Brassica Patents (Class 800/306)
  • Patent number: 10017780
    Abstract: The present invention discloses B. oleracea plants resistant to clubroot disease. In particular, the plants of the present invention comprise a monogenic dominant resistance to the disease clubroot introgressed from B. rapa. This resistance provides improved resistance to the disease as compared to previously existing resistances in B. oleracea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Enrico Gerardus Albertus Linders, Peter Tjeertes, Johannes Maria De Haas, Cai-Cheng Huang
  • Patent number: 9994880
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of synthesizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, especially eicosapentaenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, in recombinant cells such as yeast or plant cells. Also provided are recombinant cells or plants which produce long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a group of new enzymes which possess desatorase or elongase activity that can be used in methods of synthesizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Surinder Pal Singh, Stanley Suresh Robert, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Xue-Rong Zhou, James Robertson Petrie, Allan Graham Green
  • Patent number: 9970033
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of synthesizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, especially eicosapentaenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, in recombinant cells such as yeast or plant cells. Also provided are recombinant cells or plants which produce long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a group of new enzymes which possess desatorase or elongase activity that can be used in methods of synthesizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Surinder Pal Singh, Stanley Suresh Robert, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Xue-Rong Zhou, James Robertson Petrie, Allan Graham Green
  • Patent number: 9963711
    Abstract: A method of gene editing or gene stacking within a FAD2 loci by cleaving, in a site directed manner, a location in a FAD2 gene in a cell, to generate a break in the FAD2 gene and then ligating into the break a nucleic acid molecule associated with one or more traits of interest is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc., Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Noel Cogan, John Forster, Matthew Hayden, Tim Sawbridge, German Spangenberg, Steven R. Webb, Manju Gupta, William Michael Ainley, Matthew J. Henry, Jeffrey C. Miller, Dmitry Y. Guschin
  • Patent number: 9706727
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the invention relates to the seeds, plants, and plant parts of canola variety SCV627950 and to methods for producing a canola plant produced by crossing canola variety SCV627950 with itself or with another canola variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic canola plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to canola varieties or breeding lines and plant parts derived from canola variety SCV627950, to methods for producing other canola varieties, lines or plant parts derived from canola variety SCV627950 and to the canola plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid canola seeds, plants and plant parts produced by crossing the variety SCV627950 with another canola variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jun Liu, Chunren Wu
  • Patent number: 9474225
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the invention relates to the seeds, plants, and plant parts of canola variety SCV630541 and to methods for producing a canola plant produced by crossing canola variety SCV630541 with itself or with another canola variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic canola plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to canola varieties or breeding lines and plant parts derived from canola variety SCV630541, to methods for producing other canola varieties, lines or plant parts derived from canola variety SCV630541 and to the canola plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid canola seeds, plants and plant parts produced by crossing the variety SCV630541 with another canola variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Teresa Huskowska, Harpartap Mann
  • Patent number: 9441232
    Abstract: A Zea mays regulatory region is shown, which provides improved seed preferred, and particularly pericarp preferred expression in plants. Methods of use are also shown in preferentially expressing a heterologous protein to the pericarp tissue of a plant. The sequence is particularly useful in expression of heterologous proteins to the pericarp of monocotyledonous plants, particularly cereals, and maize.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Applied Biotechnology Institute, Inc
    Inventors: John Howard, Erin Engelkrout
  • Patent number: 9332699
    Abstract: A broccoli plant characterized in having an exerted head having a crown higher than the leaf canopy and a harvestable head of at least about 200 grams when planted at a density of 40,000 plants per hectare, where the harvestable head comprises the top 25 centimeters of said stalk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventors: Franciscus van den Bosch, Meindert P. Boon
  • Patent number: 9313961
