Plant Proteins, E.g., Derived From Legumes, Algae Or Lichens, Etc. Patents (Class 530/370)
  • Patent number: 9815870
    Abstract: The invention described herein features variants related to infrared fluorescent proteins, in particular to mutants of a phytochrome from the bacterium Bradyrhizobium sp. ORS278. The variants show approximately a ten-fold increase in brightness compared to other known infrared fluorescent proteins. The variants are monomeric, allowing them to be used as a protein tag without disrupting the function of the tagged protein of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Dan Yu, Xiaokun Shu
  • Patent number: 9714428
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and compositions for transforming soybean, corn, cotton, or canola explants using spectinomycin as a selective agent for transformation of the explants. The method may further comprise treatment of the explants with cytokinin during the transformation and regeneration process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Monsato Technology LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. Martinell, Michael W. Petersen, David A. Somers, Yuechun Wan, Edward Williams, Xudong Ye
  • Patent number: 9388397
    Abstract: Recombinant gelonin polypeptides with decreased antigenicity are provided. Cell-targeted constructs comprising said recombinant gelonin polypeptides are also provided. Such constructs can be used in methods for targeted cell killing, such as for treatment of cell proliferative diseases (e.g., cancer).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Research Development Foundation
    Inventors: Michael G. Rosenblum, Lawrence Cheung
  • Publication number: 20150143584
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to nucleic acid sequences encoding proteins that are related to the presence of seed storage compounds in plants. More specifically, the present invention relates to Arabidopsis thaliana, Brassica napus, Glycine max and Oryza sativa nucleic acid sequences encoding sugar and lipid metabolism regulator proteins and the use of these sequences in transgenic plants. In particular, the invention is directed to methods fir manipulating sugar-related compounds and for increasing oil level and altering the fatty acid composition in plants and seeds. The invention further relates to methods of using these novel plant polypeptides to stimulate plant growth and/or to increase yield and/or composition of seed storage compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: BASF PLANT SCIENCE GMBH
    Inventors: Heiko A. Haertel, Garima Bhatt
  • Publication number: 20150143574
    Abstract: The invention relates to a new gene that is able to provide plants with resistance against pathogens, more preferably Verticillium, Ralstonia or Fusarium. Said gene is typical for Brassicaceae and encodes for a proteins having a sequence as depicted in FIG. 7 or FIG. 2A. Also provided are methods for enhancing the pathogen resistance of plants, wherein said plants preferably are Brassicaceae, but wherein the resistance also is functional in other plants. Further provided are host cells with a nucleotide construct encoding said protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Bart Pierre Hélène Joseph Thomma, Koste Abdissa Yadeta
  • Publication number: 20150143579
    Abstract: Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides encoded thereby are described, together with the use of those products for making transgenic plants with increased tolerance to abiotic stress (e.g., high or low temperature, drought, flood).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: CERES, INC.
    Inventors: Cory CHRISTENSEN, Nestor APUYA, Kenneth FELDMANN
  • Publication number: 20150135362
    Abstract: The invention provides DNA molecules and constructs, including their nucleotide sequences, useful for modulating gene expression in plants and plant cells. Transgenic plants, plant cells, plant parts, seeds, and commodity products comprising the DNA molecules operably linked to heterologous transcribable polynucleotides are also provided, as are methods of their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Stanislaw Flasinski, Barrett C. Foat, Mohammed Oufattole, Randall W. Shultz, Xiaoping Wei, Wei Wu, Shiaw-Pyng Yang
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150135365
    Abstract: A method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants is provided. More specifically, a method for enhancing one or more yield-related traits in plants is provided, by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a POI (protein of interest) polypeptide. Also provided are plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a POI polypeptide, the plants having one or more enhanced yield-related traits compared with control plants Unknown POI-encoding nucleic acids and constructs comprising the same that useful in performing the methods of the invention are further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Ana Isabel Sanz Molinero, Valerie Frankard
  • Publication number: 20150126711
    Abstract: A method for concentrating plant proteins from an aqueous liquid is provided in which gas bubbles are generated in the liquid from a gas containing a hydrogen gas and a foam is thereby formed in which plant proteins are concentrated and extracted as a result. The gas bubbles are generated electrochemically in an advantageous manner. The method is particularly suitable for obtaining native proteins from a liquid such as potato fruit water with a very low glycol alkaloid content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Lehmann, Oskar Lichner
  • Publication number: 20150128305
