Cotton Patents (Class 800/314)
  • Patent number: 10244698
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a cotton variety, designated PHY764WRF, the plants and seeds of the cotton variety PHY764WRF, methods for producing a cotton plant, either varietal or hybrid, produced by crossing the cotton variety PHY764WRF with itself or with another cotton plant, hybrid cotton seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety PHY764WRF with another cotton variety or plan, methods for producing a cotton plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes, and the transgenic cotton plants produced by that method. This disclosure also relates to cotton varieties derived from cotton variety PHY764WRF, to methods for producing other cotton varieties derived from cotton variety PHY764WRF, and to the varieties derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Phytogen Seed Company, LLC
    Inventor: Joel F. Mahill
  • Patent number: 10051803
    Abstract: The cotton variety ST 4747GLB2 is disclosed. The invention relates to seeds, plants, plant cells, plant tissue, harvested products and cotton lint as well as to hybrid cotton plants and seeds obtained by repeatedly crossing plants of variety ST 4747GLB2 with other plants. The invention also relates to plants and varieties produced by the method of essential derivation from plants of ST 4747GLB2 and to plants of ST 4747GLB2 reproduced by vegetative methods, including but not limited to tissue culture of regenerable cells or tissue from ST 4747GLB2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: Bayer CropScience LP, Cotton Seed International Proprietary Limited
    Inventor: Margaret Shields
  • Patent number: 10015943
    Abstract: The cotton variety ST 6182GLT is disclosed. The invention relates to seeds, plants, plant cells, plant tissue, harvested products and cotton lint as well as to hybrid cotton plants and seeds obtained by repeatedly crossing plants of variety ST 6182GLT with other plants. The invention also relates to plants and varieties produced by the method of essential derivation from plants of ST 6182GLT and to plants of ST 6182GLT reproduced by vegetative methods, including but not limited to tissue culture of regenerable cells or tissue from ST 6182GLT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience, LP
    Inventor: Michael Robinson
  • Patent number: 9986701
    Abstract: The cotton variety ST 4946GLB2 is disclosed. The invention relates to seeds, plants, plant cells, plant tissue, harvested products and cotton lint as well as to hybrid cotton plants and seeds obtained by repeatedly crossing plants of variety ST 4946GLB2 with other plants. The invention also relates to plants and varieties produced by the method of essential derivation from plants of ST 4946GLB2 and to plants of ST 4946GLB2 reproduced by vegetative methods, including but not limited to tissue culture of regenerable cells or tissue from ST 4946GLB2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience LP
    Inventor: Michael Robinson
  • Patent number: 9877445
    Abstract: Described is a naked-tufted seed mutant line of Gossypium hirsutum L., developed from lines initially produced by chemical mutagenesis, which significantly reduces the formation of linters on the surface of the cotton seed. In a preferred embodiment, the lines carrying the naked seed mutation have reduced seed coat neps, reduced short fiber content, improved yarn quality, increased seed oil content, and improved AFIS fiber maturity. The naked-tufted seed of the mutant line significantly reduces the time and energy required for ginning, oil extraction, and reduces the need to delint the cotton seed prior to planting. In a preferred embodiment, the mutant is incorporated into a well-adapted commercial cultivar of upland cotton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Texas Tech University System
    Inventors: Dick L. Auld, Efrem Bechere
  • Patent number: 9615523
    Abstract: The cotton variety FM 1830GLT is disclosed. The invention relates to seeds, plants, plant cells, plant tissue, harvested products and cotton lint as well as to hybrid cotton plants and seeds obtained by repeatedly crossing plants of variety FM 1830GLT with other plants. The invention also relates to plants and varieties produced by the method of essential derivation from plants of FM 1830GLT and to plants of FM 1830GLT reproduced by vegetative methods, including but not limited to tissue culture of regenerable cells or tissue from FM 1830GLT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignees: Bayer CropScience LP, Cotton Seed International Proprietary Limited
    Inventors: Margaret Shields, Albert Balducchi
  • Patent number: 9526219
    Abstract: The cotton variety ST 5445LLB2 is disclosed. The invention relates to seeds, plants, plant cells, plant tissue, harvested products and cotton lint as well as to hybrid cotton plants and seeds obtained by repeatedly crossing plants of variety ST 5445LLB2 with other plants. The invention also relates to plants and varieties produced by the method of essential derivation from plants of ST 5445LLB2 and to plants of ST 5445LLB2 reproduced by vegetative methods, including but not limited to tissue culture of regenerable cells or tissue from ST 5445LLB2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: BAYER CROPSCIENCE LP
    Inventor: Stephen Roland Oakley
  • Patent number: 9451746
    Abstract: The cotton variety FM 1944GLB2 is disclosed. The invention relates to seeds, plants, plant cells, plant tissue, harvested products and cotton lint as well as to hybrid cotton plants and seeds obtained by repeatedly crossing plants of variety FM 1944GLB2 with other plants. The invention also relates to plants and varieties produced by the method of essential derivation from plants of FM 1944GLB2 and to plants of FM 1944GLB2 reproduced by vegetative methods, including but not limited to tissue culture of regenerable cells or tissue from FM 1944GLB2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignees: BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG, COTTON SEED INTERNATIONAL PROPRIETARY LIMITED
