The Polynucleotide Alters Plant Part Growth (e.g., Stem Or Tuber Length, Etc.) Patents (Class 800/290)
  • Patent number: 11920142
    Abstract: The use of a negative regulator AtRTP5 for increasing the plant resistance to Phytophthora is disclosed. The AtRTP5 gene negatively regulates the plant resistance to Phytophthora by interfering with a plant hormone immune signaling pathway. The AtRTP5 gene has a nucleotide sequence shown as SEQ ID NO: 1 or a homologous sequence having more than 50% homology with the sequence. The use of a protein encoded by a negative regulator AtRTP5 for increasing the plant resistance to Phytophthora is also disclosed. The plant resistance to Phytophthora is enhanced by reducing the expression of the protein encoded by the AtRTP5 gene with genetic engineering. The protein has an amino acid sequence shown as SEQ ID NO: 2 or a homologous sequence having more than 50% homology with the sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Northwest A&F University
    Inventors: Weixing Shan, Weiwei Li
  • Patent number: 11895939
    Abstract: The invention tracks and automatically evaluates plant traits of “individuals of plant canopy” in a growth process of a germination period (from sowing until immediately prior to primary seedling culture), at a plant factory with artificial lighting. Specifically, a two-dimensional distribution of the plant traits is calculated by non-destructively and continuously measuring plant trait information in the growth process of the germination period, on the basis of image information 2a, environmental factor information 2b, genetic characteristic information 2c, and management information 2d.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignees: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION CHIBA UNIVERSITY, NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION JAPAN PLANT FACTORY ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Yumiko Amagai, Alexander Feldman, Yu Zhang, Tomomi Nozaki, Toyoki Kozai, Eri Hayashi, Osamu Nunomura, Rikuo Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11891610
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a transgenic plant and a method for producing the same. In particular, the present invention is directed to a transgenic plant or a plant cell in which a nucleic acid molecule encoding an m6A demethylase is introduced, wherein said m6A demethylase has the following two domains: i) N-terminal domain (NTD) having the function of AlkB oxidation demethylase; and ii) C-terminal domain (CTD). The present invention is also directed to a method for producing said plant, comprising introducing a nucleic acid molecule encoding an m6A demethylase into a regenarable plant cell, and regenerating a transgenic plant from the regenerable plant cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Epiplanta Biotech Ltd.
    Inventors: Guifang Jia, Chuan He
  • Patent number: 11732270
    Abstract: The invention provides a methods and materials for producing and selecting plants with at least one dwarfing-associated phenotype. The methods and materials relate to altering the expression, or activity, of an ARF3 polypeptide in the plant, and selecting plants with altered the expression, or activity, of an ARF3 polypeptide. The invention also provides plants produced or selected by the methods. The methods also involve crossing plants of the invention with other plants to produce further plants with at least one dwarfing-associated phenotype.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited
    Inventor: Toshi Marie Foster
  • Patent number: 11649466
    Abstract: Compositions and methods useful in identifying and counter-selecting maize plants with having enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants under abiotic stress conditions such as salt stress and/or drought are provided herein. The methods use molecular genetic markers to identify, select and/or construct salt stress tolerant and/or drought tolerant maize plants. Also provided are methods to enhance tolerance to salt stress and/or drought in crop plants by transforming crop plants with the Zea mays antiporter/sodium ion transporter or by introducing favorable allelic variants of the Zea mays antiporter/sodium ion transporter gene via gene editing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignees: CORTEVA AGRISCIENCE LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer S Jaqueth, Bailin Li, Zhizeng Liu
  • Patent number: 11629359
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a Chinese cabbage plasma membrane intrinsic aquaporin, having an amino acid sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO. 2, and the nucleotide sequence of the encoding gene BraPIP2;1 thereof is as set forth in SEQ ID NO. 1. The plasma membrane intrinsic aquaporin has the characteristic of sensitively responding to neonicotinoid insecticides (thiamethoxam, imidacloprid, etc.) in the external environment. At the same time, it has the function of mediating transmembrane transport of the neonicotinoid insecticides, promoting accumulation of the neonicotinoid insecticides in plant roots and leaves, which has important application value in guiding efficient and simple use of pesticides, development of new systemic pesticides, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: JIANGSU ACADEMY OF AGRICUULTURAL SCIENCES
