Encodes A Plant Polypeptide Patents (Class 536/23.6)
  • Patent number: 10400248
    Abstract: Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides, and recombinant DNA constructs useful for conferring drought tolerance; compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant DNA constructs; and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs. The recombinant DNA constructs comprise polynucleotides operably linked to promoters that are functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotides encode DN-DTP1 polypeptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Yang Gao, Junhua Liu, Min Liu, Guihua Lu, Changgui Wang, Xiping Wang, Mian Xia, Kun Yu
  • Patent number: 10272148
    Abstract: A method for synthesizing chimeric influenza virus-like particles (VLPs) within a plant or a portion of a plant is provided. The method involves expression of chimeric influenza HA in a plant or a portion of a plant. The invention is also directed towards a VLP comprising chimeric influenza HA protein and plants lipids. The invention is also directed to a nucleic acid encoding chimeric influenza HA as well as vectors. The VLPs may be used to formulate influenza vaccines, or may be used to enrich existing vaccines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: MEDICAGO INC.
    Inventors: Manon Couture, Michele Dargis, Pierre-Olivier Lavoie, Louis-Philippe Vezina, Marc-Andre D'Aoust
  • Patent number: 10106586
    Abstract: The present invention provides DNA molecules that constitute fragments of the genome of a plant, and polypeptides encoded thereby. The DNA molecules are useful for specifying a gene product in cells, either as a promoter or as a protein coding sequence or as an UTR or as a 3? termination sequence, and are also useful in controlling the behavior of a gene in the chromosome, in controlling the expression of a gene or as tools for genetic mapping, recognizing or isolating identical or related DNA fragments, or identification of a particular individual organism, or for clustering of a group of organisms with a common trait.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Ceres, Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolai Alexandrov, Vyacheslav Brover, Kenneth Feldmann
  • Patent number: 10023904
    Abstract: The present invention is based on a detection method of the 9 KRAS mutations Gly12Ser, Gly12Arg, Gly12Cys, Gly12Asp, Gly12Ala, Gly12Val, Gly13Asp, Gln61His and Gln61Leu, in a sample susceptible of containing one or more of such mutations, based on amplification of the sample with the primers of the present invention. Further, the present invention relates to (i) a kit which comprises, amongst its components, reagents for ARMS amplification including one or more of the primers of the present invention; (ii) the primers themselves; and (iii) use of the method, kit and primers of above, for the diagnosis/prognosis of a pathological condition in a patient, particularly, of cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Genomica S.A.U
    Inventors: Maria Luisa Villahermosa Jaen, Juan Moscoso del Prado
  • Patent number: 10017779
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for improving the tolerance of a plant to an abiotic stress and a method for promoting growing of a plant, comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding the AtSRP (Arabidopsis thaliana stress related protein) of a plant. The present nucleotide sequence is involved in abiotic stress tolerance such as drought, low-temperature and salt stresses of plants. Therefore, the overexpressing transgenic plants have excellent tolerances to these abiotic stresses, whereby they may be useful as novel functional crops which are affected by climates and environments of the cultivated areas. In addition, where the plants are transformed with the present nucleotide sequence, the growth abilities of the transgenic plants are remarkably enhanced, whereby they may effectively used for cultivating the plants with novel function of rapid growing, and biomass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Woo Taek Kim, Eun Yu Kim, Ji Ho Seo, Ki Youl Park
  • Patent number: 10017538
    Abstract: Disclosed are novel bioactive peptides derived as antagonists to a fire ant receptor for a pheromone biosynthesis-activating neuropeptide/pyrokinin (PBAN/pyrokinin) gene derived neuropeptide ligand. Also disclosed are methods of controlling fire ants with the bioactive peptides disclosed herein. Methodological approaches to screening peptide libraries for the presence of PBAN/pyrokinin ligands are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Man-Yeon Choi, Robert K. Vander Meer
  • Patent number: 9944937
    Abstract: An enhanced globulin-1 regulatory region is shown, a nucleotide sequence of which includes at least one additional copy of a region of the globulin-1 regulatory region which includes at least one transcriptional factor binding domain, combined with a transcription initiation site and translation start site. The promoter provides improved seed preferred, and particularly embryo preferred expression in plants. Methods of use are also shown in preferentially expressing a heterologous protein to the embryo tissue of a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Applied Biotechnology Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: John Howard, Celine Hayden