    Abstract: The present invention provides herein a polynucleotide sequence encoding the tubby-like protein, CaTLP1, from chickpea (Cicer arientium L.) that is responsive to abiotic stress and is involved in plant growth and development. Further, the recombinant DNA construct and recombinant vector comprising the polynucleotide sequence encoding CaTLP1, host cell comprising the recombinant vector and a process for producing a transgenic plant that expresses the CaTLP1 protein are also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Niranjan Chakraborty, Subhra Chakraborty, Asis Datta, Vijay Wardhan, Kishwer Jahan
  • Publication number: 20150125893
    Abstract: The invention provides fusion proteins comprising at least one fluorescent protein that is linked to at least one transporter protein that changes three-dimensional conformation upon specifically transporting its substrate. The transporter protein may be a nitrate transporter, a peptide transporter, or a hormone transporter. The invention provides fusion proteins comprising at least one fluorescent protein that is linked to at least one mechanosensitive ion channel protein. The invention also provides for methods of using the fusion proteins of the present invention and nucleic acids encoding the fusion proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Wolf B. Frommer, Cheng-Hsun Ho
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150126712
    Abstract: A method is provided for extraction of chemical compounds from an organism having a cell wall that includes adding nanomaterials, which may be at least one of metallic nanofibers, silica nanofibers, carbon nanofibers and metal doped silica and carbon nanofibers, wherein the nanofibers are generally doped with silver but may also include non-metallic nanofibers doped with metals other than silver, to the organism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventors: Maria Teresa Gutierrez-Wing, Kelly Ann Rusch
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9012720
    Abstract: A polynucleotide isolated from soybean plants capable of initiating transcription and with sequence identity to SEQ ID No. 1 is provided. In some aspects, the polynucleotide has sequence identity to SEQ ID No. 1 of at least 40%, is the reverse complement or the reverse of such sequences. In some aspects, the polynucleotide is linked to expression enhancers or sequences of interest. In some embodiments, a recombinant vector comprises the polynucleotide. In some aspects, the recombinant vector comprises enhancers, termination sequences, or sequences of interest. In some embodiments a transformed cell, plant, plant part, or propagulum comprise the polynucleotide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria
    Inventors: Maria Fatima Grossi de Sa, Luciane Mourao Guimaraes, Joao Aguiar Nogueira Batista, Antonio Americo Barbosa Viana, Rodrigo da Rocha Fragoso, Maria Cristina Mattar da Silva
  • Publication number: 20150099860
    Abstract: The present invention relates to recombinant proteins/peptides from plant and animal materials, compositions comprising the proteins/peptides and methods for making them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: PROTEINS EASY CORP
    Inventor: Illimar Altosaar
  • Patent number: 9000276
    Abstract: An inbred corn line, designated 3HK232, the plants and seeds of the inbred corn line 3HK232, methods for producing a corn plant, either inbred or hybrid, produced by crossing the inbred corn line 3HK232 with itself or with another corn plant, and hybrid corn seeds and plants produced by crossing the inbred line 3HK232 with another corn line or plant and to methods for producing a corn plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic corn plants produced by that method. This invention also relates to inbred corn lines derived from inbred corn line 3HK232, to methods for producing other inbred corn lines derived from inbred corn line 3HK232 and to the inbred corn lines derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Agrigenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Mack, Edward J. Baumgartener
  • Patent number: 9000265
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a corn plant and seed with enhanced levels of protein and amino acids. The invention also relates to DNA constructs that provide expression in transgenic corn cells of an asparagine synthetase enzyme. The DNA constructs are used in a method to produce transgenic corn plants and seeds and to select for plants and seeds with enhanced levels of protein and amino acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Brandon J. Fabbri, Bo-Xing Qui, Steven E. Screen, Scott Andersen, James Crowley
  • Patent number: 9000271
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated S110159. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety S110159. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety S110159 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety S110159 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Yates, Dean Ulbrich
  • Patent number: 8993838
    Abstract: A transgenic crop plant transformed by a Serine Hydroxymethyltransferase-Like Stress-Related Polypeptide (SHSRP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the crop plant results in the plant's increased root growth, and/or increased yield, and/or increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic crop plants. Also provided are isolated novel SHSRPs, and isolated novel nucleic acids encoding SHSRPs, and vectors and transgenic plant containing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: BASF Plant Science GmbH
    Inventors: Rodrigo Sarria-Millan, Eric Garr, Jamie Susan Haertel, Damian Allen, Bryan D. McKersie
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8987563
