Rice Patents (Class 800/320.2)
  • Patent number: 11357191
    Abstract: The herbicide-tolerant rice cultivar designated “PVL01” and its hybrids and derivatives are disclosed. The present invention provides a method for producing rice, wherein said rice is tolerant to a quizalofop herbicide or tolerant to a tepraloxdyim herbicide; wherein said rice belongs to any of (a) variety “PVL01” or (b) a hybrid, derivative, or progeny of “PVL01”. Further provided are methods for producing a hybrid or a new variety by crossing the rice variety “PVL01” with another rice line, one or more times. In another embodiment, this invention allows for single-gene converted plants of “PVL01”. In another embodiment, this invention provides regenerable cells for use in tissue culture of rice plant “PVL01”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventor: Steven D. Linscombe
  • Patent number: 11206784
    Abstract: A rice cultivar designated CLL16 is disclosed herein. The present invention provides seeds, plants, and plant parts of or derived from rice cultivar CLL16. Further, it provides methods for producing a rice plant by crossing CLL16 with itself or another rice variety and methods for controlling weeds in the vicinity of a rice plant of rice cultivar CLL16 using an AHAS-inhibiting herbicide. The invention also encompasses any rice seeds, plants, and plant parts produced by the methods disclosed herein, including those in which additional traits have been transferred into CLL16 through the introduction of a transgene or by breeding CLL16 with another rice cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
    Inventor: Karen A. K. Moldenhauer
  • Patent number: 11160230
    Abstract: A rice cultivar designated CLL15 is disclosed herein. The present invention provides seeds, plants, and plant parts derived from rice cultivar CLL15. Further, it provides methods for producing a rice plant by crossing CLL15 with itself or another rice variety and methods for combating undesired vegetation by contacting the disclosed rice seeds with an AHAS-inhibiting herbicide. The invention also encompasses any rice seeds, plants, and plant parts produced by the methods disclosed herein, including those in which additional traits have been transferred into CLL15 through the introduction of a transgene or by breeding CLL15 with another rice cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Xueyan Sha
  • Patent number: 11013192
    Abstract: A rice cultivar designated M-211 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of rice cultivar M-211, to the plants of rice M-211 and to methods for producing a rice plant produced by crossing the cultivar M-211 with itself or another rice variety. The invention further relates to methods for producing a rice plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic rice plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to rice cultivars or breeding cultivars and plant parts derived from rice cultivar M-211, to methods for producing other rice cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from rice cultivar M-211 and to the rice plants, varieties, and their parts derived from the use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid rice seeds and plants produced by crossing the cultivar M-211 with another rice cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Virgilio Cedro Andaya, Teresa Bermejo De Leon, Shyamal Krishna Talukder, Cynthia Bato Andaya, Kent Scheidel McKenzie
  • Patent number: 11006600
    Abstract: The herbicide-tolerant rice cultivar designated ‘CL272’ and its hybrids and derivatives are disclosed. CL272 is a novel, herbicide-resistant, early maturing, semidwarf, medium-grain rice cultivar with improved yield and improved disease resistance. This invention also pertains to methods for producing a hybrid or new variety by crossing the rice variety ‘CL272’ with another rice line, one or more times. This invention allows for single-gene converted plants of ‘CL272.’ This invention also provides regenerable cells for use in tissue culture of rice plant ‘CL272.’ The present invention provides a method for treating rice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventor: Steven D. Linscombe
  • Patent number: 10407691
    Abstract: Provided herein are compounds and methods for increasing disease resistance and/or root length in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Pamela Ronald, Benjamin Schwessinger, Rory Pruitt, Anna Joe, Weiguo Zhang
  • Patent number: 9974254
    Abstract: Plant genome design method defines DNA markers M1 to M5, for target region, DNA marker M2 is defined at an end on an upstream side of a target region, or upstream thereof, DNA marker M1 is defined upstream of the DNA marker M2, DNA marker M4 is defined at an end on a downstream side of the target region, or downstream thereof, DNA marker M5 is defined downstream of the DNA marker M4, and DNA marker M3 is defined in the target region; and designs a genome so that a substitution region, containing the target region, in a chromosome of the original cultivar to be substituted with a chromosome fragment derived from the foreign cultivar has an end on an upstream side between DNA marker M1 and DNA marker M2, and an end on a downstream side of the substitution region between DNA marker M4 and DNA marker M5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shaoyang Lin
  • Patent number: 9556446
    Abstract: The present invention relates to rice plants, seeds, and cells that include a promoter responsive to a basic helix-turn-helix red anthocyanin transcription factor operably linked to a heterologous nucleic acid molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: Susan McCouch, Megan Sweeney
  • Patent number: 9474226
    Abstract: A rice hybrid designated HR140004 is disclosed. Seeds of rice hybrid HR140004 were deposited under the Budapest Treaty (ATCC Accession PTA-121604), the plants of rice hybrid HR140004 and methods for producing a rice plant by crossing the hybrid HR140004 with a plant of the same genotype, or rice plant not of the same genotype, are also disclosed. Methods of growing and producing blends of rice seeds including seeds of rice hybrid HR140004 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: RiceTec, Inc.
