Sunflower Cell Or Cell Line, Per Se Patents (Class 435/416)
  • Patent number: 9565813
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inbred sunflower line, designated CN3165A/B. The invention relates to the seeds of inbred sunflower line CN3165A/B, to the plants of inbred sunflower line CN3165A/B and to the methods for producing a sunflower plant, either inbred or hybrid, by crossing the inbred line CN3165A/B with itself or another sunflower line. The invention further relates to methods for producing a sunflower plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic plants produced by that method and to methods for producing other inbred sunflower lines derived from the inbred CN3165A/B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Agrigenetics, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven W. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20150096083
    Abstract: The present invention provides non-coding regulatory element polynucleotide molecules isolated from the lipid transfer protein (LTP) gene of Oryza sativa and useful for expressing transgenes in plants. The invention further discloses compositions, polynucleotide constructs, transformed host cells, transgenic plants and seeds containing the Oryza sativa regulatory polynucleotide sequences, and methods for preparing and using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Wei Wu, Qi Wang, James Morrell, Linda Lutfiyya, Maolong Lu, Zhaolong Li, Ping Li, Michelle Lacy, David Kovalic, Yongwei Cao, Andrey Boukharov, Stanislaw Flasinski, Peter T. Hajdukiewicz
  • Publication number: 20150096070
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel promoters for use in plants. Specifically, the present invention provides novel chimeric promoters comprising combinations of plant viral enhancer elements and plant promoters. The present invention also provides DNA constructs; transgenic cells, plants, and seeds containing these novel chimeric promoters; and methods for preparing and using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: STANISLAW FLASINSKI
  • Publication number: 20150067923
    Abstract: Plant genes regulated by transcription factors that control the gene network response to an environmental perturbation or signal are described. This class of genes responds to the perturbation of a transcription factor and the signal it transduces, but surprisingly, without stable binding of the transcription factor. These genes represent members of the “dark matter” of metabolic regulatory circuits. The invention involves the transgenic manipulation of these “response genes” and/or the genes encoding their regulatory transcription factors in plants so that their respective gene products are either overexpressed or underexpressed in the plant in order to confer a desired phenotype. The invention also relates to a rapid technique named “TARGET” (Transient Assay Reporting Genome-wide Effects of Transcription factors) for determining such “response genes” and their transcription factors by perturbation of the expression of the transcription factors of interest in protoplasts of any plant species.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: New York University
    Inventors: Gloria Coruzzi, Kenneth Birnbaum, Bastiaan Bargmann, Gabriel Krouk
  • Publication number: 20150052643
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided which employ a silencing element that, when ingested by a pest, such as a Pentatomidae plant pest or a N. viridula, Acrosternum hilare, Piezodorus guildini, and/or Halymorpha halys plant pest, decrease the expression of a target sequence in the pest. In specific embodiments, the decrease in expression of the target sequence controls the pest and thereby the methods and compositions are capable of limiting damage to a plant. The present invention provides various target polynucleotides set forth in any one of SEQ ID NOS: 1-292 or 302-304 or active variants and fragments thereof, wherein a decrease in expression of one or more the sequences in the target pest controls the pest (i.e., has insecticidal activity). Further provided are silencing elements which when ingested by the pest decrease the level of the target polypeptide and thereby control the pest. In specific embodiment, the pest is Pentatomidae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: KAREN E. BROGLIE, DAVID CHARLES CERF, RAFAEL HERRMANN, ALBERT L. LU, BRIAN MCGONIGLE, JAMES KEVIN PRESNAIL
  • Publication number: 20150047076
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel insecticidal proteins active against a Coleopteran and/or Hemipteran species pest, which include, but are not limited to, TIC3131, TIC3400 and TIC3407 proteins. The present invention also provides a DNA construct comprising operably linked to a heterologous promoter a polynucleotide that encodes the novel insecticidal protein or an insecticidal fragment thereof. The present invention further provides transgenic plants/plant cells/plant parts expressing the insecticidal proteins, methods for detecting the presence of the polynucleotide or the protein in a biological sample, and methods of controlling a Coleopteran and/or Hemipteran species pest using the insecticidal proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Heather M. Anderson, David J. Bowen, Catherine A. Chay, Stanislaw Flasinski, Uma R. Kesanapalli, Jason S. Milligan, Rachael N. Slightom, Yong Yin