    Inventors: Qun Wan, Xiangyang Yu, Yixin Li, Jinjin Cheng, Ruohan Wu
  • Patent number: 11618894
    Abstract: Genetically engineered bacteria, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of modulating and treating diseases associated with hyperphenylalaninemia are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: SYNLOGIC OPERATING COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Dean Falb, Vincent M. Isabella, Jonathan W. Kotula, Paul F. Miller, Sarah Rowe, Yves Millet
  • Patent number: 11597943
    Abstract: A transgenic plant which exhibits a growth capacity which is enhanced compared to that of a host plant, and has a chimeric protein of a peptide containing an amino acid sequence derived from a motor domain of myosin XI of a donor plant 1, which is a plant species other than the host plant, and a peptide containing an amino acid sequence derived from a domain other than the motor domain of myosin XI of a donor plant 2, which is the host plant or a plant species other than the host plant, the transgenic plant being characterized in that the motor domain loop 2 region has EEPKQGGKGGGKSSFSSIG or EEPKQGGGKGGSKSSFSSIG, and in addition to these sequences, has an amino acid sequence in which one to six amino acids have been deleted, replaced or added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignees: WASEDA UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION CHIBA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Motoki Tominaga, Kohji Ito
  • Patent number: 11584937
    Abstract: The invention relates to molecules for controlling plant growth and development. Specifically, the invention relates to molecules comprising a gibberellin activator or a gibberellin inhibitor operably linked to a promoter specific to a lateral organ primordium. The invention also relates to transgenic plants having the transgenic molecules and methods for making such transgenic plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
    Inventors: Doris Wagner, Nobutoshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11566053
    Abstract: Provided are isolated polypeptides, isolated polynucleotides encoding same, nucleic acid constructs comprising same, transgenic cells expressing same, transgenic plants expressing same and method of using same for increasing yield, abiotic stress tolerance, growth rate, biomass, vigor, oil content, photosynthetic capacity, seed yield, fiber yield, fiber quality, fiber length, early flowering, grain filling period, harvest index, plant height, and/or nitrogen use efficiency of a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Evogene Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaacov Micha Brog, Yael Galon Wolfenson, Shlomo Zev Goren, Dror Hilman, Hagai Karchi, Michal Lieberman-Lazarovich, Ronit Rimon Knopf, Ruth Van-Oss Pinhasi
  • Patent number: 11555200
    Abstract: The present invention includes compositions and methods of modulating the length of one or more cotton fibers in a plant by contacting the plant or tissue derived therefrom with at least one of: a nucleotide; a modulator of ectoapyrase gene transcription; or an anti-ectoapyrase antibody or fragments thereof, at a concentration that modulates growth of one or more cotton fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Stanley J. Roux, Greg Clark, Jonathan Torres, Zengjian Jeffrey Chen
  • Patent number: 11542520
    Abstract: Method of increasing protein content in a eukaryotic cell comprising an NF-YC4 gene comprising modifying the transcriptional repressor binding site; method of producing a plant with increased protein content comprising crossing and selecting for increased protein content; method of increasing resistance to a pathogen or a pest in a plant cell or plant comprising an NF-YC4 gene comprising modifying the transcriptional repressor binding site, alone or in further combination with expressing QQS in the plant cell or plant; method for producing a plant with increased resistance to a pathogen or a pest comprising crossing and selecting for increased resistance to the pathogen or the pest; a cell, collection of cells, tissue, organ, or organism, such as a plant, in which the NF-YC4 gene comprises a promoter comprising a transcriptional repressor binding site that has been modified so that the transcriptional repressor cannot prevent transcription of the NF-YC4; plants and hybrids thereof; and seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Ling Li, Eve Syrkin Wurtele
  • Patent number: 11512322
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a transgenic plant and a method for producing the same. In particular, the present invention is directed to a transgenic plant or a plant cell in which a nucleic acid molecule encoding an m6A demethylase is introduced, wherein said m6A demethylase has the following two domains: i) N-terminal domain (NTD) having the function of AlkB oxidation demethylase; and ii) C-terminal domain (CTD). The present invention is also directed to a method for producing said plant, comprising introducing a nucleic acid molecule encoding an m6A demethylase into a regenerable plant cell, and regenerating a transgenic plant from the regenerable plant cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: EPIPLANTA BIOTECH LTD.
