Plant Cell Or Cell Line, Per Se, Is Pest Or Herbicide Resistant Or Pest Lethal Patents (Class 435/418)
  • Patent number: 10059959
    Abstract: Engineered Cry1Da amino acid sequences are provided that exhibit improved Lepidopteran insecticidal activity and an enhanced Lepidopteran spectrum compared to the naturally occurring Cry1Da protein toxin. Polynucleotide sequences intended for use in expression of the improved proteins in plants are also provided. Particular embodiments provide compositions containing insect inhibitory amounts of the engineered proteins, as well as recombinant plants, plant parts, and seeds containing polynucleotide constructs encoding one or more of the improved engineered proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: James A. Baum, Thomas Cerruti, Stanislaw Flasinski, Xiaoran Fu, Arlene R. Howe, Sara Ann Salvador
  • Patent number: 9994863
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of plant transformation with genes conferring tolerance to glyphosate. The invention particularly relates to a maize (corn) plant transformed with a gene encoding an EPSPS providing the plant tolerance to an application of glyphosate under conditions where this herbicide is effective in killing weeds. The invention particularly concerns an elite transformation event VCO-Ø1981-5 comprising the gene construct and means, kits and methods for detecting the presence of the said elite event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Genective
    Inventors: Lori Artim Artim Mann, Vadim Beilinson, Nadine Carozzi, Rebekah Deter, Brian Vande Berg, Alain Toppan, Laurent Beuf, Georges Freyssinet
  • Patent number: 9909133
    Abstract: Provided are constructs and methods for expressing a transgene in plant cells and/or plant tissues using chimeric gene regulatory elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Patricia Ann Owens Merlo, Ronnie Hampton, Jr., Cory Larsen, Aaron Woosley
  • Patent number: 9909107
    Abstract: Plants, plant parts and plant seeds that are resistant to imidazolinone herbicides are provided. Plants are disclosed that contain a mutation in an AHAS gene. Specifically, plants are disclosed that contain a mutant AHAS gene allele of the Brassica juncea B genome. Two B. juncea AHAS gene sequences (BjAHAS-a and BjAHAS-b) and one B. nigra AHAS gene sequence (BngrAHAS) are disclosed. The sequence of the mutant allele, BjAHAS-bR, is also disclosed. Various methods are disclosed that include creation of mutant B. juncea lines, selection for herbicide resistant lines and determining the presence of the BjAHAS-bR mutant allele after crosses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventors: Kening Yao, Derek A. Potts, Bradley D. Leibel, Daryl R. Males
  • Patent number: 9738903
    Abstract: The invention provides plants comprising transgenic event MON 88302 that exhibit tolerance to glyphosate herbicide. The invention also provides seeds, plant parts, cells, commodity products, and methods related to the event. The invention also provides DNA molecules that are unique to the event and were created by the insertion of transgenic DNA into the genome of a Brassica napus plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Andrew J. Brown, James F. Byrne, Robert H. Cole, James H. Crowley, John A. Miklos, Robert C. Ripley, Simone Seifert-Higgins, Jiali Xie
  • Patent number: 9631198
    Abstract: Described are synthetic promoters capable of mediating gene expression in plants upon pathogen infection. Furthermore, recombinant genes and vectors comprising said chimeric promoters as well as host cells transformed with such chimeric promoters, recombinant genes, or vectors are provided. Additionally, diagnostic compositions and kits comprising such chimeric promoters, recombinant genes, vectors or cells are described. Provided are further methods for the identification of compounds being capable of activating or inhibiting genes that are specifically expressed in plants upon pathogen infection employing the above described means. Furthermore, transgenic plant cells, plant tissue, and plants containing the above-described chimeric promoters, recombinant genes, and vectors as well as the use of the aforementioned chimeric promoters, recombinant genes, vectors and/or compounds identified by the method of the invention in plant cell and tissue culture, plant breeding, and/or agriculture are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
    Inventors: Christoph Kirsch, Elke Logemann, Klaus Hahlbrock, Paul Rushton, Imre Somssich
  • Patent number: 9534227
    Abstract: Provided are enhanced high yield production systems for producing terpenes in plants via the expression of fusion proteins comprising various combinations of geranyl diphosphate synthase large and small subunits and limonene synthases. Also provided are engineered oilseed plants that accumulate monoterpene and sesquiterpene hydrocarbons in their seeds, as well as methods for producing such plants, providing a system for rapidly engineering oilseed crop production platforms for terpene-based biofuels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
    Inventors: Toni Kutchan, Yasuhiro Higashi, Xiaohong Feng
  • Publication number: 20150150157
