The Polynucleotide Alters Carbohydrate Production In The Plant Patents (Class 800/284)
  • Patent number: 10428343
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the modification of lignin biosynthesis in plants, to enzymes involved in the lignin biosynthetic pathway and nucleic acids encoding such enzymes and, more particularly, to methods of modifying lignin biosynthesis via sense suppression and to related nucleic acids and constructs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: Dairy Australia Limited, Agriculture Victoria Services Pty Ltd
    Inventors: German Spangenberg, Angela Jane Lidgett, Robyn Louise Heath, Russell Leigh McInnes, Damian Paul Lynch, Ulrik Peter John, Aidyn Mouradov, Megan Elizabeth Griffith
  • Patent number: 10351834
    Abstract: The present invention relates to GH61 polypeptide variants. The present invention also relates to polynucleotides encoding the variants; nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides; and methods of using the variants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: Novozymes, Inc., Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Janine Lin, Doreen Bohan, Michelle Maranta, Leslie Beresford, Michael Lamsa, Bjarne Gram Hansen, Frank Winther Rasmussen, Matt Sweeney, Douglas J. Boyle, III
  • Patent number: 10227613
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material, wherein an alpha-amylase and optionally a thermostable protease, pullulanase and/or glucoamylase are present and/or added during liquefaction, wherein a cellulolytic composition is present and/or added during fermentation or simultaneous saccharification and fermentation. The invention also relates to a composition suitable for use in a process of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Randall Deinhammer, Joyce Craig, Tomoko Matsui, Shinobu Takagi, Suzanne Clark, John Matthews, Anne Glud Hjulmand, Chee-Leong Soong, Zhengfang Kang
  • Patent number: 10196669
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for detecting and measuring polysaccharide-hydrolyzing enzyme activity or concentration by partial hydrolysis using a pre-determined, yet short, incubation time and a pre-determined temperature. The resulting reaction mixture has unique chemical (i.e., reaction products) and physical (i.e., viscosity) properties that can be used to detect or measure the polysaccharide-hydrolyzing enzyme activity or concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Tricia Charlene Costello, Shib Sankar Basu, Rogerio T. N. Prata, Hangsik Moon, Xuejun Sean Zhong, Myoung Kim
  • Patent number: 10196564
    Abstract: A luminescent nanocomposite comprising functionalized graphene and a luminescent moiety, its fabrication, and uses are described. The luminescent moiety is anchored non-covalently to the functionalized graphene. Luminescence properties of the nanocomposite may be modulated by choosing appropriate luminescent moieties such as native lactoferrin, native lactoferrin protected gold clusters, and so forth. Mechanical properties of the nanocomposite may be modulated by adding a biopolymer such as Chitosan. The nanocomposite may be used as a luminescent ink for encoding information, or a luminescent film for tagging articles of manufacture such as electronic waste components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS
    Inventors: Pradeep Thalappil, Sreeprasad Theruvakkattil Sreenivasan, Shihabudheen Mundampra Maliyekkal
  • Patent number: 10150971
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated nucleic acid molecules and their corresponding encoded polypeptides. The present invention further relates to the uses of these nucleic acid molecules and polypeptides. For example, the nucleic acid molecules and polypeptides could be used in making enzymes or used to make plants, plant cells, plant materials or seeds of a plant having such modulated growth or phenotype characteristics that are altered with respect to wild type plants grown under similar conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CERES, INC.
