Patents by Inventor Eli Khayat

Eli Khayat 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).

  • Publication number: 20210002664
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polynucleotides and polypeptides associated with increased resistance of plants towards pathogenic fungi of the genus Mycosphaerella, and fungi related thereto, particularly towards fungi inducing Sigatoka disease complex and fungi inducing other diseases in banana and additional Musa plant spices; to use thereof for controlling plant disease associated with the fungal pathogens; and to the production of genetically engineered plants having increased resistance to the pathogenic fungi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Dror SHALITIN, Sharon AYAL, Ada VITERBO FAINZILBER, Hagai KARCHI, Eli KHAYAT, Tanya GONTMAKHER
  • Publication number: 20200275624
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a banana plant with tolerance or resistance to Fusarium oxysporum Cubensis TR4 and such plants. The method includes (a) exposing one or more banana meristems, in one or more propagating cycles, to a medium including a demethylating agent (in vitro mutagenesis) to thereby provide one or more banana meristems exhibiting expression and thereby amplification of retrotransposable elements in their plant genome as determined by Southern blot hybridization analysis, and (b) rooting the meristems that exhibited the amplification and regenerating therefrom one or more regenerated banana plants, at least one of the regenerated banana plants having tolerance or resistance to Fusarium oxysporum Cubensis TR4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: RAHAN MERISTEM (1998) LTD
    Inventor: Eli KHAYAT
  • Patent number: 8802931
    Abstract: The present invention provides transgenic plants transformed with exogenous nucleic acid encoding a Dunaliella plasma membrane (PM)-ATPase. The transgenic plant has increased tolerance to salt as compared to a corresponding non-transgenic plant. The present invention also provides nucleic acids encoding a chimeric PM-ATPase, which comprise a first portion encoding a plant PM-ATPase or a fragment thereof, and a second portion encoding a Dunaliella PM-ATPase or a fragment thereof. The present invention also discloses a method of producing a transgenic plant having an increased tolerance to salt as compared to a corresponding non-transgenic plant, a method of modifying a plant capacity to survive salt shock, and a method of modifying plant recovery after exposure to salt stress, by introducing into one or more cells of a plant an exogenous nucleic acid encoding a Dunaliella PM-ATPase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Yeda Research and Development Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Uri Pick, Orna Livneh, Eli Khayat, Rina Walther, Avi Gabai
  • Patent number: 8716554
    Abstract: The present invention relates to transgenic plants resistant to parasites that their normal life cycle includes feeding on the plant cytoplasm, including insects, nematodes and fungi, wherein the plants are engineered to produce small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) capable of silencing a parasite specific gene. Particularly the parasite gene is a stage-specific gene, more particularly a gene involved in essential, early developmental stages of the parasite in or on the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Rahan Meristem (1998) Ltd. Plant Propagation & Biotechnology
    Inventors: Shulamit Michaeli, David Kenigsbuch, Orna Livneh, David Levy, Eli Khayat
  • Patent number: 7897840
    Abstract: The present invention provides transgenic plants transformed with exogenous nucleic acid encoding a Dunaliella salt-inducible or salt-responsive protein selected from the group consisting of eukaryotic initiation factor 3 (eIF3) subunit, NADPH dependent quinone reductase (QOR), aldo-keto reductase (AKR), bifunctional aspartate kinase-homoserine reductase (AK-HSD) and mitochondrial import membrane translocase subunit (TIM9), or a fragment, homolog or variant thereof. The transgenic plants have increased tolerance to salt as compared to corresponding non-transgenic plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignees: Hazera Genetics Ltd., Rahan Meristem (1998) Ltd., Yeda Research and Development Co., Ltd. at The Weizmann Institute of Science
    Inventors: Ada Zamir, Irena Gokhman, Eli Khayat, Nataly Vinikur, Orna Livneh, Avi Gabai
  • Publication number: 20090222959
    Abstract: Adi is a selection of the ancestral banana line Zelig, which belongs to Musa acuminata cv. Cavendish. When compared to its ancestral line, ‘Adi’ shows the following characteristics: 1. Dwarf-like stature, 2. Wider girth size, 3. Higher fruit yield, 4. Longer fruit size (“fingers”), 5. Higher levels of sucrose and starch in the pulp, 6. Tolerance to windy conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventor: Eli Khayat
  • Publication number: 20090217411
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transgenic plant comprising one or more plant cells transformed with exogenous nucleic acid encoding a Dunaliella salt-inducible or salt-responsive protein selected from the group consisting of elongation initiation factor 3 (eIF3), NADPH dependent quinone reductase (QOR), aldo-keto reductase (AKR), bifunctional aspartate kinase-homoserine reductase (AK-HSD) and mitochondrial import membrane translocase subunit (TIM9), or a fragment, homolog or variant thereof. The transgenic plant has increased tolerance to salt as compared to a corresponding non-transgenic plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicants: Yeda Research and Development Co., Ltd. at the Weizmann Institute of Science, RAHAN MERISTEM (1998) LTD., HAZERA GENETICS LTD., M.P.