    Abstract: Prephenate dehydrogenases and arogenate dehydrogenase polynucleotide and polypeptide sequences are provided herein. These polypeptides are all insensitive to effector based feedback inhibition. Polypeptides with these activities and lacking feedback inhibition by the product were not previously identified and characterized from plants. The polypeptides may be used to generate constructs and transgenic cells or plants. Methods of increasing production of products of the tyrosine or HPP pathway by increasing expression of the polynucleotides provided herein in plants or cells overexpressing the polypeptides are provided. In addition overexpression of the polypeptides in plant cells increases resistance to herbicides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi A. Maeda, Craig Albert Schenck
  • Publication number: 20150143580
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of controlling insect pests, in particular Leptinotarsa spp. which infest crop plants, and methods of providing plants resistant to such pests. Also disclosed are polynucleotides and recombinant DNA molecules and constructs useful in such methods, insecticidal compositions such as topical sprays containing insecticidal double-stranded RNAs, and solanaceous plants with improved resistance to infestation by Leptinotarsa spp. Further disclosed are methods of selecting target genes for RNAi-mediated silencing and control of Leptinotarsa spp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Jodi Lynn Beattie, Michael John Crawford, Brian Donovan Eads, Lex Evan Flagel, Mahak Kapoor, Christina Marie Taylor
  • Patent number: 9035139
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01046169. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01046169. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 01046169 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 01046169 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Thomas P. Jury
  • Publication number: 20150135372
    Abstract: This invention provides transgenic plant cells with recombinant DNA for expression of proteins that are useful for imparting enhanced agronomic trait(s) to transgenic crop plants. This invention also provides transgenic plants and progeny seed comprising the transgenic plant cells where the plants are selected for having an enhanced trait selected from the group of traits consisting of enhanced water use efficiency, enhanced cold tolerance, increased yield, enhanced nitrogen use efficiency, enhanced seed protein and enhanced seed oil. Also disclosed are methods for manufacturing transgenic seed and plants with enhanced traits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Edwards M Allen, Sergey Ivashuta, Molian Deng, Brian M Hauge, Huai Wang
  • Publication number: 20150135357
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Lactuca sativa seed designated 79-05 RZ, which may exhibit a combination of traits including resistance against downy mildew strains B1:1 to B1:31, CA-I to CA-VIII (Bremia lactucae), currant-lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) biotype Nr:0, and lettuce mosaic virus (LMV), as well as moderately glossy leaves with a medium to dark green leaf color. The present invention also relates to a Lactuca sativa plant produced by growing the 79-05 RZ seed. The invention further relates to methods for producing the lettuce cultivar, represented by lettuce variety 79-05 RZ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Egbert Carolus Johannes SMITS, Clement Michel Bernard MORICE
  • Publication number: 20150135356
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Lactuca sativa seed designated 79-65 RZ, which exhibits a combination of traits including resistance against downy mildew strains B1:1 to B1:31, CA-I to CA-VIII (Bremia lactucae), currant-lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) biotype Nr:0, and lettuce mosaic virus (LMV), as well as having intensely red, deeply incised, three-dimensional leaves, and a medium to small plant size. The present invention also relates to a Lactuca sativa plant produced by growing the 79-65 RZ seed. The invention further relates to methods for producing the lettuce cultivar, represented by lettuce variety 79-65 RZ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Egbert Carolus Johannes Smits, Clément Michel Bernard Morice
  • Publication number: 20150135363
    Abstract: The present invention discloses gene targets, constructs and methods for the genetic control of plant disease caused by nematodes of the genus Pratylenchus (root lesion nematodes). The present invention relates to achieving a plant protective effect through the identification of target coding sequences and the use of recombinant DNA technologies for post-transcriptionally repressing or inhibiting expression of the target coding sequences in the cells of plant-parasitic nematodes. The disclosed gene targets are conserved and expected to be essential and sensitive to RNAi perturbation in different Pratylenchus species, facilitating genus-wide targeting by RNA interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Brandi Chiapelli, Matt W. Dimmic, Deryck Jeremy Williams, Jennifer Sheppard, John D. Bradley, Carl Diehl, Michelle L. Gasper, Bingli Gao, James P. McCarter
  • Patent number: 9029650