    Inventors: Guifang Jia, Chuan He
  • Patent number: 11452272
    Abstract: The present invention relates to rice grain with thickened aleurone. Also provided is a rice plant comprising at least one genetic variation which reduces the activity of at least one ROS1a gene in the plant. Grain of the invention, or aleurone therefrom, has improved nutritional properties, and hence is particularly useful for human and animal feed products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignees: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Ronald Chun Wai Yu, Crispin Alexander Howitt, Philip John Larkin, Chun-Ming Liu, Xiao-Ba Wu, Jinxin Liu
  • Patent number: 11453888
    Abstract: Provided are isolated polypeptides which are at least 80% homologous to SEQ ID NOs: 496-794, 2898-3645, and 3647-4855, isolated polynucleotides which are at least 80% identical to SEQ ID NOs: 1-495 and 795-2897, nucleic acid constructs comprising same, transgenic cells expressing same, transgenic plants expressing same and method of using same for increasing fertilizer use efficiency, nitrogen use efficiency, yield, growth rate, biomass, vigor, oil content, photosynthetic capacity, seed yield, fiber yield, fiber quality, fiber length, and/or abiotic stress tolerance of a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Evogene Ltd.
    Inventors: Adi Etzioni, Hagai Karchi
  • Patent number: 11427833
    Abstract: Disclosed are a decoy peptide which is a partial peptide of ASYMMETRIC LEAVES1 (AS1), the decoy peptide being capable of interacting with ?C1 encoded by a betasatellite of a virus belonging to the family Geminiviridae, a nucleic acid encoding the decoy peptide, an expression vector comprising the nucleic acid, a geminivirus disease control agent comprising the decoy peptide or the nucleic acid, a method for controlling a geminivirus disease using the geminivirus disease control agent, a transgenic plant into which the nucleic acid is introduced, and a method for reducing a disease symptom caused by a virus that comprises ?C1 and belongs to the family Geminiviridae, using the nucleic acid. Also disclosed is a method for evaluating the degree of reduction in a disease symptom caused by a virus that comprises ?C1 and belongs to the family Geminiviridae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: ISHIHARA SANGYO KAISHA, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunori Machida, Norifusa Matsuo, Masato Omatsu, Takanori Suzuki, Mika Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11326179
    Abstract: Provided are isolated polynucleotides comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide at least 80% identical to SEQ ID NO: 422, 362-421, 423-601, 2429-4085 and 4086, such as a polynucleotide which is at least 80% identical to SEQ ID NO: 260, 1-259, 261-361, 602-2427 and 2428, nucleic acid constructs comprising same, plant cells comprising same, transgenic plants expressing same, and methods of generating thereof for increasing the yield, biomass, growth rate, vigor, oil content, fiber yield, fiber quality, nitrogen use efficiency and/or abiotic stress tolerance of a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Evogene Ltd.
    Inventors: Noa Matarasso, Hagai Karchi
  • Patent number: 11299747
    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: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Ceres, Inc.