    Inventors: Bishwajit Prasad, Yahia Hassan Ibrahim
  • Patent number: 9399778
    Abstract: A rice cultivar designated CL172 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of rice cultivar CL172, to the plants of rice CL172, to methods for producing a rice plant produced by crossing the cultivar CL172 with itself or another rice variety, and to methods for controlling weeds in the vicinity of plants of rice cultivar CL172, which comprises increased resistance to acetohydroxyacid synthase-inhibiting herbicides. The invention further relates to hybrid rice seeds and plants produced by crossing the cultivar CL172 with another rice cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
    Inventor: Karen A. K. Moldenhauer
  • Patent number: 9370154
    Abstract: An inbred rice line designated 143007 is disclosed. Seeds of inbred rice line 143007 were deposited under the Budapest Treaty (ATCC Accession PTA-121603), plants of rice line 143007 and methods for producing a rice plant by crossing line 143007 with itself or another rice line are also disclosed. Hybrid rice seeds and plants are produced by crossing inbred rice line 143007 with another rice line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: RiceTec, Inc.
    Inventor: Yahia H. Ibrahim
  • Patent number: 9313977
    Abstract: A method for newly developed strain of rice that grows 6 feet tall with a record yield of 15 ton per hectare, 4 times the world average of 4 ton per hectare. The panicle is 47-50 cm long with 600-700 grains per panicle, with a stem diameter of 1.2 cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventor: Fida M. Abbasi
  • Publication number: 20150135366
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for modulating plant development are provided. Polynucleotide sequences and amino acid sequences encoding isopentenyl transferase (IPT) polypeptides are provided. The sequences can be used in a variety of methods including modulating root development, modulating floral development, modulating leaf and/or shoot development, modulating senescence, modulating seed size and/or weight, and modulating tolerance of plants to abiotic stress. Polynucleotides comprising an IPT promoter are also provided. The promoter can be used to regulate expression of a sequence of interest. Transformed plants, plant cell, tissues, and seed are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Norbert Brugiere
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150135372
    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: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Edwards M Allen, Sergey Ivashuta, Molian Deng, Brian M Hauge, Huai Wang
  • Publication number: 20150135365
    Abstract: A method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants is provided. More specifically, a method for enhancing one or more yield-related traits in plants is provided, by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a POI (protein of interest) polypeptide. Also provided are plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a POI polypeptide, the plants having one or more enhanced yield-related traits compared with control plants Unknown POI-encoding nucleic acids and constructs comprising the same that useful in performing the methods of the invention are further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Ana Isabel Sanz Molinero, Valerie Frankard
  • Patent number: 9029642
    Abstract: Rice plants are disclosed with multiple sources of resistance to herbicides that normally inhibit a plant's acetohydroxyacid synthase (AHAS) enzyme. Besides controlling red rice, many AHAS-inhibiting herbicides also effectively control other weeds that are common in rice fields. Several of these herbicides have residual activity, so that one treatment can control both existing weeds and weeds that sprout later. With effective residual activity against red rice and other weeds, rice producers now have a weed control system superior to those that are currently available commercially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University And Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventor: Timothy P. Croughan
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9029669
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a new rice cultivar that matures earlier than the original cultivar, and a method for causing a rice individual to mature earlier. The present invention relates to a rice cultivar Koshihikari kazusa no. 6 having the cultivar registration application number 25587, a progeny individual obtained by crossbreeding two individuals selected from the group consisting of an individual of the aforementioned cultivar and a progeny individual thereof, and a method for causing a rice individual to mature earlier that comprises replacing a region corresponding to a region containing base number 31,720,064 to base number 31,724,043 of the third chromosome of rice cultivar Nipponbare with a chromosome fragment composed of the corresponding region of rice cultivar Koshihikari kazusa no. 6 or rice cultivar Habataki in the third chromosome of the rice individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shaoyang Lin
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150128302
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a constitutive regulatory element isolated from sorghum. A method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a heterologous nucleotide sequence operably linked to one or more of the regulatory sequences of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Shane Abbitt
  • 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: 20150118385
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for stimulating the growth of the plants and/or improving the biomass production and/or increasing the carbon fixation by the plant comprising introducing into a rice plant cell, rice plant tissue or rice plant one or more nucleic acids, wherein the introduction of the nucleic acid(s) results inside the chloroplast of a de novo expression of one or more polypeptides having the enzymatic activity of a glycolate dehydrogenase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Bayer BioScience N.V.