    Abstract: The invention provides Brassica oleracea plants comprising a white-stem trait and methods for producing a plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to parts of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans van den Bosch, Meindert Boon
  • Patent number: 9210857
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new and distinctive canola cultivar, designated CL102407R. Also included are seeds of canola inbred CL102407R, to the plants, or plant parts, of canola CL102407R and to methods for producing a canola plant produced by crossing the canola CL102407R with itself or another canola genotype, and the creation of variants by mutagenesis or transformation of canola CL102407R.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Agrigenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Van Leonard Ripley, Thomas J. Kubik, Michelle Erin Beaith
  • Patent number: 9204601
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new and distinctive canola, designated CL60855R. Also included are seeds of canola CL60855R, to the plants, or plant parts, of canola CL60855R and to methods for producing a canola plant produced by crossing the canola CL60855R with itself or another canola genotype, and the creation of variants by mutagenesis or transformation of canola CL60855R.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Agrigenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Van Leonard Ripley, Thomas J. Kubik, Michelle Erin Beaith
  • Patent number: 9204602
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new and distinctive canola, designated CL77606R. Also included are seeds of canola CL77606R, to the plants, or plant parts, of canola CL77606R and to methods for producing a canola plant produced by crossing the canola CL77606R with itself or another canola genotype, and the creation of variants by mutagenesis or transformation of canola CL77606R.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Agrigenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Van Leonard Ripley, Thomas J. Kubik, Michelle Erin Beaith
  • Patent number: 9179632
    Abstract: A novel canola variety designated 45S52 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred canola varieties. Methods for producing a canola plant that comprises crossing canola variety 45S52 with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 45S52 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the canola seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the canola variety 45S52, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of canola variety 45S52. This invention further relates to methods for producing canola varieties derived from canola variety 45S52.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Igor Falak, Winnifred Marie McNabb, Jayantilal Devabhai Patel
  • Patent number: 9181560
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel promoters for use in plants. Specifically, the present invention provides novel enhanced plant promoters. The present invention also provides DNA constructs; transgenic cells, plants, and seeds containing these novel promoters; and methods for preparing and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Andrew M. Mroczka, Monica P. Ravanello, Toni Voelker, Nicholas W. Wagner
  • Patent number: 9179634
    Abstract: A novel canola variety designated NS6569 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a canola plant that comprise crossing canola variety NS6569 with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into NS6569 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the canola seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid canola seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the canola variety NS6569 or a locus conversion of NS6569 with another canola variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jayantilal Devabhai Patel, Igor Falak, Daniel Joseph Stanton
  • Patent number: 9173364
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new and distinctive canola, designated I2X0066A/B. Also included are seeds of canola I2X0066A/B, to the plants, or plant parts, of canola I2X0066A/B and to methods for producing a canola plant produced by crossing the canola I2X0066A/B with itself or another canola genotype, and the creation of variants by mutagenesis or transformation of canola I2X0066A/B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Agrigenetics Inc
    Inventors: Van L. Ripley, Thomas J. Kubik, Michelle E. Beaith
  • Patent number: 9173365
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new and distinctive canola, designated G73875R. Also included are seeds of canola G73875R, to the plants, or plant parts, of canola G73875R and to methods for producing a canola plant produced by crossing the canola G73875R with itself or another canola genotype, and the creation of variants by mutagenesis or transformation of canola G73875R.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Agrigenetics Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory R. Gingera, Donna C. Knievel, Thomas J. Kubik
  • Patent number: 9173368
    Abstract: A novel canola variety designated NS6703 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a canola plant that comprise crossing canola variety NS6703 with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into NS6703 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the canola seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid canola seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the canola variety NS6703 or a locus conversion of NS6703 with another canola variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Jayantilal Devabhai Patel
