The Polynucleotide Confers Pathogen Or Pest Resistance Patents (Class 800/279)
  • Patent number: 10939656
    Abstract: The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 16R228NRB2XF. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 16R228NRB2XF. Also provided by the invention are methods of using cotton variety 16R228NRB2XF and products derived therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing cotton plants by crossing the cotton variety 16R228NRB2XF with itself or another cotton variety and plants and seeds produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Sharma, Robert E. McGowen
  • Patent number: 10941398
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for selecting nucleotide sequences that yield dsRNA-mediated gene suppression in a target organism and enable their uptake by the target organism. The invention further provides expression constructs that confer stabilized expression of such sequences in a transgenic host cell, and methods for their use. Also provided are organisms, cells and tissues prepared by a method of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Gregory R. Heck, Tichafa R. I. Munyikwa, Jean C. Goley, James K. Roberts, Scott C. Johnson, Ty T. Vaughn
  • Patent number: 10941413
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of increasing resistance against fungal pathogens of the order Pucciniales, preferably the family Phacopsoraceae, in plants and/or plant cells. This is achieved by increasing the expression of a CASAR protein or fragment thereof in a plant, plant part and/or plant cell in comparison to wild type plants, wild type plant parts and/or wild type plant cells. Furthermore, the invention relates to transgenic plants, plant parts, and/or plant cells having an increased resistance against fungal pathogens, in particular, pathogens of the order Pucciniales, preferably the family Phacopsoraceae, and to recombinant expression vectors comprising a sequence that is identical or homologous to a sequence encoding a CASAR protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: BASF PLANT SCIENCE COMPANY GMBH
    Inventors: Holger Schultheiss, Nadine Tresch, Ralf Flachmann
  • Patent number: 10932471
    Abstract: Entomopathogenic fungal strains, compositions, and methods of using the strains for reducing overall insect damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Denny Joseph Bruck, Frederick C. Burns, II, James Kevin Presnail
  • Patent number: 10934330
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are disclosed. In particular, methods for modulating the activity of Cry1Ba proteins against lepidopteran or coleopteran pests are provided. Further, mutant Cry1Ba proteins having modulated insecticidal activity compared to native Cry1Ba proteins are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Yan Gao, Jared Conville, Jeng Shong Chen
  • Patent number: 10905127
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions comprising Corn Rootworm (CRW)-active Methylobacterium sp., methods for controlling CRW, and methods of making the compositions. Also provided are isolated CRW-active Methylobacterium sp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NEWLEAF SYMBIOTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Marcus Jones, Gregg Bogosian
  • Patent number: 10870862
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method to change the capacity of a plant for adaptation to changes in the zinc concentration in the environment, especially the soil, comprising providing said plant with a nucleotide according to SEQ ID NO:1 or SEQ ID NO: 2 or an ortholog thereof. Such a method is especially useful to decrease Zn deficiency or to (hyper)accumulate Zn in plants for bioremediation or for biofortification. Transgenic plants for these proteins are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITEIT
    Inventors: Ana Gonçalves Leite De Assunçao, Martinus Gerardus Maria Aarts
  • Patent number: 10858668
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides maize plants exhibiting broad spectrum resistance to Northern Leaf Blight (NLB). Maize plants with multiple NLB resistance loci located in cis linkage on chromosome 8 are provided. Compositions, including novel polymorphic markers and methods for producing, breeding, identifying, and selecting plants or germplasm with a disease resistance phenotype are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventors: Bart Willem Brugmans, Jonathan Tyler Eckard, David Elon Fisher, Tim J. Gustafson, Chad Kramer
  • Patent number: 10851386
    Abstract: System, including methods and compositions, for making and using transgenic plants capable of metabolizing phosphite to reduce competition from weeds. The plants may be transgenically modified to express a phosphite dehydrogenase enzyme capable of catalyzing oxidation of phosphite to phosphate and grown in the presence of sufficient phosphite to selectively promote growth of the plant relative to weeds near the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CINVESTAV)
