Plant Cell Or Cell Line, Per Se, Contains Exogenous Or Foreign Nucleic Acid Patents (Class 435/419)
  • Patent number: 10724049
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pathogen-resistant plants. In one aspect, plants comprising a heterologous expression cassette are provided, wherein the expression cassette comprises a polynucleotide that inhibits expression of a fungal pathogen dicer-like (DCL) gene and wherein the plant has increased resistance to a fungal pathogen compared to a control plant lacking the expression cassette. Methods of making and cultivating pathogen-resistant plants are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: Hailing Jin
  • Patent number: 10696981
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of increasing resistance against fungal pathogens of the family Phacosporaceae in transgenic plants and/or plant cells. In these plants, the ethylene signaling pathway and/or activity of the ethylene signaling compounds is changed. This is achieved by priming the ethylene signaling pathway in these plants in comparison to wild type plants and/or wild type plant cells. Depending on the activating or inhibitory function of a particular signaling compound overexpression or knock-down of the cognate gene might be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BASF Plant Science Company GmbH
    Inventor: Holger Schultheiss
  • Patent number: 10689661
    Abstract: Methods and materials for modulating cold tolerance levels in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding cold tolerance-modulating polypeptides are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to transform plant cells. Also disclosed are plants having increased cold tolerance levels and plant products produced from plants having increased cold tolerance levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CERES, INC.
    Inventors: Cory Christensen, Bonnie Hund
  • Patent number: 10687504
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides alfalfa plants exhibiting broad spectrum resistance to Race 1, Race 2, and Race 5 anthracnose. Such plants may comprise novel introgressed genomic regions associated with disease resistance from Race 1, Race 2, and Race 5 anthracnose. In certain aspects, compositions, including novel polymorphic markers and methods for producing, breeding, identifying, and selecting plants or germplasm with a disease resistance phenotype are provided. Also provided are alfalfa varieties designated as C0416C4164 and H0415C4114. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of alfalfa varieties C0416C4164 and H0415C4114. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of alfalfa varieties C0416C4164 and H0415C4114, and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing alfalfa variety C0416C4164 or H0415C4114 with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Charles A. Rodgers, Mark H. McCaslin, David D. Witte, Julie Chiu-Lee Ho, John Nicholas Cameron
  • Patent number: 10689664
    Abstract: The present invention is drawn to a nucleic acid sequence which confers expression of the insecticidal proteins mCry3A and eCry3.1Ab when introduced into a cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Volker Mittendorf, Jared Conville, John Daniel Hipskind, Kasimalai Azhakanandam, Andrew Noe, Xiaoyin Fei, Kevin V. Donohue
  • Patent number: 10465204
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of increasing resistance against fungal pathogens of the order Pucciniales in plants and/or plant cells. This is achieved by increasing the expression of a MybTF 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 order Pucciniales, and to recombinant expression vectors comprising a sequence that is identical or homologous to a sequence encoding a MybTF protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: BASF PLANT SCIENCE COMPANY GMBH
    Inventors: Holger Schultheiss, Ralf Flachmann, Tobias Mentzel
  • Patent number: 10455789
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated 5PLSB92 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety 5PLSB92, cells from soybean variety 5PLSB92, plants of soybean 5PLSB92, and plant parts of soybean variety 5PLSB92. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety 5PLSB92 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety 5PLSB92, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety 5PLSB92, and methods of characterizing soybean variety 5PLSB92. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety 5PLSB92 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Allen Carden, Andrea Beth Kalvig, Donald Kyle
  • Patent number: 10415047
    Abstract: This invention discloses a constitutive promoter from the Taro bacilliform virus (TaBV) for expression of foreign or endogenous coding sequences in plants, including dicotyledonous and monocotyledonous plants. The invention also discloses a chimeric nucleic acid construct comprising the promoter of the invention operably linked to a foreign or endogenous polynucleotide that codes for a protein of interest or a transcript capable of modulating expression of a target gene. The invention further discloses transformed plant cells, as well as differentiated plants and plant parts, containing the construct. Methods for diagnosis and treatment of viral infections, especially badnaviral infections, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Farmacule Bioindustries Pty Ltd
    Inventors: James Langham Dale, Robert Maxwell Harding, Douglas Kenneth Becker, Gregory John Hafner, Ilin Yang
  • Patent number: 10383293
    Abstract: Hybrid tomato variety ‘H1648’ is described. The tomato variety is a ground-culture hybrid tomato variety suitable for machine harvest, and is adaptable to the climactic conditions of regions such as California (USA), Ontario (Canada), Australia, Portugal, Spain, and Italy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: H.J. Heinz Company Brands LLC
    Inventor: George Collier
  • Patent number: 10383294
    Abstract: Hybrid tomato variety ‘H1662’ is described. The tomato variety is a ground-culture hybrid tomato variety suitable for machine harvest, and is adaptable to the climactic conditions of regions such as California (USA), Ontario (Canada), Australia, Portugal, Spain, and Italy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: H.J. Heinz Company Brands LLC
