Breeding For Pathogen Or Pest Resistance Or Tolerance Patents (Class 800/265)
  • Patent number: 10329581
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of coleopteran and/or hemipteran pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in coleopteran and/or hemipteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of coleopteran and/or hemipteran pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Elane Fishilevich, Murugesan Rangasamy, Meghan L. Frey, Wendy Lo, Sarah E. Worden, Premchand Gandra
  • Patent number: 10316330
    Abstract: The invention provides corn event MON 87411, and plants, plant cells, seeds, plant parts, and commodity products comprising event MON 87411. The invention also provides polynucleotides specific for event MON 87411 and plants, plant cells, seeds, plant parts, and commodity products comprising polynucleotides specific for event MON 87411. The invention also provides methods related to event MON 87411.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Wen C. Burns, Catherine A. Chay, Cheryl L. Cloninger, Mingqi Deng, Stanislaw Flasinski, Kunsheng Wu
  • Patent number: 10201136
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Solanum lycopersicum seed designated 72-760 RZ. The present invention also relates to a Solanum lycopersicum plant produced by growing the 72-760 RZ seed. The invention further relates to methods for producing the tomato cultivar, represented by tomato variety 72-760 RZ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V.
    Inventors: Jacob van Alphen, Petrus Jacobus Walterus Kok
  • Patent number: 10188054
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Solanum lycopersicum seed designated 72-191 RZ. The present invention also relates to a Solanum lycopersicum plant produced by growing the 72-191 RZ seed. The invention further relates to methods for producing the tomato cultivar, represented by tomato variety 72-191 RZ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V.
    Inventor: Johan Cornelis Solleveld
  • Patent number: 10155955
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for the production of S. lycopersicum plants having an average sympodial index of 2 and producing red-colored fruits comprising crossing a plant of S. lycopersicum capable of producing red-colored fruits, with a plant of a Solanum spp. having an average sympodial index of 2, collecting the seeds resulting from the cross, regenerating the seeds into plants, providing one or more backcross generations, selfing the backross plants, growing the selfed seed into plants, and identifying and selecting plants having an average sympodial index of 2 and producing red-colored fruits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Monsanto Invest B.V.
    Inventors: Anita Afke de Haan, Marleen van Luijk, Bram Rozier
  • Patent number: 10098296
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides melon plants exhibiting tolerance to cucurbit yellow stunt disorder virus (CYSDV) and lacking negative traits associated with CYSDV tolerance such as increased fruit size and reduced fruit set. Such plants may comprise novel introgressed genomic regions associated with disease tolerance. In certain aspects, compositions, including novel polymorphic markers and methods for producing, breeding, identifying, and selecting plants or germplasm with a disease tolerance phenotype are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventors: Susana Garcia-Andres, Eleni Bachlava, Eva King-Fan Chan, Tarek Joobeur, Joseph J. King, Petrus J. Kraakman, Subash Krishnamurthy, Jeffrey M. Mills, Jeroen de Vries
  • Patent number: 10070652
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for efficiently producing and delivering double stranded RNA (dsRNA) are provided. Vector constructs useful for in vitro and in vivo expression of dsRNA are described. Also described are cell expression systems for efficient and cost-effective production of dsRNA in living cells and methods and compositions for providing the expressed dsRNA to target organisms. The described compositions and methods can be used to produce RNA molecules for screening or other uses, and to amplify RNA sequences for analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: James A. Baum, Allen T. Christian, Artem Evdokimov, Farhad Moshiri, Lisa Marie Weaver, Haitao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10006046
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transgenic corn event MON89034, and cells, seeds, and plants comprising DNA diagnostic for the corn event. The invention also provides compositions comprising nucleotide sequences that are diagnostic for said corn event in a sample, methods for detecting the presence of said corn event nucleotide sequences in a sample, probes and primers for use in detecting nucleotide sequences that are diagnostic for the presence of said corn event in a sample, growing the seeds of such corn event into corn plants, and breeding to produce corn plants comprising DNA diagnostic for the corn event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Heather M Anderson, Jennifer R. Reyes, Jeanna R. Groat, Scott C. Johnson, Rebecca A. Kelly, John Korte, James F. Rice
  • Patent number: 9861062
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X13H963 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X13H963 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X13H963 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X13H963, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X13H963. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X13H963.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mario Rosario Carlone, Jr., Andrew Jon Ross, Jennifer Ann Tarter
