The Polynucleotide Contains A Tissue, Organ, Or Cell Specific Promoter Patents (Class 800/287)
  • Patent number: 10810735
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and apparatus for analyzing medical image. A specific embodiment of the method includes: acquiring medical image data; generating multi-scale decision sample data based on the medical image data; inputting the multi-scale decision sample data into a deep neural network model to obtain an auxiliary diagnosis data of the medical image, the deep neural network model being trained according to a consistency principle between multi-scale training sample data and an output result of the deep neural network model. In the embodiment, a multi-scale training sample is used to accelerate the training process of the deep neural network model, thus the auxiliary diagnosis decision process can be accelerated, while the accuracy of the trained deep neural network model of the embodiment is improved according to a consistency principle of data between different scales and output results, thereby improving the accuracy of auxiliary diagnosis decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shaoting Zhang, Qi Duan
  • Patent number: 10752912
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to nucleic acid sequences coding for a protein which, (1) under a respective promoter, is able to suppress or repress or delay flowering of a plant, and (2) includes the motive “NAPDIIDS” (SEQ ID NO: 10) or, in preferred cases, “VNAPDIIDS” SEQ ID NO: 67), with the exception of the nucleic acid of the gene StSP5G or a part thereof. Preferably, the nucleic acid sequence belongs phylogenetically to the FT-clade of the PEBP gene family, wherein the motive “(V)NAPDIIDS” (SEQ ID NO: 68) is in place of the “(V)YAPGW” motive (SEQ ID NO: 69) of the flowering promoting proteins AtFT and BvFT2. The invention is further directed to peptides or proteins, obtainable by expression of the nucleic acid of any of the preceding claims, vectors, comprising a nucleic acid sequence as defined above, and to plants, parts of plants, or seed of plants, the plants comprising such a nucleic acid sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Lena Harig, Dirk Pruefer, Rainer Fischer
  • Patent number: 10745695
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to compositions and methods for designing and producing functional DNA binding effector molecules and associated customized services, tool kits and functional assays. In some aspects, the invention provides methods and tools for efficient assembly of customized TAL effector molecules. Furthermore, the invention relates to uses of TAL effector molecules and functional evaluation of such TAL by, for example, customized assays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION, THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC GENEART GMBH
    Inventors: Jonathan Chestnut, Matthias Arnold, Kevin Hoff
  • Patent number: 10696975
    Abstract: Transgenic seed for crops with enhanced agronomic traits are provided by trait-improving recombinant DNA in the nucleus of cells of the seed where plants grown from such transgenic seed exhibit one or more enhanced traits as compared to a control plant. Of particular interest are transgenic plants that have increased yield. The present invention also provides recombinant DNA molecules for expression of a protein, and recombinant DNA molecules for suppression of a protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Marie Coffin
  • Patent number: 10689657
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of plant molecular biology and provides methods for production of high expressing constitutive promoters and the production of plants with enhanced constitutive expression of nucleic acids wherein nucleic acid expression enhancing nucleic acids (NEENAs) are functionally linked to the promoters and/or introduced into plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: BASF PLANT SCIENCE COMPANY GMBH
    Inventors: Josef Martin Kuhn, Linda Patricia Loyall, Malte Siebert, Elke Duwenig
  • Patent number: 10619165
    Abstract: This invention relates to crop plants of which the fruit dehiscence properties are modulated. More specifically the invention relates to improved methods and means for reducing seed shattering, or delaying seed shattering until after harvest, while maintaining at the same time an agronomically relevant treshability of the pods, and for increasing yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: BASF AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS SEED, US LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Laga, Bart Den Boer, Bart Lambert
  • Patent number: 10570413
    Abstract: Trap and/or refuge crops and methods of use in managing corn rootworm and other insect pests of maize are provided. Some methods involve using trap crops comprising plants with enhanced susceptibility to one or more insect pests to lure and kill insect pests. Other methods involve using refuge crops comprising plants with enhanced susceptibility to one or more insect pests to monitor insect pest populations in an area or to promote mating between insecticide resistant and insecticide non-resistant insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignees: Purdue Research Foundation, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, INC.