  • Patent number: 9896718
    Abstract: Cotton event pDAB4468.18.07.1 comprises genes encoding AAD-12 and PAT, affording herbicide tolerance to cotton crops containing the event, and enabling methods for crop protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Yunxing C. Cui, Raina King, Tina M. Kaiser, Andrew E. Robinson, Dayakar Pareddy, Sandra G. Toledo, Leon B. Braxton, David M. Anderson, Terry R. Wright
  • Patent number: 9745596
    Abstract: The invention provides a wheat cell, part, tissue culture or whole plant comprising at least one disrupted KRP gene of the present invention. The present invention also provides methods of increasing weight, size, and/or number of one or more organs, and/or yield of a wheat plant by utilizing the disrupted KRP genes of the present invention. Furthermore, methods of breeding wheat plants to produce new wheat plants having increased weight, size, and/or number of one or more organs, and/or yield are provided. The present invention provides isolated Kinase Inhibitor Protein (KIP) Related Protein (KRP) polynucleotide sequences and isolated KRP polypeptide sequences and methods of their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignees: Targeted Growth, Inc., The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Jean Paul Olivier, Tom Todaro, Jorge Dubcovsky, Wenjun Zhang
  • Patent number: 9534231
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for improving the tolerance of a plant to an abiotic stress and a method for promoting growing of a plant, comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding the AtSRP (Arabidopsis thaliana stress related protein) of a plant. The present nucleotide sequence is involved in abiotic stress tolerance such as drought, low-temperature and salt stresses of plants. Therefore, the overexpressing transgenic plants have excellent tolerances to these abiotic stresses, whereby they may be useful as novel functional crops which are affected by climates and environments of the cultivated areas. In addition, where the plants are transformed with the present nucleotide sequence, the growth abilities of the transgenic plants are remarkably enhanced, whereby they may effectively used for cultivating the plants with novel function of rapid growing, and biomass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Woo Taek Kim, Eun Yu Kim, Ji Ho Seo, Ki Youl Park
  • Patent number: 9493781
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns compositions and methods for targeting peptides, polypeptides, and proteins to plastids of plastid-containing cells. In some embodiments, the disclosure concerns chloroplast transit peptides that may direct a polypeptide to a plastid, and nucleic acid molecules encoding the same. In some embodiments, the disclosure concerns methods for producing a transgenic plant material (e.g., a transgenic plant) comprising a chloroplast transit peptide, as well as plant materials produced by such methods, and plant commodity products produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Justin M Lira, Robert Cicchillo, Carla N Yerkes, Andrew E Robinson
  • Patent number: 9487835
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for detecting, identifying, and quantifying Brassica A genomic DNA are described. The methods are specific to the Brassica A genome and do not cross-react with other Brassica species, crops or weedy relatives that could contribute to contamination of a canola field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew Curtis Harmon, Nancy L Henderson, Cathy Xiaoyan Zhong
  • Patent number: 9453234
    Abstract: The present invention provides polynucleotide molecules useful for expressing transgenes in plants, including novel chimeric promoters made by fusing the rice actin 1 promoter and selected CaMV 35S promoter enhancer domains. The present invention also provides expression constructs containing the polynucleotide molecules useful for expressing transgenes in plants. The present invention also provides transgenic plants and seeds containing the polynucleotide molecules useful for expressing transgenes in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Timothy W. Conner, Stanislaw Flasinski, Sheng Z. Pang, Jinsong You
  • Patent number: 9309297
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the provision of DNA sequences of group 4 major allergens from cereals. 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 utilized 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: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Nandy, Helmut Fiebig, Oliver Cromwell
  • Patent number: 9260709
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a valencene synthase, to a nucleic acid encoding such valencene synthase, to a host cell comprising said encoding nucleic acid sequence and to a method for preparing valencene, comprising converting farnesyl diphosphate to valencene in the presence of a valencene synthase according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: ISOBIONICS B.V.
