Patents by Inventor Alisdair R. Fernie

Alisdair R. Fernie has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11306118
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds according to general formula (I) with enhanced absorption of UV-B irradiation. The present invention also relates to an UV-B tolerant plant and a method for enhanced production of compounds according to general formula (I) in a plant or plant cell. Furthermore, the invention relates to a nucleic acid sequence SEQ-ID No. 1 encoding FPT2 catalyzing the production of compounds according to general formula (I). The invention further relates to compositions comprising compounds according to general formula (I). Furthermore, the invention relates to a method of conferring UV-B tolerance to a plant as well as an UV-B tolerant plant comprising the nucleic acid sequence SEQ-ID No. 1 encoding FPT2 catalyzing the production of compounds according to general formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften E.V.
    Inventors: Alisdair R. Fernie, Takayuki Tohge, Regina Wendenburg, Hirofumi Ishihara, Ronan Sulpice, Mark Stitt
  • Publication number: 20200079812
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds according to general formula (I) with enhanced absorption of UV-B irradiation. The present invention also relates to an UV-B tolerant plant and a method for enhanced production of compounds according to general formula (I) in a plant or plant cell. Furthermore, the invention relates to a nucleic acid sequence SEQ-ID No. 1 encoding FPT2 catalyzing the production of compounds according to general formula (I). The invention further relates to compositions comprising compounds according to general formula (I). Furthermore, the invention relates to a method of conferring UV-B tolerance to a plant as well as an UV-B tolerant plant comprising the nucleic acid sequence SEQ-ID No. 1 encoding FPT2 catalyzing the production of compounds according to general formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Alisdair R. Fernie, Takayuki Tohge, Regina Wendenburg, Hirofumi Ishihara, Ronan Sulpice, Mark Stitt
  • Publication number: 20180298049
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds according to general formula (I) with enhanced absorption of UV-B irradiation. The present invention also relates to an UV-B tolerant plant and a method for enhanced production of compounds according to general formula (I) in a plant or plant cell. Furthermore, the invention relates to a nucleic acid sequence SEQ-ID No.1 encoding FPT2 catalyzing the production of compounds according to general formula (I). The invention further relates to compositions comprising compounds according to general formula (I). Furthermore, the invention relates to a method of conferring UV-B tolerance to a plant as well as an UV-B tolerant plant comprising the nucleic acid sequence SEQ-ID No.1 encoding FPT2 catalyzing the production of compounds according to general formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Alisdair R. FERNIE, Takayuki TOHGE, Regina WENDNBURG, Hirofumi ISHIHARA, Ronan SULPICE, Mark STITT
  • Publication number: 20040205845
    Abstract: Described are transgenic plants showing an increased accumulation of starch and/or an increased yield in starch-storing parts, organs or tissues due to a reduction of the endogenous adenylate kinase (ADK) activity in cells of the plant. Accordingly, such a reduction can be achieved by introducing a nucleic acid molecule, e.g. a nucleic acid molecule encoding a suitable antisense RNA, into the plant genome. Furthermore, recombinant nucleic acid molecules and methods for the production of such plants are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Applicant: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
    Inventors: Babette Regierer, Alisdair R. Fernie, Peter Geigenberger, Jens Kossmann