Insect Destroying Or Inhibiting Patents (Class 514/4.5)
  • Patent number: 10844400
    Abstract: A novel transgenic corn event designated 5307, is disclosed. The invention relates to DNA sequences of the recombinant constructs inserted into the corn genome and of genomic sequences flanking the insertion site that resulted in the 5307 event. The invention further relates to assays for detecting the presence of the DNA sequences of event 5307, to corn plants and corn seeds comprising the genotype of and to methods for producing a corn plant by crossing a corn plant comprising the event 5307 genotype with itself or another corn variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Syngenta Participation AG
    Inventors: Annick Jeanne De Framond, Moez Rajabali Meghji, Stephen L. New, Anna Underwood Prairie
  • Patent number: 10801037
    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: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: James A. Baum, Thomas Cerruti, Stanislaw Flasinski, Xiaoran Fu, Arlene R. Howe, Sara Ann Salvador
  • Patent number: 10717989
    Abstract: Pesticidal proteins exhibiting toxic activity against Coleopteran, Lepidopteran, Hemipteran, and Thysanopteran pest species are disclosed, and include, but are not limited to, TIC6280, TIC6281, TIC6282, TIC6283, TIC8808, TIC9480, TIC9257, TIC7106, TIC7017, TIC7107, TIC7108, TIC7109, TIC7110, TIC7111, TIC7589, TIC9258, and TIC9259. DNA constructs are provided which contain a recombinant nucleic acid sequence encoding the pesticidal proteins provided. Transgenic plants, plant cells, seed, and plant parts resistant to Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Hemipteran and Thysanopteran infestation are provided which contain recombinant nucleic acid sequences encoding the disclosed pesticidal proteins. Methods for detecting the presence of the recombinant nucleic acid sequences or the protein of the present invention in a biological sample, and methods of controlling Coleopteran, Lepidopteran, Hemipteran, and Thysanopteran species pests using the disclosed pesticidal proteins are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: David J. Bowen, Catherine A. Chay, Todd A. Ciche, Stanislaw Flasinski, Arlene R. Howe, Jason S. Milligan, James K. Roberts, Yong Yin
  • Patent number: 10485847
    Abstract: The invention relates to disulfide-rich peptides derived from spider venom and their use, particularly as neuroprotective agents. The invention also relates to nucleic acid molecules encoding the peptides as well as constructs and host cells comprising those nucleic acid molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND, MONASH UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Glenn Frederick King, Lachlan Douglas Rash, Irene Chassagnon, Sandy Steffany Pineda Gonzalez, Robert Edward Widdop, Claudia Ann Ireland
  • Patent number: 10480008
    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 and Coleoptera. 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: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: POINEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Andre R. Abad, Andrew C. Crow, Brad Poland, Xiaomei Shi, Thomas C. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 10287605
    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: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: James A. Baum, Thomas Cerruti, Stanislaw Flasinski, Xiaoran Fu, Arlene R. Howe, Sara Ann Salvador
  • Patent number: 9994621
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel DNA sequences encoding insecticidal Cry1 C proteins derived from Bacillus thuringiensis, and their use in plants to control insect pests. Also included herein are plant cells or plants comprising such genes and methods of making or using them, as well as plant cells or plants comprising a Cry1 C chimeric gene of the invention and at least one other chimeric gene, such as a chimeric gene encoding an insecticidal Cry1Ab protein, and methods of making or using such plant cells or plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: BAYER CROPSCIENCE N.V.
    Inventors: Veronique Gossele, Frank Meulewaeter, Bernadette Saey, Stefan Jansens
  • Patent number: 9828299
    Abstract: Methods for rendering micellar coordination complexes for the treatment of plants, comprising the steps of mixing one or more ketoesters with other nutrients resulting in water-borne availability; applying a suitable volume of the resulting mixture to one or more plants; delivery to green plants; nutrimentally based growth of crops; and compositions for the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Innovation Hammer, LLC
    Inventor: Arthur M. Nonomura
  • Patent number: 9332753
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for controlling whiteflies which comprises the steps of: providing a composition comprising or consisting of R-curcumene and optionally further beta-myrcene, para-cymene, gamma-terpinene, alpha-terpinene, alpha-phellandrene zingiberene and/or 7-epi-zingiberene; and adding said composition one or more times to a plurality of crop plants. The method can be combined with the use of attractant compositions comprising beta-phellandrene, limonene and/or 2-carene, and optionally adding said composition one or more times to one or more trap plants and/or trap materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Keygene N.V.
