Higher Plant, Seedling, Plant Seed, Or Plant Part (i.e., Angiosperms Or Gymnosperms) Patents (Class 800/298)
  • Patent number: 11236358
    Abstract: A method for creating a new germplasm of a male sterile crop by gene editing and an application thereof are provided. In this method, the gene editing is performed on an exon region of a Ty-5 gene, and a deletion of DNA sequence is introduced by using a repair mechanism of plants themselves to double-strand breaks (DSBs), causing a loss of function of Ty-5 gene, thereby obtaining a male-sterile character. The method can be applied without being limited by crop categories. After the gene editing is performed on Ty-5 genes of various crops, new germplasms can be quickly obtained. The new germplasms have the same agronomic characters as the previous materials, and only differ in sexual aspect, which effectively solves the problem of the lack of male sterile materials and unstable fertility in natural resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: JIANGSU ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
    Inventors: Yinlei Wang, Tongmin Zhao, Wengui Yu, Liping Zhao, Rong Zhou, Liuxia Song
  • Patent number: 11234389
    Abstract: Isolated nucleotide sequences mutated by insertion encoding a truncated sunflower oleate desaturase protein, truncated protein, methods, procedures and uses. The isolated nucleotide sequences comprise an insertion that includes a stop codon, and wherein the sequences encode a truncated sunflower oleate desaturase protein. The truncated sunflower oleate desaturase protein may be for example the sequence shown in SEQ ID No: 1 or SEQ ID No: 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Advanta Holdings BV
    Inventors: Alberto Javier Leon, Andrés Daniel Zambelli, Roberto Juan Reid, Monica Mariel Morata, Marcos Kaspar
  • Patent number: 11230506
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are microbial consortia and compositions including microbes for use in agricultural or biodegradation applications. In some embodiments, soil, plants, and/or plant parts (such as seeds, seedlings, shoots, roots, leaves, fruit, stems, or branches) are contacted with a disclosed microbial consortia or composition including microbes. The microbial consortia or microbe-containing compositions may be applied to soil, plant, and/or plant parts alone or in combination with additional components (such as chitin, chitosan, glucosamine, amino acids, and/or liquid fertilizer). In additional embodiments, the disclosed microbial consortia or compositions including microbes are used in methods of degrading biological materials, such as chitin-containing biological materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: AMVAC Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Sung-Yong H. Yoon, Kathleen Swords, D. Ry Wagner, Selvasundaram Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 11230505
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are microbial consortia and compositions including microbes, for example, for use in agricultural or biodegradation applications. In some embodiments, soil, plants, and/or plant parts (such as seeds, seedlings, shoots, roots, leaves, fruit, stems, or branches) are contacted with a disclosed microbial consortia or composition including microbes. The microbial consortia or microbe-containing compositions may be applied to soil, plant, and/or plant parts alone or in combination with additional components (such as chitin, chitosan, glucosamine, amino acids, and/or liquid fertilizer). In additional embodiments, the disclosed microbial consortia or compositions including microbes are used in methods of degrading biological materials, such as chitin-containing biological materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: AMVAC Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Sung-Yong H. Yoon, Kathleen Swords, D. Ry Wagner, Selvasundaram Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 11214814
    Abstract: Novel sugarcane-derived flowering-inducing genes each encoding a protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 or 4 (the ScFT6 gene and the ScZCN16 gene), by which the flowering time is accelerated more slowly than conventionally known flowering-inducing genes, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akari Nakasone, Yasuyo Shimamoto, Madoka Abe, Satoshi Kondo, Sumire Fujiwara, Tomoko Niki, Kaoru Suzuki, Nobutaka Mitsuda, Yoshimi Nakano
  • Patent number: 11197449
    Abstract: Herein provided is a new runner-type peanut variety designated ‘Georgia-18RU’ as well as the seeds, plants and derivatives of the new peanut variety ‘Georgia-18RU’. Also provided are tissue cultures of the new peanut variety ‘Georgia-18RU’ and the plants regenerated therefrom. Methods for producing peanut plants by crossing the new peanut variety ‘Georgia-18RU’ with itself or another peanut variety (such as another runner-type peanut variety) and plants produced by such methods are also provided. ‘Georgia-18RU’ is a unique runner-type peanut cultivar having a combination of high level of tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) resistance and leaf scorch resistance caused by Leptosphaerulina crassiasca (Séchet) Jackson and Bell, and high yield. ‘Georgia-18RU’ provides a medium maturity runner-type peanut cultivar with a prominent main stem, medium green foliage, medium-large runner seed size, and pink seedcoat color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventor: William D. Branch