    Inventor: Richard Henry Ozminkowski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10385347
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a nucleic acid molecule capable of expressing, in at least one plant tissue, a chimeric protein comprising a polygalacturonase (PG) of fungal, bacterial or insect origin and a plant polygalacturonase inhibitor protein (PGIP) plant capable of inhibiting said PG. The present invention also relates to transgenic plants that express said chimeric protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA “LA SAPIENZA”
    Inventors: Felice Cervone, Giulia De Lorenzo, Simone Ferrari, Manuel Benedetti, Daniela Pontiggia
  • Patent number: 10372834
    Abstract: Systems and methods include generating an integrated technical data package that incorporates a plurality of objects associated with a development of a product so that each object is integrated with other objects based on a relationship between each of the objects. Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to incorporating the plurality of objects into a technical data package database. A relationship between each of the plurality of objects may be identified based on an impact each of the objects has on each other object in the development of the product. The plurality of objects may be integrated based on the relationship between each of the object so that an update to at least one object propagates through to each other object integrated with the at least one object. The integrated technical data package may be generated to provide an updated snapshot of the development of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Discus Software Company
    Inventors: Dan Z. Sokol, Randy Harris, Robert Roush, Randy Strobel
  • Patent number: 10368522
    Abstract: A soybean cultivar designated S170118 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar S170118, to the plants of soybean cultivar S170118, to the plant parts of soybean cultivar S170118, and to methods for producing progeny of soybean cultivar S170118. The invention also relates to methods for producing a soybean plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic soybean plants and plant parts produced by those methods. The invention also relates to soybean cultivars or breeding cultivars, and plant parts derived from soybean cultivar S170118. The invention also relates to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines, or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar S170118, and to the soybean plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds, plants, and plant parts produced by crossing cultivar S170118 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: M.S. Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Justin T. Mason
  • Patent number: 10334799
    Abstract: Hybrid tomato variety ‘H1765’ is described. The tomato variety is a ground-culture hybrid tomato variety suitable for machine harvest, and is adaptable to the climactic conditions of regions such as California, USA, Portugal, Spain, and Italy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: H.J. Heinz Company Brands LLC
    Inventor: George Collier
  • Patent number: 10314260
    Abstract: Hybrid tomato variety ‘H1651’ is described. The tomato variety is a ground-culture hybrid tomato variety suitable for machine harvest, and is adaptable to the climactic conditions of regions such as California (USA), Ontario (Canada), Australia, Portugal, Spain, and Italy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: H.J. Heinz Company Brands LLC
    Inventor: Richard Henry Ozminkowski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10314261
    Abstract: Hybrid tomato variety ‘H1657’ is described. The tomato variety is a ground-culture hybrid tomato variety suitable for machine harvest, and is adaptable to the climactic conditions of regions such as California (USA), Ontario (Canada), Australia, Portugal, Spain, and Italy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: H.J. Heinz Company Brands LLC
    Inventor: Richard Henry Ozminkowski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10314272
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH880905. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH880905, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH880905 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 CH880905.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Fufa H. Birru, Christian J. Buffard, Richard G. Stelpflug
  • Patent number: 10314271
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH603360. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH603360, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH603360 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 CH603360.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Fufa H. Birru, Christian J. Buffard, Richard G. Stelpflug
  • Patent number: 10307456
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are synthetic peptides and compositions comprising the same for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of an ocular disease, particularly, dry eye disease. Also disclosed herein are methods of treating and/or preventing an ocular disease by administering to a subject in need of such treatment a composition containing a synthetic peptide of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MACKAY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
    Inventors: Tsung-Chuan Ho, Yeou-Ping Tsao
  • Patent number: 10308950
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to increasing oil content in plants through manipulating expression of proteins, namely At5g16550 proteins. At5g16550 proteins are lipid droplet proteins. Plants having reduced expression of At5g16550 proteins demonstrate cytoplasmic lipid droplets (LDs) that are increased in size, resulting in greater overall oil content in the plant cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: University of North Texas, The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Kent Chapman, Robert Mullen, Michal Pyc, John M. Dyer
  • Patent number: 10287596