    Inventors: John Lindsey Flexner, Gurmukh S. Johal, Dilbag S. Multani, James K. Presnail, Scott V. Tingey
  • Patent number: 10487339
    Abstract: Described herein are transgenic soybean chromosomes containing a recombinant DNA that transcribes to an RNA molecule that hybridizes to and forms a cleavage-resistant duplex with either a mature miR171 miRNA or a transcript of a target gene having a recognition site for a mature miR171 miRNA whereby the function of the miR171 miRNA is inhibited and thereby imparts enhanced agronomic traits to soybean plants such as increased pods per node, increased number of nodes, a decreased distance between nodes, and a twisted stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Isaac Richard Banks, Sergey Ivashuta, Barbara Elizabeth Wiggins, Yuanji Zhang
  • Patent number: 10472645
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the identification of monocot FLC sequences, such as wheat FLC sequences, as well as their uses in modulating flowering time, seed development and seed germination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: BASF SE, BAYER CROPSCIENCE NV
    Inventors: Koen Geuten, Kerstin Kaufmann, Philip Ruelens
  • Patent number: 10321652
    Abstract: Provided herein is a Cucumber plant (Cucumis sativus) which provides fruits having an improved shelf life, wherein said plant comprises a stay green gene providing the improved fruit shelf life, wherein said stay green gene encodes a protein comprising the amino acid sequence as shown in SEQ ID No. 2, or amino acid sequences with more than 90% identity, preferably more than 94% identity, more preferably more than 96% identity, even more preferably more than 98% identity; and wherein the expression of said stay green gene is reduced as compared to the expression of said stay green gene in a cucumber plant not providing fruits having an improved shelf life or the enzymatic activity of said protein is reduced as compared to the enzymatic activity of said protein in a cucumber plant not providing fruits having an improved shelf life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Enza Zaden Beheer B.V.
    Inventors: Geert Johannes De Boer, Mattheus Nicolaas Groot, Jeanine Danielle Louwerse, Wilhelmina Antonia Cornelia Anna Leijten
  • Patent number: 10155962
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for modulating male fertility in a plant are provided. Compositions comprise nucleotide sequences, and active fragments and variants thereof, which modulate male fertility. Further provided are expression cassettes comprising the male fertility polynucleotides, or active fragments or variants thereof, operably linked to a promoter, wherein expression of the polynucleotides modulates the male fertility of a plant. Various methods are provided wherein the level and/or activity of the sequences that influence male fertility is modulated in a plant or plant part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Marc C. Albertsen, Andrew Mark Cigan, Howard P. Hershey, Michael Lassner, Yongzhong Wu
  • Patent number: 10034442
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides tomato plants exhibiting improved fruit quality and disease resistance. Such plants may comprise novel introgressed genomic regions associated with improved fruit quality or disease resistance. In certain aspects, compositions, including novel polymorphic markers and methods for producing, breeding, identifying, and selecting plants or germplasm with an improved fruit quality or disease resistance phenotype are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventors: Harriette Aarden, Ami Bar, Bernardus van den Bosch, Albert Grit, Amit Hotzev, Arnon Osri, Maria Fernanda Rodriguez, Bram Rozier, Alberto Vecchietti, Ruth Wagner
  • Patent number: 9970917
    Abstract: The invention provides a rapid and efficient method and assay for monitoring yield enhancement in a plant using a measure of silk number. The plant is transformed with a prospective gene associated with yield enhancement. The transformed plant is grown along with non-transformed control plants until silk growth is apparent. The change in the number of silks in the transformed plant correlated to the change in yield for the plant. Therefore, changes in yield enhancement can be estimated in the transformed plant prior to harvest of mature plant tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Guofu Li, Junli Ji
  • Patent number: 9963712