    Inventors: Joon-Huyn Park, Roger I. Pennell, Richard Flavell, Chuan-Yin Wu
  • Patent number: 11229167
    Abstract: Provided are methods for growing a plant under certain stressed conditions that alter the morphology of the plant. In certain aspects, however, although the plant is altered and may be undesirable for commercial purposed, the plant still produces an adequate number of seeds for breeding purposes. Further, because plants may be smaller in size, they can be grown at higher densities, allowing the production of large populations of plants to be brought under controlled conditions which can exclude pollinating insects and thus increase the genetic purity achievable in a breeding program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Juan Cordero, Daniel Ovadya, Kyle B. Smith, Adrian Vargas
  • Patent number: 11214842
    Abstract: The present disclosure is in the field of plant breeding. The disclosure provides methods for breeding corn plants having a brachytic trait using marker-assisted selection. The disclosure further provides brachytic germplasm, markers associated with a brachytic trait for introgressing the trait into elite germplasm in a breeding program. This disclosure also provides brachytic or dwarf elite corn varieties having yield equal to or higher than conventional non-brachytic corn varieties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Ty Jason Barten, Alana N. Brown, Edward James Cargill, Romain Fouquet, Jose Rafael Gomez, Matthew Sean Marengo, Manuel Oyervides Garcia, Jeanette M. Peevers, Dennis Hung Yang
  • Patent number: 11174492
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polynucleotides and polypeptides associated with increased resistance of plant to pathogenic fungi, particularly to fungi inducing root rot and stalk rot in plants, and use thereof for controlling plant fungal pathogens and for producing transgenic plants having increased resistance to pathogenic fungi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: EVOGENE LTD.
    Inventors: Tidhar Turgeman, Ada Viterbo Fainzilber, Eyal Emmanuel
  • Patent number: 10995341
    Abstract: Provided are methods of increasing tolerance of a plant to abiotic stress, and/or increasing biomass, growth rate, vigor and/or yield of a plant. The methods are effected by expressing within the plant an exogenous polynucleotide encoding a polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence at least 90% homologous to the amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs:201, 207, 212, 202-206, 208-211, 213-391, 1655, 961-1529, and 1660-1663. Also provided are polynucleotides, nucleic acid constructs, polypeptides and transgenic plants expressing same which can be used to increase tolerance of a plant to abiotic stress, and/or increase biomass, growth rate, vigor and/or yield of a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Evogene Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Ronen, Hagai Karchi, Alex Diber, Basia Judith Vinocur, Sharon Ayal, Eyal Emmanuel, Michael Gang, Dotan Dimet
  • Patent number: 10905061
    Abstract: Nucleic acid and polypeptide sequences for predicting and controlling shell phenotype in palm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Malaysian Palm Oil Board
    Inventors: Rajinder Singh, Leslie Low Eng Ti, Leslie Ooi Cheng Li, Meilina Ong Abdullah, Rajanaidu Nookiah, Ravigadevi Sambanthamurthi, Andrew Van Brunt, Muhammad A. Budiman, Steven W. Smith, Nathan D. Lakey, Rob Martienssen, Jared Ordway
  • Patent number: 10907174
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules for use in inducing apomixis in a plant, transgenic cells, in particular transgenic plant cells, comprising said nucleic acid molecule, transgenic plants, in particular plant seeds, comprising said nucleic acid molecule, methods for inducing apomixis in a plant, methods for the production of apomictic plants and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FÜR PFLANZENGENETIK UND KULTURPFLANZENFORSCHUNG GATERSLEBEN (IPK)
    Inventors: José M. Corral, Timothy Sharbel
  • Patent number: 10900052
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and compositions for increasing resistance or tolerance to a nematode plant pest in a plant or part thereof. Nucleotide sequences that confer resistance or tolerance to nematode plant pests when expressed in a plant are provided as well as compositions comprising the polypeptides encoded by the nucleotide sequences, and transgenic plants and parts thereof comprising the nucleotide sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: Syngenta Participations AG, Evogene Ltd.