    Inventors: Petronella Martina Bleeker, Kai Ament, Paul Johan Diergaarde, Michiel Theodoor Jan de Both, Robert Cornelis Schuurink
  • Patent number: 9109231
    Abstract: Traditionally, the primary method for impacting insect pest populations is the application of broad-spectrum chemical insecticides. However, there is increasing concern about the environmental hazards associated with the production and use of synthetic chemical pesticides. Thus, there is substantial interest in developing alternative pesticides, including biological control of insect pests of agricultural significance using a microbial agent or another species of insect. The present invention provides compositions and methods for such biological control. Modified Cry3 pesticidal polypeptides, polynucleotides encoding such polypeptides, and methods of use are disclosed. The modified polynucleotides provided herein can be used to transform organisms and cells of hosts comprising plant, insects, and microorganisms. The expression of modified polypeptides can provide the host with improved insecticidal activity against one or more insect pathogens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventors: Ericka Bermudez, Ruth Cong, Jingtong Hou, Takashi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20150148288
    Abstract: New insecticidal proteins, nucleotides, peptides, their expression in plants, methods of producing the peptides, new processes, production techniques, new peptides, new formulations, and new organisms, a process which increases the insecticidal peptide production yield from yeast expression systems. The present invention is also related and discloses selected endotoxins we call cysteine rich insecticidal peptides (CRIPS) which are peptides derived from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) and their genes and endotoxins in combination with toxic peptides known as Inhibitor Cystine Knot (ICK) genes and peptides as well as with other types of insecticidal peptides such as trypsin modulating oostatic factor (TMOF) peptide sequences used in various formulations and combinations; of both genes and peptides, useful for the control of insects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Robert M. Kennedy, William Tedford, Christopher Hendrickson, Robert Venable, Catherine Foune, John McIntyre, Alvar Carlson, Lin Bao
  • Publication number: 20150126437
    Abstract: The disclosure provides compounds useful as insect repellents, compositions comprising such repellents, and methods of repelling an arthropod using such compounds and compositions. The disclosure further provides insect traps and method for identifying ligands and cognates for biological molecules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Anandasankar Ray, Sean Michael Boyle
  • Publication number: 20150121569
    Abstract: Process for detecting and identifying micropeptides (miPEPs) encoded by a nucleotide sequence contained in the sequence of the primary transcript of a microRNA and use thereof for modulating gene expression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicants: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, UNITERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe COMBIER, Dominique LAURESSERGUES, Guillaume BECARD, Francois PAYRE, Serge PLAZA, Jerome CAVAILLE, Jerome CAVAILLE
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150098928
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula 1, including all geometric and stereoisomers, N-oxides, and salts thereof, wherein A is a 6-membered aromatic ring containing carbon atoms and 0-3 nitrogen atoms as ring members, said ring optionally substituted with 1-5 substituents independently selected from R2; R1 is C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C4-C7 alkylcycloalkyl or C4-C7 cycloalkylalkyl, each optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from R21; R21 is independently H, halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, C1-C6 alkylthio, C1-C6 haloalkylthio, C1-C6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfonyl, CN or NO2; and Q is as defined in the disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: George Philip Lahm, Ty Wagerle, Ming Xu
  • Publication number: 20150087584
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for pest management using inhibitory repeat domain IRD 9 (Seq ID No.2) proteinase inhibitor showing enhanced inhibitory activity against the gut proteases of insects. More particularly, the present invention relates to a IRD 9 (Seq ID No.2) proteinase inhibitor from non-host plant Capsicum annuum, which possesses significantly high insect protease inhibition activity against the gut proteases of Helicoverpa armigera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Ashok Prabhakar Giri, Vidya Shrikant Gupta, Vaijayanti Abhijit Tamhane, Rakesh Shamsunder Joshi, Manasi Mishra, Rajendra Ramchandra Joshi, Uddhavesh Bhaskar Sonavane, Anirban Ghosh
  • 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: 20150038329