  • Patent number: 11193134
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for regulating plant architecture, improving biomass yield or regrowth after cutting through down-regulation of SPL4 gene function. Also provided are transgenic plants with improved biomass yield or regrowth after cutting produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventors: Jiqing Gou, Zeng-Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 11130945
    Abstract: Provided are an enzyme involved in a glycyrrhizin biosynthetic system, a gene of the enzyme and use thereof in order to stably and continuously provide a large amount of glycyrrhizin. Glucuronosyltransferase with an activity of further transferring glucuronic acid to the hydroxy group at the 2-position of glucuronic acid in an oleanane-type triterpenoid monoglucuronide is identified to provide the transferase, a gene for the transferase and use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: RIKEN
    Inventors: Toshiya Muranaka, Hikaru Seki, Kazuki Saito, Kiyoshi Ohyama
  • Patent number: 11119086
    Abstract: The disclosure provides materials and methods for conferring improved plant traits or benefits on plants. The materials can include a formulation comprising an exogenous endophytic bacterial population, which can be disposed on an exterior surface of a seed or seedling, typically in an amount effective to colonize the plant. The formulations can include at least one member selected from the group consisting of an agriculturally compatible carrier, a tackifier, a microbial stabilizer, a fungicide, an antibacterial agent, an herbicide, a nematicide, an insecticide, a plant growth regulator, a rodenticide, and a nutrient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Birgit Mitter, Milica Pastar, Angela Sessitsch
  • Patent number: 11111491
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for screening for and identifying a desirable plant improving trait, said method comprises steps of: (a) obtaining genetic material from a sampling of a predefined source and (b) constructing an expression library from said genetic material. The aforementioned method further comprises steps of: (c) producing plants transformed with said expression library at a transformation efficiency of at least 0.05%-30%, representing at least 102-1010 transgenes; (d) screening for transformed plants expressing said desirable trait; and (e) identifying said transgene of said transformed plants expressing said desirable trait.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: PLANTARCBIO LTD.
    Inventors: Dror Shalitin, Noam Grimberg, Arava Shatil Cohen
  • Patent number: 11102981
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to isolated microorganisms—including novel strains of the microorganisms-microbial consortia, and agricultural compositions comprising the same. Furthermore, the disclosure teaches methods of utilizing the described microorganisms, microbial consortia, and agricultural compositions comprising the same, in methods for imparting beneficial properties to target plant species. In particular aspects, the disclosure provides methods of increasing desirable plant traits in agronomically important crop species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: BioConsortia, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Wigley, Susan Turner, Caroline George, Damian Wright, Thomas Williams, Kelly Roberts, Graham Hymus
  • Patent number: 11104910
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for gene targeting in a plant cell, as well as recombinant nucleic acid molecules used in these methods. Further disclosed are recombinant nucleic acid molecules comprising a target gene operably linked to a regulatory region of the UBQ10 gene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: YEDA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Asaph Aharoni, Samuel Bocobza, Tal Dahan, Avraham A. Levy
  • Patent number: 11091770
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of controlling insect pests which infest crop plants, in particular Spodoptera frugiperda (fall armyworm), Lygus hesperus (western tarnished plant bug), Euschistus heros (neotropical brown stink bug), and Plutella xylostella (diamondback moth), and methods of providing plants resistant to such pests. Also disclosed are polynucleotides and recombinant DNA molecules and constructs useful in such methods, insecticidal compositions such as topical sprays containing insecticidal double-stranded RNAs, and plants with improved resistance to infestation by these insects. Further disclosed are methods of selecting target genes for RNAi-mediated silencing and control of these insect pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: James A. Baum, Brian D. Eads, Jeremy A. Kroemer, Christina Marie Taylor
  • Patent number: 11091769