    Inventors: Vyacheslav Brover, Timothy J. Swaller, Kenneth A. Feldmann, Maxim Troukhan
  • Patent number: 10100322
    Abstract: The present invention relates to genetically modified plants by key genes involved in the biosynthesis of steroidal alkaloids. These plants have altered content of steroidal (glyco)alkaloids. Solanaceous crop plants with reduced content of antinutritional steroidal glycoalkaloids are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: YEDA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Asaph Aharoni, Maxim Itkin
  • Patent number: 10087462
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of increasing resistance against plant pathogens, particularly Fusarium virguliforme and Phytophthora sojae in transgenic plants and/or plant cells, through the use of non host resistance nucleic acid molecules isolated from Arabidopsis. In these plants, at least one nonhost Arabidopsis resistance protein is introduced in comparison to the wild-type plants to confer resistance to plant pathogens. The invention relates to transgenic plants and/or plant cells having increased resistance to plant pathogens, particularly Fusarium virguliforme and Phytophthora sojae, to expression vectors, transformed plants and plant cells as well as the use of such plants in a plant breeding program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Madan K. Bhattacharyya, Prashant Singh, Sekhar Kambakam
  • Patent number: 10035996
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having cellulolytic enhancing activity and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, catalytic domains, cellulose binding domains and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, catalytic domains or cellulose binding domains. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides, catalytic domains or cellulose binding domains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignees: Novozymes, Inc., Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Kirk Schnorr, Tarana Shaghasi
  • Patent number: 9890387
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the modification of fructan biosynthesis in plants and, more particularly, to methods of manipulating fructan biosynthesis in photosynthetic cells, and to related nucleic acids and constructs. The present invention also relates to increasing plant biomass and, more particularly, to methods of enhancing biomass yield and/or yield stability, including shoot and/or root growth in a plant, and to related nucleic acids and constructs. The present invention also relates to methods of enhancing the productivity of biochemical pathways and, more particularly, to fusion proteins in plants, and to related nucleic acids and constructs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Agriculture Victoria Services PTY LTD
    Inventors: German Spangenberg, Aidyn Mouradov, Megan Elizabeth Griffith, Luciano Gaston Martelotto
  • Patent number: 9879273
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided for increasing methionine content in plants are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Georg Jander, Tengfang Huang, Vijay Joshi
  • Patent number: 9828608
    Abstract: Methods and materials for modulating biomass composition in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding biomass composition-modulating polypeptides are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to transform plant cells. Also disclosed are plants having altered biomass composition and plant products produced from plants having altered biomass composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Ceres, Inc.
    Inventor: Nestor Apuya
  • Patent number: 9752157
    Abstract: The invention provides cereal plants having a high level of fructan useful for the production of a range of food, beverage, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products. The invention provides methods of producing high-fructan products from plants modified to comprise a reduced level of an endogenous polypeptide with starch synthase activity, and products so produced. In some embodiments, plants are modified by introduction of an agent such as a nucleic acid molecule which down regulates endogenous starch synthase II gene expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Colin Leslie Dow Jenkins, Bryan Charles Clarke, Zhongyi Li, Matthew Kennedy Morell
  • Patent number: 9732333
    Abstract: Nucleic acid expression constructs are provided and, more particularly, nucleic acid constructs for expression of human alpha-galactosidase in plant cells, cells expressing the nucleic acid construct, producing the human alpha-galactosidase and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Protalix Ltd.
    Inventors: Avidor Shulman, Uri Hanania, Tali Kizhner, Yoseph Shaaltiel
  • Patent number: 9725729
    Abstract: The present invention discloses polynucleotide sequences that can be used to regulate gene expression in plants. Terminator sequences from Sorghum bicolor that are functional in plants are disclosed. Nucleic acid molecules, recombinant expression constructs, plants and seed comprising these terminator sequences are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Shane E. Abbitt, Rudolf Jung
  • Patent number: 9714431
    Abstract: The present invention provides transgenic plants with altered oil content. The invention further provides nucleic acid sequences and methods for generating such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: A.B. Seeds Ltd.