  • Publication number: 20150026836
    Abstract: This invention relates to sunflower lines and hybrids tolerant to sulfonylurea herbicides wherein the tolerance trait is obtained using induced mutagenesis and artificial selection, and to a method for selectively controlling undesired vegetation, including parasitic weeds, by applying sulfonylurea herbicides to sulfonylurea-tolerant sunflower crops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: JEROME M. GABARD, JEAN-PIERRE HUBY
  • Publication number: 20150025124
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided which employ a silencing element that, when ingested by a pest, such as a pest from the Lepidoptera order, they are capable of decreasing the expression of a target sequence in the pest. In specific embodiments, the decrease in expression of the target sequence controls the pest and thereby the methods and compositions are capable of limiting damage to a plant. The present invention provides target polynucleotides encoding polypeptides from specific protein families and various target polynucleotides set forth in SEQ ID NOS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, or 50 or active variants and fragments thereof, wherein a decrease in expression of one or more the sequences in the target pest controls the pest (i.e., has insecticidal activity).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: RAFAEL HERRMANN, MICHAEL LASSNER, ALBERT L. LU, MARK EDWARD NELSON, JAMES KEVIN PRESNAIL, JANET A. RICE
  • Publication number: 20150020241
    Abstract: The present invention provides non-coding regulatory element polynucleotide molecules isolated from the S-adenosyl methionine synthetase (SAMS3) gene of Arabidopsis thaliana and useful for expressing transgenes in plants. The invention further discloses compositions, polynucleotide constructs, transformed host cells, transgenic plants and seeds containing the Arabidopsis thaliana regulatory polynucleotide sequences, and methods for preparing and using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Wei Wu, Qi Wang, Michael Edgerton, Kim Beazley, Jill Deikman, Michael W. Petersen, Bei Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150013031
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and compositions for improving the efficiency of Agrobacterium- and Rhizobium-mediated plant cell transformation by use of additional transformation enhancer sequences, such as overdrive or TSS sequences, operably linked to a T-DNA border sequence on a recombinant construct that comprises T-DNA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Larry A. Gilbertson, Xudong Ye
  • Publication number: 20140373193
    Abstract: The use of OsPP18 gene in the genetic improvement of drought resistance of a plant is provided. A plant or plant cell comprising a recombinant DNA molecule comprising a polynucleotide encoding OsPP18, a method for producing the plant, a DNA construct comprising a polynucleotide encoding OsPP18 are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Lizhong Xiong, Jun You
  • Publication number: 20140351998
    Abstract: The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides related to urea uptake. The invention provides genomic sequences for urea transporter, urease and glutamine synthetase genes. Urea transporters, urease and glutamine synthetase are responsible for controlling nitrogen utilization efficiency in plants. Urea transporter, urease or glutamine synthetase sequences are provided for improving grain yield and plant growth. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells and transgenic plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventors: RAJEEV GUPTA, Zhenglin Hou, Dale F. Loussaert, Bo Shen, Lawrence Kent Wood
  • Publication number: 20140343131
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided which employ a silencing element that, when ingested by a pest, such as a pest from the Lygus genus, they are capable of decreasing the expression of a target sequence in the pest. In specific embodiments, the decrease in expression of the target sequence controls the pest and thereby the methods and compositions are capable of limiting damage to a plant. The present invention provides various target polynucleotides from specific polypeptide families as disclosed herein, and further provides target polynucleotides set forth in SEQ ID NOS:1-21 or active variants thereof, wherein a decrease in expression of one or more the sequences in the target pest controls the pest (i.e., has insecticidal activity). Further provided are silencing elements which when ingested by the pest decrease the level of the target polypeptide and thereby control the pest. In specific embodiment, the pest is Lygus Hesperus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: RAFAEL HERRMANN, Michael Lassner, Albert Laurence Lu, Mark Edward Nelson, James Kevin Presnail, Janet Ann Rice
  • Publication number: 20140342453