  • Patent number: 9861057
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X05H206 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X05H206 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X05H206 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X05H206, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X05H206. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X05H206.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mario Rosario Carlone, Jr., Michael Adam Chandler, Dean William Christensen, David B Fischer, Edwin Michael Grote, Thomas Craig Kevern, Suzanne Michelle Mickelson, Michael Joseph O'Leary, Julia Xiuling Zhang
  • Patent number: 9840744
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns methods and compositions for identifying cotton plants that have a reniform nematode resistance trait. Some embodiments concern molecular markers to identify, select, and/or construct reniform nematode resistant plants and germplasm, or to identify and counter-select relatively susceptible plants. This disclosure also concerns cotton plants comprising a reniform nematode resistance trait that are generated by methods utilizing at least one marker described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Ramesh Buyyarapu, Ruihua Ren, Mustafa McPherson, Siva P. Kumpatla, Chandra Channabasavaradhya, Joseph W. Spinks, Kelly Parliament
  • Patent number: 9743633
    Abstract: New lettuce varieties designated ‘Tuolomne’, ‘Rainier’ and ‘E01G70048’ are described. ‘Tuolomne’, ‘Rainier’ and ‘E01G70048’ are lettuce varieties exhibiting stability and uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Enza Zaden Beheer B.V.
    Inventors: Melvin Oris Holland, Victor Segura
  • Patent number: 9655315
    Abstract: The cotton variety ST 5289GLT is disclosed. The invention relates to seeds, plants, plant cells, plant tissue, harvested products and cotton lint as well as to hybrid cotton plants and seeds obtained by repeatedly crossing plants of variety ST 5289GLT with other plants. The invention also relates to plants and varieties produced by the method of essential derivation from plants of ST 5289GLT and to plants of ST 5289GLT reproduced by vegetative methods, including but not limited to tissue culture of regenerable cells or tissue from ST 5289GLT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: BAYER CROPSCIENCE LP
    Inventors: Michael Robinson, Albert Balducchi
  • Patent number: 9635822
    Abstract: A novel sorghum variety designated PHA5ILVKE and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a plant that comprise crossing sorghum variety PHA5ILVKE with another plant. Methods for producing a plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHA5ILVKE through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the sorghum seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid sorghum seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the sorghum variety PHA5ILVKE or a locus conversion of PHA5ILVKE with another sorghum variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Roger Monk
  • Patent number: 9615524
    Abstract: A novel garden bean variety, designated PV-832, is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of garden bean variety PV-832, to the plants of garden bean line PV-832 and to methods for producing a bean plant by crossing the variety PV-832 with itself or another bean line. The invention further relates to methods for producing a bean plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic plants produced by that method and to methods for producing other garden bean lines derived from the variety PV-832.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: POP VRIEND RESEARCH BV
    Inventor: Gerthon van de Bunt
  • Patent number: 9603322
    Abstract: According to the invention, there are provided novel canola cultivars, seeds of canola cultivars, to the plants, or plant parts, of novel canola cultivars and to methods for producing a canola plants produced by crossing the novel canola cultivars with themselves or another canola cultivar, and the creation of variants by mutagenesis or transformation of the canola cultivars. The novel canola cultivar(s) include canola plants having a desired trait that includes an oleic acid value of about 70% and a yield greater than about 2100 kg/ha, and oils canola seeds having an oleic acid content of greater than about 70% and an ?-linolenic acid value of less than about 3%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Agrigenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Kubik, Van L. Ripley, Michelle E. Beaith
  • Patent number: 9572349
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for controlling Huanglongbing (HLB) disease of citrus plants through expressing genes encoding synthases for sesquiterpenes such as ?-caryophyllene, and ?-copaene, and combinations thereof, in citrus plants. Methods of controlling HLB comprising applying at least one purified sesquiterpene, which repels Diaphorina citri and/or Tryoza erytrae psyllid insects, so as to control the HLB disease of citrus plants, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignees: Fundo de Defesa da Citricultura—Fundecitrus, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias
    Inventors: Berta Alquezar García, Ana Rodriguez Baixauli, Josep Peris Rodrigo, Leandro Peña García, Andréia Henrique, Marcelo Pedreira De Miranda, Pedro Takao Yamamoto, Marcel Bellato Spósito, Nelson Arno Wulff, Diva do Carmo Teixeira, Antonio Juliano Ayres, Newton Cavalcanti De Noronha, Jr., José Maurício Simões Bento, José Roberto Postali Parra
  • Patent number: 9554547
    Abstract: A novel sorghum variety designated PHK71BBIT and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a plant that comprise crossing sorghum variety PHK71BBIT with another plant. Methods for producing a plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHK71BBIT through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the sorghum seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid sorghum seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the sorghum variety PHK71BBIT or a locus conversion of PHK71BBIT with another sorghum variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Andres Encinas
  • Patent number: 9549521
    Abstract: A novel sorghum variety designated PHA4OZQKE and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a plant that comprise crossing sorghum variety PHA4OZQKE with another plant. Methods for producing a plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHA4OZQKE through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the sorghum seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid sorghum seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the sorghum variety PHA4OZQKE or a locus conversion of PHA4OZQKE with another sorghum variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Roger Monk
  • Patent number: 9480235
    Abstract: Provided herein are several improved lettuce varieties, having increased anthocyanin and polyphenol content, and increased oxygen radical absorption capacity, as compared to other known varieties of lettuce. Also provided are parts of such new lettuces, such as leaves, heads, seeds, tissue cultures, and extracts generated from such varieties. The disclosure also provides methods of using the new lettuces and parts thereof, for example to reduce blood glucose levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Ilya Raskin, Diana Cheng, Natalia Pogrebnyak
  • Patent number: 9468173
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X00F905 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X00F905 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X00F905 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X00F905, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X00F905. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X00F905.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Edwin Michael Grote, Thomas Craig Kevern, Michael Adam Chandler, Julia Xiuling Zhang, Kelvin Grandy Grant, Michael Joseph O'Leary, David B Fischer, Jennifer Ann Tarter
  • Patent number: 9464330
    Abstract: Various methods and compositions are provided for identifying and/or selecting soybean plants or soybean germplasm with improved resistance to soybean cyst nematode. In certain embodiments, the method comprises detecting at least one marker locus that is associated with resistance to soybean cyst nematode. In other embodiments, the method further comprises detecting at least one marker profile or haplotype associated with resistance to soybean cyst nematode. In further embodiments, the method comprises crossing a selected soybean plant with a second soybean plant. Further provided are markers, primers, probes and kits useful for identifying and/or selecting soybean plants or soybean germplasm with improved resistance to soybean cyst nematode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan B. Allen, Bryce Daines, David Hyten, Jr., Donald Kyle, Clinton W. Mapel, Joshua M. Shendelman, Jeffrey A. Thompson, John B. Woodward, Yanwen Xiong, Meizhu Yang
  • Patent number: 9441268
    Abstract: Methods for the rapid detection of the presence or absence of a SNP in a target nucleic acid in a sample are described. The methods can include performing an amplifying step, a hybridizing step utilizing a double stranded probe with two overlapping SNP specific hydrolysis probe sequences where one of the probe sequences can include a hairpin structure toward the 3? end, and a detecting step. Furthermore, the double stranded SNP specific hydrolysis probes along with kits are provided that are designed for the detection of a SNP in a target nucleic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Rochak Mehta
  • Patent number: 9441239
    Abstract: Methods and means are provided for reducing the phenotypic expression of a nucleic acid of interest in eucaryotic cells, particularly in plant cells, by introducing chimeric genes encoding sense and antisense RNA molecules directed towards the target nucleic acid, which are capable of forming a double stranded RNA region by base-pairing between the regions with sense and antisense nucleotide sequence or by introducing the RNA molecules themselves. Preferably, the RNA molecules comprises simultaneously both sense and antisense nucleotide sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Peter Michael Waterhouse, Ming-Bo Wang, Michael Wayne Graham
  • Patent number: 9439386
    Abstract: The present invention relates to plants of a lettuce variety NUN 09051 LTL and, seeds and progeny thereof. The invention further relates to methods for producing a lettuce plant by traditional breeding methods. Moreover, the invention relates to a method for producing a lettuce plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Nunhems, B.V.