    Inventors: Dror Shalitin, Hagai Karchi, Xiang Huang
  • Patent number: 10876132
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with one or more nucleic acid sequence encoding insecticidal protein(s) and one or more silencing element(s). In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The molecular and breeding stacks find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignees: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott Henry Diehn, Xu Hu, Albert L. Lu, Lu Liu, James Kevin Presnail, Gary A. Sandahl, Ute Schellenberger, Gusui Wu
  • Patent number: 10865406
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ALS inhibitor herbicide tolerant Beta vulgaris plant and parts thereof comprising a mutation of an endogenous acetolactate synthase (ALS) gene, wherein the ALS gene encodes an ALS polypeptide containing an amino acid different from tryptophan at a position 569 of the ALS polypeptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH, KWS SAAT AG
    Inventors: Ruediger Hain, Juergen Benting, Guenter Donn, Nathalie Knittel-Ottleben, Bernd Holtschulte, Andreas Loock, Clemens Springmann, Rudolf Jansen
  • Patent number: 10858404
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are method of altering CAM pathways in plants. In some examples, a disclosed method includes overexpressing one or more genes encoding one or more enzymes that carry out the basic biochemical sequence of nocturnal CO2 fixation (carboxylation) into C4 acids (malate), store C4 acids in the vacuole of the plant, and/or then decarboxylate and refix the released CO2 by C3 photosynthesis during the subsequent day in a plant cell, thereby altering CAM in the plant cell. Also disclosed herein are isolated polynucleotide sequences, transformation vectors, transgenic plant cells, plant part, and plants. The disclosed methods and compositions can be used to improve the water-use efficiency and drought tolerance and durability of plants, such as in plants in arid environments, and also enhance the ability of plants to perform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE NEVADA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO
    Inventors: John C. Cushman, Sung Don Lim, Won Cheol Yim
  • Patent number: 10837025
    Abstract: The invention relates to nucleic acids, proteins and methods for modulating the cellulose content of plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: Kyung-Hwan Han, Jae-Heung Ko, Won-Chan Kim, Joo-Yeol Kim
  • Patent number: 10822616
    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: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ceres, Inc.
    Inventors: Joon-Hyun Park, Roger I. Pennell, Richard Flavell, Chuan-Yin Wu
  • Patent number: 10822612
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of enhancing the activity of a transcription factor in a plant comprising expressing in said plant a chimeric protein comprising a GIF moiety comprising a GIF domain or fragment thereof, and a DNA binding domain (DBD) moiety. The chimeric proteins comprise a GIF moiety comprising a GIF domain or fragment thereof, or a polypeptide with an amino acid sequence having at least 85%, preferably at least 90%, even more preferably at least 95% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence of a GIF domain or fragment thereof; and a DBD moiety comprising the DBD or plant transcription factor whose activity enhancement is intended, or a binding protein which is capable of forming a tertiary complex with the DBD or transcription factor whose activity modification and/or enhancement is intended. The invention also relates to polynucleotides and polypeptides useful in the method of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS Y TÉCNICAS (CONICET), UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE ROSARIO
    Inventors: Carla Schommer, Javier Palatnik, Juan Manuel Debernardi, Ramiro Esteban Rodriguez Virasoro
  • Patent number: 10808259
    Abstract: The assimilated C and N largely influence plant growth and crop yields. Previous attempts to alter the carbon and nitrogen status of the plants attempted with one or two genes The present invention involves simultaneous co-overexpression of three genes wherein one gene (PEPCase) efficiently capture CO2 whereas the other two encode for enzymes (Asp AT and GS) involved in nitrogen assimilation. The combined effect is the enhancement of carbon and nitrogen status of the plant and the productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
    Inventors: Anish Kaachra, Surender Kumar Vats, Paramvir Singh Ahuja, Sanjay Kumar
  • Patent number: 10752911