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula 1, wherein R1 is phenyl or pyridinyl, each optionally substituted with Q and up to 3 substituents independently selected from R2; each R2 is independently halogen, cyano, SF5, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 haloalkoxy, C1-C4 alkylthio or C1-C4 haloalkylthio; and Q is phenyl or pyridinyl, each optionally substituted with up to 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy and C1-C4 haloalkoxy. Also disclosed are compositions containing the compounds of Formula 1 and methods for controlling an invertebrate pest comprising contacting the invertebrate pest or its environment with a biologically effective amount of a compound or a composition of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: THOMAS FRANCIS PAHUTSKI, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150020236
    Abstract: Engineered pesticidal polypeptides that are highly active against a wide range of pests and methods of making such polypeptides are disclosed. The nucleotide sequences encoding the pesticidal polypeptide can be used to transform various prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms, which organisms can be used to produce the pesticidal polypeptides. The recombinant organisms and/or the polypeptides produced by the recombinant organisms can be used to control pests in various environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventors: Mikyong Lee, Jeng Shong Chen, Cheryl Marie De Fontes, Jared Conville, Narendra Palekar
  • Publication number: 20140380521
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for conferring pesticidal activity to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions comprising a coding sequence for a toxin polypeptide are provided. The coding sequences can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in plants and bacteria. Compositions also comprise transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated toxin nucleic acid molecules are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed, and antibodies specifically binding to those amino acid sequences. In particular, the present invention provides for isolated nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:2 or 3, or the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, as well as variants and fragments thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Athenix Corp.
    Inventors: Candace Poutre, Theodore Kahn, Alissa Anthony
  • Patent number: 8916520
    Abstract: Various microencapsulated insecticide formulations for the control of pests such as aphids and beet army worm. These formulations exhibit excellent knockdown activity towards both chewing and non-chewing pests as LD50 values for toxicity in female rats in the range of about 2,500 mgKg?1. Some of these formulations include a wall comprised of a polymer formed, for example, by an interfacial polycondensation of a water soluble monomer and a water insoluble monomer, which at least partially surround an organophosphate insecticide. In some aspects the organophosphate in the microcapsule is chlorpyrifos. The microcapsule have a diameter in the range of about 2 to about 25 micron and the wall has a thickness in the range of about 5 to about 25 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventors: Stephen L. Wilson, Raymond E. Boucher, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140373195
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for conferring pesticidal activity to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions comprising a coding sequence for a toxin polypeptide are provided. The coding sequences can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in plants and bacteria. Compositions also comprise transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated toxin nucleic acid molecules are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed, and antibodies specifically binding to those amino acid sequences. In particular, the present invention provides for isolated nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:2, or the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1 or 3, as well as variants and fragments thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Athenix Corp.
    Inventors: Kimberly Sampson, Rebecca Thayer, Duane Lehtinen
  • Publication number: 20140366227
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the development of fusion proteins based on peptide toxins as pesticides. The invention also relates to transgenic plants encoding said peptides and their utility in pest management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicants: The Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA), representing the Sec.of State for Environment, etc, UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
    Inventors: John A. Gatehouse, Elaine C. Fitches
  • Publication number: 20140366217
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of insect pests control, using methods and compositions which comprise of alpha-amylase analogous mutant inhibitors (?AIs). More specifically, the invention provides new ?AIs analogous mutant molecules for controlling insect pests, in particular boll weevils (Anthonomus grandis), partially or totally presenting reduction of the amylolytic activity of the digestive enzymes in the intestinal lumen of the insect. Other aspects of the invention include gene constructs containing the nucleic acid molecules that code for the alpha-amylase inhibitors, heterologous expression methods of the new molecules in the active form, and the use of these molecules for controlling insect pests. The invention also provides analogous synthetic genes optimized for their transformation and expression in plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE PESQUISA AGROPECUARIA - EMBRAPA