    Abstract: A nucleotide construct comprising a nucleotide sequence that forms a stem and a loop, wherein the loop comprises a nucleotide sequence that modulates expression of a target, wherein the stem comprises a nucleotide sequence that modulates expression of a target, and wherein the target modulated by the nucleotide sequence in the loop and the target modulated by the nucleotide sequence in the stem may be the same or different. Vectors, methods of regulating target expression, methods of providing a cell, and methods of treating conditions comprising the nucleotide sequence are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: John Shanklin, Tam Huu Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20140345006
    Abstract: This document provides methods and materials related to transcription terminators. For example, methods and materials related to transcription terminators and nucleic acid molecules (e.g., vectors and constructs) that contain a nucleic acid sequence that encodes a polypeptide operably linked to a transcription terminator are provided. In addition, plants, plant cells, and plant seeds having a nucleic acid sequence that encodes a polypeptide operably linked to a transcription terminator are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Delin Liang, Nickolai Alexandrov, Yu-Ping Lu
  • Publication number: 20140338070
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided for the targeted integration of a polynucleotide sequence of interest into the genome of a plant or plant cell. The methods and compositions employ recognition sites for endonucleases and endonucleases in combination with site-specific recombination sites/recombinases to provide an effective system for establishing target sites within the genome of a plant, plant cell or seed. Once such target sites are established, a variety of methods can be employed to further modify the target sites such that they contain a variety of polynucleotides of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicants: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrew Mark Cigan, Saverio Carl Falco, Huirong Gao, Michael W. Lassner, Zhongsen Li, Zhan-Bin Liu, Leszek A. Lyznik, David J. Peterson, Christopher Jay Scelonge
  • Publication number: 20140322812
    Abstract: This invention relates to the field of biotechnology or genetic engineering. Specifically, this invention relates to the field of gene expression. More specifically, this invention relates to novel substitution mutant receptors and their use in a nuclear receptor-based inducible gene expression system and methods of modulating the expression of a gene in a host cell for applications such as gene therapy, large scale production of proteins and antibodies, cell-based high throughput screening assays, functional genomics and regulation of traits in transgenic organisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Intrexon Corporation
    Inventors: Subba Reddy PALLI, Mohan Basavaraju KUMAR
  • Publication number: 20140304853
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for parallel or sequential transgene stacking in plants to produce plants with selected phenotypes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: W. Michael Ainley, Dmitry Y. Guschin, Matthew Hayden, Daniel Isenegger, John Mason, Jeffrey C. Miller, Joseph F. Petolino, Yidong Ran, Tim Sawbridge, German Spangenberg, Steven R. Webb
  • Publication number: 20140289906
    Abstract: Compositions and methods comprising polynucleotides and polypeptides having dicamba decarboxylase activity are provided. Further provided are nucleic acid constructs, host cells, plants, plant cells, explants, seeds and grain having the dicamba decarboxylase sequences. Various methods of employing the dicamba decarboxylase sequences are provided. Such methods include, for example, methods for decarboxylating an auxin-analog, method for producing an auxin-analog tolerant plant, plant cell, explant or seed and methods of controlling weeds in a field containing a crop employing the plants and/or seeds disclosed herein. Methods are also provided to identify additional dicamba decarboxylase variants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Eric Althoff, Yih-En Andrew Ban, Linda A. Castle, Daniela Grabs, Jian Lu, Phillip A. Patten, Yumin Tao, Alexandre Zanghellini
  • Publication number: 20140289904
    Abstract: Disclosed are novel acyl-CoA synthetases and novel acyltransferases, nucleic acid molecules encoding the same, recombinant nucleic acid molecules and recombinant host cells comprising such nucleic acid molecules, genetically modified organisms (microorganisms and plants) comprising the same, and methods of making and using the same. Also disclosed are genetically modified organisms (e.g., plants, microorganisms) that have been genetically modified to express a PKS-like system for the production of PUFAs (a PUFA PKS system or PUFA synthase), wherein the organisms have been modified to express an acyl-CoA synthetase, to express an acyl transferase, to delete or inactivate a fatty acid synthase (FAS) expressed by the organism, to reduce competition for malonyl CoA with the PUFA synthase or to increase the level of malonyl CoA in the organism, and in one aspect, to inhibit KASII or KASIII.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: James G. METZ, Jerry M. Kuner, James Casey Lippmeier
