Pepper Patents (Class 800/317.1)
  • Patent number: 10143174
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to seedless pepper (SLP); and more specifically, it pertains to male sterile pepper plants having unique characteristics including the capability of growing edible seedless fruits, wherein the “seedless” trait is controlled by a genetic determinant independent of exogenous factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Moshe Bar, Binyamin Nir, Liora Lifshitz
  • Publication number: 20180042153
    Abstract: A new and distinctive variety of pepper (Capsicum annuum) plant named ‘RY5’ that is distinguished by its red and yellow striped colored and square shaped fruit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: Enza Zaden Beheer B.V.
    Inventor: Wouter Lindeman
  • Publication number: 20180035590
    Abstract: A new and distinctive variety of pepper (Capsicum annuum) plant named ‘E20B3752’ that is distinguished by its red and yellow striped color and square shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Wouter Lindeman, Robert Grootscholte
  • Patent number: 9313968
    Abstract: The present invention concerns Capsicum annuum plants producing pepper fruits exhibiting new physicochemical characteristics of the pepper fruit in relation to pigments such as chlorophyll A, chlorophyll B, ?-carotene, ?-carotene, lutein and/or violaxanthin. The pepper fruits of the plants according to the present invention also exhibit a characteristic extreme dark green color at immature stage. The present invention also relates to QTL alleles directing the expression of the pigment content of those pepper fruits as well as molecular markers associated with these QTL alleles. The invention further provides novel pepper cultivars RPP 25822, RPP 26098, RPP 26105, 16452A, 16452B 16452C and 8728C, and plant parts, seed, and tissue culture therefrom. The invention additionally provides methods for producing a pepper plant by crossing the pepper plants of the invention with themselves or another pepper plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Kevin Cook, Laurie Boyden, Steve Czaplewski, Henricus Johannes Van Wijk
  • Patent number: 9301464
    Abstract: A hybrid pepper designated ‘E20S12779’ is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of hybrid pepper ‘E20S12779’ to the plants of hybrid pepper ‘E20S12779’ and to methods for producing a hybrid plant, and to methods for producing other pepper lines, cultivars or hybrids derived from the hybrid pepper ‘E20S12779’.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: ENZA ZADEN BEHEER B.V.
    Inventor: Antonio Sances Lopez
  • Patent number: 9303271
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to seedless pepper (SLP); and more specifically, it pertains to male sterile pepper plants having unique characteristics including the capability of growing edible seedless fruits, wherein the “seedless” trait is controlled by a genetic determinant independent of exogenous factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignees: Syngenta Participations AG, Zeraim Gedera Ltd.
    Inventors: Moshe Bar, Binyamin Nir, Liora Lifshitz
  • Publication number: 20150143570
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of pepper hybrid SV5633HT and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid SV5633HT and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another pepper 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, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry Berke
  • Publication number: 20150143566
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of pepper hybrid SV0045HJ and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid SV0045HJ and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another pepper 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, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: SEMINIS VEGETABLE SEEDS, INC.
    Inventor: Terry Berke
  • Publication number: 20150143568
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of pepper hybrid PX-11487057 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid PX-11487057 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another pepper 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, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: SEMINIS VEGETABLE SEEDS, INC.
    Inventor: Terry Berke
  • Publication number: 20150143567
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of pepper hybrid SV8066HJ and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid SV8066HJ and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another pepper 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, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: SEMINIS VEGETABLE SEEDS, INC.
    Inventor: Terry Berke
  • Publication number: 20150143565
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of pepper hybrid SV7017HJ and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid SV7017HJ and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another pepper 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, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: SEMINIS VEGETABLE SEEDS, INC.
    Inventor: Terry Berke
  • Publication number: 20150143564
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of pepper hybrid SV3198HJ and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid SV3198HJ and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another pepper 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, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: SEMINIS VEGETABLE SEEDS, INC.
    Inventor: Terry Berke
  • Publication number: 20150143569
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of pepper hybrid PX 11404796 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid PX 11404796 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another pepper 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, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: SEMINIS VEGETABLE SEEDS, INC.
    Inventor: Terry Berke
  • 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: 9024139
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of pepper hybrid SVR 14866143 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid SVR 14866143 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another pepper 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, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventors: Francesco della Rocca, Jose Antonio Maldonado Guglieri
  • Publication number: 20150106965
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of pepper hybrid SV3255PB and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid SV3255PB and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another pepper 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, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: SEMINIS VEGETABLE SEEDS, INC.