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure pertain to modified plants or seeds that contain a mutated gene. The mutated gene includes, without limitation, a pic30 mutant, a mutant homolog of pic30, and combinations thereof. The modified plant or seed is resistant to at least one herbicide, such as picloram. The modified plant or seed may also be resistant to one or more sources of environmental stress, such as drought, plant pathogenesis, biotic stress, and abiotic stress. Additional embodiments of the present disclosure pertain to methods of controlling the growth of weeds in a field by applying at least one herbicide to the field that includes the aforementioned modified plants or seeds. Additional embodiments of the present disclosure pertain to methods of developing the aforementioned modified plants or seeds by introducing one or more of the aforementioned mutated genes to a plant or seed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Nihal Dharmasiri, Sunethra Dharmasiri, Praveen Kumar Kathare
  • Patent number: 11060121
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing glycine or a salt thereof by fermentation of a bacterium which has been modified to overexpress a gene encoding a protein having L-threonine 3-dehydrogenase activity and a gene encoding a protein having 2-amino-3-oxobutanoate coenzyme A ligase activity. The bacterium can be, for example, a coryneform bacterium or a bacterium belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Sergey Vasilievich Smirnov, Veronika Aleksandrovna Kotliarova
  • Patent number: 11053514
    Abstract: Soybean plants comprising event SYHT0H2, methods of detecting and using the same, and soybean plants comprising a heterologous insert at the same site as SYHT0H2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: John Daniel Hipskind, Kristina Burgin, Rakesh Jain, Karolyn Terpstra, Marina Sigareva, Annick Jeanne De Framond, Becky Breitinger, Vance Cary Kramer, Weining Gu
  • Patent number: 11028393
    Abstract: The invention provides siRNA compositions that specifically downregulates expression of a variant of the PNPLA3 gene and methods of use thereof for treating a chronic liver disease or alcoholic liver disease (ALD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Wanqing Liu, Yoon Yeo
  • Patent number: 11015209
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are capable of modulating male fertility in a plant. Compositions comprise polynucleotides and polypeptides, and fragments and variants thereof, which modulate male fertility. Expression cassettes comprise a male-fertility polynucleotide, or fragment or variant thereof, operably linked to a promoter, wherein expression of the polynucleotide modulates the male fertility of a plant. The level and/or activity of a polynucleotide that influences male fertility is modulated in a plant or plant part. Regulatory sequences drive expression in a male-tissue-preferred manner and may be targets to downregulate an operably linked gene. Methods to track mutations that induce nuclear recessive male sterility in subsequent selfing and crossing of wheat lines containing the mutations are also provided. Male-sterile plants may be maintained by pollinating with a maintainer plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Marc C Albertsen, Ute Baumann, Andrew Mark Cigan, Manjit Singh, Elise Tucker, Ryan Whitford
  • Patent number: 10966429
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods for using benzoxaborole compounds in combination with preservative gases, such as carbon dioxide or sulfur dioxide, as an antimicrobial that synergistically controls pathogens of agricultural crops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AGROFRESH INC.
    Inventors: Rodrigo Cifuentes, Daniel MacLean, Renee Engle-Goodner, Timothy Malefyt
  • Patent number: 10961521
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recombinant microorganism to which a gene coding for 2-hydroxyisocaproate-CoA transferase and a gene coding for polyhydroxyalkanoate synthase are introduced and which has a potential of producing polyhydroxyalkanoate bearing an aromatic monomer or a long-chain 2-HA monomer and a method for producing polyhydroxyalkanoate bearing an aromatic monomer or a long-chain 2-HA monomer, using the recombinant microorganism. According to the present invention, a biodegradable polymer bearing an aromatic monomer or a long-chain 2-HA monomer can be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Sang Yup Lee, Jung Eun Yang, Si Jae Park
  • Patent number: 10939621
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating a plasma-activated liquid or gas, and applying the plasma-activated liquid for agricultural use. A system embodiment includes a hand-held device that can be pointed and directed at different target areas of a plant. A method embodiment includes generating a plasma discharge in a gas environment or a liquid environment, and applying the gas/liquid to a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Plasmology4, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Watson, Emilia Kulaga
  • Patent number: 10939655
    Abstract: The invention relates to the alfalfa variety designated R513W224S. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the alfalfa variety R513W224S. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the alfalfa variety R513W224S and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing the alfalfa variety R513W224S with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Reisen, Mark McCaslin
  • Patent number: 10932433
    Abstract: The invention relates to the alfalfa variety designated RRL44M375. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the alfalfa variety RRL44M375. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the alfalfa variety RRL44M375 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing the alfalfa variety RRL44M375 with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Charles A. Rodgers, Mark McCaslin