    Abstract: MPO1 and MPO2 can be regulated for either decreasing or increasing alkaloid levels in plants, in particular in Nicotiana plants. In particular, suppressing or overexpressing one or more of MPO1 and MPO2 may be used to decrease or increase nicotine and nicotinic alkaloid levels in tobacco plants. Suppression or overexpression of one or more of MPO1 and MPO2 may be used in combination with modification of expression of other genes encoding enzymes on the nicotinic alkaloid biosynthetic pathway such as A622, NBB1, PMT, and QPT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: 22nd Century Limited, LLC
    Inventors: Takashi Hashimoto, Akira Kato
  • Patent number: 10257992
    Abstract: A novel hybrid tomato plant, designated HMX7161 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of tomato hybrid HMX7161, to the plants and plant parts of hybrid tomato HMX7161, and to methods for producing a tomato plant by crossing the hybrid tomato HMX7161 with itself or another tomato plant. The invention further relates to methods for producing a tomato 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 tomato plants derived from the hybrid tomato plant HMX7161.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: HM.CLAUSE, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Edwin Kuehn
  • Patent number: 10196649
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of increasing the resistance to one or more pathogens, preferably fungal or bacterial pathogens, in a monocotyledonous or dicotyledonous plant or a part of a plant, for example in an organ, tissue, a cell or a part of a plant cell, for example in an organelle, wherein a DNA sequence which codes for YODA protein or wherein an endogenous DNA sequence which codes for a YODA protein is increased in the plant or plant cell in comparison with the original, or wild-type, plant. The invention also relates to plants, to parts of a plant, for example an organ, tissue, a cell or a part of a plant cell, for example an organelle, which are obtained by the above methods, and to the corresponding propagation material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
    Inventors: Antonio Molina Fernandez, Lucia Jorda Miro, Clara Sanchez Rodriguez, Sara Sopena Torres, Gemma Lopez Garcia, Eva Miedes Vicente, Andrea Sanchez Vallet, Viviana Pamela Escudero Welsch
  • Patent number: 10106808
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: PLANT SENSORY SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Frank J. Turano, Kathleen A. Turano
  • Patent number: 10081815
    Abstract: The present invention relates to transgenic plants comprising a plurality of nucleic acids heterologous to said plant, each of said nucleic acid comprising a coding sequence operably linked to one or more regulatory elements for directing expression of said coding sequence in said plant, said nucleic acid being stably integrated at or adjacent to rDNA sequences, or a seed, organ, tissue, part or cell thereof, or a descendant of said plant, seed, organ, tissue, part or cell; methods of producing the transgenic plants; and methods of producing oil using the transgenic plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Agrisoma Biosciences Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Fabijanski, Michael Lindenbaum, Ping Fu, Elizabeth-France Marillia
  • Patent number: 10077450
    Abstract: Identification of new enhancer sequence has significant utility in the plant functional genomics. The sugarcane bacilliform badnavirus (SCBV) transcriptional enhancer has been identified. This enhancer can be used to increase the rate of transcription from gene promoters and in activation tagging experiments. A ten-fold increase in transcription was observed when a 4× array of the SCBV enhancer was placed upstream of a truncated form of the maize alcohol dehydrogenase minimal promoter. Methods of using the SCBV transcriptional enhancer are described, as are chimeric transcription regulatory regions, constructs, cells, tissues, and organisms that comprise one or more copies of the enhancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Patricia Ann Owens Merlo, Cory Larsen, Scott A. Bevan, John P. Davies, Vaka S. Reddy, William Michael Ainley, Mark Allen Thompson
  • Patent number: 10059926
    Abstract: A method of screening a microorganism having a mutant lactate dehydrogenase with increased activity, a mutant lactate dehydrogenase polypeptide, a polynucleotide and vector encoding same, and a microorganism that expresses the lactate dehydrogenase mutant, and a method of producing lactate using the microorganism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinha Kim, Kwangmyung Cho, Soonchun Chung, Yukyung Jung
  • Patent number: 10041083
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of plant molecular biology and provides methods for production of high expressing seed-specific and/or seed-preferential promoters and the production of plants with enhanced seed-specific and/or seed-preferential expression of nucleic acids wherein nucleic acid expression enhancing nucleic acids (NEENAs) are functionally linked to the promoters and/or introduced into plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: BASF PLANT SCIENCE COMPANY GMBH
    Inventors: Josef Martin Kuhn, Linda Patricia Loyall, Malte Siebert, Elke Duwenig
  • Patent number: 10041082
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of plant molecular biology and provides methods for production of high expressing seed-specific and/or seed-preferential promoters and the production of plants with enhanced seed-specific and/or seed-preferential expression of nucleic acids wherein nucleic acid expression enhancing nucleic acids (NEENAs) are functionally linked to the promoters and/or introduced into plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: BASF PLANT SCIENCE COMPANY GMBH
    Inventors: Josef Martin Kuhn, Linda Patricia Loyall, Malte Siebert, Elke Duwenig
  • Patent number: 10030248
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of transcribable polynucleotides in plant cells, plant tissues, and plants. Compositions include regulatory polynucleotide molecules capable of providing expression in plant tissues and plants. Methods for expressing polynucleotides in a plant cell, plant tissue, or plants using the regulatory polynucleotide molecules disclosed herein are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Tedd D. Elich, Philip N. Benfey, Jee W. Jung