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel gene, IbENOD93, and transgenic plants using the same. More specifically, the present invention provides an IbENOD93 gene, an open reading frame (ORF) of the IbENOD93 gene, a recombinant vector comprising the gene or the ORF, and a transformant transformed with the vector. Moreover, the present invention provides a composition for enhancing root thickening growth and promoting maturation in a plant having storage root(s). Furthermore, the present invention provides a method for producing a transgenic plant having storage root(s) with enhanced thickening growth, and a method for regulating or enhancing root thickening growth and maturation in a plant having storage root(s). According to the present invention, it is possible to promote the thickening growth of storage roots as well as the growth of aerial part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventors: Jung Myung Bae, Seol Ah Noh, Jeong Sheop Shin
  • Patent number: 9944949
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for increasing a plant's resistance to an insect pest such as the corn rootworm are provided. Methods are provided for overexpression of Crw1, or variants thereof, in a host plant or plant cell to increase resistance to an insect pest in a plant such as maize. Moreover, methods are provided for identifying variants of Crw1 that when incorporated into a plant via transgenic or traditional breeding means increase resistance to an insect pest in a plant such as maize.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignees: PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Dilbag S. Multani, Gurmukh S. Johal, Bala K. P. Venkata
  • Patent number: 9879274
    Abstract: A method for producing a plant includes growing a plant from plant cells in which a promoter and a coding sequence under the control of the promoter have been artificially introduced; and selecting the plant in which an amount of phloem tissue is increased 2.0 times or more in comparison with a wild type plant of the same species. The promoter is a promoter for a gene encoding a protein having at least 60% identity with the amino acid sequence of tracheary element differentiation inhibitory factor (TDIF) receptor (TDR) of Arabidopsis thaliana. The coding sequence encodes either (i) a protein having three common sequences composed of the amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NOS: 1 to 3 in this order starting from the N-terminal side, or (ii) a protein having 95% or more identity with the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Tomoko Tanaka, Hiroki Sugimoto, Ritsuko Yogo, Nobuhiko Muramoto, Norihiro Mitsukawa, Kazufumi Tabata
  • Patent number: 9873888
    Abstract: Described herein are transgenic soybean chromosomes containing a recombinant DNA that transcribes to an RNA molecule that hybridizes to and forms a cleavage-resistant duplex with either a mature miR171 miRNA or a transcript of a target gene having a recognition site for a mature miR171 miRNA whereby the function of the miR171 miRNA is inhibited and thereby imparts enhanced agronomic traits to soybean plants such as increased pods per node, increased number of nodes, a decreased distance between nodes, and a twisted stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Isaac Richard Banks, Sergey Ivashuta, Barbara Elizabeth Wiggins, Yuanji Zhang
  • Patent number: 9725731
    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: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Shane E. Abbitt
  • Patent number: 9708672
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for obtaining plants that exhibit useful traits by transient suppression of the MSH1 gene of the plants. Methods for identifying genetic loci that provide for useful traits in plants and plants produced with those loci are also provided. In addition, plants that exhibit the useful traits, parts of the plants including seeds, and products of the plants are provided as well as methods of using the plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: NUtech Ventures
    Inventors: Sally Ann Mackenzie, Roberto De la Rosa Santamaria
  • Patent number: 9480210
    Abstract: The present invention deals with new type of broccoli plant suitable for the industrial manufacture of broccoli heads and florets. The invention relates to broccoli plants producing a head that is flat, comprises multiple individualized florets and protrudes above the leaves making it easy to harvest by machine. The invention further deals with methods and uses of the broccoli plants, heads and florets for the manufacture of broccoli processed and/or packaged food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: John Denison Hewitt, Xiaoguang Liang, Mathieu Sanvoisin, Emmanuel Deschamp, Jiagang Si, Wenhua Lv
  • Patent number: 9458455
    Abstract: A high efficiency plant expression promoter from Capsicum annuum serine hydroxymethyl transferase gene and uses thereof. This high efficiency plant expression promoter and 5?-untranslated region (5?-UTR) from Capsicum annuum serine hydroxymethyl transferase gene, a high efficiency plant expression vector having the same, a plant transformed with the vector, a process for high efficiency expression of a foreign gene by using the vector and a transformed plant which expresses with high efficiency a foreign gene based on the process and seeds of the transformed plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: INDUSTRY FOUNDATION OF CHONNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Do Il Choi, Sang Hyeob Lee, Young Hee Joung