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated A1035304. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety A1035304. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety A1035304 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety A1035304 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Philip A. Owen
  • Patent number: 8987562
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated A1026312. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety A1026312. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety A1026312 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety A1026312 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Thomas L. Floyd
  • Patent number: 8987551
    Abstract: The invention provides modified oleosins, including at least one artificially introduced cysteine, and methods and compositions for producing the modified oleosins. Also provided are polynucleotides encoding the modified oleosins, constructs and host cells comprising the polynucleotides, methods for producing oil bodies comprising the modified oleosins, in vivo and in vitro, and methods for producing oil in host cells and plants. The invention also provides methods for increasing the rate of CO2 assimilation in photosynthetic cells and plants, and involves reducing or preventing lipid recycling, and/or expressing modified oleosins with artificially introduced cysteine residues in the photosynthetic cells and plants. Also provided are methods for increasing oil production in plants, via expression of modified oleosins in the non-photosynthetic tissues/organs of plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Agresearch Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas John Roberts, Richard William Scott, Somrutai Winichayakul, Marissa Roldan
  • Publication number: 20150080293
    Abstract: The present invention relates to chemical compounds, methods for their discovery, and their therapeutic and research use. In particular, the present invention provides antiviral and antimicrobial lectin compounds and methods of their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: David Markovitz, Michael Swanson, Irwin Goldstein, Harry Winter
  • Publication number: 20150082486
    Abstract: Provided are isolated polynucleotides and nucleic acid constructs which comprise a nucleic acid sequence at least 80% identical to a nucleic acid sequence selected form the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 1-219, 367-5628, 9688-9700, and 9709-9752; and isolated polypeptides which comprise an amino acid sequence at least 80% homologous to an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 220-366, 5629-9400, 9701-9708, and 9753-9796. Also provided are transgenic cells and plants expressing same and methods of using same for increasing yield, growth rate, biomass, vigor, oil content, seed yield, fiber yield, fiber quality, nitrogen use efficiency, and/or abiotic stress of a plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Avital Adato, Hagai Karchi
  • Patent number: 8981184
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated S110158. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety S110158. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety S110158 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety S110158 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Philip A. Owen
  • Publication number: 20150071953
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the preparation and use of recombinant variants of group 6 allergens of the Poaceae (true grasses), which are characterised by reduced IgE reactivity compared with known wild-type allergens and at the same time substantially retained reactivity with T-lymphocytes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Martin WALD, Andreas NANDY, Helmut FIEBIG, Bernhard WEBER, Helga KAHLERT, Gerald REESE, Oliver CROMWELL
  • Publication number: 20150072396
    Abstract: Low-copper click chemistry, 1.3-dipolar cycloadditions, and Staudinger ligations for modifying biomolecules is provided. Compositions, methods, and kits relating to low-copper click chemistry, 1.3-dipolar cycloadditions, and Staudinger ligations are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyle Gee, Upinder Singh, Scott Grecian, Scott Clarke
  • Publication number: 20150073126
    Abstract: Nucleic acid sequence encoding Allium fistulosum leaf agglutinin (AFAL) is disclosed. The invention provides Allium fistulosum leaf agglutinin (AFAL) recombinant protein, its encoding nucleotides, primers and the process of preparation thereof, said recombinant protein is useful for insect control and haemagglutination activity. AFAL is found more toxic to sap sucking insect pest Aphis gossypii (cotton aphid) and Bemisia tabaci (whiteflies) as compared to known Allium sativum leaf agglutinin. AFAL can be used in the development of transgenic plants for resistance against sap sucking and chewing pests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Pradhyumna Kumar Singh, Preeti Rai, Rahul Singh, Santosh Kumar Upadhyay, Sharad Saurabh, Harpal Singh, Praveen Chandra Verma, Chandrashekar Krishnappa, Rakesh Tuli
  • Patent number: 8975476
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated A1026329. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety A1026329. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety A1026329 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety A1026329 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Floyd, Jeffrey Hall, Kay Payne, Jeffrey Peterson, Barbara Schweigert
  • Patent number: 8975472
    Abstract: Preparation and use of isolated nucleic acids useful in altering the oil phenotype of plants are described. Isolated nucleic acids and their encoded polypeptides are described that alter the content of alpha-tocotrienol, beta-tocotrienol, or both, in transformed seeds and oil obtained from the transformed seeds. Expression cassettes, host cells and transformed plants are described that contain the foregoing nucleic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Knut Meyer