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods for increasing carbon fixation and/or increasing biomass production in a plant, comprising: introducing into a plant, plant part, and/or plant cell heterologous polynucleotides encoding (1) a succinyl CoA synthetase, (2) a 2-oxoglutarate:ferredoxin oxidoreductase, (3) a 2-oxoglutarate carboxylase, (4) an oxalosuccinate reductase, or (5) an isocitrate lyase, or (6) a succinyl CoA synthetase and a 2-oxoglutarate:ferredoxin oxidoreductase, (7) a 2-oxoglutarate carboxylase and an oxalosuccinate reductase polypeptide, and/or (8) a 2-oxoglutarate carboxylase polypeptide, an oxalosuccinate reductase polypeptide and an isocitrate lyase polypeptide to produce a stably transformed plant, plant part, and/or plant cell, wherein said heterologous polynucleotides are from a bacterial and/or an archaeal species. Additionally, transformed plants, plant parts, and/or plant cells are provided as well as products produced from the transformed plants, plant parts, and/or plant cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Amy Michele Grunden, Heike Sederoff
  • Patent number: 10724047
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for altering gibberellin (GA) content in corn or other cereal plants. Methods and compositions are also provided for altering the expression of genes related to gibberellin biosynthesis through suppression, mutagenesis and/or editing of specific subtypes of GA20 or GA3 oxidase genes. Modified plant cells and plants having a suppression element or mutation reducing the expression or activity of a GA oxidase gene are further provided comprising reduced gibberellin levels and improved characteristics, such as reduced plant height and increased lodging resistance, but without off-types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Edwards M. Allen, Jayanand Boddu, Charles R. Dietrich, Alexander Goldshmidt, Miya Howell, Kevin R. Kosola, Sivalinganna Manjunath, Anil Neelam, Linda Rymarquis, Thomas L. Slewinski, Tyamagondlu V. Venkatesh, Huai Wang
  • Patent number: 10683515
    Abstract: Compositions and methods useful in identifying and counter-selecting maize plants with having enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants under abiotic stress conditions such as salt stress and/or drought are provided herein. The methods use molecular genetic markers to identify, select and/or construct salt stress tolerant and/or drought tolerant maize plants. Also provided are methods to enhance tolerance to salt stress and/or drought in crop plants by transforming crop plants with the Zea mays antiporter/sodium ion transporter or by introducing favorable allelic variants of the Zea mays antiporter/sodium ion transporter gene via gene editing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY, PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer S. Jaqueth, Bailin Li, Zhizeng Liu
  • Patent number: 10526611
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and compositions for enhancing the efficiency of Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of host cells, such as plant cells, wherein the host cells overexpress light-dependent short hypocotyls 10 (LSH10) protein. The methods of the invention comprise Agrobacterium-mediated transfer of T-DNA to a plant cell, wherein the T-DNA contains a DNA of interest to be inserted into a plant genome at a homologous position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Stanton B Gelvin, Lan-Ying Lee, Yaling Wang
  • Patent number: 10472684
    Abstract: The present disclosure is in the field of plant breeding. The disclosure provides methods for breeding corn plants having a brachytic trait using marker-assisted selection. The disclosure further provides brachytic germplasm, markers associated with a brachytic trait for introgressing the trait into elite germplasm in a breeding program. This disclosure also provides brachytic or dwarf elite corn varieties having yield equal to or higher than conventional non-brachytic corn varieties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Ty Jason Barten, Alana N. Brown, Edward James Cargill, Romain Fouquet, Jose Rafael Gomez, Matthew Sean Marengo, Manuel Oyervides Garcia, Jeanette M. Peevers, Dennis Hung Yang
  • Patent number: 10426118
    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, in plants, while maintaining at the same time an agronomically relevant threshability of the pods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: BASF AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS SEED, US LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Laga, Bart den Boer, Bart Lambert
  • Patent number: 10421973
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel chemically inducible plant viral amplicon (CMViva) expression system that permits controllable, high level expression of foreign genes in plant hosts. This system employs agro-infiltration of plants to provide a transient production of a protein of interest, such as a human blood protein. This system provides a major advantage over existing plant expression systems because it allows for consistent expression of foreign or heterologous proteins in plant hosts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents Of The University Of California
    Inventors: Karen A. McDonald, Abhaya Dandekar, Bryce W. Falk, Mysore R. Sudarshana, Sandra L. Uratsu, Michael A. Plesha, Ting-Kuo Huang
  • Patent number: 10323256
    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: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Ceres, Inc.