  • Patent number: 9238820
    Abstract: A plant comprising a modified Flowering Locus (FT) polynucleotide expressing a modified polypeptide exhibits altered flowering time, floral numbers and/or increased seed production. Different mutant sequences conferring different phenotypes are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignees: THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK, PLANT BIOSCIENCE LIMITED
    Inventors: Yiguo Hong, Steve Jackson, Chunyang Li
  • Patent number: 9206437
    Abstract: The invention provides a rapid and efficient method and assay for monitoring yield enhancement in a plant using a measure of silk number. The plant is transformed with a prospective gene associated with yield enhancement. The transformed plant is grown along with non-transformed control plants until silk growth is apparent. The change in the number of silks in the transformed plant correlated to the change in yield for the plant. Therefore, changes in yield enhancement can be estimated in the transformed plant prior to harvest of mature plant tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventors: Guofu Li, Junli Ji
  • Patent number: 9150624
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions include a novel nucleotide sequence for a green tissue-preferred promoter from maize. A method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using the promoter sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises stabling incorporating into the genome of a plant cell a nucleotide sequence operably linked to the root-preferred promoter of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant that expresses the nucleotide sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignees: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott Diehn, Albert L. Lu, Lynne E. Sims
  • Patent number: 9139840
    Abstract: Novel crop grain filling genes (GIF1) and the applications thereof are presented in the invention. The GIF1 genes can be applied to control grain filling, enhance crop yield or quality, or improve disease resistance or storage stability of crop grains. A method for improving crops is also presented in the invention. The GIF1 genes shows valuable potentials in controlling crop yield, quality, storage, and resistance to diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Zuhua He, Hongxia Zhang, Bei Li, Hua Liu
  • Patent number: 9121027
    Abstract: Provided herein are improved methods for transforming monocotyledonous plants, as well as an improved phosphomannose-isomerase (PMI) protein coding region and transformation vectors including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Qiudeng Que, David Nicholl
  • Patent number: 9121033
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and regards various polynucleotides, polypeptides and methods that may be employed to enhance yield in transgenic plants. Specifically the transgenic plants may exhibit any one of the traits consisting of increased yield, increased tolerance to abiotic stress, increased cell growth and increased nutrient use efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Kateri Duncan, Michael L. Nuccio, Weining Gu
  • Patent number: 9120864
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nucleic acids or nucleic acid fragments encoding amino acid sequences for proteins involved in the control of flowering in plants, and the use thereof for the modification of flowering, particularly inhibiting flowering. In particular, the present invention relates to nucleic acids or nucleic acid fragments encoding amino acid sequences of FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT), TERMINAL FLOWER (TFL), GIGANTEA (GI) and SHORT VEGETATIVE PHASE (SVP) polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignees: Agricultural Victoria Services PTY LTD, AgResearch Limited
    Inventors: Igor Kardailsky, Bruce Edward Veit, Natasha Talei Forester, Milan Gagic, Kim Archer Richardson, Martin John Faville
  • Patent number: 9096861
    Abstract: Transgenic plants that produce high levels of polyhydroxybutyrate and methods of producing them are provided. In a preferred embodiment the transgenic plants are produced using plastid transformation technologies and utilize genes which are codon optimized. Stably transformed plants able to produce greater than 10% dwt PHS in tissues are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Metabolix, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen Bohmert-Tatarev, Susan McAvoy, Oliver P. Peoples, Kristi D. Snell
  • Patent number: 9074217