  • Patent number: 9173366
    Abstract: A novel canola variety designated NS6266 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a canola plant that comprise crossing canola variety NS6266 with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into NS6266 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the canola seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid canola seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the canola variety NS6266 or a locus conversion of NS6266 with another canola variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jayantilal Devabhai Patel, Igor Falak
  • Patent number: 9161502
    Abstract: Brassica juncea having greater than about 55% oleic acid per weight of total fatty acid and methods of producing same are provided. The new Brassica juncea lines produce oil having the typical canola fatty acid profile. Methods for producing progeny Brassica juncea plants produced by crossing the high oleic acid Brassica juncea line with itself or with other canola plants, and hybrid canola seeds and plants produced by crossing the Brassica juncea high oleic acid line with another canola line or plant, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventors: Gregory R. Gingera, James Brent Gillespie
  • Patent number: 9137960
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new and distinctive canola, designated G2X0062A/B. Also included are seeds of canola G2X0062A/B, to the plants, or plant parts, of canola G2X0062A/B and to methods for producing a canola plant produced by crossing the canola G2X0062A/B with itself or another canola genotype, and the creation of variants by mutagenesis or transformation of canola G2X0062A/B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Agrigenetics Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory R. Gingera, Donna C. Knievel, Thomas J. Kubik
  • Patent number: 9095106
    Abstract: A novel canola variety designated D3154S and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred canola varieties. Methods for producing a canola plant that comprises crossing canola variety D3154S with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into D3154S through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the canola seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This discovery relates to the canola variety D3154S, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of canola variety D3154S. This discovery further relates to methods for producing canola varieties derived from canola variety D3154S.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jayantilal Devabhai Patel, Igor Falak, Winnifred Marie McNabb
  • Patent number: 9078407
    Abstract: A novel canola variety designated 43E02 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred canola varieties. Methods for producing a canola plant that comprises crossing canola variety 43E02 with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 43E02 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the canola seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This discovery relates to the canola variety 43E02, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of canola variety 43E02. This discovery further relates to methods for producing canola varieties derived from canola variety 43E02.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventors: Jayantilal Devabhai Patel, Daniel Joseph Stanton, Ferdinand G. Thoonen
  • Patent number: 9072235
    Abstract: A novel canola variety designated 45S54 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred canola varieties. Methods for producing a canola plant that comprises crossing canola variety 45S54 with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 45S54 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the canola seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This discovery relates to the canola variety 45S54, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of canola variety 45S54. This discovery further relates to methods for producing canola varieties derived from canola variety 45S54.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventors: Jayantilal Devabhai Patel, Igor Falak, Winnifred Marie McNabb
  • Patent number: 9066483
    Abstract: The subject invention provides low fiber, yellow-seeded canola, and related canola meal and animal feed. Oil produced from this seed has at least 68% oleic acid and no more than 3% linolenic acid, relative to the total fatty acids in the oil. Specific canola lines exhibiting these characteristics are also provided. Canola seed offering the combined advantages of excellent oil together with high-quality meal has not heretofore been provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignees: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada as represented by the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Chibwe Chungu, Gerhard Rakow, Thomas J. Kubik, Barbara L. Raney
  • Patent number: 9066487