  • Publication number: 20140289908
    Abstract: Transgenic plants with enhanced punicic acid accumulation result from over-expression of PgFADX and PgFAD2, and optionally, one or more of PgDGAT1, PgDGAT2, and PgPDAT1. The invention also relates to novel isolated Punica granatum diacylglycerol acyltransferases: type 1 (PgDGAT1), type 2 (PgDGAT2) and phospholipid:diacylglycerol acyltransferases (PgPDAT1); polynucleotide sequences encoding the DGATs and PDAT enzymes; polynucleotide constructs, vectors and host cells incorporating the polynucleotide sequences; and methods of producing and using same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: The Governors of The University of Alberta
    Inventors: Randall J. WESELAKE, Elzbieta MIETKIEWSKA
  • Publication number: 20140275213
    Abstract: The present invention comprises methods and compositions for controlling nematode parasitism in host plant. The present invention comprises novel polynucleotides and polypeptides encoded by such polynucleotides comprising one or more nucleic acid sequences disclosed herein having a nucleotide sequence comprising any one of SEQ ID NOs: 1-142, a fragment or variant thereof, or a complement thereof, or a polypeptide sequence comprising any one of SEQ ID NOs: 143-159, a fragment or variant thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicants: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc., The Curators of the University of Missouri, University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc., North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Jun-zhi Wei, Gusui Wu, Carl R. Simmons, Thomas Baum, Eric Davis, Richard Hussey, Melissa G. Mitchum
  • Publication number: 20140250552
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided which employ a silencing element that, when ingested by a pest, such as a Coleopteran plant pest or a Diabrotica plant pest, decrease the expression of a target sequence in the pest. In specific embodiments, the decrease in expression of the target sequence controls the pest and thereby the methods and compositions are capable of limiting damage to a plant. The present invention provides various target polynucleotides set forth in any one of SEQ ID NOS: 1-236 or active variants and fragments thereof, wherein a decrease in expression of one or more the sequences in the target pest controls the pest (i.e., has insecticidal activity). Further provided are silencing elements which when ingested by the pest decrease the level of the target polypeptide and thereby control the pest. In specific embodiment, the pest is D. virgifera virgifera, D. barberi, D. speciosa, or D. undecimpunctata howardi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicants: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY, PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Karen E. Broglie, Mani Muthalagi, Kevin Kriss, Albert L. Lu, James K. Presnail
  • Publication number: 20140234967
    Abstract: A method to generate siRNAs in vivo is described, as are constructs and compositions useful in the method. The method does not depend on the use of DNA or synthetic constructs that contain inverted duplications or dual promoters so as to form perfect or largely double-stranded RNA. Rather, the method depends on constructs that yield single-stranded RNA transcripts, and exploits endogenous or in vivo-produced miRNAs or siRNAs to initiate production of siRNAs. The miRNAs or siRNAs guide cleavage of the transcript and set the register for production of siRNAs (usually 21 nucleotides in length) encoded adjacent to the initiation cleavage site within the construct. The method results in specific formation of siRNAs of predictable size and register (phase) relative to the initiation cleavage site. The method can be used to produce specific siRNAs in vivo for inactivation or suppression of one or more target genes or other entities, such as pathogens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: State of Oregon acting by and through the State Board of Higher Education on behalf of Oregon Stat
    Inventors: James C. Carrington, Edwards Allen
  • Publication number: 20140237689
    Abstract: The present invention provides metabolic regulators, which are proteins (such as fusion proteins, truncated proteins or full-length proteins) that bind to specific metabolites and which can be used to control the availability of the metabolites in cells, particularly plant cells. Proteins of the invention include one or more metabolic regulator proteins, can be truncated or full length, can further comprise a transmembrane domain or lipoylation site or can further comprise a transit peptide. Metabolic regulators of the invention can be soluble, e.g., cytosolic soluble, can be anchored to a biological membrane or can be organelle targeted or apoplastic targeted. The present invention also provides nucleic acid molecules encoding the metabolic regulators, methods of making the nucleic acid molecules, methods for making transformed organisms, including plants, photosynthetic organisms, microbes, invertebrates, and vertebrates, and methods for controlling availability of metabolites to a host cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: PLANT SENSORY SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Frank J. Turano, Kathleen A. Turano