    Inventors: Joon-Huyn Park, Roger I. Pennell, Richard Flavell, Chuan-Yin Wu
  • Patent number: 10294486
    Abstract: The present invention provides recombinant DNA constructs, vectors and molecules comprising a polynucleotide sequence encoding a florigenic FT protein operably linked to a vegetative stage promoter, which may also be a meristem-preferred or meristem-specific promoter. Transgenic plants, plant cells and tissues, and plant parts are further provided comprising a polynucleotide sequence encoding a florigenic FT protein. Transgenic plants comprising a florigenic FT transgene may produce more bolls, siliques, fruits, nuts, or pods per node on the transgenic plant, particularly on the main stem of the plant, relative to a control or wild type plant. Methods are further provided for introducing a florigenic FT transgene into a plant, and planting transgenic FT plants in the field including at higher densities. Transgenic plants of the present invention may thus provide greater yield potential than wild type plants and may be planted at a higher density due to their altered plant architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Brent Brower-Toland, Rico A. Caldo, Shunhong Dai, Karen Gabbert, Alexander Goldshmidt, Miya D. Howell, Balasulojini Karunanandaa, Sivalinganna Manjunath, Bradley W. McDill, Daniel J. Ovadya, Sasha Preuss, Elena A. Rice, Beth Savidge, Vijay K. Sharma
  • Patent number: 10155957
    Abstract: Provided are methods of increasing tolerance of a plant to abiotic stress, and/or increasing biomass, growth rate, vigor and/or yield of a plant. The methods are effected by expressing within the plant an exogenous polynucleotide encoding a polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence at least 90% homologous to the amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs:201, 207, 212, 202-206, 208-211, 213-391, 1655, 961-1529, and 1660-1663. Also provided are polynucleotides, nucleic acid constructs, polypeptides and transgenic plants expressing same which can be used to increase tolerance of a plant to abiotic stress, and/or increase biomass, growth rate, vigor and/or yield of a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Evogene Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Ronen, Hagai Karchi, Alex Diber, Basia Judith Vinocur, Sharon Ayal, Eyal Emmanuel, Michael Gang, Dotan Dimet
  • Patent number: 10131919
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules for use in inducing aponnixis in a plant, transgenic cells, in particular transgenic plant cells, comprising said nucleic acid molecule, transgenic plants, in particular plant seeds, comprising said nucleic acid molecule, methods for inducing apomixis in a plant, methods for the production of apomictic plants and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR PFLANZENGENETIK UND KUL TURPFLANZENFORSCHUNG GATERSLEBEN (IPK)
    Inventors: José M. Corral, Timothy Sharbel
  • Patent number: 10125371
    Abstract: The present invention discloses isolated polynucleotides encoding WUSCHEL-related homeobox4 proteins from two species of jute plants, namely, the Corchorus olitorius (“C. olitorius”) and Corchorus capsularis (“C. capsularis”), and corresponding polypeptides derived therefrom. The disclosed polynucleotide sequences encode WUSCHEL-related homeobox4 polypeptides (WOX4), which possess catalytic activities in enhancing fiber production in jute. The present invention also relates to the plants having a modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a WOX4 polypeptide, which have enhanced fiber yield relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. Vectors, expression constructs and host cells comprising and/or consisting of the nucleotide sequences of the protein are also provided. Also disclosed are methods for producing the proteins and methods for modifying the proteins in order to improve their desirable characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Bangladesh Jute Research Institute
    Inventors: Maqsudul Alam, Mohammed Shahidul Islam, Borhan Ahmed, Mohammed Samiul Haque, Mohammed Monjurual Alam