  • Patent number: 8975490
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X7H246 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprises crossing maize variety X7H246 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X7H246 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X7H246, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X7H246. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X7H246.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventor: Lora Lynn Kilgore-Norquest
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8975475
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated S110157. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety S110157. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety S110157 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety S110157 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Philip A. Owen
  • Patent number: 8975493
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X18A635 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprises crossing hybrid maize variety X18A635 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X18A635 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X18A635, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X18A635. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X18A635.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Terry R. Colbert, Robert L. Segebart, Robert A. Guse
  • Patent number: 8975477
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated A1026620. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety A1026620. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety A1026620 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety A1026620 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Jesse Gilsinger
  • Patent number: 8969665
    Abstract: A soybean cultivar designated S130091 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar S130091, to the plants of soybean cultivar S130091, to the plant parts of soybean cultivar S130091, and to methods for producing progeny of soybean cultivar S130091. 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 S130091. The invention also relates to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines, or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar S130091, 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 S130091 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: Monsanto Technology LLC, Stine Seed Farm, Inc.
    Inventor: William H. Eby
  • Publication number: 20150056229
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the provision of a DNA sequence of the major grass pollen allergen Lol p 4. The invention also encompasses fragments, new combinations of partial sequences and point mutants having a hypoallergenic action. The recombinant DNA molecules and the derived polypeptides, fragments, new combinations of partial sequences and variants can be utilised for the therapy of pollen-allergic diseases. The proteins prepared by recombinant methods can be employed for in vitro and in vivo diagnosis of pollen allergies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas NANDY, Helmut FIEBIG, Oliver CROMWELL
  • Patent number: 8962951
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH344455. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH344455, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH344455 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 CH344455.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Kendell B Hellewell
  • Patent number: 8962950
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH796501. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH796501, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH796501 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 CH796501.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Belgin Cukadar
  • Publication number: 20150051376
    Abstract: The present invention provides for dominant negative mutations of Arabidopsis RWA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Henrik Vibe Scheller, Dominique Loque, Soe Myat Htwe
  • Publication number: 20150052633
    Abstract: The application describes producing polynucleotide variants of the AtHB 17 clade members and introducing the mutant variants into plants to improve plant traits. The mutant polynucleotides encode polypeptides that comprise mutations in the EAR motifs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Mendel Biotechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Creelman, Marjorie R. Lundgren, Suqin Cai, Hans E. Holtan, Graham J. Hymus, Oliver J. Ratcliffe, T. Lynne Reuber, Amanda J. Burek, Shiv B. Tiwari, Luc J. Adam, Colleen M. Marion, Megan Lau, Bonnie R. Brayton, Yu Shen
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8952228
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of tomato line PSQ 24-2147. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato line PSQ 24-2147, 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 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Teresa Beck Bunn
  • Patent number: 8952226
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of tomato line CHI 18-2101. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of such plants, 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: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilyong Kim, Maria Rita Mogno
  • Patent number: 8952227
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of tomato line PSQ-9Z08005. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato line PSQ-9Z08005, 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 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Teresa Beck Bunn