the same, a plant transformed with the vector, a process for high efficiency expression of a foreign gene by using the vector and a transformed plant which expresses with high efficiency a foreign gene based on the process and seeds of the transformed plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: INDUSTRY FOUNDATION OF CHONNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Do Il Choi, Sang Hyeob Lee, Young Hee Joung
  • Patent number: 9441218
    Abstract: A salt tolerant Medicago sativa plant designated as “Silverosa” representative seed of which having been deposited under NCIMB Accession No. 41909, NCIMB Accession No. 41910 and NCIMB Accession No. 41911.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: SPRINGBROOK NOMINEES PTY LTD
    Inventor: Ian David Kaehne
  • Patent number: 9434953
    Abstract: The present invention provides nucleic acid molecules comprising one or more nucleotide sequences selected from the group consisting of the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO:1, SEQ ID NO:3, SEQ ID NO:4, SEQ ID NO:5, SEQ ID NO:6, SEQ ID NO:7, SEQ ID NO:8, and/or SEQ ID NO:10 that can be operably linked to a promoter, thereby making the promoter inducible by a chemical compound that can induce the expression of the alcohol dehydrogenase system of Aspergillus nidulans. Methods for making an inducible promoter and for making the expression of a nucleotide sequence of interest inducible are also provided. Further provided are plants, plant parts, and plant cells, comprising the compositions of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignees: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG, QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Manuel Benito Sainz, Mark David Kinkema
  • Patent number: 9399777
    Abstract: Methods and means are provided for reducing the phenotypic expression of a nucleic acid of interest in eukaryotic cells, particularly in plant cells, by providing aberrant, preferably unpolyadenylated, target-specific RNA to the nucleus of the host cell. Preferably, the unpolyadenylated target-specific RNA is provided by transcription of a chimeric gene comprising a promoter, a DNA region encoding the target-specific RNA, a self-splicing ribozyme and a DNA region involved in 3? end formation and polyadenylation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Peter Michael Waterhouse, Ming-Bo Wang
  • Patent number: 9376688
    Abstract: A method of producing a multi-petaled cyclamen plant having an increased number of petals, including at least inhibiting the function of a transcription factor involved in morphogenesis of a floral organ of cyclamen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignees: HOKKO CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Teruhiko Terakawa, Tomomichi Yamamura, Masao Sugiyama, Masaru Takagi, Nobutaka Mitsuda
  • Patent number: 9370152
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X90D309 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprises crossing hybrid maize variety X90D309 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X90D309 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X90D309, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X90D309. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X90D309.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Lori Karyn Scott, Lori Lisa Carrigan
  • Patent number: 9371540
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a plant with a stress tolerance, comprising the step of inhibiting, in a plant, a function of a first polypeptide including an amino acid sequence represented by any one of SEQ ID NOS: 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. This enables developing a new technique capable of producing a plant with a stress tolerance such as a salt tolerance and a high osmotic pressure tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignees: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, GREENSOGNA, INC.
    Inventors: Masaru Takagi, Tomomi Mito, Kyoko Matsui
  • Patent number: 9357733
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X03F667 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X03F667 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X03F667 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X03F667, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X03F667. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X03F667.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Edwin Michael Grote, Thomas Craig Kevern, Michael Adam Chandler, Julia Xiuling Zhang, Kelvin Grandy Grant, Michael Joseph O'Leary, David B Fischer, Matthew David Smalley
  • Patent number: 9320232
    Abstract: The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 12R224B2R2. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 12R224B2R2. Also provided by the invention are methods of using cotton variety 12R224B2R2 and products derived therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing cotton plants by crossing the cotton variety 12R224B2R2 with itself or another cotton variety and plants and seeds produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Roy G. Cantrell, Darren Jones, Ross Rosenbaum
  • Patent number: 9313978
    Abstract: Disclosed is the seed of a novel soybean variety, designated 10CR125117, a sample of which is deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-122327. Also disclosed are plants, or parts thereof, grown from the seed of the variety, plants having the morphological and physiological characteristics of the 10CR125117 variety, and methods of using the plant or parts thereof in a soybean breeding program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Agrigenetics, Inc.
    Inventor: William M. Campbell
  • Patent number: 9315819
    Abstract: This invention provides molecular constructs and methods for the temporally specific control of gene expression in plants or in plant pests or pathogens. More specifically, this invention provides plant miRNA genes having novel circadian expression patterns that are useful for designing recombinant DNA constructs for temporally specific expression of at least one gene. Also provided are non-natural transgenic plant cells, plants, and seeds containing in their genome a recombinant DNA construct of this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Edwards M. Allen, Sara E. Heisel, Sergey Ivashuta, Elysia K. Krieger, Jennifer Lutke, Robert J. Meister, Yuanji Zhang
  • Patent number: 9309528
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for increasing the level of fermentable carbohydrates in a biofuel crop plant such as alfalfa or switchgrass, by modification of the lignin biosynthetic pathway. Also provided are plants prepared by the methods of the invention. Methods for processing plant tissue and for producing ethanol by utilizing such plants are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Dixon, Fang Chen, Zengyu Wang