    Inventors: Rudy Maor, Einat Sitbon, Amir Avniel
  • Patent number: 9708620
    Abstract: The present invention provides molecular constructs and methods for use thereof, including constructs including heterologous miRNA recognition sites, constructs for gene suppression including a gene suppression element embedded within an intron flanked on one or on both sides by non-protein-coding sequence, constructs containing engineered miRNA or miRNA precursors, and constructs for suppression of production of mature microRNA in a cell. Also provided are transgenic plant cells, plants, and seeds containing such constructs, and methods for their use. The invention further provides transgenic plant cells, plants, and seeds containing recombinant DNA for the ligand-controlled expression of a target sequence, which may be endogenous or exogenous. Also disclosed are novel miRNAs and miRNA precursors from crop plants including maize and soy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Edwards M. Allen, Larry A. Gilbertson, Sara E. Heisel, Shihshieh Huang, Elysia K. Krieger, Thomas M. Malvar
  • Patent number: 9635068
    Abstract: A method for controlling media presentation is performed at a first electronic device having one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors. A user input requesting a media-control operation to be implemented at a second electronic device distinct from the first electronic device is received. In response to receiving the user input, a first request is sent to a server system to cause the media-control operation to be implemented at the second electronic device, wherein the server system is distinct from the first electronic device. A second request is sent to the second electronic device, wherein the second request is a request to implement the media-control operation at the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: SPOTIFY AB
    Inventors: Sten Garmark, Karl Magnus Roos, Andreas Oman, Per Gunnar Joachim Bengtsson, Marcus Per Vesterlund
  • Patent number: 9593343
    Abstract: This invention is intended to allow accumulation of large quantities of soluble sugars in tissue other than plant seeds. A plant is modified so as to suppress a gene encoding a subunit exhibiting the highest sequence similarity with the subunit encoded by the AGPL1 gene of rice among subunits constituting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, INCORPORATED ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCY NATIONAL AGRICULTURE AND FOOD RESEARCH ORGANIZATION, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AGROBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
    Inventors: Madoka Yonekura, Naohiro Aoki, Ryu Ohsugi, Masaki Okamura, Tatsuro Hirose, Chikara Ohto, Akio Miyao
  • Publication number: 20160366805
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the development of a novel, morphologically and genetically distinct khusinol rich essential oil producing clone of vetiver [Vetiveria zizaniodes (L.) Nash. syn. Chrysopogon zizanioides (L.) Roberty; family Poacaeae} named ‘CIMAP-Khusinolika’. The plant of this clone is characterized by spreading type clump canopy in the initial stage, white feathery stigma and capable of producing >1% (v/w) essential oil containing 45-50% Khusinol (v/v) obtained after hydro-distillation from fresh roots harvested from 6 month old plantations. This clone has unique ISSR profiles that serve as DNA-fingerprints. The clone was obtained through recurrent selection in polycrossed population generated from the bulk of wild collection, and can be propagated through vegetative slips (3 to 6 month old stem with few roots) for commercial plantation as a short duration crop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Harmesh Singh Chauhan, Hemendra Pratap Singh, Chandan Singh Chanotiya, Ajit Kumar Shasany, Umesh Chandra Lavania, Virendra Kumar Singh Tomar, Alok Kalra, Ashok Kumar Singh
  • Patent number: 9453213
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of increasing the activity of a polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity, comprising: adding a soluble activating divalent metal cation to a composition comprising the polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity, wherein the presence of the soluble activating divalent metal cation and the polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity increases degradation or conversion of a cellulose-containing material by a cellulolytic enzyme composition compared to the polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity without the soluble activating divalent metal cation. The present invention also relates to compositions, methods for degrading or converting a cellulose-containing material, and methods for producing a fermentation product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Novozymes, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith McFarland, Paul Harris
  • Patent number: 9434954
    Abstract: Vectors for altering the expression of one or more starch regulation enzymes are provided. Methods of transformation of plant tissues to express elements altering expression of one or more starch regulation enzymes, and resulting transgenic plants are provided. Methods of using the transgenic plants are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Agrivida, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip A. Lessard, Michael Lanahan, Vladimir Samoylov, Oleg Bougri, Jonas Emery, R. Michael Raab
  • Patent number: 9428760
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for increasing the phosphate content of starches of genetically modified plant cells in comparison with starches from corresponding wild-type plant cells by introducing a foreign nucleic acid molecule which codes for a soluble starch synthase II. The present invention furthermore relates to the overexpression of this soluble starch synthase II in the genetically modified plant cells. Furthermore, the present invention relates to rice starch and rice flour with improved quality characteristics, to rice grains comprising this rice starch, and to rice plants on which these rice grains grow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH