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01046137. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01046137. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 01046137 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 01046137 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Thomas P. Jury
  • Patent number: 9029649
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01045749. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01045749. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 01045749 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 01045749 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Roger L. Lussenden
  • Patent number: 9029664
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH740515. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH740515, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH740515 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH740515.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Jon Popi
  • Patent number: 9029663
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH832984. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH832984, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH832984 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH832984.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Scott A. Bergemann, Fufa H. Birru, Chris Eichhorn, L. John Frederickson, Peter Guzman, Christopher L. Souder, Richard G. Stelpflug
  • Patent number: 9029651
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01046192. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01046192. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 01046192 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 01046192 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Jennifer R. Hicks
  • Patent number: 9029654
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated A1036442. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety A1036442. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety A1036442 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety A1036442 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Goblirsch
  • Publication number: 20150128303
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for controlling pest infestation using double stranded RNA molecules. The invention provides methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, as well as pesticidal agents and commodity products produced by the inventive plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: DEVGEN NV
    Inventors: Romaan RAEMAEKERS, Pascale FELDMANN, Irene NOOREN, Geert PLAETINCK, Frederic PECQUEUR, Els VAN BLEU, Thierry BOGAERT
  • Patent number: 9024158
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH900059. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH900059, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH900059 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH900059.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Gregory J. Holland, James R. Larkins, Richard G. Stelpflug
  • Patent number: 9024151
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the corn variety designated CV062333. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CV062333, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CV062333 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to corn seeds and plants produced by crossing plants of variety CV062333 with plants of another variety, such as another inbred line. The invention further relates to the inbred and hybrid genetic complements of plants of variety CV062333.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Richard G. Stelpflug, Joel Roucolle
  • Patent number: 9024157
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH250410. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH250410, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH250410 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH250410.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Scott A. Bergemann, Fufa H. Birru, Chris Eichhorn, L. John Frederickson, Peter Guzman, Christopher L. Souder, Richard G. Stelpflug
  • Patent number: 9024156
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH527361. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH527361, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH527361 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH527361.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Bhatnagar, Mark J. Brinkman, Kevin D. Eichelberger, Magen Starr Eller, Sarah Gehlhar, Gregory J. Holland, Daniel J. Lubich, Jeffrey L. McElroy, Brett A. Ochs, Laron L. Peters, Duane A. Potrzeba
  • Publication number: 20150121566
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Lactuca sativa seed designated 45-189 RZ, which may exhibit a combination of traits including resistance to downy mildew (Bremia lactucae) races Bl:1 to Bl:31 and CA-I to CA-VIII, currant lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) biotype Nr:0, root aphids (Pemphigus bursarius), as well as having a medium head size, large outer leaves, and moderately glossy leaves. The present invention also relates to a Lactuca sativa plant produced by growing the 45-189 RZ seed. The invention further relates to methods for producing the lettuce cultivar, represented by lettuce variety 45-189 RZ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Maria Helena ROOSENBOOM-KOOIJMAN, Willem VAN VLIET, Floor Cathleen VAN MALLAND-DEN OTTER