  • Patent number: 10015942
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cytoplasmic male sterile (CMS) Cichorium plants and especially to cytoplasmic male sterile (CMS) green chicory plants; cytoplasmic male sterile (CMS) radicchio rosso plants; cytoplasmic male sterile (CMS) red leaved chicory plants, cytoplasmic male sterile (CMS) Treviso plants, cytoplasmic male sterile (CMS) white chicory plants, cytoplasmic male sterile (CMS) sugar loaf plants, cytoplasmic male sterile (CMS) Belgian endive plants, cytoplasmic male sterile (CMS) witloof plants, cytoplasmic male sterile (CMS) Catalogna plants, cytoplasmic male sterile (CMS) C. intybus var. foliosum plants, cytoplasmic male sterile (CMS) C. endivia plants and cytoplasmic male sterile (CMS) C. intybus L. var. sativum plants. The present invention further relates to methods for identifying cytoplasmic male sterile (CMS) Cichorium plants and mitochondrial nucleic acid sequences providing cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) in Cichorium plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Bejo Zaden B.V.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Rosalien de Jong, Adriana Dorien Haarsma, Witte Van Cappellen, Cornelis Glas, Nicolaas Anthonius Zutt, Albertus Johannes Maria Schrijver
  • Patent number: 10004196
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH399370. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH399370, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH399370 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 CH399370.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Richard G. Stelpflug
  • Patent number: 9968043
    Abstract: A potato cultivar designated Y9 is disclosed. The invention relates to the tubers of potato cultivar Y9, to the seeds of potato cultivar Y9, to the plants of potato cultivar Y9, to the plant parts of potato cultivar Y9, to food products produced from potato cultivar Y9, and to methods for producing a potato plant produced by crossing potato cultivar Y9 with itself or with another potato variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a potato plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic potato plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to potato cultivars or breeding cultivars and plant parts derived from potato variety Y9, to methods for producing other potato cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from potato cultivar Y9 and to the potato plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: J.R. Simplot Company
    Inventors: Craig Richael, Hua Yan, Jolyn Rasmussen, Hui Duan, Nicolas Champouret, Alexi Balmuth, Jingsong Ye
  • Patent number: 9955648
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of soybean variety CL1360619 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety CL1360619 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using CL1360619 in a breeding program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Joseph William Strottman, Brian Erdahl
  • Patent number: 9957519
    Abstract: The invention provides a novel DGAT1 protein with improved properties over known DGAT proteins, particularly known DGAT1 proteins from plants. The novel DGAT1 protein of the invention can be expressed in cells to increase cellular lipid accumulation. Expression of the DGAT1 protein of the invention in cells results in a higher level of lipid than any of several other plant DGAT1 proteins tested by the applicants. The invention provides polynucleotides encoding the novel DGAT1 protein of SEQ ID NO:39, constructs, cells, plant, plant parts and progeny comprising the polynucleotides, and methods of use of the polynucleotides and polypeptides of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Agresearch Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas John Roberts, Amy Christina Curran, Somrutai Winichayakul, Marissa Roldan, Richard William Scott
  • Patent number: 9951346
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignees: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., 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
  • Patent number: 9951357
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of synthesizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, especially eicosapentaenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, in recombinant cells such as yeast or plant cells. Also provided are recombinant cells or plants which produce long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a group of new enzymes which possess desatorase or elongase activity that can be used in methods of synthesizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: COMMONWEATLH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Surinder Pal Singh, Stanley Suresh Robert, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Xue-Rong Zhou, James Robertson Petrie, Allan Graham Green
  • Patent number: 9938534
    Abstract: Recombinant DNA molecules and constructs useful for modulating gene expression in plants, including molecules derived from Medicago truncatula sequences, are provided. Transgenic plants, plant cells, plant parts, and seeds comprising recombinant DNA molecules operably linked to heterologous transcribable DNA molecules are further provided, as are methods of their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jaishree M. Chittoor, Amy J. Miyamoto, Amy M. Nichols, Mohammed Oufattole, Michael W. Petersen
  • Patent number: 9930846
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of soybean variety CL1462706 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety CL1462706 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using CL1462706 in a breeding program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Joseph William Strottman, Brian Erdahl
  • Patent number: 9924664
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH267119. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH267119, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH267119 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 CH267119.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Richard G. Stelpflug
  • Patent number: 9926571