  • Publication number: 20140237685
    Abstract: Methods and compositions that affect grain shape, width, and yield in rice are disclosed. Methods of transgenic modulation and marker-assisted breeding methods improve grain length to width ratio and grain yield in rice. Down-regulation of OsSPL16 in rice resulted in increased grain quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Xiangdong Fu, Shaokui Wang, Kun Wu, Guiquan Zhang, Ruizhen Zeng
  • Publication number: 20140230088
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions useful in target sequence suppression and target sequence validation. The invention provides polynucleotide constructs useful for gene silencing, as well as cells, plants and seeds comprising the polynucleotides. The invention also provides a method for using microRNA to silence a target sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: MILO AUKERMAN
  • Publication number: 20140223605
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to a plant cell with enhanced nitrogen use efficiency and/or increased biomass production as compared to a corresponding non-transformed wild type plant cell by increasing or generating one or more activities of polypeptides associated with enhanced nitrogen use efficiency in plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: BASF Plant Science GmbH
    Inventors: Piotr Puzio, Oliver Bläsing, Oliver Thimm, Gerhard Ritte, Hardy Schön
  • Publication number: 20140173776
    Abstract: The present invention refers to method for producing a transgenic plant with increased herbicide tolerance or resistance as compared to a corresponding non-transformed wild type plant, comprising transforming a plant cell or a plant cell nucleus or a plant tissue with a nucleic acid molecule encoding an Alopecurus cytochrome P450 monooxygenase, as well as to the nucleic acid, and plants with increased herbicide tolerance or resistance comprising the nucleic acid of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stefan TRESCH, Doreen SCHACHTSCHABEL, Maciej PASTERNAK, Liliana PARRA RAPADO, Jens LERCHL, Thomas MIETZNER, Martin LaFOREST
  • Publication number: 20140109263
    Abstract: The subject invention includes methods and plants for controlling fall armyworm lepidopteran insects, said plants comprising a Cry1Ea insecticidal protein and a second insecticidal protein selected from the group of Cry1Ab, Cry1Be, Cry1Ca, Cry1Da, and Vip3Ab to delay or prevent development of resistance by the insects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Dow Agrosciences LLC
    Inventors: Joel J. Sheets, Kenneth E. Narva, Stephanie Burton, Elizabeth A. Caldwell
  • Publication number: 20140090111
    Abstract: The invention provides fusion proteins comprising at least two fluorescent proteins, with the fluorescent proteins emitting different wavelengths of light from one another, at least one plant hormone binding domain that changes three-dimensional conformation upon specifically binding to a plant hormone, and two linker peptides, with the first linker linking the first fluorescent protein to the N-terminus of the plant hormone binding domain and the second linker linking the second fluorescent protein to the C-terminus of the plant hormone binding domain. The invention also provides for methods of using the fusion proteins of the present invention and nucleic acids encoding the fusion proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Carnegie Institution of Washington
    Inventors: Wolf B. Frommer, Alexander M. Jones
  • Publication number: 20140087426
    Abstract: This application provides transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs), polynucleotide sequences encoding the TALENs, expression cassettes for producing TALENs to target cleavage of nucleic acids, and methods of producing and using the TALENs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Yun LIU, Christopher H.K. Cheng
  • Publication number: 20140075597
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for modulating male fertility in a plant are provided. Compositions comprise nucleotide sequences, and active fragments and variants thereof, which modulate male fertility. Further provided are expression cassettes comprising the male fertility polynucleotides, or active fragments or variants thereof, operably linked to a promoter, wherein expression of the polynucleotides modulates the male fertility of a plant. Various methods are provided wherein the level and/or activity of the sequences that influence male fertility is modulated in a plant or plant part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Marc C Albertsen, Howard P. Hershey, Michael W. Lassner, Yongzhong Wu
  • Publication number: 20140075600
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a valencene synthase, to a nucleic acid encoding such valencene synthase, to a host cell comprising said encoding nucleic acid sequence and to a method for preparing valencene, comprising converting farnesyl diphosphate to valencene in the presence of a valencene synthase according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Isobionics B.V.