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods of increasing the growth and/or biomass of plants by partially suppressing the expression of a SHORT-ROOT (SHR) polypeptide, such as AtSHR or PtSHR1. Manipulation of SHORT-ROOT expression may be useful, for example, in accelerating growth and increasing biomass production in transgenic plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: SWETREE TECHNOLOGIES AB
    Inventors: Brian Jones, Jiehua Wang, Goran Sandberg
  • Patent number: 9074006
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for improving various economically important growth characteristics in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns inter alia a method for modifying growth characteristics in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a HUB1 (Histone Monoubiquitination 1) polypeptide or encoding another protein useful in the methods of the present invention. The modified growth characteristics comprise a modification of light regulated phenotypes, such as modified circadian clock and/or circadian clock responses, or modified plant architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignees: BASF Plant Science GmbH, Universiteit Gent, VIB vzw
    Inventors: Kristiina Himanen, Maria Van Lijsebettens, Christophe Reuzeau, Tommaso Matteo Boccardi
  • Publication number: 20150150158
    Abstract: A method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid up-regulated upon overexpression of a NAC1 or NAC5-encoding gene, referred to herein as a NUG or NAC up-regulated gene, is provided. Plants having modulated expression of a NUG, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants, are also provided. A method for conferring abiotic stress tolerance in plants, comprising modulating expression of a nucleic acid encoding a NAC1 or NAC5 polypeptide in plants grown under abiotic stress conditions, is also provided. Plants expressing a nucleic acid encoding a NAC1 or NAC5 polypeptide, aside from having increased abiotic stress tolerance, have enhanced yield-related traits and/or modified root architecture compared to corresponding wild type plants. Constructs useful in the methods and plants produced by the methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicants: BASF Plant Science Company GmbH, Crop Functional Genomic Center
    Inventors: Christophe Reuzeau, Yang Do Choi, Ju Kon Kim, Jin Seo Jeong
  • Patent number: 9029637
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules corresponding to regulatory portions of genes whose expression is predominant in cambium and/or xylem. The invention also relates to compositions and methods of using the same to regulate the expression, in a cambium/xylem-preferred manner, of genes and/or any kind of nucleotide sequences in a plant. Nucleic acid molecules and its compositions include novel nucleotide sequences for cambium/xylem-preferred promoters identified and isolated from poplar (Populus spp). Methods for expressing genes and/or any kind of nucleotide sequences in a plant using the promoter sequences disclosed herein are provided. The methods comprise stably incorporating into the genome of a plant cell a nucleotide sequence operably linked to a cambium/xylem-preferred promoter of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant that expresses the nucleotide sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Fibria Celulose S.A.
    Inventors: Fabio Papes, Isabel Rodrigues Gerhardt, Paulo Arruda
  • Patent number: 9024111
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nucleic acids, peptides, vectors, cells, and plants useful in the production of biofuels. In certain embodiments, the invention relates to nucleic acid sequences and peptides from extremophile organisms, such as SSO1949 and Ce1A, that are useful for hydrolyzing plant cell wall materials. In further embodiments, the invention relates to modified versions of such sequences that have been optimized for production in one or both of monocot and dicot plants. In other embodiments, the invention provides for targeting peptide production or activity to a certain location within the cell or organism, such as the apoplast. In further embodiments, the invention relates to transformed cells or plants. In additional embodiments, the invention relates to methods of producing biofuel utilizing such nucleic acids, peptides, targeting sequences, vectors, cells, and/or plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph S. Schoeniger, Masood Zia Hadi
  • Publication number: 20150118385
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for stimulating the growth of the plants and/or improving the biomass production and/or increasing the carbon fixation by the plant comprising introducing into a rice plant cell, rice plant tissue or rice plant one or more nucleic acids, wherein the introduction of the nucleic acid(s) results inside the chloroplast of a de novo expression of one or more polypeptides having the enzymatic activity of a glycolate dehydrogenase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Bayer BioScience N.V.