    Inventor: Margaret Shields
  • Patent number: 9433164
    Abstract: The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 11R112B2R2. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 11R112B2R2. Also provided by the invention are methods of using cotton variety 11R112B2R2 and products derived therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing cotton plants by crossing the cotton variety 11R112B2R2 with itself or another cotton variety and plants and seeds produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Robert E. McGowen
  • Patent number: 9433165
    Abstract: The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 11R110B2R2. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 11R110B2R2. Also provided by the invention are methods of using cotton variety 11R110B2R2 and products derived therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing cotton plants by crossing the cotton variety 11R110B2R2 with itself or another cotton variety and plants and seeds produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Robert E. McGowen
  • Patent number: 9380752
    Abstract: A cotton variety, designated P07X.8212.RF, the plants and seeds of the cotton variety P07X.8212.RF, methods for producing a cotton plant, either varietal or hybrid, produced by crossing the cotton variety P07X.8212.RF with itself or with another cotton plant, and hybrid cotton seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety P07X.8212.RF with another cotton variety or plant and to methods for producing a cotton plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic cotton plants produced by that method. This disclosure also relates to cotton varieties derived from cotton variety P07X.8212.RF, to methods for producing other cotton varieties derived from cotton variety P07X.8212.RF, and to the varieties derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Phytogen Seed Company LLC
    Inventors: David M. Anderson, Joel F. Mahill
  • Patent number: 9374957
    Abstract: The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 11R115B2R2. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 11R115B2R2. Also provided by the invention are methods of using cotton variety 11R115B2R2 and products derived therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing cotton plants by crossing the cotton variety 11R115B2R2 with itself or another cotton variety and plants and seeds produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: O. Lloyd May
  • Patent number: 9370150
    Abstract: The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 11R124B2R2. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 11R124B2R2. Also provided by the invention are methods of using cotton variety 11R124B2R2 and products derived therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing cotton plants by crossing the cotton variety 11R124B2R2 with itself or another cotton variety and plants and seeds produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Albert Santos
  • Patent number: 9279130
    Abstract: Methods and means are provided for the modification of the reactivity of plant secondary cell walls, particularly in cotton cell walls found in cotton fibers. This can be conveniently achieved by expressing a chimeric gene encoding a Saprolegnia monoica chitin synthase in cotton plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: BAYER CROPSCIENCE NV
    Inventors: Marc De Block, Frank Meulewaeter, Vincent Bulone, Gea Guerriero
  • Patent number: 9237699
    Abstract: The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 11R154B2R2. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 11R154B2R2. Also provided by the invention are methods of using cotton variety 11R154B2R2 and products derived therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing cotton plants by crossing the cotton variety 11R154B2R2 with itself or another cotton variety and plants and seeds produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Timothy A. Dabbert, Larry Burdett
  • Patent number: 9237698
    Abstract: The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 11R136B2R2. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 11R136B2R2. Also provided by the invention are methods of using cotton variety 11R136B2R2 and products derived therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing cotton plants by crossing the cotton variety 11R136B2R2 with itself or another cotton variety and plants and seeds produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Timothy A. Dabbert, Larry Burdett
  • Patent number: 9179689
    Abstract: The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 10R047B2R2. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 10R047B2R2. Also provided by the invention are methods of using cotton variety 10R047B2R2 and products derived therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing cotton plants by crossing the cotton variety 10R047B2R2 with itself or another cotton variety and plants and seeds produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Lloyd May
  • Patent number: 9179620
    Abstract: The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 10R040B2R2. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 10R040B2R2. Also provided by the invention are methods of using cotton variety 10R040B2R2 and products derived therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing cotton plants by crossing the cotton variety 10R040B2R2 with itself or another cotton variety and plants and seeds produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: O. Lloyd May
  • Patent number: 9179688