    Inventors: Luis Rafael Herrera-Estrella, Damar Lisbeth López-Arredondo
  • Patent number: 10837067
    Abstract: The present disclosure is in the field of plant breeding and disease resistance. The disclosure provides methods for breeding corn plants having late wilt (LW) resistance using marker-assisted selection. The disclosure further provides corn germplasm resistant to LW. The disclosure also provides markers associated with LW resistance loci for introgressing these loci into elite germplasm in a breeding program, thus producing novel LW resistant germplasm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Rakesh B, Sunil Kumar Biradar, Franck Jean Chopin, Romain Fouquet, Sonali Dilip Gandhi, Erappa Gangappa, Veeresh R P Gowda, Yule Pan, Jean-Luc Pellet, Dharanendra Swamy, Gonzalo Torres, Chongqing Xie
  • Patent number: 10829781
    Abstract: The invention relates to identifying and evaluating target coding sequences for control of plant parasitic nematodes by inhibiting one or more biological functions, and their use. The invention provides methods and compositions for identification of such sequences and for the control of a plant-parasitic nematode population. By feeding one or more recombinant double stranded RNA molecules provided by the invention to the nematode, a reduction in disease may be obtained through suppression of nematode gene expression. The invention is also directed to methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Andrey A. Boukharov, Zijin Du, Liang Guo, Michelle C. Hresko, David K. Kovalic, Zhaolong Li, Maolong Lu, James P. McCarter, Nancy M. Miller, Mark Vaudin, Deryck J. Williams, Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 10822609
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the control of infestation of pests by inhibiting or reducing the expression of genes of the family of chitin synthase. The invention further provides methods and compositions for controlling pests by feeding them with one or more double-strand RNA molecules provides by the present invention. The invention further describes a method of obtaining transgenic plants that express double-strand RNA molecules. The present invention is preferably used for cotton-plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE PESQUISA AGROPECUÁRIA—EMBRAPA, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
    Inventors: Maria Fátima Grossi de Sá, Alexandre Augusto Pereira Firmino, Maria Cristina Mattar da Silva, Diogo Martins de Sá, Roberta Ramos Coelho, Leonardo Lima Pepino de Macedo, Isabela Tristan Lourenco
  • Patent number: 10808261
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA)-mediated gene silencing in insect species. More particularly, the present invention relates to genetic constructs designed for the expression of dsRNA corresponding to novel target genes in the insect pest Lymantria dispar, commonly known as the gypsy moth. The present invention also provides methodologies for introducing dsRNA into target insects to induce RNA interference. These constructs are particularly useful in RNAi-mediated control of the gypsy moth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by The Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Dawn E. Gundersen-Rindal, Saikat Kumar B. Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10793610
    Abstract: Compositions having pesticidal activity and methods for their use are provided. Compositions include isolated and recombinant polypeptide sequences having pesticidal activity, recombinant and synthetic nucleic acid molecules encoding the pesticidal polypeptides, DNA constructs comprising the nucleic acid molecules, vectors comprising the nucleic acid molecules, host cells comprising the vectors, and antibodies to the pesticidal polypeptides. Nucleotide sequences encoding the polypeptides provided herein can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in organisms of interest, including microorganisms and plants. The compositions and methods provided herein are useful for the production of organisms with enhanced pest resistance or tolerance. Transgenic plants and seeds comprising a nucleotide sequence that encodes a pesticidal protein of the invention are also provided. Such plants are resistant to insects and other pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AgBiome, Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica Parks, Kira Bulazel Roberts, Rebecca E. Thayer
  • Patent number: 10781457
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for increasing the resistance of a plant to a plant RNA virus, comprising expressing in said plant a mutant protein-only RNase P enzyme lacking a nuclear localization signal domain or an organelle targeting sequence domain, and related compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
    Inventors: Philippe Giege, Anthony Gobert
  • Patent number: 10781454