    Inventors: Jihane Achkar, Theodorus Sonke, Martinus Julius Beekwilder, Hendrik Jan Bouwmeester, Hendrik Jan Bosch
  • Publication number: 20140075596
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and compositions of regulating plant development and secondary metabolite biosynthesis by providing one or more plant cells; providing a small interfering RNAs (ta-siRNAs) to the one or more plant cells; targeting a transcription factor to affect the plant development and/or secondary metabolite biosynthesis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Texas Tech university System
    Inventors: Christopher D. Rock, Qingjum Luo
  • Publication number: 20140068812
    Abstract: The present invention discloses regulatory sequences, promoters and terminators, and their use in plants. The regulatory sequences can be used to make gene constructs that include a gene not natively associated with the regulatory sequences. Methods to use the regulatory sequences with antisense constructs or functional RNAs are disclosed. Methods to use the regulatory sequences, promoter or terminator, independently of each other are also disclosed. Methods to use the regulatory sequences to improve plant growth and production such as increased biomass, increased yield and increased tolerance to abiotic or biotic stresses are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: PLANT SENSORY SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Frank J. Turano, Kathleen A. Turano
  • Publication number: 20140053295
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for conferring hydroxyphenyl pyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) herbicide resistance or tolerance to plants are provided. Compositions include amino acid sequences, and variants and fragments thereof, for mutant HPPD polypeptides. Nucleic acids that encode the mutant HPPD polypeptides are also provided. Methods for conferring herbicide resistance or tolerance, particularly resistance or tolerance to certain classes of herbicides that inhibit HPPD, in plants are further provided. Methods are also provided for selectively controlling weeds in a field at a crop locus and for the assay, characterization, identification and selection of the mutant HPPDs of the current invention that provide herbicide tolerance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy Robert Hawkes, Michael Phillip Langford, Russell Colin Viner, Bernardus Theodorus Maria Vernooij, Richard Dale
  • Publication number: 20140020133
    Abstract: The invention relates to genetically modified agricultural plants with increased oil content in vegetative tissues, as well as to expression systems, plant cells, seeds and vegetative tissues related thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: Christoph Benning, Sanjaya
  • Publication number: 20130340103
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polynucleotides from Ostreococcus lucimarinus which code for desaturases and elongases and which can be employed for the recombinant production of polyunsaturated fatty acids. The invention furthermore relates to vectors, host cells and transgenic nonhuman organisms which comprise the polynucleotides, and to the polypeptides encoded by the polynucleotides. Finally, the invention also relates to production processes for the polyunsaturated fatty acids and for oil, lipid and fatty acid compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: BASF Plant Science GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Bauer, Tom Wetjen
  • Publication number: 20130340114
    Abstract: Compositions and methods comprising polynucleotides and polypeptides having ALS activity and tolerance to at least one ALS inhibitor are provided. In specific embodiments, the sequence has an increased preference for 2-ketobutyrate, when compared to an appropriate control, such as for example, HRA, and/or a preference for 2-ketobutyrate similar to a native ALS. Further provided are nucleic acid constructs, plants, plant cells, explants, seeds and grain having the ALS inhibitor tolerant sequences. Various methods of employing the ALS inhibitor tolerant sequences are provided. Such methods include methods for producing an ALS inhibitor tolerant plant, plant cell, explant or seed and methods of controlling weeds in a field containing a crop employing the plants and/or seeds disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: HENRIK ALBERT, JOHN LAWRENCE ANDREASSI, II, SEAN BERTAIN, LINDA A. CASTLE, STEVEN GUTTERIDGE, DANIEL L. SIEHL, KAY WALTER
  • Publication number: 20130340115
    Abstract: Various compositions and methods are provided for identifying and selecting plants with enhanced resistance to soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Further provided are transgenic plants, plant parts, and seed and methods of their use comprising a heterologous polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter active in the plant are provided, as are methods of making such plants and methods of use, wherein said heterologous polynucleotide comprises at least one, or any combination thereof, of Glyma18g2580, Glyma18g2590, Glyma18g2600, Glyma18g2610; and Glyma18g2570 or an active variant or fragment thereof. Expression of the heterologous polynucleotide enhances the resistance of the plant to cyst nematode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Bryce Reid Daines, David Hyten, JR., Nichole Lynn Schneider, John Bryan Woodward
  • Publication number: 20130326730