    Abstract: The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 10R015B2R2. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 10R015B2R2. Also provided by the invention are methods of using cotton variety 10R015B2R2 and products derived therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing cotton plants by crossing the cotton variety 10R015B2R2 with itself or another cotton variety and plants and seeds produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Lloyd May
  • Patent number: 9066484
    Abstract: The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 10R013B2R2. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 10R013B2R2. Also provided by the invention are methods of using cotton variety 10R013B2R2 and products derived therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing cotton plants by crossing the cotton variety 10R013B2R2 with itself or another cotton variety and plants and seeds produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Robert McGowen
  • Patent number: 9066485
    Abstract: The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 10R051B2R2. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 10R051B2R2. Also provided by the invention are methods of using cotton variety 10R051B2R2 and products derived therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing cotton plants by crossing the cotton variety 10R051B2R2 with itself or another cotton variety and plants and seeds produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Lloyd May
  • Patent number: 9035142
    Abstract: The cotton variety FM 2011GT is disclosed. The invention relates to seeds, plants, plant cells, plant tissue, harvested products and cotton lint as well as to hybrid cotton plants and seeds obtained by repeatedly crossing plants of variety FM 2011GT with other plants. The invention also relates to plants and varieties produced by the method of essential derivation from plants of FM 2011GT and to plants of FM 2011GT reproduced by vegetative methods, including but not limited to tissue culture of regenerable cells or tissue from FM 2011GT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience AG
    Inventors: Margaret Shields, David Becker
  • 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: 9029655
    Abstract: The cotton variety FM 9250GL is disclosed. The invention relates to seeds, plants, plant cells, plant tissue, harvested products and cotton lint as well as to hybrid cotton plants and seeds obtained by repeatedly crossing plants of variety FM 9250GL with other plants. The invention also relates to plants and varieties produced by the method of essential derivation from plants of FM 9250GL and to plants of FM 9250GL reproduced by vegetative methods, including but not limited to tissue culture of regenerable cells or tissue from FM 9250GL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignees: Bayer CropScience AG, Cotton Seed International Proprietary Limited
    Inventors: Margaret Shields, David Becker
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9024115
    Abstract: The invention provides cotton event MON 88701, and plants, plant cells, seeds, plant parts, and commodity products comprising event MON 88701. The invention also provides polynucleotides specific for event MON 88701 and plants, plant cells, seeds, plant parts, and commodity products comprising polynucleotides specific for event MON 88701. The invention also provides methods related to event MON 88701.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Joseph Brinker, Wen C. Burns, Paul C. C. Feng, John A. Kendig, Sherry LeClere, Jennifer Lutke, Marianne Malven
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20150113680
    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: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: David K. KOVALIC, Jack E. TABASKA, Bo-Xing QIU, Wei WU
  • 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
  • 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: 9012735
    Abstract: A cotton variety, designated 98M-2983, the plants and seeds of the cotton variety 98M-2983, methods for producing a cotton plant, either varietal or hybrid, produced by crossing the cotton variety 98M-2983 with itself or with another cotton plant, and hybrid cotton seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety 98M-2983 with another cotton variety or plant and to methods for producing a cotton plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic cotton plants produced by that method. This invention also relates to cotton varieties derived from cotton variety 98M-2983, to methods for producing other cotton varieties derived from cotton variety 98M-2983 and to the varieties derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Phytogen Seed Company
    Inventor: Mustafa George McPherson
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8993837
    Abstract: Compositions and methods comprising promoters from the 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) gene and active variants and fragments thereof, as well as chimeric promoters employing regulatory regions of the HPPD promoters are provided. Further provided are expression cassettes and plants comprising the various promoters disclosed herein operably linked to a polynucleotide of interest. Methods employing the various promoters described herein to modulate the expression of polynucleotides of interest are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc
    Inventors: Henrik Albert, Linda A. Castle, Jian Lu, Yumin Tao
  • Publication number: 20150089684
    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 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Scott Abad, Adrian Lund, Terry Bradshaw
  • Publication number: 20150089683