    Inventors: Jihane Achkar, Theodorus Sonke, Martinus Julius Beekwilder, Hendrik Jan Bouwmeester, Hendrik Jan Bosch
  • Patent number: 9238821
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for making a dicotyledonous plant that is susceptible to Phymatotrichopsis Root Rot (PRR) more resistant to PRR, by metabolic engineering of the plant's flavonoid and isoflavonoid biosynthetic pathways. Thus, methods for increasing the synthesis and accumulation of medicarpin and/or 7,4?-dihydroxyflavone in plants such as alfalfa are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Wensheng Li, Srinivasa Rao Uppalapati, Kirankumar S. Mysore, Richard A. Dixon, Lloyd W. Sumner
  • Patent number: 9226468
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X08D395 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 X08D395 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X08D395 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X08D395, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X08D395. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X08D395.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventors: Mario Rosario Carlone, Jr., Luis A. Verde Chifflet
  • Patent number: 9220224
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH181D and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety PH181D with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH181D through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the variety PH181D or a locus conversion of PH181D with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Milorad Rosulj, Joachim Ernst Kramer
  • Patent number: 9215854
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH1W6H and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety PH1W6H with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH1W6H through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the variety PH1W6H or a locus conversion of PH1W6H with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Paul King, Gustavo Marcelo Garcia
  • Patent number: 9206438
    Abstract: The present invention relates to genetic control of infestation by insect pest species, particularly prevention and/or control of pest infestation of plants, using interfering ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules. Compositions and combinations containing the interfering RNA molecules of the invention for use in topical applications, for example in the form of insecticides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Devgen NV
    Inventors: Myriam Beghyn, Thierry Andre Olivier Eddy Bogaert, Pascale Feldmann, Romaan Raemaekers
  • Patent number: 9150877
    Abstract: Provided are constructs and methods for expressing multiple genes in plant cells and/or plant tissues using a disclosed bidirectional promoter from Brassica napus or Brassica bidirectional constitutive promoter (BBCP). The constructs provided comprise at least one such bi-directional promoter linked to multiple gene expression cassettes, wherein each of the gene expression cassettes comprises at least one transgene. In some embodiments, the constructs and methods provided allow expression of genes between two and twenty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Manju Gupta, Sean Michael Russell, Liu Yin Shen, Sivarama Reddy Chennareddy, Jyoti Rout, Stephen Novak
  • Publication number: 20150147757
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for detecting, identifying, and quantifying Brassica A genomic DNA are described. The methods are specific to the Brassica A genome and do not cross-react with other Brassica species, crops or weedy relatives that could contribute to contamination of a canola field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew Curtis Harmon, Nancy L. Henderson, Cathy Xiaoyan Zhong
  • Publication number: 20150143581
    Abstract: Polynucleotides useful for improvement of plants are provided. In particular, polynucleotide sequences are provided from plant sources. Polypeptides encoded by the polynucleotide sequences are also provided. The disclosed polynucleotides and polypeptides find use in production of transgenic plants to produce plants having improved properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Jingdong Liu, Yihua Zhou, David K. Kovalic, Steven E. Screen, Jack E. Tabaska, Yongwei Cao, Scott E. Andersen, Michael D. Edgerton, Karen L. Fincher, Kim Hammond-Kosack, Thomas J. Larosa, James D. Masucci, Martin Urban, Jinhua Xiao, Todd E. Ziegler
  • Publication number: 20150143573
    Abstract: The present invention relates to Brassica juncea ROD1 nucleic acid sequences and proteins and the use thereof to create plants with increased levels of C18:1 and reduced levels of saturated fatty acids in the seeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Denolf, Michel Van Thournout, Stephane Bourot
  • 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: 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: 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: 20150143578
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns plant nitrogen responses. Embodiments concern regulatory factors that contribute to the functional association of plants (e.g., non-nodulating plants) with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Tatiana Kraiser, Bernardo González, Rodrigo A. Gutiérrez
  • Publication number: 20150143585
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to, inter alia, a gene for increasing biomass production isolated from Arabidopsis thaliana, and a method for producing a transgenic plant by using the same. More specifically, the present disclosure provides, inter alia, a composition for increasing production of plant biomass, a recombinant expression vector and a transgenic plant, comprising a base sequence encoding for the amino acid sequence of sequence number 2. Consequently, by using the gene for increasing biomass production of the present disclosure, it is possible to obtain a transgenic plant with which the amount of biomass production is increased and, ultimately, by using the same, it can be expected to be possible to increase starting materials for the pulp and papermaking industries, and starting materials for bioethanol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Il Doo Hwang, Kang Min Kim, Hyun Suk Kim
  • Publication number: 20150140024
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the preparation and use of recombinant variants of group 5 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: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
    Inventors: Martin Wald, Andreas Nandy, Helmut Fiebig, Bernhard Weber, Helga Kahlert, Gerald Reese, Oliver Cromwell
  • Publication number: 20150133313
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for identifying the variety of a hop by using an identification marker comprising at least one single nucleotide polymorphism that differs among varieties, and a method for preparing said identification marker. The present invention also provides a primer or a probe to be used in the method for identifying the variety of a hop, and a nucleic acid of a region including said identification marker. The present invention further provides a method for detecting the intrusion of different varieties in a hop sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Hiromasa Yamauchi, Susumu Furukubo