    Abstract: Methods for modulating plants using optimized ACC synthase down-regulation constructs are disclosed. Also disclosed are nucleotide sequences, constructs, vectors, and modified plant cells, as well as transgenic plants displaying increased seed and/or biomass yield, improved tolerance to abiotic stress such as drought or high plant density, improved nitrogen utilization efficiency and/or reduction in ethylene production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Xiaoming Bao, Nicholas J. Bate, Jeffrey E. Habben, Renee Lafitte, Kellie Reimann
  • Publication number: 20130298280
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inbred sunflower line, designated OIN807A/B. The invention relates to the seeds of inbred sunflower line OIN807A/B, to the plants of inbred sunflower line OIN807A/B and to the methods for producing a sunflower plant, either inbred or hybrid, by crossing the inbred line OIN807A/B with itself or another sunflower line. The invention further relates to methods for producing a sunflower plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic plants produced by that method and to methods for producing other inbred sunflower lines derived from the inbred OIN807A/B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Martin Benson, James Todd Gerdes
  • Patent number: 8563838
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inbred sunflower line, designated OI7443A/B. The invention relates to the seeds of inbred sunflower line OI7443A/B, to the plants of inbred sunflower line OI7443A/B and to the methods for producing a sunflower plant, either inbred or hybrid, by crossing the inbred line OI7443A/B with itself or another sunflower line. The invention further relates to methods for producing a sunflower plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic plants produced by that method and to methods for producing other inbred sunflower lines derived from the inbred OI7443A/B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Agrigenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Benson, James T. Gerdes, Angela Lee Erickson
  • Publication number: 20130273611
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided for treating lignocellulosic material with a xylanase enzyme having xylanase activity. The enzyme is stable and active at increased pHs and temperatures. The present invention therefore provides methods for hydrolyzing lignocellulosic material, especially cellulose and hemicellulose, which are major components of the cell wall of non-woody and woody plants. The methods for hydrolyzing cellulose and hemicellulose can be used on any plant, wood or wood product, wood waste, paper pulp, paper product or paper waste or byproduct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: SYNGENTA BIOTECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: John Steffens, Paul Oeller, Yoshimi Barron
  • Patent number: 8558062
    Abstract: A sunflower seed having imidazolinone resistance and an oleic acid content of greater than 85 percent is provided. Sunflower cultivars designated E83329, OI1601A, OI2653R, and OI1601B and having high oleic acid and imidazolinone resistance, plants and seeds of the E83329, OI1601A, OI2653R, and OI1601B sunflower cultivars, methods for producing a sunflower plant produced by crossing the E83329, OI1601A, OI2653R, or OI1601B cultivar with itself or with another sunflower plant, and hybrid sunflower seeds and plants produced by crossing the E83329, OI1601A, OI2653R, or OI1601B cultivar with another sunflower line or plant are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventors: Robert M. Benson, James T. Gerdes, Guillermo Nestor Pozzi Jauregui, Maria Magdalena Lopez Olaciregui
  • Publication number: 20130263328
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of plant improvement, with the identification of the ZmPPR6 gene that is involved in development of the seed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: GENOPLANTE-VALOR
    Inventors: Virginie Guyon, Nikolay Manavski, Reinhold Brettschneider, Udo Wienand
  • Patent number: 8525005
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inbred sunflower line, designated ON7321R. The invention relates to the seeds of inbred sunflower line ON7321R, to the plants of inbred sunflower line ON7321R and to the methods for producing a sunflower plant, either inbred or hybrid, by crossing the inbred line ON7321R with itself or another sunflower line. The invention further relates to methods for producing a sunflower plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic plants produced by that method and to methods for producing other inbred sunflower lines derived from the inbred ON7321R.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Agrigenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: James T. Gerdes, Scott A. Radi, Angela L. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20130219564
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and compositions for improving the efficiency of Agrobacterium- and Rhizobium-mediated plant cell transformation by use of additional transformation enhancer sequences, such as overdrive or TSS sequences, operably linked to a T-DNA border sequence on a recombinant construct that comprises T-DNA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Monsanto Technology LLC
  • Publication number: 20130212736
    Abstract: The present invention is related to biosynthetic oil compositions and methods of making thereof. In some embodiments, the invention relates to the use of endogenous enzymes in plants capable of synthesizing oil. In preferred embodiments, said plants are algae. In further embodiments, said algae are from the family Chlamydomonas, Nannochloropsis, Dunaliella, Chiarella and Scenedesmus. In still further embodiments, said endogenous enzymes are diacylglycerol acyltransferases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventor: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University