  • Publication number: 20150121563
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Lactuca sativa seed designated 45-101 RZ, which may exhibit a combination of traits including resistance to downy mildew (Bremia lactucae) races Bl:1 to Bl:31 and CA-I to CA-VIII, currant lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) biotype Nr:0, lettuce mosaic virus (LMV), as well as having a medium head size, large outer leaves, and dull to moderately glossy leaves. The present invention also relates to a Lactuca sativa plant produced by growing the 45-101 RZ seed. The invention further relates to methods for producing the lettuce cultivar, represented by lettuce variety 45-101 RZ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Maria Helena ROOSENBOOM-KOOIJMAN, Willem VAN VLIET, Floor Cathleen VAN MALLAND-DEN OTTER
  • Publication number: 20150121565
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Lactuca sativa seed designated 79-504 RZ, which may exhibit a combination of traits including resistance against downy mildew strains Bl:1 to Bl:31, CA-I to CA-VIII (Bremia lactucae), currant-lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) biotype Nr:0, and lettuce mosaic virus (LMV), as well as an extraordinary high number of substantially equally sized leaves, which leaves are medium green, slightly to moderately blistered, and have a slightly to moderately undulated apical leaf margin, which is shallowly dentate. The present invention also relates to a Lactuca sativa plant produced by growing the 79-504 RZ seed. The invention further relates to methods for producing the lettuce cultivar, represented by lettuce variety 79-504 RZ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Cornelis Marinus Moor, Hubertus Joseph Wilhelmus Crins
  • Patent number: 9018474
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of tomato line CHI 12-94083. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato line CHI 12-94083, and to methods for producing a tomato plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another tomato plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to parts of such plants, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Antonius Cornelis Maria van de Ven
  • Patent number: 9018492
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH445169. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH445169, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH445169 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH445169.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Peter J. Lynch, Gary R. Stangland, Gregory J. Holland
  • Publication number: 20150113682
    Abstract: The present invention discloses gene targets, constructs and methods for the genetic control of plant disease caused by nematodes of the genus Meloidogyne (root knot nematodes). The present invention relates to achieving a plant protective effect through the identification of target coding sequences and the use of recombinant DNA technologies for post-transcriptionally repressing or inhibiting expression of the target coding sequences in the cells of plant-parasitic nematodes. The disclosed gene targets show significant conservation at the nucleotide level between orthologs from different Meloidogyne species, facilitating genus-wide targeting by RNA interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: JOHN D. BRADLEY, BRANDI J. CHIAPELLI, BINGLI GAO, JAMES P. MCCARTER, MICHELLE L. GASPER, DERYCK JEREMY WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20150113681
    Abstract: The invention includes transformation selection medias and methods, including transformation selection media comprising a negative selection agent and containing differing amounts of carbohydrate during incubation of transformed cells during the selection process, including providing an amount of carbohydrate in a transformation selection media and culturing transformed cells therein for a period of time in an incubation step followed by transferring the transformed cells into transformation selection media comprising a negative selection agent and having an amount of carbohydrate that differs from the amount of carbohydrate used in the previous transformation selection media and incubating the cells for another period of time in a second incubation step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventor: Heng Zhong
  • Patent number: 9006520
    Abstract: DIG-3 Cry toxins, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, and transgenic plants that produce such toxins are useful to control insect pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Justin M. Lira, Holly Jean Butler, Doug A. Smith, Kenneth Narva, Thomas Meade
  • Patent number: 9000261
    Abstract: The invention provides nucleic acids, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from strains of Bacillus thuringiensis encoding polypeptides having pesticidal activity against insect pests, including Lepidoptera. Particular embodiments of the invention provide isolated nucleic acids encoding pesticidal proteins, pesticidal compositions, DNA constructs, and transformed microorganisms and plants comprising a nucleic acid of the embodiments. These compositions find use in methods for controlling pests, especially plant pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Andre R. Abad, Hua Dong, Sue B. Lo, Xiaomei Shi, Thomas C. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 8993856