  • Patent number: 10925247
    Abstract: The invention relates to the alfalfa variety designated RRL43M118. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the alfalfa variety RRL43M118. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the alfalfa variety RRL43M118 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing the alfalfa variety RRL43M118 with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark McCaslin, Peter Reisen
  • Patent number: 10883103
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for delivering a polynucleotide from the exterior surface of a plant or plant part into the interior of a plant cell. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to compositions comprising at least one polynucleotide and at least one agent that is able to disrupt at least one barrier of the plant or plant part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Bennett, Shihshieh Huang, Alberto B. Iandolino, Heather A. Lindfors, Janette V. Oakes, Gregory John Peel, Sharon E. Radke, Steven H. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10869481
    Abstract: Plant propagation material expressing sugar beet cyst nematode resistance can be treated with a nematode-antagonistic biocontrol agent. Use of the nematode-antagonistic biocontrol agent can reduce the rate at which sugar beet cyst nematode (SBN) pests acquire tolerances to pesticidal activity of sugar beet plants expressing SBN resistance and pesticides, and can also increase yield and pesticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Palle Pedersen, Clifford George Watrin
  • Patent number: 10851369
    Abstract: A method of processing a collection of nucleic acid sequences is provided including connecting an adaptor to one or more or each nucleic acid sequence in the collection to create a processed nucleic acid template library, wherein the adaptor includes a first DNA sequence encoding a PAM sequence and at least a tracr mate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Reza Kalhor, Javier Fernandez Juarez, Henry Hung-yi Lee, George M. Church
  • Patent number: 10844390
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of agriculture. In particular, the invention provides a promoter, a recombinant gene, plants comprising the recombinant genes and a method to improve yield of a cotton plant under stress conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: BASF AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS SEED, US LLC
    Inventors: Younousse Saidi, Bart Den Boer, Celine Mouchel, Stephane Pien
  • Patent number: 10827716
    Abstract: The invention relates to the alfalfa variety designated R511Hg216. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the alfalfa variety R511Hg216. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the alfalfa variety R511Hg216 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing the alfalfa variety R511Hg216 with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Reisen, Mark McCaslin
  • Patent number: 10827717
    Abstract: The invention relates to the alfalfa variety designated R513M225S. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the alfalfa variety R513M225S. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the alfalfa variety R513M225S and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing the alfalfa variety R513M225S with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Reisen, Mark McCaslin
  • Patent number: 10815492
    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: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Evogene Ltd.
    Inventors: Noa Matarasso, Hagai Karchi
  • Patent number: 10798909
    Abstract: The invention relates to the alfalfa variety designated RRL44M377. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the alfalfa variety RRL44M377. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the alfalfa variety RRL44M377 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing the alfalfa variety RRL44M377 with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Charles A. Rodgers, Mark McCaslin
  • Patent number: 10798908
    Abstract: The invention relates to the alfalfa variety designated RRL44M104. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the alfalfa variety RRL44M104. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the alfalfa variety RRL44M104 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing the alfalfa variety RRL44M104 with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Charles A. Rodgers, Mark McCaslin
  • Patent number: 10793845
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having cellulolytic enhancing activity, 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: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: Novozymes A/S, Novozymes, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolaj Spodsberg, Tarana Shaghasi, Matt Sweeney, Feng Xu, Kirk Schnorr
  • Patent number: 10793870
    Abstract: Provided are methods of increasing yield, biomass, growth rate, vigor, and/or abiotic stress tolerance of a plant by expressing within the plant an exogenous polynucleotide comprising a nucleic acid sequence at least 80% identical to SEQ ID NO: 84 or 921; or an exogenous polynucleotide encoding a polypeptide at least 80% identical to SEQ ID NO: 188.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Evogene Ltd.