    Inventor: Johan van Zee
  • Patent number: 9427003
    Abstract: The invention provides synthetic nucleic acid sequences encoding proteins of interest that are particularly adapted to express well in plants. The claimed synthetic sequences utilize plant-optimized codons roughly in the same frequency at which they are utilized, on average, in genes naturally occurring in the plant species. The invention further includes synthetic DNA sequence for herbicide tolerance, water and/or heat stress tolerance, healthy oil modifications and for transformation marker genes and selectable marker genes are used. DNA construct and transgenic plants containing the synthetic sequences are taught as are methods and compositions for using the plants in agriculture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Ignacio M. Larrinua, Donald J. Merlo, Avutu S. Reddy, Arvind Kumar ThirumalaiswamySekhar, Aaron T. Woosley
  • Patent number: 9428765
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transgenic corn event MON89034, and cells, seeds, and plants comprising DNA diagnostic for the corn event. The invention also provides compositions comprising nucleotide sequences that are diagnostic for said corn event in a sample, methods for detecting the presence of said corn event nucleotide sequences in a sample, probes and primers for use in detecting nucleotide sequences that are diagnostic for the presence of said corn event in a sample, growing the seeds of such corn event into corn plants, and breeding to produce corn plants comprising DNA diagnostic for the corn event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Heather M. Anderson, Jennifer R. Reyes, Jeanna R. Groat, Scott C. Johnson, Rebecca A. Kelly, John Korte, James F. Rice
  • Patent number: 9420799
    Abstract: Plant propagation material expressing soybean cyst nematode resistance can be treated with a nematode-antagonistic biocontrol agent. Use of the nematode-antagonistic biocontrol agent can reduce the rate at which soybean cyst nematode (SCN) pests acquire tolerances to pesticidal activity of soybean plants expressing SCN resistance and pesticides, and can also increase yield and pesticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Palle Pedersen, Clifford George Watrin, Michael Oostendorp, Andre Luiz Freitas de Oliveira
  • Patent number: 9414559
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X70F220 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X70F220 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X70F220 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X70F220, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X70F220. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X70F220.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Russel Miles Pinnisch, Joachim Ernst Kramer, Tariq Mahmood, Jean-Marc Montpetit, Steven Paul King
  • Patent number: 9307707
    Abstract: Methods for conveying pathogen resistance into non-resistant soybean germplasm are provided. In some embodiments, the methods include introgressing pathogen resistance into a non-resistant soybean using one or more nucleic acid markers for marker-assisted breeding among soybean lines to be used in a soybean breeding program, wherein the markers are linked to and/or associated with pathogen resistance. Also provided are single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with resistance to pathogens; soybean plants, seeds, and tissue cultures produced by any of the disclosed methods; seed produced by the disclosed soybean plants; and compositions including amplification primer pairs capable of initiating DNA polymerization by a DNA polymerase on soybean nucleic acid templates to generate soybean marker amplicons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Ju-Kyung Yu, Becky Breitinger, David Plunkett, Ainong Shi, Dan Dyer
  • Patent number: 9284574
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods of improving resistance to aphids in soybean plants, as well as methods for identifying and/or selecting soybean plants or germplasm that display improved resistance to one or more biotypes of soybean aphid. In certain examples, the method comprises selecting a first and second soybean plant or germplasm, each of which has a different favorable Rag1, Rag2, or Rag3, allele, haplotype, or marker profile, and crossing those first and second soybean plants to produce a progeny plant with improved soybean aphid resistance. This invention further relates to markers, primers, probes, kits, systems, etc., useful for carrying out the methods described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventors: Jessie L. Alt, Julian M. Chaky, Molly Ryan-Mahmutagic, John B. Woodward
  • Patent number: 9258999
    Abstract: Provided are liquid compositions comprising inactive biopesticide precursors comprising a glucosinolate concentrate, a plant material comprising a myrosinase enzyme complex, and a water soluble polyol. Further provided are methods of making and using such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: MPT Mustard Products & Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Hetherington, James Robinson