    Inventors: Claus Frohberg, Ralf-Christian Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9357722
    Abstract: Wheat grain (Triticum aestivum) comprising an embryo and starch, wherein the embryo comprises two identical alleles of an SBEIIa-A gene, two identical alleles of an SBEIIa-B gene and two identical alleles of an SBEIIa-D gene, wherein each of the SBEIIa genes gives rise to an amount of protein (w/w) or a protein having SBEIIa activity which is lower than the corresponding wild-type gene, and at least one of said genes comprises a point mutation, wherein the starch comprises amylose such that the grain has an amylose content of at least 50% (w/w) as a proportion of the extractable starch of the grain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: ARISTA CEREAL TECHNOLOGIES PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ahmed Regina, Pierre Georges Louis Berbezy, Elisabeth Marie-Anne Ida Chanliaud, Bernard Duperrier, Matthew Kennedy Morell
  • Patent number: 9334505
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to new bioenergy crops and methods of creating new bioenergy crops. For example, genes encoding microRNAs (miRNAs) are used to create transgenic crops. In some embodiments, over-expression of miRNA is used to produce transgenic perennials, such as trees, with altered lignin content or composition. In some embodiments, the transgenic perennials are Populus spp. In some embodiments, the miRNA is a member of the miR156 family. In some embodiments, the gene is Zea mays Cg1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignees: PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
    Inventors: Richard Meilan, Peter Marius Rubinelli, George Chuck
  • Patent number: 9327285
    Abstract: The present invention relates to plant cells and plants, which are genetically modified, whereby the genetic modification leads to an increase in the activity of a starch-phosphorylating OK1 protein in comparison to the corresponding wild type plant cells or wild type plants that have not been genetically modified. In addition, the present invention concerns means and methods for the manufacture of such plant cells and plants. These types of plant cells and plants synthesize a modified starch. Therefore, the present invention also concerns the starches synthesized from the plant cells and plants according to the invention, methods for manufacturing these starches, and the manufacture of starch derivatives of these modified starches, as well as flours containing starches according to the invention. Furthermore, the present invention also relates to nucleic acids, coding starch-phosphorylating OK1 proteins, vectors, host cells, plant cells, and plants containing such nucleic acid molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Bayer Intellectual Property GMBH
    Inventors: Claus Frohberg, Oliver Koetting, Gerhard Ritte, Martin Steup
  • Patent number: 9284568
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for genetically modifying algae or other photosynthetic eukaryotes to express an alcohol producing enzyme, such as pyruvate decarboxylase (PDC) and alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) or any other enzymes that also synthesizes methanol, ethanol or butanol are provided. These enzymes are engineered to contain chloroplast targeting sequences which efficiently target xenotypic proteins to the chloroplast. Algae can be stably transformed with the compositions comprising chloroplast targeting constructs containing alcohol producing enzymes whereby the alcohol is produced in the chloroplast of the organism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Tabletop Energy
    Inventor: Andrew C. S. Saphire
  • Patent number: 9243260
    Abstract: The present invention relates to materials and methods for the expression of a gene of interest selectively in cotton fibers. In particular, the invention provides an expression cassette for regulating fiber-selective expression in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignees: Bayer CropScience NV, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
    Inventors: Danny Llewellyn, Frank Meulewaeter
  • Patent number: 9200267
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the production of sugar hydrolysates from cellulosic material. The method may be used, for example for producing fermentable sugars for the production of bioethanol from lignocellulosic material. Cellulolytic enzymes and their production by recombinant technology are described, as well as uses of the enzymes and enzyme preparations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: ROAL OY
    Inventors: Terhi Puranen, Sauli Toikka, Kim Langfelder, Jari Vehmaanpera
  • Publication number: 20150342104
    Abstract: A new Capsicum annuum plant named ‘SLP2B365’ distinguished by its combination of seedless fruits, orange mature fruit color, and ability to set fruit under relatively hot conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventor: Binyamin NIR
  • Publication number: 20150342103
    Abstract: A new Capsicum annuum plant named ‘SLP2B378’ distinguished by its combination of seedless fruits, yellow mature fruit color, and ability to set fruit under relatively hot conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventor: Binyamin Nir
  • Publication number: 20150342105
    Abstract: A new Capsicum annuum plant named ‘SLP2B379’ distinguished by its combination of seedless fruits, yellow mature fruit color, and ability to set fruit under relatively hot conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventor: Binyamin Nir
  • Patent number: 9175277
    Abstract: The present invention relates to enzyme compositions for high temperature saccharification of cellulosic material and to uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES, INC.