    Inventors: Maria Fatima Grossi De Sa, Maria Cristina Mattar Da Silva, Rafael Perseguini Del Sarto, Thales Lima Rocha
  • Publication number: 20140352000
    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: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Andre Roger Abad, Hua Dong, Sue Lo, Xiaomei Shi, Thomas Chad Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20140352001
    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: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Andre Roger Abad, Hua Dong, Sue Lo, Xiaomei Shi, Thomas Chad Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20140344999
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for conferring pesticidal activity to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions comprising a coding sequence for pesticidal polypeptides are provided. The coding sequences can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in plants and bacteria. Compositions also comprise transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated pesticidal nucleic acid molecules are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: ATHENIX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nadine Carozzi, Michael G. Koziel, Nicholas Duck, Nalini M. Desai, Rong Guo, Daniel John Tomso, Rebekah Deter, Tracy Hargiss
  • Publication number: 20140344994
    Abstract: A breeding stack of soybean event 9582.814.19.1 and soybean event pDAB4468.04.16.1 resulted in the novel soybean event pDAB9582.814.19.1 :: pDAB4468.04.16.1. Soybean event pDAB9582.814.19.1 :: pDAB4468.04.16.1 comprises genes encoding AAD-12, CrylF, CrylAc (synpro), and PAT, affording insect resistance and herbicide tolerance to soybean crops containing the event, and enabling methods for crop protection and protection of stored products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Yunxing C. Cui, Thomas Hoffman, Dawn M. Parkhurst, Ning Zhou, Barry Wiggins, Dayakar Pareddy, Gregory A. Bradfisch, James E. Dripps, Sandra G. Toledo, Nathan Bard, Michael Vercauteren, Nandi Nagaraj, Brandon Bishop, Gregory J. Gilles, Terry R. Wright, Julissa Colon, Ricardo A. Barnes, Nathan J. VanOpdorp, Yonghe Bai
  • Publication number: 20140315793
    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: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Andre R. Abad, Hua Dong, Sue Lo, Xiaomei Shi, Thomas Chad Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20140303075
    Abstract: Provided are bioactive compounds and metabolites derived from Chromobacterium species culture responsible for controlling pests, compositions containing these compounds, methods for obtaining these compounds and methods of using these compounds and compositions for controlling pests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Ratnakar Asolkar, Huazhang Huang, Marja Koivunen, Pamela Marrone
  • Publication number: 20140304855
    Abstract: Provided are pesticidal, particularly insecticidal, proteins which resemble S-layer proteins, as well as variants or mutants thereof, and DNAs encoding them. Further provided are methods and means for using said DNA or protein for controlling pests, particularly plant insect pests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO
    Inventors: Mario SOBERON-CHAVEZ, Alejandra BRAVO-DE-LA-PARRA
  • Publication number: 20140296137
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions and methods for controlling, inhibiting, reducing and/or preventing rotifer growth with antimicrobial peptides. Methods for removing and/or preventing rotifer infestations in algae cultivations by controlling, inhibiting, reducing and/or preventing rotifer growth with an antimicrobial peptide (AMP) are further provided. Also described are transgenic algae comprising an expression vector comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding an AMP. In some instances, the nucleic acid sequence encoding the AMP is codon-optimized for expression in algae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Sathish Rajamani, Richard T. Sayre
  • Publication number: 20140296138
    Abstract: Transgenic plants expressing a Vip3 protein have been found to be efficacious against plant-infesting nematodes. Disclosed are methods of controlling nematode populations using transgenic plants expressing Vip3 protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventors: Xiang Huang, Jeng Shong Chen
  • Publication number: 20140298538
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for conferring pesticidal activity to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions comprising a coding sequence for pesticidal polypeptides are provided. The coding sequences can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in plants and bacteria. Compositions also comprise transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated pesticidal nucleic acid molecules are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed. In particular, the present invention provides for nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12, the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:4, 5, or 6, as well as variants and fragments thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: ATHENIX CORP.