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are viral vectors based on modifications of the Citrus Tristeza virus useful for transfecting citrus trees for beneficial purposes. Included in the disclosure are viral vectors including one or more gene cassettes that encode heterologous polypeptides. The gene cassettes are positioned at desirable locations on the viral genome so as to enable expression while preserving functionality of the virus. Also disclosed are methods of transfecting plants and plants transfected with viral vector embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Incorporated
    Inventors: William O. Dawson, Svetlana Folimonova, Choaa Amine El Mohtar, Siddarame Gowda, Subhas Hajeri
  • Patent number: 10760094
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a transgenic plant of the species Solanum tuberosum with a resistance to an oomycete of the genus Phytophthora, transgenic parts of such a plant, a method for its manufacture and to a composition for external application to plants. On the one hand, nucleotide sequences in accordance with SEQ ID NOS: 1-43 are provided from Phytophthora in a host plant-induced gene silencing strategy in potato plants; on the other hand, a fungicide for plant treatment is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: KWS SAAT SE & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Jurgen Dietmar Stahl, Nora Temme
  • Patent number: 10731225
    Abstract: This invention relates to polynucleotide sequences encoding genes that can confer resistance to the plant pathogen Colletotrichum, which causes anthracnose stalk rot, leaf blight and top dieback in corn and other cereals. It further relates to plants and seeds of plants carrying chimeric genes comprising said polynucleotide sequences, which enhance or confer resistance to the plant pathogen Colletotrichum, and processes of making said plants and seeds. The invention further presents sequences that can be used as molecular markers that in turn can be used to identify the region of interest in corn lines resulting from new crosses and to quickly and efficiently introgress the genes from corn lines carrying said genes into other corn lines that do not carry said genes, in order to make them resistant to Colletotrichum and resistant to stalk rot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Karen E. Broglie, Karlene H Butler
  • Patent number: 10717988
    Abstract: The invention relates to a Brassica plant in particular a Brassica oleracea plant comprising a genetic determinant, which when homozygously present confers high resistance against Thrips tabaci, and which is as found in plants grown from seeds of which a representative sample is deposited with the NCIMB under NCIMB accession number 41760. Preferably, the plant is homozygous for the genetic determinant and resistant against Thrips tabaci. The genetic determinant in the seeds of NCIMB deposit 41760 is located on chromosome 2 and linked to marker BO00200 (SEQ ID NO: 1) and/or marker BO00277 (SEQ ID NO: 2) and/or BO00602 (SEQ ID NO: 5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V.
    Inventor: Harm Löptien
  • Patent number: 10683516
    Abstract: Provided herein are Vitis vinifera exhibiting Erysiphe necator resistance. In particular, provided herein are Vitis vinifera having in their genome mildew resistance locus O (MLO) genes, in particular an MLO7 gene and an MLO6 gene, where the MLO7 gene and MLO6 gene have reduced expression and/or function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: FONDAZIONE EDMUND MACH
    Inventors: Mickael Malnoy, Stefano Pessina, Riccardo Velasco, Michele Perazzolli, Luisa Lenzi
  • Patent number: 10683517
    Abstract: The subject invention relates in part to the surprising discovery that Cry1Da is active against corn earworm (CEW), Helicoverpa zea (Boddie). Methods for using Cry1Da in transgenic plants to prevent serious crop damage is described. Leaf and silk bioassays using transgenic maize expressing full length, core toxin region or chimeric Cry1Da demonstrated good insect protection against CEW larvae damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: AGRIGENETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Sek Yee Tan, Joel J. Sheets, Todd Glancy, Aaron T. Woosley, Sarah E. Worden, Diaa Alabed, Stephanie Burton, Karen C. McLaughlin, Kenneth E. Narva, Thomas Meade
  • Patent number: 10676757
    Abstract: Insecticidal toxins derived from Bacillus thuringiensis, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, use of such toxins to control plant pests, and transgenic plants that produce, and are protected, by these toxins are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Timothy D. Hey, Janna Mai Armstrong, Ted Letherer, Audrey Jane Etter, Meghan L. Frey, Haley Ellis, Kenneth E. Narva, Xiaoping Xu, Krishna M. Madduri, Sek Yee Tan, Premchand Gandra
  • Patent number: 10676741