  • Patent number: 9890389
    Abstract: Provided are isolated polypeptides which are at least 80% homologous to SEQ ID NOs: 202-219, 221-292, 295-327, 4064-4175, 4177-4210, 4212-4580, 4582-4603, 4605-4749, 4751-4778, 4780-5223, 5225-5493, 5522-5807, 5812, 5815-5816, 5828-6679, 6689-6690, 6708-6785, 6792-6892 or 6893, isolated polynucleotides which are at least 80% identical to SEQ ID NOs: 1-91, 94-201, 328-2317, 2320-2321, 2323, 2326-3835, 3838-3840, 3842-3843, 3848, 3850-3852, 3854, 3856-3953, 3955-4061 or 4062, nucleic acid constructs comprising same, transgenic cells expressing same, transgenic plants expressing same and method of using same for increasing yield, abiotic stress tolerance, growth rate, biomass, vigor, oil content, photosynthetic capacity, seed yield, fiber yield, fiber quality, fiber length, and/or nitrogen use efficiency of a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Evogene Ltd.
    Inventors: Michal Shoresh, Hagai Karchi
  • Patent number: 9879236
    Abstract: A method for increasing growth or biomass of a plant in a shorter period of time, compared to a control plant, includes transforming a plant cell using a recombination vector including a geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate synthase (GGPS) gene. A method for preparing a transgenic plant having higher growth or biomass in a shorter period of time, compared to a control plant, includes transforming a plant cell using the recombination vector having the GGPS gene. A composition for promoting higher growth or biomass of a plant, compared to a plant body, includes a GGPS gene. A plant or seed of the plant having higher growth or biomass, compared to the control plant, is prepared using the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Beung Tae Ryu, Kumar Tata Sandeep
  • Patent number: 9725728
    Abstract: The invention relates to plant transcription factor polypeptides, polynucleotides that encode them, homologs from a variety of plant species, and methods of using the polynucleotides and polypeptides to produce transgenic plants having advantageous properties compared to a reference plant. Sequence information related to these polynucleotides and polypeptides can also be used in bioinformatic search methods and is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Mendel Biotechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley K. Sherman, Jose Luis Riechmann, Cai-Zhong Jiang, Jacqueline E. Heard, Volker Haake, Robert A. Creelman, Oliver J. Ratcliffe, Luc J. Adam, T. Lynne Reuber, James S. Keddie, Pierre E. Broun, Marsha L. Pilgrim, Arnold N. DuBell, III, Omaira Pineda, Guo-Liang Yu
  • Patent number: 9605270
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel chemically inducible plant viral amplicon (CMViva) expression system that permits controllable, high level expression of foreign genes in plant hosts. This system employs agro-infiltration of plants to provide a transient production of a protein of interest, such as a human blood protein. This system provides a major advantage over existing plant expression systems because it allows for consistent expression of foreign or heterologous proteins in plant hosts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Karen A. McDonald, Abhaya Dandekar, Bryce W. Falk, Mysore R. Sudarshana, Sandra L. Uratsu, Michael A. Plesha, Ting-Kuo Huang
  • Patent number: 9499836
    Abstract: Plants having modulated expression of a HAF or BEE polypeptide and which modulate aspects of plant fertility, such as parthenocarpy, fertilization efficiency, and/or fruit size, are described. Methods of modulating fertility characteristics in a plant by modulating the expression of a HAF or BEE polypeptide in the plant are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Brian C. W. Crawford, Martin F. Yanofsky
  • Patent number: 9475849
    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, in plants, while maintaining at the same time an agronomically relevant threshability of the pods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience N.V.
    Inventors: Benjamin Laga, Bart den Boer, Bart Lambert