    Inventors: Volker Heinrichs, Jayme Williams
  • Publication number: 20140283208
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are isolated insecticidal proteins and nucleic acids. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The insecticidal proteins find use in controlling or killing lepidopteran, coleopteran, dipteran, fungal, hemipteran, and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Andre R Abad, Zhenglin Hou, Lu Liu, Brad Poland, Ute Schellenberger, Ingrid Udransky, Jimei Wang, Jun-Zhi Wei, Thomas C. Wolfe, Lan Zhou, Zhu Genhai, Weiping Xie
  • Publication number: 20140274880
    Abstract: Provided is a bacterial strain which produces a family of mosquitocidal toxins, Xenorhabdus MT, on deposit with the American Type Culture Collection, PTA-6826, insecticidal compositions comprising the mosquitocidal toxin(s) produced by Xenorhabdus MT, a mosquitocidal toxin preparation prepared from spent culture medium, whole culture or cells or a mixture thereof, of Xenorhabdus MT and method of insect control, especially mosquito control. Also provided are microbial compounds (same as mosquitocidal toxins) compositions comprising them and use in formulating therapeutic and other antimicrobial compositions, and methods of use for inhibiting microbial growth and for treating infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: WISCONSIN ALUMI RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Jerald Coleman ENSIGN, Que LAN, David DYER
  • Publication number: 20140274885
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The insecticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing lepidopteran, coleopteran, dipteran, fungal, hemipteran, and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC
    Inventors: Ruth Cong, Jingtong Hou, Zhenglin Hou, Phillip Patten, Takashi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8829279
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for conferring pesticidal activity to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions comprising a coding sequence for pesticidal polypeptides are provided. The coding sequences can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in plants and bacteria. Compositions also comprise transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated pesticidal nucleic acid molecules are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Athenix Corporation
    Inventors: Nadine Carozzi, Michael G. Koziel, Nicholas Duck, Nalini M. Desai, Rong Guo, Daniel John Tomso, Rebekah Deter, Tracy Hargiss
  • Publication number: 20140245491
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for conferring pesticidal activity to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions comprising a coding sequence for a toxin polypeptide are provided. The coding sequences can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in plants and bacteria. Compositions also comprise transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated toxin nucleic acid molecules are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed, and antibodies specifically binding to those amino acid sequences. In particular, the present invention provides for isolated nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:13-30, or the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1-12, as well as variants and fragments thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Athenix Corp.
    Inventors: Kimberly Sampson, Daniel Tomso
  • Publication number: 20140242048
    Abstract: Involved is a method for controlling the pest Sesamia inferens, comprising the step of contacting Sesamia inferens with Cry1B protein. Sesamia inferens is controlled by the Cry1B protein having pesticidal activity against Sesamia inferens, which is produced in the plants. Compared with the agricultural control, chemical control and biology control currently used in prior art, the present application can protect the whole plant during whole growth period from the harm of Sesamia inferen. Furthermore, it causes no pollution and no residue and provides a stable and thorough control effect. Also it is simple, convenient and economic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicants: Beijing Dabeinong Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing Green Agrosino Plant Protection Technology Co., Ltd., Beijing Dabeinong Technology Group Co., Ltd., Biotech Center
    Inventors: Derong DING, Jie PANG, Chao HAN
  • Publication number: 20140235533
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds of formula I wherein Q is Q1 or Q2; A1, A2, A3 and A4 are independently of each other C—H, C—R7, or nitrogen; R1 is C1-C8haloalkyl; R2 is aryl or aryl substituted by one to five R11, or heteroaryl or heteroaryl substituted by one to five R11; and R3, R4, R5, R6 and R7 are as defined in the claims. The invention also provides methods of controlling insects, acarines, nematodes or molluscs which methods comprise applying to a pest, to a locus of a pest, or to a plant susceptible to attack by a pest an insecticidally, acaricidally, nematicidally or molluscicidally effective amount of a compound of formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventors: Tomas Smejkai, Sebastian Volker Wendeborn, Jerome Yves Cassayre, Myriem El Qacemi, Bernhard Breit, Lisa Diab, Regis Jean Georges Mondiere
  • Publication number: 20140221207
    Abstract: A species of Burkholderia sp with no known pathogenicity to vertebrates but with pesticidal activity (e.g., plants, algae, arachnids, insects, fungi, weeds and nematodes) as well as methods for controlling algae using said species of Burkholderia. Also provided are natural products derived from a culture of said species and methods of controlling algae and/or arachnids using said natural products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: MARRONE BIO INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Ratnakar Asolkar, Marja Koivunen, Pamela Marrone
  • Publication number: 20140223599
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for conferring pesticidal activity to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions comprising a coding sequence for pesticidal polypeptides are provided. The coding sequences can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in plants and bacteria. Compositions also comprise transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated pesticidal nucleic acid molecules are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed. In particular, the present invention provides for nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:2, 3, or 4, the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1, as well as variants and fragments thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Athenix Corp.
    Inventors: Kimberly S. Sampson, Deepa Balasubramanian, Duane A. Lehtinen
  • Publication number: 20140223598
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for conferring pesticidal activity to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions comprising a coding sequence for a toxin polypeptide are provided. The coding sequences can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in plants and bacteria. Compositions also comprise transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated toxin nucleic acid molecules are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed, and antibodies specifically binding to those amino acid sequences. In particular, the present invention provides for isolated nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:3-5, or the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:2, as well as variants and fragments thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Athenix Corp.