    Abstract: Disclosed are a nucleotide sequence and a method for controlling insect invasions, the isolated polynucleotide sequence comprising: (a) a polynucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 1, 2 or 3; or (b) a polynucleotide sequence hybridizing with the polynucleotide sequence defined in (a) under stringent conditions; or (c) a polynucleotide sequence having an identity of not less than 80% to the polynucleotide sequence defined in (a); or (d) a polynucleotide sequence of at least 19 consecutive nucleotides of the polynucleotide sequence defined in (a), wherein a double-stranded RNA comprising at least one strand complementary to the polynucleotide sequence, when ingested by an insect pest from Hemiptera, inhibits growth of the insect pest; or (e) a complementary sequence of the polynucleotide sequence as defined in (a), (b), (c) or (d). The three target sequences for controlling an insect pest from Hemiptera, Lygus, have the advantages of efficiency, specificity, convenience and low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING DABEINONG BIOTECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Derong Ding, Aihong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10676745
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of coleopteran pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in coleopteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of coleopteran pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Kanika Arora, Muregesan Rangasamy, Balaji Veeramani, Premchand Gandra, Sarah E. Worden, Huarong Li, Andreas Vilcinskas, Eileen Knorr
  • Patent number: 10662438
    Abstract: The present invention include a recombinant BMYV P0 viral nucleotide sequence, which when transcribed in a cell, is capable of forming a double stranded self-complementary RNA sequence. The invention is related to a method for conveying viral resistance or tolerance to one or more virus(es), in particular to beet mild yellowing virus (BMYV) and to beet necrotic yellow vein virus (BNYVV) or to BMYV alone in a plant, in particular in a sugar beet plant. Furthermore, the present invention relates to the virus-resistant or -tolerant plant obtained according to this method, as well as to seeds and progeny derived therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SESVANDERHAVE NV
    Inventors: Elodie Klein, Véronique Graff, David Gilmer, Véronique Brault, Guy Weyens, Marc Lefebvre
  • Patent number: 10647993
    Abstract: The present invention belongs to an insecticide compound derived from a strain of Bacillus thuringiensis and refers to the field of controlling plant pests, particularly to the control of the boll weevil—Anthonomus grandis. More specifically, the object of the invention refers to a new gene for the new delta-endotoxin designated Cry8Ha and to the cloning and expression of the gene that encodes for the protein Cry8Ha in Escherichia coli. There is provided the nucleotide sequence and encoding protein of the new delta-endotoxin, recombinant vectors and host cells. There is also provided processes and means for recombinant production and the use of the new delta-endotoxin for application in the control of the boll weevil. Additionally, the invention also provides an optimized synthetic gene for expression in cotton plants. Using the gene described herein, it is possible to transform plants based on techniques known by specialists in the art, for the expression of the endotoxin active against the boll weevil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE PESQUISA AGROPECUARIA—EMBRAPA
    Inventors: Maria Fatima Grossi De Sa, Gustavo Ramos De Oliveira, Maria Cristina Mattar Da Silva, Thales Lima Rocha, Mariana Torquato Quezado De Magalhaes
  • Patent number: 10647995
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods of molecular biology and gene silencing to control pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Xu Hu, Bliss Marie Kernodle, Molly Mary McMahon, Adane Kassa, Xiping Niu, James Kevin Presnail, Albert L. Lu, Nina Richtman, Jonathan William Robeson
  • Patent number: 10633670
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for modifying the resistance profile of a spinach plant to Peronospora farinosa f. sp. spinaciae, comprising introducing a WOLF allele or a resistance-conferring part thereof into the genome of said spinach plant, or modifying an endogenous WOLF allele in the genome of said spinach plant. A WOLF allele encodes a CC-NBS-LRR protein that comprises in its amino acid sequence: the motif “MAEIGYSVC” at its N-terminus, and the motif “KWMCLR” for alpha-type WOLF proteins or “HVGCVVDR” for beta-type WOLF proteins. The invention relates to the WOLF alleles referred to in Table 3. The invention further provides a method for selecting a spinach plant comprising a novel WOLF gene that confers resistance to Peronospora farinosa f. sp. spinaciae in a spinach plant and a method for identifying a WOLF allele that confers resistance to one or more pathogenic races of Peronospora farinosa f. sp. spinaciae in a spinach plant and to primers for use in these methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V.