    Inventors: Eyal Emmanuel, Zur Granevitze, Alex Diber, Basia Judith Vinocur, Sharon Ayal, Yoav Herschkovitz
  • Patent number: 10787677
    Abstract: Polynucleotides and polypeptides incorporated into expression vectors have been introduced into plants and were ectopically expressed. The polypeptides of the invention have been shown to confer at least one regulatory activity and confer increased yield, greater height, greater early season growth, greater canopy coverage, greater stem diameter, greater late season vigor, increased secondary rooting, more rapid germination, greater cold tolerance, greater tolerance to water deprivation, reduced stomatal conductance, altered C/N sensing, increased low nitrogen tolerance, increased low phosphorus tolerance, or increased tolerance to hyperosmotic stress as compared to the control plant as compared to a control plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: Mendel Biotechnology, Inc., Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Creelman, Neal I. Gutterson, Oliver J. Ratcliffe, T. Lynne Reuber, Richard Eric Cerny, Kimberly Faye Zobrist Duff, Susanne Kjemtrup-Lovelace, Robert J. Meister, Marie E. Petracek, Thomas Ruff, Qingzhang Xu
  • Patent number: 10779504
    Abstract: The invention relates to the alfalfa variety designated RRL44M121. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the alfalfa variety RRL44M121. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the alfalfa variety RRL44M121 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing the alfalfa variety RRL44M121 with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Charles A. Rodgers, Mark McCaslin
  • Patent number: 10779503
    Abstract: The invention relates to the alfalfa variety designated R411K324. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the alfalfa variety R411K324. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the alfalfa variety R411K324 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing the alfalfa variety R411K324 with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark McCaslin, Peter Reisen
  • Patent number: 10772282
    Abstract: The invention relates to the alfalfa variety designated R413A316. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the alfalfa variety R413A316. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the alfalfa variety R413A316 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing the alfalfa variety R413A316 with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark McCaslin, Peter Reisen
  • Patent number: 10757898
    Abstract: The invention relates to the alfalfa variety designated 58M801. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the alfalfa variety 58M801. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the alfalfa variety 58M801 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing the alfalfa variety 58M801 with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Reisen, Mark McCaslin
  • Patent number: 10757901
    Abstract: The invention relates to the alfalfa variety designated 914T031. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the alfalfa variety 914T031. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the alfalfa variety 914T031 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing the alfalfa variety 914T031 with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Julie Ho, Peter Reisen
  • Patent number: 10757899
    Abstract: The invention relates to the alfalfa variety designated 109T901. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the alfalfa variety 109T901. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the alfalfa variety 109T901 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing the alfalfa variety 109T901 with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Reisen, Mark McCaslin
  • Patent number: 10757902
    Abstract: The invention relates to the alfalfa variety designated 1013T183. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the alfalfa variety 1013T183. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the alfalfa variety 1013T183 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing the alfalfa variety 1013T183 with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Julie Ho, Peter Reisen
  • Patent number: 10757900
    Abstract: The invention relates to the alfalfa variety designated H0415A3144. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the alfalfa variety H0415A3144. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the alfalfa variety H0415A3144 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing the alfalfa variety H0415A3144 with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Charles A. Rodgers, Mark McCaslin
  • Patent number: 10745327
    Abstract: A method for inoculating a plant with a nitrogen-fixing bacteria such as Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus, said method comprising administering the nitrogen-fixing bacteria to a wound of a growing plant, for example to recently cut grass. Inoculation in this manner leads to enhanced growth characteristics including increased greenness of grass. Novel compositions suitable for use in the method are also described and claimed, together with kits for producing these.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Azotic Technologies LTD
    Inventors: David Dent, Ian Clarke
  • Patent number: 10736296
    Abstract: The invention relates to the alfalfa variety designated H0515A3140. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the alfalfa variety H0515A3140. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the alfalfa variety H0515A3140 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing the alfalfa variety H0515A3140 with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Charles A. Rodgers, Mark McCaslin
  • Patent number: 10736297
    Abstract: The invention relates to the alfalfa variety designated R411A106. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the alfalfa variety R411A106. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the alfalfa variety R411A106 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing the alfalfa variety R411A106 with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark McCaslin, Peter Reisen
  • Patent number: 10709151
    Abstract: Pennycress seed, seed lots, and seed meal having reduced fiber content and improved suitability for use in producing animal feed are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: COVERCRESS, INC., Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Tim Ulmasov, Gary Hartnell, John C. Sedbrook, Michael David Marks, Ratan Chopra, Maliheh Esfahanian
  • Patent number: 10694700
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH25RN and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant comprise crossing maize variety PH25RN with another maize plant are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH25RN through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are provided. Hybrid maize seed, plants or plant parts are produced by crossing the variety PH25RN or a locus conversion of PH25RN with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Edwin Michael Grote
  • Patent number: 10694712
    Abstract: The invention relates to the alfalfa variety designated 89T093. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the alfalfa variety 89T093. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the alfalfa variety 89T093 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing the alfalfa variety 89T093 with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Reisen, Mark McCaslin