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of tomato hybrid PS01533588 and the parent lines thereof, such as inbred tomato line FDR 15-2090. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid PS01533588 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a tomato plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another tomato plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to parts of such plants, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas Heath
  • Publication number: 20150089684
    Abstract: This invention provides transgenic plant cells with recombinant DNA for expression of proteins that are useful for imparting enhanced agronomic trait(s) to transgenic crop plants. This invention also provides transgenic plants and progeny seed comprising the transgenic plant cells where the plants are selected for having an enhanced trait selected from the group of traits consisting of enhanced water use efficiency, enhanced cold tolerance, increased yield, enhanced nitrogen use efficiency, enhanced seed protein and enhanced seed oil. Also disclosed are methods for manufacturing transgenic seed and plants with enhanced traits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Scott Abad, Adrian Lund, Terry Bradshaw
  • Publication number: 20150089682
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ALS inhibitor herbicide tolerant B. napus plant, progeny and parts thereof comprising a mutation of an acetolactate synthase I gene and a mutation of an acetolactate synthase III gene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Rene Ruiter, Rüdiger Hain, Gerhard Johann, Bernd Laber
  • Publication number: 20150082495
    Abstract: The present invention relates to control of plant pathogens, particularly fungi or oomycetes, by inhibiting one or more biological functions, particularly by inhibiting saccharopine dehydrogenase gene(s) using RNA interference. The invention provides methods and compositions using RNA interference of plant pathogens target genes for such control. The invention is also directed to methods for making transgenic plants tolerant to said plant pathogens, and to transgenic plants and seeds generated thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Delebarre, Cécile Dorme, Bernd Essigmann, Frédéric Schmitt, François Villalba, Eric Paget
  • Publication number: 20150082478
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided for genome modification of a target sequence in the genome of a plant or plant cell. The methods and compositions employ a guide RNA/Cas endonuclease system to provide an effective system for modifying or altering target sites within the genome of a plant, plant cell or seed. Also provided are compositions and methods employing a guide polynucleotide/Cas endonuclease system for genome modification of a nucleotide sequence in the genome of a cell or organism, for gene editing, and/or for inserting or deleting a polynucleotide of interest into or from the genome of a cell or organism. Once a genomic target site is identified, a variety of methods can be employed to further modify the target sites such that they contain a variety of polynucleotides of interest. Breeding methods and methods for selecting plants utilizing a two component RNA guide and Cas endonuclease system are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Mark Cigan, Saverio Carl Falco, Huirong Gao, Zhongsen Li, Zhan-Bin Liu, L. Aleksander Lyznik, Jinrui Shi, Sergei Svitashev, Joshua K. Young
  • Publication number: 20150082484
    Abstract: The present invention relates to genes, proteins and methods comprising molecules that alter amino acid levels. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to altering guanidino substrate hydrolysis activities in plants, arthropods and microorganisms using molecules within the arginase family and other molecules that alter an amino acid levels. In ones embodiment, the present invention relates to altering threonine substrate deamination and dehydration activities in plants, arthropods and microorganisms using molecules within the threonine deaminase family and other molecules that alter amino acid levels. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to using genes, proteins and methods comprising arginase or threonine deaminase for altering the pathophysiology of plants, arthropods and microorganisms. In a preferred embodiment, the present invention relates to altering guanidino substrate hydrolysis activity in plants, arthropods, and microorganisms using arginase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Gregg A. Howe, Hui Chen
  • Publication number: 20150082482
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of RNA-mediated gene silencing in insect species. The present invention is based, in part, on the inventors' sequencing of genes from eucalyptus invasive species Bronze bug pest, Thaumastocoris peregrinus. In certain aspects, the invention provides Bronze bug nucleic acids, derivatives thereof and the use of such nucleic acids and derivatives as Bronze bug control agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Futuragene Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Dror Avisar, Daniel Siegel, Ziv Shani