    Inventor: William McCarthy
  • Patent number: 9000275
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions and methods for genotypically screening pepper lines for the presence of a polymorphism at the Bs2_5859 locus genetically linked to the Bs2 gene conferring resistance to Bacterial Spot caused by Xanthomonas campestris. Further provided are methods for producing plants displaying Bs2-mediated resistance, and fruit and seeds therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Carl Martin Jones, Diane Kerr Avner
  • 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: 8993855
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel pepper plants resistant to insects, and to seeds and fruits of said plants. The present invention also relates to methods of making and using such plants and their fruits. The invention further relates to markers and the use thereof in marker assisted breeding and for identifying the insect resistance trait. In particular, the present invention provides a cultivated Capsicum annuum plant which is resistant, particularly intermediately resistant, to infestations by insects of the family Thripidae and/or the genus Bemisia, but especially to infestations by Bemisia tabaci and Frankliniella occidentalis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Enrico Gerardus Albertus Linders, Jean Louis Marie Edouard Nicolet, Henricus Johannes Van Wijk
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150089691
    Abstract: Methods for method for increasing genetic gain in a breeding process are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventors: Zhigang GUO, Venkata Krishna VENKATA
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8969669
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of pepper hybrid PS 16375253 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid PS 16375253 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another pepper 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, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Just
  • Patent number: 8969668
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of pepper hybrid DRP 1630 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid DRP 1630 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another pepper 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, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventors: Natalia Nagy, Dick Vreugdenhil
  • Publication number: 20150059012
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of Capsicum spp., in particular to a new Capsicum variety designated NUN 70030 PPH plants, seeds and pepper fruits thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Jesus SALDIVAR
  • Publication number: 20150059013
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of Capsicum spp., in particular to a new Capsicum variety designated NUN 70038 PPH plants, seeds and pepper fruits thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Jesus SALDIVAR
  • Publication number: 20150059018
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nucleic acids sequences derived from Valeriana officinalis and/or Persicaria hydropiper and encoding drimenol synthase polypeptides. The present invention also provides the amino acid sequences of the polypeptides. The invention further provides host cells or organisms genetically modified to harbour the polynucleotides of the invention. A method to produce drimenol and/or a drimenol derivative by contacting farnesyl diphosphate with a polypeptide having a drimenol synthase activity is also part of this invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Hendrik Jan Bouwmeester, Maurice Gerard Leon Henquet, Maarten Anthonie Jongsma
  • Patent number: 8962943
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of pepper hybrid PX11423782 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid PX11423782 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another pepper 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, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry Berke
  • Patent number: 8962946
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of pepper hybrid SVR 11368833 and the parent lines thereof, such as line SLR 148-7017 and SLR 113-1108. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid SVR 11368833 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another pepper 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, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventors: Francesco della Rocca, Jose Antonio Maldonado Guglieri
  • Patent number: 8962918
    Abstract: The present invention provides isolated polynucleotide sequences encoding ?-mannosidase. The present invention further provides DNA constructs comprising the polynucleotide sequence coding for ?-mannosidase in sense or anti-sense orientation, RNAi constructs, recombinant vectors comprising the constructs, and host cells comprising the recombinant vector. The present invention further provides transgenic plants, plant cells, transgenic progeny and seeds expressing the polynucleotide with reduced ?-mannosidase protein accumulation, having enhanced fruit shelf life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: National Institute of Plant Genome Research
    Inventors: Asis Datta, Subhra Chakraborty, Niranjan Chakraborty, Sumit Ghosh, Vijaykumar Siddesh Meli
  • Patent number: 8962945
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of pepper hybrid PS16364528 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid PS16364528 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another pepper 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, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Just
  • Patent number: 8962944
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of pepper hybrid PS 16376104 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid PS 16376104 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another pepper 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, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Just