    Inventors: Vincent Laurens Adrianus Kock, Johannes Geert Jan Feitsma, Raoul Jacobus Johannes Maria Frijters
  • Patent number: 10609930
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel compositions for use to enhance weed control. Specifically, the present invention provides for methods and compositions that modulate gene expression in johnsongrass. The present invention also provides for combinations of compositions and methods that enhance johnsongrass control. The invention comprises a method of Sorghum species weed control, in particular johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense) plant control comprising an external application of a herbicidal composition to a Sorghum halepense plant or a part of the Sorghum halepense plant in need of control, said herbicidal composition comprising a polynucleotide, an organosilicone surfactant concentration of about 0.2 percent or greater, and an effective dose of a nonpolynucleotide herbicide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Nengbing Tao
  • Patent number: 10612019
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel compositions for use to enhance weed control. Specifically, the present invention provides for methods and compositions that modulate gene expression in Lolium. The present invention also provides for combinations of compositions and methods that enhance Lolium control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Nengbing Tao
  • Patent number: 10604769
    Abstract: The invention provides a transgenic Gossypium hirsutum event MON 88702, plants, plant cells, seeds, plant parts, progeny plants, and commodity products comprising event MON 88702. The invention also provides polynucleotides specific for event MON 88702, plants, plant cells, seeds, plant parts, progeny plants, and commodity products comprising polynucleotides for event MON 88702. The invention also provides methods related to event MON 88702.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Waseem Akbar, Robert S. Brown, Wen C. Burns, Thomas L. Clark, Stanislaw Flasinski, Anilkumar Gowda, Aihong Pan, Xiaohong Shi, Jason W. Stelzer, Kunsheng Wu
  • Patent number: 10597314
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for dispersing a biofilm in an aqueous stream using fatty acids are disclosed. The fatty acids may have the formula: R1-R5—CH3 wherein R1 is an aryl or arylalkyl, —COR2, —COOR2, or —CONR3R4, —PO3(R2)3; R2 is H, an alkyl, an aryl or arylalkyl, or a halide; R3 and R4 may be the same or different and are H, a hydroxyl, an alkyl, an aryl or arylalkyl, a halide, or a sulfo (sulfonic acid group); R5 is an aliphatic chain having 2-30 carbon atoms and at least one double bond; and wherein when R1 is —COOH and R5 has eight carbon atoms and the FA has only one double bond, such double bond is not on the number 2 carbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul Robert Frail, Gloria Jean Tafel, Robert Semet, Dorothy G. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10557148
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plant that includes a transgene encoding a heterologous polypeptide conferring on plant expressing said polypeptide resistance to a hemipteroid sap-sucking insect. The transgene is also expressed in a plant component (such as a leaf). Typically, expression of such polypeptides deters feeding by insects such as psyllids (such as an Asian citrus psyllid, the African citrus psyllid, or the American citrus psyllid). Exemplary plants useful in the invention are citrus or solanaceous plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: Herb Aldwinckle, Kerik Cox, Charles Linn, Ewa Borejsza-Wysocka, Jean-Michel Hily, Dong H. Cha
  • Patent number: 10550409
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of producing drimenol and/or drimenol derivatives by contacting a polypeptide with farnesyl pyrophosphate. Also provided is an amino acid sequence of a polypeptide useful in the methods of the invention and nucleic acid encoding the polypeptides of the invention. The method further provides host cells or organisms genetically modified to express the polypeptides of the invention and useful to produce drimenol and/or drimenol derivatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Firmenich SA
    Inventors: Eric Wen-Bo Liu, Xiu-Feng He, Olivier Haefliger, Zong-Xia Yu, Pan Li
  • Patent number: 10550399
    Abstract: This invention provides a method of plant transformation via Agrobacterium comprising inoculating and infecting a plant with an Agrobacterium carrying a foreign-gene-containing vector under application of a plant growth-inhibiting hormone. This invention also provides a method of plant transformation via Agrobacterium comprising transforming a plant with an Agrobacterium carrying a vector comprising a T-DNA region in which a foreign gene is contained but no selectable marker gene is contained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yozo Nagira, Ryozo Imai, Kentaro Sasaki, Naoaki Taoka, Keiji Matsumoto, Masahiro Nogawa, Mineo Kojima
  • Patent number: 10538783