    Inventors: Rashad Kebeish, Fritz Kreuzaler, Michael Metzlaff, Markus Niessen, Christoph Peterhaensel, Jeroen Van Rie
  • Publication number: 20150121568
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant are provided. Compositions include nucleotide sequences for an Arabidopsis thaliana (AT SVL3) promoter. Also provided is a method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using a promoter sequence disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Alan Chamberlin, Shai Joshua Lawitt
  • Patent number: 9018448
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a novel and extensive analytical platform for selecting genes with a possible commercial phenotype from a large group of candidate genes identified using tools in bioinformatics, data from EST sequencing and DNA array. An aspect of the invention provides a method of producing a transgenic plant having an increased growth compared to its wild type. The method comprises altering in the plant the level of a gene product of at least one gene specifically expressed during different phases of wood formation. Further aspects of the invention provide a plant cell or plant progeny of a transgenic plant comprising a recombinant polynucleotide according to the invention. Other aspects pertain a DNA construct comprising a nucleotide sequence of the invention and a plant cell or plant progeny comprising the DNA construct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: SweTree Technologies AB
    Inventors: Magnus Hertzberg, Göran Sandberg, Jarmo Schrader, Carl David Jonsén
  • Patent number: 9012729
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process of producing male sterile monocotyledonous plants by introducing into said plants fragments of a nucleotide sequence coding for a protein which provides for male sterility and reconstituting the complete protein which provides for male sterility by intein-mediated trans-splicing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Nordsaat Saatzuchtgesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Mario Gils
  • Patent number: 9006515
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant are provided. Compositions include nucleotide sequences encompasses a strong pollen preferred promoter which drives strong, specific expression of gene products in pollen. Also provided is a method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using a promoter sequence disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Andrew Mark Cigan, Shai J Lawit
  • Patent number: 9006513
    Abstract: The present invention relates to excision of explant material comprising meristematic tissue from seeds, and storage of such material prior to subsequent use in plant tissue culture and genetic transformation. Methods for tissue preparation, storage, and transformation are disclosed, as is transformable meristem tissue produced by such methods, and apparati for tissue preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Beth Jo Calabotta, Kevin Lee Deppermann, Erik D. Dersch, Jerald D. Heise, Angela Ranae Koestel, Cindy L. Ludwig, Brian J. Martinell, Edward Williams
  • Publication number: 20150101081
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for transforming organelles having an own genomic DNA, the method enabling efficient production of highly homoplasmic plant cells, in which most of the organelles are transformed, and so forth. The method comprises the steps of: expressing in plant cells a fusion protein containing a function inhibiting factor of the organelles and a transit signal peptide to the organelles; introducing into the genomic DNA of the organelles of the plant cells an expression cassette comprising DNAs encoding a restoring factor of the organelles and a factor desired to be expressed in the organelles; and allowing the function inhibiting factor to destroy the organelles, in which the expression cassette is not introduced, in the plant cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AGROBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
    Inventors: Yutaka Tabei, Ayako Okuzaki
  • Patent number: 9000262
    Abstract: The invention provides isolated ethylene over-producer 1 (ETO1) nucleic acid molecules which are associated with ethylene production in plants and their encoded proteins. The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to altering ethylene production and abiotic stress response in plants. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells, transgenic plants and antibody compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Nicholas J Bate, Xiaoming Bao
  • Patent number: 8993840
    Abstract: This invention relates to polynucleotide sequences encoding SUT2 or SUT4 sucrose transporter genes. Methods for increasing seed oil content and evaluating increased oil content in a plant seed are described. The compositions and methods disclosed herein employ a variety of sequences that encode sucrose transporters and a variety of sequences that influence fatty acid accumulation, including for example, DGAT, Lec1 and ODP1 transcription factor. In specific embodiments, overexpression of SUT2 and/or SUT4 sucrose transporters in combination with DGAT genes further increase plant seed oil production compared to a high oil plant comprising recombinant DNA constructs that do not overexpress SUT2 or SUT4 transporters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Compay