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the invention relates to the seeds, plants, and plant parts of canola variety SCV366592 and to methods for producing a canola plant produced by crossing canola variety SCV366592 with itself or with another canola variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic canola plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to canola varieties or breeding lines and plant parts derived from canola variety SCV366592, to methods for producing other canola varieties, lines or plant parts derived from canola variety SCV366592 and to the canola plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid canola seeds, plants and plant parts produced by crossing the variety SCV366592 with another canola variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Mosanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Dale R. Burns
  • Patent number: 9040777
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the invention relates to the seeds, plants, and plant parts of canola variety SCV435009 and to methods for producing a canola plant produced by crossing canola variety SCV435009 with itself or with another canola variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic canola plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to canola varieties or breeding lines and plant parts derived from canola variety SCV435009, to methods for producing other canola varieties, lines or plant parts derived from canola variety SCV435009 and to the canola plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid canola seeds, plants and plant parts produced by crossing the variety SCV435009 with another canola variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Dale R. Burns
  • Publication number: 20150143573
    Abstract: The present invention relates to Brassica juncea ROD1 nucleic acid sequences and proteins and the use thereof to create plants with increased levels of C18:1 and reduced levels of saturated fatty acids in the seeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Denolf, Michel Van Thournout, Stephane Bourot
  • Patent number: 9035134
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the invention relates to the seeds, plants, and plant parts of canola variety SCV816796 and to methods for producing a canola plant produced by crossing canola variety SCV816796 with itself or with another canola variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic canola plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to canola varieties or breeding lines and plant parts derived from canola variety SCV816796, to methods for producing other canola varieties, lines or plant parts derived from canola variety SCV816796 and to the canola plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid canola seeds, plants and plant parts produced by crossing the variety SCV816796 with another canola variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventor: Chunren Wu
  • Publication number: 20150135358
    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: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Maria C. Bohannon, Marie Coffin, Amanda Winslow, Faten Shaikh
  • Patent number: 9029629
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of marker-assisted selection for high oleic/low linolenic traits in canola and in other oil seed crop species, as well as isolated nucleic acids for use as molecular markers in such methods. In particular, molecular markers and Brassica nucleic acid corresponding to fad2 and fad3 gene mutations are disclosed. The markers of the present invention are highly useful for the direct selection of desirable fad2 and fad3 alleles during marker-assisted trait introgression and breeding. In one aspect of the embodiment, two single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers are provided that correspond to the alleles. Thus, the present invention advantageously permits one of skill in the art to breed for the molecular markers described herein, or derivatives thereof, rather than breeding for a high oleic/low linolenic phenotype.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventors: Xueyi Hu, Mandy Lynne Sullivan-Gilbert, Manju Gupta, Steven Arnold Thompson
  • Patent number: 9029630
    Abstract: Crossing a winter B. napus line with a rapid-cycle B. rapa line has been discovered to provide an unexpectedly simple and efficient way to create a modified B. napus with a spring flowering habit. In one implementation, such a modified B. napus or its progeny is crossed with a second winter B. napus line to produce a plant having a winter flowering habit. This allows one to significantly shorten the development cycle for winter-flowering B. napus lines by conducting part of the breeding program with spring-flowering time cycles, then migrating the resultant germplasm back into a winter-flowering line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Zhizheng Chen, Benyuan Dang, Daren Kenneth Coonrod
  • Patent number: 9029636
    Abstract: This disclosure provides purified nucleic acids and polypeptides. Also provided are transgenic plants, seeds, and plant cells containing DNA for expression of the proteins that are useful for imparting enhanced agronomic trait(s) to transgenic crop plants, methods of making such plants and methods of making agricultural commodity including seeds and hybrid seeds from such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Wei Wu, Jack Tabaska, David Kovalic, Bo-Xing Qiu, Liang Guo
  • Publication number: 20150128305