  • Patent number: 9215863
    Abstract: A method is provided for evaluating a protected plant having a protection mechanism. A population of immature insects (i.e., larvae or nymphs) belonging to an insect species having a plurality of instars is first exposed to the protected plant such that the protected plant is at least contacted thereby. The insect exposure extends for a selected time period corresponding to a sublethal exposure of the insect population to the protected plant. The exposure of the insect population to the protected plant is then halted following the selected time period and insects collected. A physical characteristic of at least some collected insects is measured. The measured physical characteristics are then statistically analyzed so as to determine an efficacy of the protection mechanism of the protected plant with respect to the insect population. Associated methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignees: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Rachel R. Binning, Fu-Chih Cheng, Bo Hong, Stephen A. Lefko, Timothy M. Nowatzki, Bruce H. Stanley, Stephen D. Thompson, Deanne L. Wright
  • Patent number: 9210910
    Abstract: The present invention relates to plants of a lettuce variety NUN 09054 LT (referred to as “MULTIRED 54”) and, seeds and progeny thereof. The invention further relates to methods for producing a lettuce plant by traditional breeding methods. Moreover, the invention relates to a method for producing a lettuce plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Nunhems B.V.
    Inventor: Johan van Zee
  • Patent number: 9192121
    Abstract: A novel sorghum variety designated PHAT3BVIT and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a plant that comprise crossing sorghum variety PHAT3BVIT with another plant. Methods for producing a plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHAT3BVIT through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the sorghum seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid sorghum seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the sorghum variety PHAT3BVIT or a locus conversion of PHAT3BVIT with another sorghum variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Roger Monk
  • Patent number: 9192123
    Abstract: A novel sorghum variety designated PHOIOMQKT and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a plant that comprise crossing sorghum variety PHOIOMQKT with another plant. Methods for producing a plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHOIOMQKT through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the sorghum seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid sorghum seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the sorghum variety PHOIOMQKT or a locus conversion of PHOIOMQKT with another sorghum variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Hugo Zorrilla
  • Patent number: 9192124
    Abstract: A novel sorghum variety designated PHONPFVIE and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a plant that comprise crossing sorghum variety PHONPFVIE with another plant. Methods for producing a plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHONPFVIE through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the sorghum seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid sorghum seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the sorghum variety PHONPFVIE or a locus conversion of PHONPFVIE with another sorghum variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Hugo Zorrilla
  • Patent number: 9192122
    Abstract: A novel sorghum variety designated PHO7IJLIT and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a plant that comprise crossing sorghum variety PHO7IJLIT with another plant. Methods for producing a plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHO7IJLIT through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the sorghum seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid sorghum seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the sorghum variety PHO7IJLIT or a locus conversion of PHO7IJLIT with another sorghum variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Hugo Zorrilla
  • Patent number: 9192120
    Abstract: A novel sorghum variety designated PHAOUMQKE and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a plant that comprise crossing sorghum variety PHAOUMQKE with another plant. Methods for producing a plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHAOUMQKE through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the sorghum seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid sorghum seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the sorghum variety PHAOUMQKE or a locus conversion of PHAOUMQKE with another sorghum variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Roger Monk
  • Patent number: 9179638
    Abstract: A new lettuce variety designated ‘E01L30144’ is described. ‘E01L30144’ is a cutting lettuce variety exhibiting stability and uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Enza Zaden Beheer B.V.