    Inventors: Stephen M. Allen, Howard Glenn Damude, John D. Everard, Knut Meyer, Byung-Chun Yoo
  • Patent number: 8993844
    Abstract: Methods for the production of synthetic spider silk-like proteins in corn endosperm or plant shoot tissue are provided. The present invention provides further methods for the identification of synthetic spider silk-like proteins in corn endosperm or plant shoot tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: University of Wyoming
    Inventors: Anne W. Sylvester, Randolph V. Lewis, David Jackson
  • Patent number: 8993846
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for improved bacterial-mediated plant transformation are provided. The methods generally allow plant transformation with reduced vector backbone integration and a high frequency of low-copy transformation events. Vectors for achieving these results are described, as are methods for their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Xudong Ye, Larry A. Gilbertson, Michael W. Petersen
  • Patent number: 8987553
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for improving plant yield, particularly under nitrogen limiting conditions. According to the invention, applicants have discovered that modulating ACC synthase activity in plants improves yield of plants, even when grown under low nitrogen conditions. The same plants, while demonstrating improved yield over non-modified plants, exhibited no deleterious effects under normal nitrogen conditions. The invention further provides methods using recombinant expression cassettes, host cells and transgenic plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Bate, Sarah T. Collinson, Jeffrey E. Habben, Honor Renee Lafitte, Kellie Reimann
  • Patent number: 8987554
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for reducing the level of gossypol in cottonseed. The method generally includes selectively inducing RNA gene silencing in the seed of a transgenic cotton plant, to interfere with expression of the ?-cadinene synthase gene or the ?-cadinene-8-hydroxylase gene in the seed of the cotton plant without substantially affecting expression of that gene in the foliage, floral parts, and roots of the plant. The transgenic cotton plant comprises at least one of a ?-cadinene synthase gene trigger sequence and/or a ?-cadinene-8-hydroxylase gene trigger sequence operably linked to one or more a seed-specific promoter gene sequences, and the trigger sequence(s) is/are able to induce RNA gene silencing when expressed in cottonseed of the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Keerti S. Rathore, Ganesan Sunilkumar, LeAnne M. Campbell
  • Patent number: 8987557
    Abstract: A promoter, which may be used to transform a plant and/or express a gene substantially uniformly in substantially all organs and/or tissues of a plant, and which may include a constitutive expression promoter for transforming a monocot plant. A vector including a promoter, which may include a recombinant plant expression vector. A method of producing a target protein using a vector, and a method of producing a transformed cell and/or plant using a vector. A transformed plant, a transformed seed and a transformed cell are included, which may be formed by the method of producing the same using a vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Myongji University Industry and Academia Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Ju-Kon Kim, Su-Hyun Park, Yang-Do Choi
  • Publication number: 20150082491
    Abstract: Genetic male sterile plants are provided in which complementing constructs result in suppression of a parental phenotype in the progeny. Methods to generate and maintain such plants and methods of use of said plants, are provided, including use of parental plants to produce sterile plants for hybrid seed production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicants: PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL INC., E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Marc Albertsen, April Leonard, Bailin Li, Bo Shen
  • Patent number: 8981188
    Abstract: Novel expression vectors and constructs encoding a chloroplast transit peptide (CTP) operably linked to a monomeric anthranilate synthase are provided. Additionally, novel polynucleotide sequences encoding monomeric anthranilate synthases are provided. Also provided are methods for increasing the levels of free tryptophan in transgenic plants containing the expression vectors and constructs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Siva Manjunath, Santiago Xavier Navarro, William D. Rapp, Xiaohong Shi, Marguerite J. Varagona, Jennifer L. Winson, Guangning Ye