    Abstract: The present invention relates to control of pest infestation by inhibiting one or more biological functions. The invention provides methods and compositions for such control. By feeding one or more recombinant double stranded RNA molecules provided by the invention to the pest, a reduction in pest infestation is obtained through suppression of gene expression. The invention is also directed to methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, and to particular combinations of transgenic pesticidal agents for use in protecting plants from pest infestation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: James A. Baum, Claire A. CaJacob, Pascale Feldmann, Gregory R. Heck, Irene Maria Antonia Nooren, Geert Plaetinck, Wendy T. Maddelein, Ty T. Vaughn
  • Patent number: 10526378
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for encapsulating a protein of interest, the method comprising the step of expressing a fusion protein comprising an N-terminal region of a rearrangement hot spot (RHS)-repeat-containing protein fused to the protein of interest. The invention further provides applications for the encapsulation, release and delivery of the protein of interest. The invention also encompasses the encapsulated protein of interest and compositions comprising the encapsulated protein of interest. The invention also provides uses of the encapsulated protein of interest, optionally after release from encapsulation, to control pests. The encapsulated protein of interest may for example be produced via expression in a plant to control a pest of the plant, such as an insect pest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: AgResearch Limited
    Inventors: Jason Nicholas Busby, Jeremy Shaun Lott, Mark Robin Holmes Hurst
  • Patent number: 10477787
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of plant breeding and disease resistance. More specifically, the invention includes a method for breeding soybean plants containing quantitative trait loci that are associated with resistance to Asian Soybean Rust (ASR), a fungal disease associated with Phakopsora spp. The invention further includes germplasm and the use of germplasm containing quantitative trait loci (QTL) conferring disease resistance for introgression into elite germplasm in a breeding program for resistance to ASR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: George J. Baley, Vergel C. Concibido, Bradley J. La Vallee
  • Patent number: 10465205
    Abstract: A pesticidal protein class exhibiting toxic activity against Coleopteran and Lepidopteran pest species is disclosed, and includes, but is not limited to, TIC7040, TIC7042, TIC7381, TIC7382, TIC7383, TIC7386, TIC7388, and TIC7389. DNA constructs are provided which contain a recombinant nucleic acid sequence encoding the TIC7040, TIC7042, TIC7381, TIC7382, TIC7383, TIC7386, TIC7388, and TIC7389 pesticidal proteins. Transgenic plants, plant cells, seed, and plant parts resistant to Coleopteran and Lepidopteran infestation are provided which contain recombinant nucleic acid sequences encoding the TIC7040, TIC7042, TIC7381, TIC7382, TIC7383, TIC7386, TIC7388, and TIC7389 pesticidal proteins of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: David J. Bowen, Catherine A. Chay, Todd A. Ciche, Stanislaw Flasinski, Arlene R. Howe, Krishnakumar Sridharan
  • Patent number: 10457960
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided for creating and promoting biallelic targeted modifications to genomes within cells and for producing non-human animals comprising the modified genomes. Also provided are compositions and methods for modifying a genome within a cell that is heterozygous for an allele to become homozygous for that allele. The methods make use of Cas proteins and two or more guide RNAs that target different locations within the same genomic target locus. Also provided are methods of identifying cells with modified genomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: David Frendewey, Ka-Man Venus Lai, Wojtek Auerbach, Gustavo Droguett, Anthony Gagliardi, David M. Valenzuela, Vera Voronina, Lynn Macdonald, Andrew J. Murphy, George D. Yancopoulos
  • Patent number: 10450355
    Abstract: Provided herein are chemical compounds, methods for their discovery, and their therapeutic and research use. Further provided herein are antiviral and antimicrobial lectin compounds and methods of their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: David M. Markovitz, Jeanne A. Stuckey, Daniel M. Boudreaux, Jennifer Meagher, Hashim Al-Hashimi, Loic Salmon
  • Patent number: 10450583
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides interfering nucleic acids, and compositions comprising same, that reduce viability and/or activity of a pest, e.g., a Hymenoptera pest. The interfering nucleic acids and compositions are useful in controlling Hymenoptera pests, which methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Neil D. Tsutsui, Maria Tonione
  • Patent number: 10435686