    Inventors: Kimberly S. Sampson, Duane A. Lehtinen
  • Publication number: 20140206606
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds of formula (I), wherein G1 is oxygen; R1 is hydrogen; R2 is group P (P) L is a bond, methylene or ethylene; one of A1 and A2 is S, SO or SO2 and the other is —C(R4)R4—R3 is hydrogen or methyl; each R4 is independently hydrogen or methyl; Y1 is C—R6, CH or nitrogen; Y2 and Y3 are independently CH or nitrogen; wherein no more than two of Y1, Y2 and Y3 are nitrogen and wherein Y2 and Y3 are not both nitrogen; R5 is hydrogen, halogen, cyano, nitro, NH2, C1-C2alkyl, C1-C2haloalkyl, C3-C5cycloalkyl, C3-C5halocycloalkyl, C1-C2alkoxy, C1-C2haloalkoxy; R6 together with R5 forms a —CH?CH—CH?CH— bridge; X2 is C—X6 or nitrogen; X1, X3 and X6 are independently hydrogen, halogen or trihalomethyl, wherein at least two of X1, X3 and X6 are not hydrogen; X4 is trifluoromethyl, difluoromethyl or chlorodifluoromethyl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventors: Jerome Yves Cassayre, Peter Renold, Thomas Pitterna, Myriem El Qacemi
  • Patent number: 8785379
    Abstract: Pest controlling compositions exhibiting enhanced pesticidal activity levels are disclosed. In one embodiment, a composition includes at least one pesticide, at least one transition metal salt and at least one proteinaceous material. In this embodiment, the composition exhibits enhanced pesticidal activity levels compared to a composition dissimilar only in not having the at least one transition metal salt and the at least one proteinaceous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventors: Stephen L. Wilson, Lei Liu, James D. Thomas, Raymond E. Boucher, Jr., James E. Dripps, Margaret S. Kempe
  • Publication number: 20140196175
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for conferring pesticidal activity to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions comprising a coding sequence for a toxin polypeptide are provided. The coding sequences can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in plants and bacteria. Compositions also comprise transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated toxin nucleic acid molecules are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed, and antibodies specifically binding to those amino acid sequences. In particular, the present invention provides for isolated nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:21-32, or the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1-20, as well as variants and fragments thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Athenix Corp.
    Inventors: Kimberly Sampson, Daniel Tomso
  • Publication number: 20140194351
    Abstract: A novel Bacillus thuringiensis crystal protein exhibiting insect inhibitory activity is disclosed. Growth of Lygus insects is significantly inhibited by providing the novel crystal protein in Lygus insect diet. Polynucleotides encoding the crystal protein, transgenic plants and microorganisms that contain the polynucleotides, isolated peptides derived from the crystal protein, and antibodies directed against the crystal protein are also provided. Methods of using the crystal protein and polynucleotides encoding the crystal protein to control Hemipteran insects are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: James A. Baum, Stanislaw Flasinski, Gregory R. Heck, Stephen R. Penn, Uma Rao Sukuru, Xiaohong Shi
  • Publication number: 20140187478
    Abstract: Procedures are described which use solvents to increase the topical insecticidal activity of toxic insect peptides. These procedures comprise drying the peptides, if needed, followed by the addition of either: 1) a polar organic solvent, with or without water, to a dried peptide, or 2) the addition of polar aprotic solvent or other adjuvant to the dried peptide, followed by the addition of either: 1) a polar organic solvent, with or without water, (where a polar aprotic solvent is added first) or 2) a polar aprotic solvent or other adjuvant to the peptide polar organic solvent (where the polar organic solvent is added first), to the peptide formulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Vestaron Corporation
    Inventors: William Tedford, John McIntyre, Daniel Russell, Peter Carlson
  • Publication number: 20140182018
    Abstract: Compositions for controlling lepidopteran insects use Cry1Fa and Cry1Ab core toxin containing proteins in combination to delay or prevent development of resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Agrigenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce A. Lang, James W. Bing, Jonathan M. Babcock, Thomas Meade, Nicholas P. Storer, Blair David Siegfried, Elisen Jose Guedes Pereira