    Inventors: Brett McBrayer, Tarana Shaghasi, Elena Vlasenko
  • Patent number: 9163233
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for modulating expression of gene products are provided. Compositions comprise suppression cassettes that comprise a convergent promoter pair operably linked to a silencing element that, upon expression, is capable of decreasing the expression of one or more target polynucleotides of interest. Compositions of the invention also include transformed plants, plant cells, plant tissues, and plant seeds. Methods of transformation and regeneration of plants comprising the novel constructs are provided. The methods find use in regulating gene expression, particularly genes associated with agronomic traits of interest. Further provided are promoter sequences, cells, plants, and vectors comprising these promoter sequences and methods of their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Darren B. Gruis, Craig Hastings
  • Patent number: 9157091
    Abstract: A method of modifying the amount of at least one biochemical component in a plant comprising expressing Qua-Quine Starch (QQS) in the plant, the wild-type of which does not express QQS; a transgenic plant, or part thereof, which comprises and expresses QQS as a transgene and in which the amount of at least one biochemical component is modified; a tissue culture of regenerable cells of the transgenic plant; a vector comprising a nucleotide sequence, which encodes the coding sequence of QQS, operably linked to a non-native promoter, which promotes expression of the nucleotide sequence in a plant, which is other than Arabidopsis; and a method of producing a food or industrial product from a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Ling Li, Eve Syrkin Wurtele
  • Patent number: 9127287
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods for producing fermentable sugar obtained from a plant tissue. The methods include providing transgenic plant material comprising one or more locked carbohydrates and contacting plant material with an enzyme capable of converting the locked carbohydrate into a fermentable sugar. The methods are useful for providing sugar or sugar pre-cursors for several industrial purposes including ethanol production. The invention also encompasses plants and plant parts that produce a lock enzyme to yield a locked carbohydrate, with the consequence of accumulating the locked carbohydrate in the plant. The invention also encompasses providing a key enzyme able to convert locked carbohydrates to fermentable sugars. Key enzymes can be provided by transgenic plants or plant parts, transgenic microbes, transgenic yeast, microbes or yeast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Richard J. Hall, Simon Warner, Rogerio Prata
  • Patent number: 9085633
    Abstract: Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs particularly useful for altering agronomic characteristics of plants under nitrogen limiting conditions, compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant DNA constructs, and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs. The recombinant DNA construct comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a SNF2 domain-containing polypeptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignees: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY, PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventors: Milo Aukerman, Carl R. Simmons, Stephen M. Allen, Dale Loussaert, Stanley Luck, Hajime Sakai, Scott V. Tingey
  • Patent number: 9074193
    Abstract: The subject invention concerns materials and methods for providing plants or plant tissue with increased resistance to heat conditions. Increased resistance of a plant or plant tissue to heat conditions provides for decreased yield losses generally observed at elevated temperatures. One aspect of the invention concerns polynucleotides that encode a mutant plant small subunit of AGPase. The subject invention also comprises a mutant plant small subunit of AGPase encoded by a polynucleotide of the invention. The subject invention also concerns plants comprising a polynucleotide of the invention and method for making the plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: L. Curtis Hannah, Nikolaos Georgelis
  • Patent number: 9060533
    Abstract: Provided is a Wheat grain (Triticum aestivum) comprising an embryo, starch and one, two or three SBEIIa proteins, said embryo comprising two identical alleles of an SBEIIa-A gene, two identical alleles of an SBEIIa-B gene and two identical alleles of an SBEIIa-D gene, wherein the starch has an amylose content of at least 50% (w/w) as a proportion of the extractable starch of the grain, and wherein at least one of the SBEIIa proteins is produced in the developing wheat endosperm and has starch branching enzyme activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: ARISTA CEREAL TECHNOLOGIES PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ahmed Regina, Matthew Kennedy Morell, Pierre Georges Louis Berbezy, Elisabeth Marie-Anne Ida Chanliaud, Bernard Duperrier
  • Patent number: 9062317
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided which allow for a single microRNA (miRNA) to reduce the level of expression of at least two members of the same protein and/or gene family. Such methods and compositions employ miRNA expression constructs having a structure such that the most abundant form of miRNA produced from the construct is a 22-nucleotide miRNA. The 22-nucleotide miRNA produced from the miRNA expression construct thereby reduces the level of expression of not only the target sequence for the miRNA, but also reduces the level of expression of at least one additional sequence from the same protein and/or gene family as the target sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Brian McGonigle
  • Patent number: 9040781
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated XB52J13 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety XB52J13, cells from soybean variety XB52J13, plants of soybean XB52J13, and plant parts of soybean variety XB52J13. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety XB52J13 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety XB52J13, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety XB52J13, and methods of characterizing soybean variety XB52J13. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety XB52J13 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Mark J. Hood