  • Publication number: 20150135361
    Abstract: The present invention provides a drought tolerance associated protein, DT1, a nucleic acid molecule encoding the DT1 protein and application thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: China Agricultural University
    Inventors: Chuanqing Sun, Xia Zhang, Fengxia Liu, Na Wang, Zhen Su, Lubin Tan, Zuofeng Zhu, Yongcai Fu, Daoxin Xie
  • Publication number: 20150135373
    Abstract: This invention provides a technique that enables efficient cross-breeding of plants, and, in particular, sugarcane plants and plant species closely related thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru Nishimura, Kazuyo Suzuki, Shoko Tsuzuki
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9029641
    Abstract: This invention relates to isolated polynucleotides encoding WUS polypeptides. The invention further provides isolated WUS polypeptides. The invention also provides methods of using the polynucleotides to modulate the level of WUS, improve transformation efficiency, to stimulate plant cell growth, including stem cells, to stimulate organogenesis, to stimulate somatic embryogenesis, to induce apomixis, and to provide a positive selection for cells comprising the polynucleotide. The invention also relates to cells, plants and seeds comprising the polynucleotides of the invention or produced by the methods of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignees: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Rebecca E. Cahoon, William James Gordon-Kamm, Keith S. Lowe, Christopher Jay Scelonge, Yumin Tao
  • 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: 20150128307
    Abstract: As disclosed herein, optimal native genomic loci have been identified in dicot plants, such as soybean plants, that represent best sites for targeted insertion of exogenous sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Lakshmi SASTRY-DENT, Zehui CAO, Shreedharan SRIRAM, Steven R. WEBB, Debra L. CAMPER
  • Patent number: 9024141
    Abstract: The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides of the ZmERECTA gene family. The invention provides nucleic acid sequences for the Zm ERECTA genes. ZmERECTA is responsible for controlling plant growth, organ size and yield in crop plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Mei Guo, Mary Rupe, Carl Simmons, Shoba Sivasankar
  • Patent number: 9024004
    Abstract: The present invention provides DNA molecules that constitute fragments of the genome of a plant, and polypeptides encoded thereby. The DNA molecules are useful for specifying a gene product in cells, either as a promoter or as a protein coding sequence or as an UTR or as a 3? termination sequence, and are also useful in controlling the behavior of a gene in the chromosome, in controlling the expression of a gene or as tools for genetic mapping, recognizing or isolating identical or related DNA fragments, or identification of a particular individual organism, or for clustering of a group of organisms with a common trait.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Ceres, Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolai Alexandrov, Vyacheslav Brover, Kenneth Feldmann
  • Publication number: 20150121573
    Abstract: Nucleic acid constructs are provided. These constructs comprise any of the, nucleic acid sequences at least 85% identical to nucleotide sequences selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 68, 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30, 32, 37, 42, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 64, 69, 70, 73, 77, 78, 79, 80, 84, 86, 87, 93, 94, 98, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108 and 109 and a promoter sequence capable of directing transcription of said nucleic acid sequence in a host cell. Also provided are transgenic plants expressing these nucleic acid constructs and methods of using same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: EVOGENE LTD.
    Inventors: Rodrigo YELIN, Avi SHOSHAN, Evgenia GOLD, Sharon AYAL, Hagai KARCHI
  • Patent number: 9018474
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of tomato line CHI 12-94083. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato line CHI 12-94083, and to methods for producing a tomato plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another tomato plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to parts of such plants, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Antonius Cornelis Maria van de Ven
  • Patent number: 9018450
    Abstract: This invention is intended to be used to search for a transcription factor having novel functions of increasing the weight of an individual plant, increasing the weight of a given tissue per individual plant, or improving the productivity of a given substance per individual plant and to improve such properties in the plant. The weight of an individual plant is increased, the weight of a given tissue per individual plant is increased, the productivity of a given substance per individual plant is improved, or the content of a given substance per given tissue of a plant is increased via expression of a transcription factor that has been modified to suppress transcription accelerating activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Chatani, Chikara Ohto, Yukio Okamura, Norihiro Mitsukawa, Nobuhiko Muramoto, Masaru Takagi, Nobutaka Mitsuda, Tomotsugu Koyama, Kyoko Matsui
  • Patent number: 9018446
    Abstract: This invention is intended to be used to search for a transcription factor having novel functions of increasing the weight of an individual plant, increasing the weight of a given tissue per individual plant, or improving the productivity of a given substance per individual plant and to improve such properties in the plant. The weight of an individual plant is increased, the weight of a given tissue per individual plant is increased, the productivity of a given substance per individual plant is improved, or the content of a given substance per given tissue of a plant is increased via expression of a transcription factor that has been modified to suppress transcription accelerating activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Chatani, Chikara Ohto, Yukio Okamura, Norihiro Mitsukawa, Nobuhiko Muramoto, Tomotsugu Koyama, Kyoko Matsui, Masaru Takagi
  • Patent number: 9018445
    Abstract: Provided are methods of increasing nitrogen use efficiency, fertilizer use efficiency, yield, growth rate, vigor, biomass, oil content and/or abiotic stress tolerance of a plant by expressing within the plant an exogenous polynucleotide comprising a nucleic acid sequence at least 80% identical to SEQ ID NO: 2506, 2512, 2442, 2496, 2446, 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 16-19, 21-60, 63-128, 130-137, 270-287, 289-293, 295-306, 308-362, 364-666, 671, 673-1333, 2414-2441, 2443-2445, 2447-2455, 2458-2495, 2497-2505, 2507-2511, 2513-2521 or 2522; and of increasing nitrogen use efficiency, fertilizer use efficiency and/or oil content of a plant by expressing within the plant an exogenous polynucleotide comprising a nucleic acid sequence at least 80% identical to SEQ ID NO: 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 14, 15, 288, 294, 2398-2412 or 2413.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Evogene Ltd.