  • Patent number: 8975488
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of tomato hybrid PS02420487 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid PS02420487 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a tomato plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another tomato plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to parts of such plants, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Teresa Beck Bunn
  • Publication number: 20150059016
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for identifying cucumber lines having increased resistance to Downy Mildew, and identification of genetic markers linked to gene(s) conditioning such increased disease resistance. The present invention also relates to methods of breeding cucumber plants from lines having increased Downy Mildew resistance by marker-assisted selection, compositions including nucleic acid probes or primers which are useful for such marker assisted selection, and plants and plant parts produced by such methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: David Caldwell, Eva King-Fan Chan, Jeroen de Vries, Tarek Joobeur, Joseph J. King, Antonio Reina, Nischit Shetty
  • Publication number: 20150059024
    Abstract: The present invention relates to lettuce plants and heads that are resistant to Nasonovia ribisnigri biotype 1 (also called herein Nr:1) as well as to progeny of the plants and propagation material for producing the plants. The invention further relates to a source of the resistance for use in breeding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Arnaud Paul Pierre Thabuis, Korstiaan Cornelis Teekens, Zeger Otto van Herwijnen
  • Patent number: 8962922
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of spinach hybrid SV3580VC and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of spinach hybrid SV3580VC and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a spinach plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another spinach plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to parts of such plants, including the leaf and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Bernardus Baerends
  • Publication number: 20150052629
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of increasing resistance against fungal pathogens of the family Phacosporaceae in plants and/or plant cells. This is achieved by increasing the expression of an OCP3 protein or fragment thereof in a plant, plant part and/or plant cell in comparison to wild type plants, wild type plant parts and/or wild type plant cells. Furthermore, the invention relates to transgenic plants, plant parts, and/or plant cells having an increased resistance against fungal pathogens, in particular, pathogens of the family Phacopsoraceae, and to recombinant expression vectors comprising a sequence that is identical or homologous to a sequence encoding an OCP3 protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Holger Schultheiss, Nadine Tresch
  • Patent number: 8957287
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of tomato line PSQ-9Z09042. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato line PSQ-9Z09042, and to methods for producing a tomato plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another tomato plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to parts of such plants, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Teresa Beck Bunn
  • Patent number: 8957288
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of tomato line FDS 177-APER. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato line 177-APER, and to methods for producing a tomato plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another tomato plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to parts of such plants, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Amit Hotzev
  • 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: 20150047066
    Abstract: By a QTL analysis and so forth using 4-HPPD inhibitor-susceptible rice and 4-HPPD inhibitor-resistant rice, a hypothetical gene (HIS1 gene) of an iron/ascorbate-dependent oxidoreductase gene located on a short arm of chromosome 2 of rice has been identified as a 4-HPPD inhibitor-resistance gene. Further, it has also been revealed that a homologous gene (HSL1 gene) of the HIS1 gene is located on chromosome 6 of rice. Furthermore, it has been found out that utilizations of these genes make it possible to efficiently produce a plant having increased resistance or susceptibility to a 4-HPPD inhibitor and to efficiently determine whether a plant has resistance or susceptibility to a 4-HPPD inhibitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicants: TOYAMA PREFECTURE, SDS BIOTECH K.K., Incorporated Adminstrative Agency National agriculture and Food Research Organization
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kato, Hideo Maeda, Yoshihiro Sunohara, Ikuo Ando, Masahiro Oshima, Motoshige Kawata, Hitoshi Yoshida, Sakiko Hirose, Makiko Kawagishi, Yojiro Taniguchi, Kazumasa Murata, Hiroaki Maeda, Yuji Yamada, Keisuke Sekino, Akihiko Yamazaki