  • Patent number: 9040778
    Abstract: A soybean cultivar designated 131TD735 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 131TD735, to the plants of soybean 131TD735, to plant parts of soybean cultivar 131TD735 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing soybean cultivar 131TD735 with itself or with another soybean variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a soybean plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic soybean plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to soybean cultivars or breeding cultivars and plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 131TD735, to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 131TD735 and to the soybean plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds, plants and plant parts produced by crossing the cultivar 131TD735 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Schillinger Genetics, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Schillinger, William K. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 9040780
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated XB32T13 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety XB32T13, cells from soybean variety XB32T13, plants of soybean XB32T13, and plant parts of soybean variety XB32T13. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety XB32T13 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety XB32T13, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety XB32T13, and methods of characterizing soybean variety XB32T13. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety XB32T13 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Leon G. Streit, Thomas C. Corbin, Debra K. Steiger
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9035137
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated XR31L13 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety XR31L13, cells from soybean variety XR31L13, plants of soybean XR31L13, and plant parts of soybean variety XR31L13. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety XR31L13 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety XR31L13, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety XR31L13, and methods of characterizing soybean variety XR31L13. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety XR31L13 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL., INC.
    Inventor: Donald Kyle
  • Publication number: 20150135360
    Abstract: Transcription factor polynucleotides and polypeptides incorporated into nucleic acid constructs, including expression vectors, have been introduced into plants and were ectopically expressed. Transgenic plants transformed with many of these constructs have been shown to be more resistant to disease (in some cases, to more than one pathogen), or more tolerant to an abiotic stress (in some cases, to more than one abiotic stress). The abiotic stress may include, for example, salt, hyperosmotic stress, water deficit, heat, cold, drought, or low nutrient conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Peter P. Repetti, T. Lynne Reuber, Oliver Ratcliffe, Karen S. Century, Katherine Krolikowski, Robert A. Creelman, Frederick D. Hempel, Roderick W. Kumimoto, Luc J. Adam, Neal I. Gutterson, Roger Canales, Emily L. Queen, Jennifer M. Costa
  • Patent number: 9029635
    Abstract: A nucleic acid suitable for reducing the enzymatic activity of an invertase for configuring a sucrose storage organ of a plant, wherein the sucrose concentration is increased relative to the sucrose concentration of an unchanged control sucrose storage organ of the same genotype at a comparable stage of development. The increase in sucrose concentration by X percentage points can thereby lead to a changed or unchanged sucrose storage organ yield, wherein, in the case of a reduction in the sucrose storage organ yield, the reduction is a maximum of 5X percent. The invention further relates to a method for increasing the sucrose yield in agricultural production of sugar beet or sugar cane plants, wherein sugar beet or sugar cane plants are used, the genetic makeup thereof being set up for reducing the enzymatic activity of an invertase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignees: KWS Saat AG, Suedzucker AG Mannheim/Ochsenfurt
    Inventors: Karsten Harms, Britta Schulz
  • Patent number: 9029646
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated XB45T13 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety XB45T13, cells from soybean variety XB45T13, plants of soybean XB45T13, and plant parts of soybean variety XB45T13. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety XB45T13 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety XB45T13, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety XB45T13, and methods of characterizing soybean variety XB45T13. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety XB45T13 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Les Charles Kuhlman, Thomas C. Corbin
  • Patent number: 9024124
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated XB19N13 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety XB19N13, cells from soybean variety XB19N13, plants of soybean XB19N13, and plant parts of soybean variety XB19N13. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety XB19N13 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety XB19N13, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety XB19N13, and methods of characterizing soybean variety XB19N13. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety XB19N13 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian A. Carden, Jessie Lynn Alt
  • Patent number: 9024125
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated XR31AE13 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety XR31AE13, cells from soybean variety XR31AE13, plants of soybean XR31AE13, and plant parts of soybean variety XR31AE13. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety XR31AE13 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety XR31AE13, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety XR31AE13, and methods of characterizing soybean variety XR31AE13. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety XR31AE13 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven R. Schnebly, Jordan Spear