    Abstract: The present invention provides herein a polynucleotide sequence encoding the tubby-like protein, CaTLP1, from chickpea (Cicer arientium L.) that is responsive to abiotic stress and is involved in plant growth and development. Further, the recombinant DNA construct and recombinant vector comprising the polynucleotide sequence encoding CaTLP1, host cell comprising the recombinant vector and a process for producing a transgenic plant that expresses the CaTLP1 protein are also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Niranjan Chakraborty, Subhra Chakraborty, Asis Datta, Vijay Wardhan, Kishwer Jahan
  • Patent number: 9024113
    Abstract: Recombinant constructs and methods useful for improvement of plants are provided. In particular, recombinant constructs comprising promoters functional in plant cells positioned for expression of polynucleotides encoding starch branching enzymes from microbial sources are provided. The disclosed constructs and methods find use in production of transgenic plants to provide plants, particularly crop plants, having improved yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Yongwei Cao, Gregory J. Hinkle, Steven C. Slater, Xianfeng Chen, Barry S. Goldman
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150113679
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for obtaining plants that exhibit useful traits by perturbation of plastid function in plant rootstocks and grafting the rootstocks to scions. 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. Recombinant DNA vectors and transgenic plants comprising those vectors that provide for plastid perturbation are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Sally Mackenzie, Michael Fromm, Kamaldeep Virdi, Yashitola Wamboldt
  • Publication number: 20150113676
    Abstract: This invention provides transgenic plant cells with recombinant DNA for expression of proteins that are useful for imparting enhanced agronomic trait(s) to transgenic crop plants. This invention also provides transgenic plants and progeny seed comprising the transgenic plant cells where the plants are selected for having an enhanced trait selected from the group of traits consisting of enhanced water use efficiency, enhanced cold tolerance, increased yield, enhanced nitrogen use efficiency, enhanced seed protein and enhanced seed oil. Also disclosed are methods for manufacturing transgenic seed and plants with enhanced traits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Scott Abad, Thomas R. Adams, Julie A. Alvarez, Mahindra Anuradha, Alice Clara Augustine, Erin Bell, Kristen A. Bennett, Robert J. Bensen, Paolo Castiglioni, Richard E. Cerny, Xianfeng Chen, Jaishree M. Chittoor-Vijayanath, Farah Deeba, Jill Deikman, Molian Deng, Meghan Galligan-Donnarummo, Stephen Duff, Bradon J. Fabbri, Jason Fenner, Mary Fernandes, Karen Gabbert, Barry S. Goldman, Deborah J. Hawkins, Jacqueline E. Heard, Balasulojini Karunanandaa, Dangyang Ke, John R. Ledeaux, Garrett J. Lee, Savitha Madappa, Donald E. Nelson, Obed Patty, Badami S. Pranesh, Qungang Qi, Ramachandra Dhanalakshmi, G. Ramamohan, Thomas G. Ruff, Rick A. Sanders, Sangeetha Singh, Thomas J. Savage, Beth Savidge, Char Shobha, Rajani Monnanda Somaiah, Padmini Sudarshana, Sreekanta Navarathna Suma, Jindong Sun, Rebecca L. Thompson-Mize, Dale L. Val, Srikanth Venkatachalayya, Tymagondlu V. Venkatesh, Kammaradi Vidya, Jingrui Wu, Zhidong Xie, Nanfei Xu, Wei Zheng, Rajani Monnanda Somaiah
  • Patent number: 9012723
    Abstract: This disclosure provides purified nucleic acids and polypeptides. Also provided are transgenic plants, seeds, and plant cells containing DNA for expression of the proteins that are useful for imparting enhanced agronomic trait(s) to transgenic crop plants, methods of making such plants and methods of making agricultural commodity including seeds and hybrid seeds from such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Liang Guo, David K. Kovalic, Bo-Xing Qiu, Jack E. Tabaska, Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 9012718
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mutated nucleic acid sequence of a delta-12 oleate desaturase enzyme (FAD2)—encoding nucleic acid from a Cruciferae plant, wherein said mutated nucleic acid sequence comprises the non-conservative mutation of at least one nucleotide of at least one codon representing an amino acid selected from the group consisting of: —the amino acid at position 259 of the amino acid sequence of said FAD2, —the amino acid at position 216 of the amino acid sequence of said FAD2, —the amino acid at position 90 of the amino acid sequence of said FAD2, —the amino acid at position 116 of the amino acid sequence of said FAD2, —the amino acid at position 276 of the amino acid sequence of said FAD2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
    Inventors: Cyril Falentin, Michel Bregeon, Marie Odile Lucas, Michel Renard
  • Publication number: 20150106978
    Abstract: Provided are vector constructs and methods for expressing a transgene in plant cells and/or plant tissues using gene regulatory elements, including the promoters, 5?-UTRs, introns, and/or 3?-UTRs, isolated from Zea mays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Manju GUPTA, Navin ELANGO, Karthik N. MUTHURAMAN, Jeffrey BERINGER, Sara BENNETT, Huixia WU
  • Publication number: 20150106977
    Abstract: Provided are vector constructs and methods for expressing a transgene in plant cells and/or plant tissues using gene regulatory elements, including the promoters, 5?-UTRs, and/or 3?-UTRs, isolated from Zea mays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Manju GUPTA, Navin ELANGO, Karthik N. MUTHURAMAN, Jeffrey BERINGER, Sara BENNETT, Huixia WU, Shavell GORMAN, Andrew WORDEN