  • Patent number: 8957286
    Abstract: Provided are a plant capable of bearing seedless fruits stably over several generations, a seedless fruit generated from this plant, a method of producing a variety capable of readily and reliably bearing seedless fruits, a variety produced by this production method, and a seedless fruit generated from the thus produced variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventor: Takeshi Shirai
  • Publication number: 20150040272
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes genetically-modified plants having enhanced tolerance to multiple abiotic stressors, such as extreme temperatures (heat or cold) and/or drought. Abiotic stress tolerance is enhanced by ectopic expression of a heterologous glutaredoxin. Abiotic stress tolerance (particularly drought) is also enhanced by inhibited function, activity, or expression of an endogenous glutaredoxin. Methods of producing such genetically-modified plants are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicants: BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Sunghun Park, Frank White, Jungeun Park, Kendal Hirschi, Ning-Hui Cheng
  • Publication number: 20150033418
    Abstract: A first aspect of the invention is an agricultural composition comprising nanoparticles, an agrochemical active ingredient in the nanoparticles, and optionally (but in some embodiments preferably) a carrier for the nanoparticles. In some embodiments, the nanoparticles are viral particles or capsids, particularly plant viral particles or capsids. In some embodiments, the carrier comprises an inert or biodegradable carrier (e.g., a solid carrier) to which the nanoparticles are bound or in which the nanoparticles are suspended. In some embodiments, the carrier comprises inert or biodegradable polymer fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Steven A. Lommel, Julie Willoughby, Richard Guenther
  • Publication number: 20150013031
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and compositions for improving the efficiency of Agrobacterium- and Rhizobium-mediated plant cell transformation by use of additional transformation enhancer sequences, such as overdrive or TSS sequences, operably linked to a T-DNA border sequence on a recombinant construct that comprises T-DNA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Larry A. Gilbertson, Xudong Ye
  • Patent number: 8927824
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of paste-type hybrid tomato plant is described that is derived in part from an Amish tomato, and in part from a Big Bertha Pepper. This hybrid tomato has 2-4 lobes similar to a pepper, a hardy skin, and remains on the vine when ripe until frost. When picked ripe, this tomato lasts longer without rotting than normal tomatoes. Some of these tomatoes have been eaten after 3 months from picking. The fruit usually shrinks inside itself after some time from picking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Ernest S. Aughenbaugh
  • Publication number: 20150007362
    Abstract: The relationship between F-box proteins and proteins involved in the ethylene response in plants is described. In particular, F-box proteins may bind to proteins involved in the ethylene response and target them for degradation by the ubiquitin/proteasome pathway. The transcription factor EIN3 is a key transcription factor mediating ethylene-regulated gene expression and morphological responses. EIN3 is degraded through a ubiquitin/proteasome pathway mediated by F-box proteins EBF1 and EBF2. The link between F-box proteins and the ethylene response is a key step in modulating or regulating the response of a plant to ethylene. Described herein are transgenic plants having an altered sensitivity to ethylene, and methods for making transgenic plant having an altered sensitivity to ethylene by modulating the level of activity of F-box proteins. Methods of altering the ethylene response in a plant by modulating the activity or expression of an F-box protein are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Salk Institute for Biological Studies
    Inventors: Hongwei Guo, Joseph R. Ecker
  • Publication number: 20140380524
    Abstract: Provided herein is a transgenic plant, seed, or progeny, genetically engineered to overexpress one or more exogenous 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA synthase 1 (HMGS1) in an amount effective to enhance growth and/or seed yield relative to a control plant. Also provided are methods of enhancing plant growth and/or seed yield by genetically engineering a plant to overexpress one or more exogenous HMGS1 in an amount effective to enhance growth and/or seed yield relative to a control plant. The plant belongs to the Solanaceae family, and the one or more exogenous HMGS1 comprise an amino acid sequence at least 77% identical to Brassica juncea HMGS1 as set forth in SEQ ID NO:6. Further provided are methods of screening for a functional variant of Brassica juncea HMGS1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Mee Len Chye, Pan Liao, Hui Wang, Mingfu Wang
  • Publication number: 20140380516
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for breeding pepper (Capsicum sp. such as Capsicum annuum) lines, including isogenic and nearly isogenic lines, displaying one or more mature fruit color(s) of interest. Predictive genetic markers and associated sequences and primers, associated with phenotypic diversity at the Ccs locus encoding Capsanthin-Capsorubin Synthase, and the Ze locus encoding Zeaxanthin Epoxidase are also provided, as well as methods for breeding pepper lines. Further provided are pepper plants, and plant parts including seeds, seed mixtures, fruit, and packaged fruit, which display mature fruit color(s) of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Carl Joseph Braun, III, Eva King-Fan Chan, Graeme S. Garvey, Carl Martin Jones, Brian J. Just, Joel M. Kniskern, Jonathan R. Mein, Thomas C. Osborn, Petrus M.J.A. van Poppel