    Inventor: Magali Lemont
  • Patent number: 9149015
    Abstract: A novel sorghum variety designated PHW4OLXKE and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a plant that comprise crossing sorghum variety PHW4OLXKE with another plant. Methods for producing a plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHW4OLXKE through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the sorghum seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid sorghum seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the sorghum variety PHW4OLXKE or a locus conversion of PHW4OLXKE with another sorghum variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Roger Monk
  • Patent number: 9144216
    Abstract: A novel sorghum variety designated PHAOUMBKT and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a plant that comprise crossing sorghum variety PHAOUMBKT with another plant. Methods for producing a plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHAOUMBKT through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the sorghum seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid sorghum seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the sorghum variety PHAOUMBKT or a locus conversion of PHAOUMBKT with another sorghum variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Roger Monk
  • Patent number: 9144223
    Abstract: The present invention relates to plants of a lettuce variety NUN 09060 LT (referred to as “MULTIGREEN 60”) and, seeds and progeny thereof. The invention further relates to methods for producing a lettuce plant by traditional breeding methods. Moreover, the invention relates to a method for producing a lettuce plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Nunhems B.V.
    Inventor: Johan van Zee
  • Patent number: 9144215
    Abstract: A novel sorghum variety designated PHAAOZVKE and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a plant that comprise crossing sorghum variety PHAAOZVKE with another plant. Methods for producing a plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHAAOZVKE through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the sorghum seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid sorghum seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the sorghum variety PHAAOZVKE or a locus conversion of PHAAOZVKE with another sorghum variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Roger Monk
  • Patent number: 9144214
    Abstract: A novel sorghum variety designated PHOO3VQKT and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a plant that comprise crossing sorghum variety PHOO3VQKT with another plant. Methods for producing a plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHOO3VQKT through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the sorghum seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid sorghum seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the sorghum variety PHOO3VQKT or a locus conversion of PHOO3VQKT with another sorghum variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Hugo Zorrilla
  • Patent number: 9115365
    Abstract: A novel sorghum variety designated PHA94QBKT and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a plant that comprise crossing sorghum variety PHA94QBKT with another plant. Methods for producing a plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHA94QBKT through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the sorghum seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid sorghum seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the sorghum variety PHA94QBKT or a locus conversion of PHA94QBKT with another sorghum variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventor: Roger Monk
  • Patent number: 9080182
    Abstract: A novel sorghum variety designated PHA1CQBKE and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a plant that comprise crossing sorghum variety PHA1CQBKE with another plant. Methods for producing a plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHA1CQBKE through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the sorghum seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid sorghum seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the sorghum variety PHA1CQBKE or a locus conversion of PHA1CQBKE with another sorghum variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventor: Roger Monk
  • Patent number: 9074219
    Abstract: A novel sorghum variety designated PHOEWLVIT and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a plant that comprise crossing sorghum variety PHOEWLVIT with another plant. Methods for producing a plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHOEWLVIT through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the sorghum seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid sorghum seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the sorghum variety PHOEWLVIT or a locus conversion of PHOEWLVIT with another sorghum variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc.
    Inventor: Hugo L. Zorrilla
  • Patent number: 9062352
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and compositions for identifying soybean plants that are tolerant, have improved tolerance or are susceptible to Charcoal Rot Drought Complex. The methods use molecular genetic markers to identify, select and/or construct tolerant plants or identify and counter-select susceptible plants. Soybean plants that display tolerance or improved tolerance to Charcoal Rot Drought Complex that are generated by the methods of the invention are also a feature of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Kyle, Jeffrey A. Thompson, Julian M. Chaky
  • Patent number: 9057078
    Abstract: A novel sorghum variety designated PHAPOZQKE and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a plant that comprise crossing sorghum variety PHAPOZQKE with another plant. Methods for producing a plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHAPOZQKE through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the sorghum seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid sorghum seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the sorghum variety PHAPOZQKE or a locus conversion of PHAPOZQKE with another sorghum variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventor: Roger Monk