    Inventors: Ada Zamir, Irena Gokhman, Eli Khayat, Nataly Vinikur, Orna Livneh, Avi Gabai
  • Publication number: 20090044290
    Abstract: The present invention provides transgenic plants transformed with exogenous nucleic acid encoding a Dunaliella plasma membrane (PM)-ATPase. The transgenic plant has increased tolerance to salt as compared to a corresponding non-transgenic plant. The present invention also provides nucleic acids encoding a chimeric PM-ATPase, which comprise a first portion encoding a plant PM-ATPase or a fragment thereof, and a second portion encoding a Dunaliella PM-ATPase or a fragment thereof. The present invention also discloses a method of producing a transgenic plant having an increased tolerance to salt as compared to a corresponding non-transgenic plant, a method of modifying a plant capacity to survive salt shock, and a method of modifying plant recovery after exposure to salt stress, by introducing into one or more cells of a plant an exogenous nucleic acid encoding a Dunaliella PM-ATPase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicants: RAHAN MERISTEM (1998) LTD., HAZERA GENETICS LTD.
    Inventors: Uri Pick, Orna Livneh, Eli Khayat, Rina Walther, Avi Gabai
  • Publication number: 20070199100
    Abstract: The present invention relates to transgenic plants resistant to parasites that their normal life cycle includes feeding on the plant cytoplasm, including insects, nematodes and fungi, wherein the plants are engineered to produce small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) capable of silencing a parasite specific gene. Particularly the parasite gene is a stage-specific gene, more particularly a gene involved in essential, early developmental stages of the parasite in or on the plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2004
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventors: Shulamit Michaeli, David Kenigsbuch, Orna Livneh, David Levy, Eli Khayat
  • Patent number: 6528063
    Abstract: There is provided a stable vaccine for providing protection against disease having viral proteins transgenically expressed in plant cells. Also provided is a stable vaccine which provides protection against disease containing viral protein and coding sequences cloned into an E. coli expression system. A method of vaccination by transgenically expressing viral proteins capable of providing protection against disease into plant cells and administering the plant cells to an animal in need of vaccination is also provided. Also provided is a method of vaccination by cloning viral protein and coding sequences capable of providing protection against disease into an E. coli expression system and administering the E. coli into the animal in need of vaccination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignees: Shafit
    Inventors: Yehuda Stram, Arie Rogel, Ilan Sela, Orit Edelbaum, Yehoshua Shachar, Yehuda Zanberg, Tanya Gontmakher, Eli Khayat
  • Publication number: 20020015708
    Abstract: There is provided a stable vaccine for providing protection against disease having viral proteins transgenically expressed in plant cells. Also provided is a stable vaccine which provides protection against disease containing viral protein and coding sequences cloned into an E. coli expression system. A method of vaccination by transgenically expressing viral proteins capable of providing protection against disease into plant cells and administering the plant cells to an animal in need of vaccination is also provided. Also provided is a method of vaccination by cloning viral protein and coding sequences capable of providing protection against disease into an E. coli expression system and administering the E. coli into the animal in need of vaccination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2000
    Publication date: February 7, 2002
    Inventors: YEHUDA STRAM, ARIE ROGEL, ILAN SELA, ORIT EDELBAUM, YEHOSHUA SHACHAR, YEHUDA ZANBERG, TANYA GONTMAKHER, Eli Khayat
  • Patent number: PP20645
    Abstract: Adi is a selection of the ancestral banana line Zelig, which belongs to Musa acuminata cv. Cavendish. When compared to its ancestral line, ‘Adi’ shows the following characteristics: 1. Dwarf-like stature, 2. Wider girth size, 3. Higher fruit yield, 4. Longer fruit size (“fingers”), 5. Higher levels of sucrose and starch in the pulp, 6. Tolerance to windy conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Rahan Meristem (1998) LTD
    Inventor: Eli Khayat
  • Patent number: PP32754
    Abstract: ‘ADI 9107’ is a selection of the ancestral banana line ‘ADI’, which belongs to Musa acuminata cv. Cavendish. When compared to its ancestral line, ‘ADI 9107’ shows the following characteristics: No deformation of the upper hands of the fruit bunch, Dwarf-like stature, Wider girth size, Higher fruit yield, Longer fruit size (“fingers”).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: RAHAN MERISTEM (1998) LTD
    Inventor: Eli Khayat