Patents by Inventor Carlos M. La Rota

Carlos M. La Rota 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: 11330776
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to methods and compositions for the rapid and efficient transformation of plants. The disclosure further provides methods for producing a transgenic plant, comprising (a) transforming a cell of an explant with an expression construct comprising (i) a nucleotide sequence encoding a WUS/WOX homeobox polypeptide; (ii) a nucleotide sequence encoding a polypeptide comprising two AP2-DNA binding domains; or (iii) a combination of (i) and (ii); and (b) allowing expression of the polypeptide of (a) in each transformed cell to form a regenerable plant structure in the absence of exogenous cytokinin, wherein no callus is formed; and (c) germinating the regenerable plant structure to form the transgenic plant. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Ajith Anand, Maren L. Arling, Alexandre Da Silva Conceicao, William James Gordon-Kamm, Craig E Hastings, George J Hoerster, Todd J Jones, Theodore Mitchell Klein, Carlos M La Rota, Keith S Lowe, Shiv Bahadur Tiwari, Ning Wang, Xinli Emily Wu
  • Publication number: 20220124998
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to methods and compositions for the rapid and efficient transformation of plants. The disclosure further provides methods for producing a transgenic plant, comprising (a) transforming a cell of an explant with an expression construct comprising (i) a nucleotide sequence encoding a WUS/WOX homeobox polypeptide; (ii) a nucleotide sequence encoding a polypeptide comprising two AP2-DNA binding domains; or (iii) a combination of (i) and (ii); and (b) allowing expression of the polypeptide of (a) in each transformed cell to form a regenerable plant structure in the absence of exogenous cytokinin, wherein no callus is formed; and (c) germinating the regenerable plant structure to form the transgenic plant. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: AJITH ANAND, MAREN L ARLING, ALEXANDRE DA SILVA CONCEICAO, WILLIAM JAMES GORDON-KAMM, CRAIG HASTINGS, GEORGE J HOERSTER, TODD J JONES, THEODORE M KLEIN, CARLOS M LA ROTA, KEITH S LOWE, SHIV BAHADUR TIWARI, NING WANG, XINLI EMILY WU
  • Patent number: 11104911
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant are provided. Compositions include nucleotide sequences for regulatory regions. Phospholipid transfer protein (PLTP) promoters from maize are provided. Also provided is a method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using a promoter sequence, such as a maize PLTP promoter, disclosed herein. DNA constructs comprising a promoter operably linked to a heterologous nucleotide sequence of interest are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Alexandre Da Silva Conceicao, William James Gordon-Kamm, Theodore Mitchell Klein, Carlos M. La Rota, Keith S. Lowe
  • Publication number: 20210155951
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising polynucleotides encoding polypeptides. Also provided are recombinant DNA constructs, plants, plant cells, seed, grain comprising the polynucleotides, and plants, plant cells, seed, grain comprising a genetic modification at a genomic locus encoding a polypeptide. Additionally, various methods of employing the polynucleotides and genetic modifications in plants, such as methods for modulating expression level in a plant and methods for increasing yield of a plant are also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: CARLOS M LA ROTA, ROSANA MELO, BO SHEN, CARL SIMMONS, JINGRUI WU
  • Publication number: 20180371480
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant are provided. Compositions include nucleotide sequences for regulatory regions. Phospholipid transfer protein (PLTP) promoters are provided. Also provided is a method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using a promoter sequence, such as a PLTP promoter, disclosed herein. DNA constructs comprising a promoter operably linked to a heterologous nucleotide sequence of interest are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: ALEXANDRE DA SILVA CONCEICAO, WILLIAM JAMES GORDON-KAMM, THEODORE M. KLEIN, CARLOS M. LA ROTA, KEITH S. LOWE
  • Publication number: 20170121722
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to methods and compositions for the rapid and efficient transformation of plants. The disclosure further provides methods for producing a transgenic plant, comprising (a) transforming a cell of an explant with an expression construct comprising (i) a nucleotide sequence encoding a WUS/WOX homeobox polypeptide; (ii) a nucleotide sequence encoding a polypeptide comprising two AP2-DNA binding domains; or (iii) a combination of (i) and (ii); and (b) allowing expression of the polypeptide of (a) in each transformed cell to form a regenerable plant structure in the absence of exogenous cytokinin, wherein no callus is formed; and (c) germinating the regenerable plant structure to form the transgenic plant. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: AJITH ANAND, MAREN L. ARLING, ALEXANDRE DA SILVA CONCEICAO, WILLIAM JAMES GORDON-KAMM, CRAIG E. HASTINGS, GEORGE M. HOERSTER, THEODORE MITCHELL KLEIN, CARLOS M. LA ROTA, KEITH S. LOWE, SHIV BAHADUR TIWARI, NING WANG, XINLI EMILY WU
  • Publication number: 20110159486
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for modulating plant yield are provided. Methods include employing cell cycle switch 52 (ccs52). The ccs52 sequences are used in a variety of methods including modulating plant biomass, growth, or both. Transformed plants, plant cell, tissues, seed, and expression vectors are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Gordon-Kamm, Carlos M. La Rota