    Abstract: A variety of methods and compostions are provided, including methods and compositions for targeted modification of a specific target site in a cell or organism, methods for integrating polynucleotides of interest, methods to assess promoter activity, directly select transformed organisms, minimize or eliminate expression resulting from random integration into the genome of an organism, such as a plant, remove polynucleotides of interest, combine multiple transfer cassettes, invert or excize a polynucleotide, silence a gene, and identify and/or characterize transcriptional regulating regions. The methods involve the introduction of a cell proliferation factor and a double-strand break-inducing enzyme into an organism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: William Gordon-Kamm, Keith Lowe, David J Peterson, Christopher Scelonge, Grace M St Clair, Bing-Bing Wang
  • Patent number: 9926579
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of synthesizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, especially eicosapentaenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, in recombinant cells such as yeast or plant cells. Also provided are recombinant cells or plants which produce long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a group of new enzymes which possess desatorase or elongase activity that can be used in methods of synthesizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Surinder Pal Singh, Stanley Suresh Robert, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Xue-Rong Zhou, James Robertson Petrie, Allan Graham Green
  • Patent number: 9924666
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH909416. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH909416, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH909416 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 CH909416.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Richard G. Stelpflug
  • Patent number: 9924647
    Abstract: A potato cultivar designated X17 is disclosed. The invention relates to the tubers of potato cultivar X17, to the seeds of potato cultivar X17, to the plants of potato cultivar X17, to the plant parts of potato cultivar X17, to food products produced from potato cultivar X17, and to methods for producing a potato plant produced by crossing potato cultivar X17 with itself or with another potato variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a potato plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic potato plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to potato cultivars or breeding cultivars and plant parts derived from potato variety X17, to methods for producing other potato cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from potato cultivar X17 and to the potato plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: J.R. Simplot Company
    Inventors: Craig Richael, Hua Yan, Jolyn Rasmussen, Hui Duan, Nicolas Champouret, Alexi Balmuth, Jingsong Ye
  • Patent number: 9918441
    Abstract: A potato cultivar designated V11 is disclosed. The invention relates to the tubers of potato cultivar V11, to the seeds of potato cultivar V11, to the plants of potato V11, to the plant parts of potato cultivar V11, to food products produced from potato cultivar V11, and to methods for producing a potato plant produced by crossing potato cultivar V11 with itself or with another potato variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a potato plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic potato plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to potato cultivars or breeding cultivars and plant parts derived from potato variety V11, to methods for producing other potato cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from potato cultivar V11 and to the potato plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: J.R. Simplot Company
    Inventors: Troy Weeks, Craig Richael, Caius Rommens, Hua Yan, Jingsong Ye
  • Patent number: 9879271
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for the expression of one or more coding sequences are provided which use an internal ribosome entry site (IRES) from Triticum mosaic virus (TriMV) to facilitate translation and expression of a polypeptide from an mRNA strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Aurelie Mamisoa Rakotondrafara, Jincan Zhang
  • Patent number: 9873884
    Abstract: The present application discloses polynucleotide fragment(s) encoding a male reproductive tissue-specific promoter obtained from a family member of the SWEET gene family of Eucalyptus camaldulensis, as well as a polynucleotide sequence comprising the promoter fragment and an operably-linked heterologous polynucleotide, and a method of using the polynucleotide sequence to express a heterologous polynucleotide exclusively in male reproductive tissues of a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: ITC Limited
    Inventors: Boby Vattekkattu Unnikrishnan, Gurumurthy Demlapura Shankaranarayana
  • Patent number: 9873882
    Abstract: Methods and means are provided to enhance the selective expression of transgenes under control of a fiber-selective promoter, in fiber cells, particularly cotton fiber cells by including target sites for naturally occurring microRNAs with a specific expression profile, particularly with a differential expression profile between cells leading to fibers and other cells of the fiber producing plant, into the transcribed region of genes of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignees: Bayer CropScience NV, Texas Tech University
    Inventors: Frank Meulewaeter, Zhixin Xie, Gengxiang Jia, Arnab Ghosh, Forrest Sheng Bao
  • Patent number: 9861066
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of soybean variety CC1415432 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety CC1415432 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using CC1415432 in a breeding program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventor: Clay Brady Cole
  • Patent number: 9848550
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH067384. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH067384, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH067384 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 CH067384.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Richard G. Stelpflug