  • Patent number: 9006522
    Abstract: A novel canola variety designated NS6454 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a canola plant that comprise crossing canola variety NS6454 with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into NS6454 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the canola seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid canola seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the canola variety NS6454 or a locus conversion of NS6454 with another canola variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Jayantilal Devabhai Patel, Daniel Joseph Stanton, Ferdinand G. Thoonen
  • Patent number: 9006514
    Abstract: This invention is in the field of biotechnology, in particular, this pertains to polynucleotide sequences encoding membrane bound O-acyltransferase genes and the use of these acyltransferases for altering fatty acid profiles in oilseed plants. Methods for increasing elongation and desaturation conversion efficiencies are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Howard Glenn Damude, Knut Meyer
  • Publication number: 20150101083
    Abstract: Provided are constructs and methods for expressing a transgene in plant cells and/or plant tissues using Zea mays metallothionein-like gene regulatory elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Manju GUPTA, Sandeep KUMAR, Navin ELANGO, Karthik Narayna MUTHURAMAN, Jeffrey BERINGER, Huixia WU, Nagesh SARDESAI
  • Publication number: 20150101078
    Abstract: Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs useful for conferring drought tolerance, compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant DNA constructs, and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs. The recombinant DNA construct comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter that is functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a DTP21 polypeptide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: MARC C ALBERTSEN, Yukoh Hiei, Teruyuki Imayama, Masakazu Kashihara, Norio Kato, Toshihiko Komari, Toshiyuki Komori, Stanley Luck, Ichiro Oka, Hajime Sakai, Yoshimitsu Takakura, Scott V Tingey, Satoru Usami
  • Patent number: 9000258
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris (Xcc) resistant Brassica plant, and seeds, fruits and or plant parts thereof, and to methods for preparation thereof. Specifically, the present invention relates to a Xcc resistant Brassica oleracea plant, and seeds, fruits and/or plant parts thereof, and methods for preparation thereof. Further, the present invention relates to Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL's) providing the present Xcc resistance and molecular markers, specifically Random Amplified Microsatellite Polymorphism (RAMP) markers, for identifying the present QTL's.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Bejo Zaden B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Theodorus Wilhelmus Ligthart, Roelof Marinus Veenstra, Klaas Biersteker, Jan De Geus, Hendrikus Stephanus Maria Huits, Albertus Johannes Maria Schrijver
  • Patent number: 9000269
    Abstract: A novel canola variety designated NS6466 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a canola plant that comprise crossing canola variety NS6466 with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into NS6466 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the canola seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid canola seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the canola variety NS6466 or a locus conversion of NS6466 with another canola variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Jayantilal Devabhai Patel, Daniel Joseph Stanton, Ferdinand G. Thoonen
  • Publication number: 20150096069
    Abstract: This disclosure provides transgenic plants having enhanced traits such as increased yield, enhanced nitrogen use efficiency and enhanced drought tolerance; propagules, progeny and field crops of such transgenic plants; and methods of making and using such transgenic plants. This disclosure also provides methods of producing hybrid seed from such transgenic plants, growing such seed and selecting progeny plants with enhanced traits. Also disclosed are transgenic plants with altered phenotypes which are useful for screening and selecting transgenic events for the desired enhanced trait.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Paolo Castiglioni, Jaishree M. Chittoor-Vijayanath, Barry S. Goldman, Robert J. Meister, Monnanda S. Rajani, G. Ramamohan, Naveen Silvester, Tyamagondlu V. Venkatesh, Jingrui Wu, Xiaoyun Wu
  • Publication number: 20150096083
    Abstract: The present invention provides non-coding regulatory element polynucleotide molecules isolated from the lipid transfer protein (LTP) gene of Oryza sativa and useful for expressing transgenes in plants. The invention further discloses compositions, polynucleotide constructs, transformed host cells, transgenic plants and seeds containing the Oryza sativa regulatory polynucleotide sequences, and methods for preparing and using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Wei Wu, Qi Wang, James Morrell, Linda Lutfiyya, Maolong Lu, Zhaolong Li, Ping Li, Michelle Lacy, David Kovalic, Yongwei Cao, Andrey Boukharov, Stanislaw Flasinski, Peter T. Hajdukiewicz