    Abstract: This invention discloses novel microRNAs and their precursors, and recombinant DNA constructs including such novel miRNAs, miRNA precursors, miRNA promoters, and miRNA recognition sites corresponding to the miRNAs. Included are novel miRNA and miRNA precursors that exhibit nutrient-responsive expression. Also disclosed are miRNA decoy sequences. Further provided are non-natural transgenic plant cells, plants, and seeds containing in their genome a recombinant DNA construct of this invention and methods of controlling gene expression using recombinant DNA constructs of this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Edwards M. Allen, Barry S. Goldman, Liang Guo, Sara E. Heisel, Shihshieh Huang, Sergey I. Ivashuta, David K. Kovalic, Elysia K. Krieger, James K. Roberts, Yuanji Zhang
  • Patent number: 10435701
    Abstract: Provided are methods and compositions to improve fungal disease resistance and/or nematode resistance in various crop plants. Also provided are combinations of compositions and methods to improve fungal disease resistance and/or nematode resistance in various crop plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Crawford, Michelle L. Gasper, Xiangqian Li, Barry J. Shortt, Deryck Jeremy Williams
  • Patent number: 10435687
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of coleopteran pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in coleopteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of coleopteran pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: Dow AgroSciences LLC, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Sarah E. Worden, Meghan L. Frey, Murugesan Rangasamy, Kanika Arora, Balaji Veeramani, Premchand Gandra, Andreas Vilcinskas, Eileen Knorr
  • Patent number: 10421974
    Abstract: The invention provides recombinant DNA molecules and constructs, and their nucleotide sequences, useful for modulating gene expression in plants. The invention also provides transgenic plants, plant cells, plant parts, and seeds comprising a recombinant DNA molecule comprising a DNA molecule operably linked to a heterologous transcribable DNA molecule, as well as methods of their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Stanislaw Flasinski, Jun Zhang, Suling Zhao
  • Patent number: 10407693
    Abstract: Novel insecticidal proteins isolated from Bacillus thuringiensis that are active against lepidopteran insect pests are disclosed. The DNA encoding the insecticidal proteins can be used to transform various prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms to express the insecticidal proteins. These recombinant organisms can be used to control lepidopteran insects in various environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Matthew Richard Bramlett, Katherine Seguin, Vance Cary Kramer, Mark Scott Rose
  • Patent number: 10407690
    Abstract: Polynucleotides, polypeptides, plant cells expressing same and methods of using same for increasing abiotic stress tolerance water use efficiency (WUE), fertilizer use efficiency (FUE), biomass, vigor and/or yield of a plant. The method is effected by expressing within the plant an exogenous polynucleotide encoding a polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence at least 80% homologous to the amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs:33, 34, 30, 27-29, 31, 32, 35-52, 1401-1403, 1405-1435, 1437-1494, 1496-1542, 1544-1553, 1555-1559, 1561-1827, 1829-1866, 1868-2450, 2453-2458, 2460-2463, 2465-2481, 2483, 2485-2746, 2765-2769, 3052-3065 and 3067-3259, thereby increasing the water use efficiency (WUE), the fertilizer use efficiency (FUE), the biomass, the vigor and/or the yield of the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Evogene Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Ronen, Basia Judith Vinocur, Alex Diber, Sharon Ayal, Hagai Karchi, Yoav Herschkovitz
  • Patent number: 10378012
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are polynucleotides, compositions, and methods for controlling insect pests, especially flea beetles, such as Phyllotreta spp. and Psylliodes spp., particularly in plants. More specifically, polynucleotides such as double-stranded RNA triggers and methods of use thereof for modifying the expression of genes in flea beetles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Michael John Crawford, Brian Donovan Eads
  • Patent number: 10368509
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tomato plant (Solanum lycopersicum L.) which may comprise a genetic determinant that confers resistance to Pepino Mosaic Virus (PepMV), wherein the resistance is characterized by the presence of at least QTL1 and/or QTL2. The invention also relates to sources for obtaining said genetic determinant, representative seed of which were deposited with the NCIMB under accession numbers NCIMB 41927, NCIMB 41928, NCIMB 42068, and NCIMB 42069. The invention further relates to seeds and progeny of the plant and to its fruits and processed fruits. In addition the invention relates to molecular markers linked to PepMV resistance conferring QTLs and the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V.
    Inventors: Arie Vogelaar, Evert Willem Gutteling, Dorthe Bettina Drager, Rudolf Verhoef, Zeger Otto Van Herwijnen