    Inventors: Basia J. Vinocur, Sharon Ayal, Alex Diber, Eyal Emmanuel, Gil Ronen, Michael Gang, Dotan Dimet, Hagai Karchi, Yoav Herschkovitz
  • Publication number: 20150113684
    Abstract: The purpose of the invention is to identify a short-culm gene other than the sd1 gene and produce a short-culmed gramineous plant by utilizing a short-culm gene other than the sd1 gene. The present invention provides a method for producing a short-culmed gramineous plant utilizing gene d60 for shortening the culm of a gramineous plant, wherein the method for producing a short-culmed gramineous plant is characterized in that the expression of Os02g0280200 is suppressed. The present invention also provides a short-culmed gramineous plant and the like in which the expression of Os02g0280200 is suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Motonori Tomita
  • Publication number: 20150112052
    Abstract: The present invention provides DNA molecules that constitute fragments of the genome of a plant, and polypeptides encoded thereby. The DNA molecules are useful for specifying a gene product in cells, either as a promoter or as a protein coding sequence or as an UTR or as a 3? termination sequence, and are also useful in controlling the behavior of a gene in the chromosome, in controlling the expression of a gene or as tools for genetic mapping, recognizing or isolating identical or related DNA fragments, or identification of a particular individual organism, or for clustering of a group of organisms with a common trait.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Nickolai Alexandrov, Vyacheslav Brover, Kenneth Feldmann
  • Patent number: 9012721
    Abstract: The invention relates to transgenic plants with improved growth and nitrogen use efficiency expressing nitrate transporter gene, methods of making such plants and methods for improving growth and nitrogen use efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignees: Plant Bioscience Limited, Nanjing Agricultural University
    Inventors: Guohua Xu, Xiaorong Fan, Qirong Shen, Anthony Miller
  • Patent number: 9012726
    Abstract: This invention is intended to be used to search for a transcription factor having novel functions of increasing the weight of an individual plant, increasing the weight of a given tissue per individual plant, or improving the productivity of a given substance per individual plant and to improve such properties in the plant. The weight of an individual plant is increased, the weight of a given tissue per individual plant is increased, the productivity of a given substance per individual plant is improved, or the content of a given substance per given tissue of a plant is increased via expression of a transcription factor that has been modified to suppress transcription accelerating activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Chatani, Chikara Ohto, Yukio Okamura, Norihiro Mitsukawa, Nobuhiko Muramoto, Masaru Takagi, Nobutaka Mitsuda, Tomotsugu Koyama, Kyoko Matsui
  • Patent number: 9012727
    Abstract: This invention is intended to be used to search for a transcription factor having novel functions of increasing the weight of an individual plant, increasing the weight of a given tissue per individual plant, or improving the productivity of a given substance per individual plant and to improve such properties in the plant. The weight of an individual plant is increased, the weight of a given tissue per individual plant is increased, the productivity of a given substance per individual plant is improved, or the content of a given substance per given tissue of a plant is increased via expression of a transcription factor that has been modified to suppress transcription accelerating activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Chatani, Chikara Ohto, Yukio Okamura, Norihiro Mitsukawa, Nobuhiko Muramoto, Masaru Takagi, Nobutaka Mitsuda, Tomotsugu Koyama, Kyoko Matsui
  • 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