    Abstract: This disclosure provides transgenic plants having enhanced traits such as increased yield, increased 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: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Scott Abad, Pranesh Badami, Amarjit Basra, Erin Bell, Christopher P. Bonin, Paolo Castiglioni, Eric R. Cerny, Jaishree M. Chittoor-Vijayanath, Paul Chomet, Todd Dezwaan, Stephen Duff, Michael D. Edgerton, Barry S. Goldman, Balasulojini Karunanandaa, Kempagangaiah Krishnamurthy, Ping Li, Adrian A. Lund, Llinda Lutfiyya, Thomas M. Malvar, Donald E. Nelson, Monnanda S. Rajani, Dhanalakshmi Ramachandra, Thomas G. Ruff, Sara Salvador, S. Sangeetha, Char Shobha, Jeffrey M. Staub, Virginia Ursin, Tyamagondlu V. Venkatesh, Kammaradi R. Vidya, Xiaoyun Wu, Sean Yang, Jianmin Zhao
  • Patent number: 8987554
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for reducing the level of gossypol in cottonseed. The method generally includes selectively inducing RNA gene silencing in the seed of a transgenic cotton plant, to interfere with expression of the ?-cadinene synthase gene or the ?-cadinene-8-hydroxylase gene in the seed of the cotton plant without substantially affecting expression of that gene in the foliage, floral parts, and roots of the plant. The transgenic cotton plant comprises at least one of a ?-cadinene synthase gene trigger sequence and/or a ?-cadinene-8-hydroxylase gene trigger sequence operably linked to one or more a seed-specific promoter gene sequences, and the trigger sequence(s) is/are able to induce RNA gene silencing when expressed in cottonseed of the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Keerti S. Rathore, Ganesan Sunilkumar, LeAnne M. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20150082496
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an isolated major gene GS3 which regulates grain weight and grain length in the rice and the cloning of said gene. The DNA sequence of GS3 gene is as shown in SEQ ID NO. 1 and is 7883 bp in length. GS3 gene comprises 5 exons and encodes 232 amino acids. It is predicted based on bioinformatics analysis that said protein contains conserved domains including a PEBP-like domain, a transmembrane domain, a cysteine-rich domain of TNFR/NGFR and a VWFC domain. cDNA sequence of said gene is as shown in SEQ ID NO. 2. By sequence alignment between three large grain species and 3 small grain species of rice, it is revealed there is only one common single nucleotide mutation in a 7.9-kb region between the two different grain-length groups. Said nucleotide mutation is located at the second exon of the GS3 gene, in which a cysteine codon (TGC) in the small-grain group is mutated to a termination codon (TGA) in the large-grain group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Qifa Zhang, Chuchuan Fan, Yongzhong Xing
  • Publication number: 20150082480
    Abstract: The disclosure provides means for altering the expression of non-cellulosic polysaccharides in plants using Golgi targeted enzyme nucleic acids and their encoded proteins. The present disclosure provides methods and compositions relating to altering feruloylation, acetylation and crosslinking in plants, leading to improved biomass available for biofuel production and silage digestibility. The disclosure further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells, and transgenic plants comprising said nucleic acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Kanwarpal Dhugga, David Dolde, Rajeev Gupta, Ajay Pal Singh Sandhu, Carl Simmons
  • Publication number: 20150082494
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a genetically modified eukaryotic host cell comprising (a) a gene encoding a first nucleotide sugar transporter (NST) operably linked to a promoter, wherein the gene and/or the promoter is heterologous to the cell, and/or (b) a native gene encoding a second NTS is disrupted and/or a promoter of the native gene is disrupted. Such modified cells can be altered in the production of polysaccharide and/or glycopeptides. The present invention also provides for methods of making or using such modified cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Henrik Vibe Scheller, Carsten Rautengarten, Berit Ebert, Joshua L. Heazlewood
  • Publication number: 20150082481
    Abstract: Polynucleotides useful for improvement of plants are provided. In particular, polynucleotide sequences are provided from plant sources. Polypeptides encoded by the polynucleotide sequences are also provided. The disclosed polynucleotides and polypeptides find use in production of transgenic plants to produce plants having improved properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. LA ROSA, Linda LUTFIYYA, Yihua ZHOU, David K. KOVALIC, Andrey A. BOUKHAROV, Ping LI, Wei WU, Timothy W. CONNER, Jingdong LIU
  • Publication number: 20150074853
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of plant molecular biology, more particularly cotton WRINKLED 1-like (WREL) genes. More specifically, the present invention relates to cotton WRIL genes whose products act as transcription factors of genes involved in fatty acid biosynthesis. The present invention also relates to methods of increasing cotton fiber length in cotton. In one embodiment, the methods involve modulating the level of activity of an enzyme involved in a fatty acid biosynthesis in the host cotton cell and/or culturing the host cotton cell. In another embodiment, the methods involve the manipulation of transcription factors which can regulate an enzyme involved in fatty acid biosynthesis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: TEMASEK LIFE SCIENCES LABORATORY LIMITED
    Inventors: Nam-Hai Chua, Jian Ye, Jing Qu
  • Publication number: 20150074849
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to plants that display an improved oil quantity phenotype or an improved meal quality phenotype due to altered expression of an IMQ nucleic acid. The invention is further directed to methods of generating plants with an improved oil quantity phenotype or improved meal quality phenotype.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: AGRIGENETICS, INC.
    Inventors: John P. Davies, Hein Tsoeng (Medard) Ng, D. Ry Wagner