  • Publication number: 20140373198
    Abstract: The present invention relates nucleic acid molecules that are modulated (e.g., upregulated) by nitrogen in corn, to proteins or polypeptides encoded by these nucleic acid molecules, and promoters of these nucleic acid molecules. The present invention relates to a nucleic acid construct having a nucleic acid molecule that is modulated by nitrogen in corn, as well as to expression systems, host cells, plants, and plant seeds having the nucleic acid construct. The present invention also relates to a method of expressing the nucleic acid molecule that is modulated by nitrogen in a plant by growing a transgenic plant or a plant grown from a transgenic seed transformed with the construct. The present invention further relates to an isolated DNA promoter that can be used to direct nitrogen-regulated expression of an isolated nucleic acid in plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick S. SCHNABLE, Sudhansu DASH
  • Patent number: 8912404
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of pepper hybrid PX 09939610 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid PX 09939610 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another pepper 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, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: William McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20140351999
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of plant molecular biology. More specifically, this invention pertains to nucleic acid fragments encoding transcription factors, transcription factors, antibodies to transcription factors as well as plants and other organisms expressing transcription factors. This invention also relates to methods of using such agents, for example, in plant breeding or biotechnology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventor: Linda L. LUTFIYYA
  • Patent number: 8895816
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of pepper hybrid PX 09966947 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid PX 09966947 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another pepper 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, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: William McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20140331362
    Abstract: Disclosed are mutant CDK inhibitor (CKI) polypeptides having dominant negative antagonist activity against wild-type CKI proteins, as well as related compositions, including nucleic acids and vectors encoding the mutant CKI polypeptides and transformed host cells and transgenic plants comprising such nucleic acids and vectors. Also disclosed are related methods for using the mutant proteins to modulate cell division in cells, particularly plant cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: TARGETED GROWTH, INC.
    Inventors: Paul OLIVIER, Jay DEROCHER, James Roberts
  • Publication number: 20140298538
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for conferring pesticidal activity to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions comprising a coding sequence for pesticidal polypeptides are provided. The coding sequences can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in plants and bacteria. Compositions also comprise transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated pesticidal nucleic acid molecules are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed. In particular, the present invention provides for nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12, the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:4, 5, or 6, as well as variants and fragments thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: ATHENIX CORP.
    Inventors: Volker Heinrichs, Jayme Williams
  • Patent number: 8847029
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of pepper hybrid PS11447353 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid PS11447353 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another pepper 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, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry Berke
  • Publication number: 20140289885
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for obtaining fruits of plants of the genus Capsicum with improved taste and enriched nutritional value and especially to fruits with increased sucrose and/or ascorbic acid content as compared to plants of a similar type. The method involves manipulation of the CL and the Y loci of plants of the genus Capsicum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Anton Arnold VAN DER HEIDEN
  • Publication number: 20140283167
    Abstract: A hybrid pepper designated ‘E20S12779’ is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of hybrid pepper ‘E20S12779’ to the plants of hybrid pepper ‘E20S12779’ and to methods for producing a hybrid plant, and to methods for producing other pepper lines, cultivars or hybrids derived from the hybrid pepper ‘E20S12779’.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ENZA ZADEN BEHEER B.V.
    Inventor: Antonio SANCES LOPEZ
  • Publication number: 20140283224
    Abstract: The present invention relates to transgenic plants that have increased nitrogen use efficiency, stress tolerance, and/or alleviating a limitation such that yield is increased, or a combination of these and that have been transformed using a novel vector construct including a synthetic isocitrate dehydrogenase (icdh) gene that modulates nitrogen use in plants. The invention also relates to stacking the icdh gene with other exogenous or heterologous genes that modulate nitrogen use in the plant, including a N-acetylglutamate kinase gene. The invention also relates to methods of expressing in plants the nucleic acid molecules corresponding to the nucleic acid sequences that modulate nitrogen use in plants or are modulated by nitrogen conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Iowa Corn Promotion Board
    Inventors: James McLaren, Brian Vande Berg