    Inventors: Rashad Kebeish, Fritz Kreuzaler, Michael Metzlaff, Markus Niessen, Christoph Peterhaensel, Jeroen Van Rie
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9018446
    Abstract: This invention is intended to be used to search for a transcription factor having novel functions of increasing the weight of an individual plant, increasing the weight of a given tissue per individual plant, or improving the productivity of a given substance per individual plant and to improve such properties in the plant. The weight of an individual plant is increased, the weight of a given tissue per individual plant is increased, the productivity of a given substance per individual plant is improved, or the content of a given substance per given tissue of a plant is increased via expression of a transcription factor that has been modified to suppress transcription accelerating activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Chatani, Chikara Ohto, Yukio Okamura, Norihiro Mitsukawa, Nobuhiko Muramoto, Tomotsugu Koyama, Kyoko Matsui, Masaru Takagi
  • 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: 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: 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: 9012719
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for expressing a multidomain enzyme in a plant are provided. The compositions include plants, seeds, plant tissues, and plant parts expressing a modified multidomain enzyme enzyme. The modified multidomain enzyme has a heterologous linker region that is not cleaved when the modified multidomain enzyme is expressed in a plant. In various embodiments, the linker region comprises the sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:18, 19, or 20. Further provided are methods for producing a modified multidomain enzyme enzyme comprising cultivating plants expressing the modified multidomain enzyme. Downstream uses of transgenic plant material of the invention include agronomical and industrial uses, for example, human food, animal feed, pharmaceuticals, biofuel, industrial alcohol, fermentation feedstocks, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventor: Stacy M. Miles
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150106974
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of one ore more nucleic acid(s) encoding at least two iSYT (interactor of SYT—synovial sarcoma translocation—) polypeptides. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding at least two iSYT polypeptides, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. Nucleic acids encoding at least two iSYT polypeptides and constructs comprising the same useful in performing the methods of the invention are also disclosed. Also provided are constructs useful in the methods of the invention. The present invention also relates to an iSYT-based protein complex. The use of the complex to promote plant growth, and a method for stimulating the complex formation, by overexpressing at least two members of the complex, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: VALERIE FRANKARD, ANDRY ANDRIANKAJA, YVES HATZFELD, MARIEKE LOUWERS, STEVEN VANDENABEELE, AURINE VERKEST, GEERT DE JAEGER, DIRK INZÉ
  • 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: 9006535
    Abstract: In a transgenic plant, a stress-responsive promoter containing CE3 and ABRE2 from HVA1 ABRC3 and CE1 from HVA22 ABRC1, directs low background expression of a gene under normal growth conditions, but is highly inducible by an abiotic stress, such as abscisic acid, dehydration, salt or cold. Compared with the wild type plant, the transgenic plant that expresses a stress-resistant gene under the control of the stress-responsive promoter is more resistant and/or tolerant to abiotic stresses and exhibits similar or higher growth rate and strength under regular or normal environmental conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Academia Sinica
    Inventors: Su-May Yu, Tuan-Hua David Ho
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20150082495
    Abstract: The present invention relates to control of plant pathogens, particularly fungi or oomycetes, by inhibiting one or more biological functions, particularly by inhibiting saccharopine dehydrogenase gene(s) using RNA interference. The invention provides methods and compositions using RNA interference of plant pathogens target genes for such control. The invention is also directed to methods for making transgenic plants tolerant to said plant pathogens, and to transgenic plants and seeds generated thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Delebarre, Cécile Dorme, Bernd Essigmann, Frédéric Schmitt, François Villalba, Eric Paget
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 20150082475
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and materials useful for improving root growth and nutrient uptake in cereal grasses. In particular, present disclosure provides methods for increasing root growth and nutrient uptake in a cereal grass involving marker assisted selection and backcrossing. The present disclosure also provides recombinant DNA for the generation of transgenic plants, transgenic plant cells, and methods of producing the same. The present disclosure also provides materials and methods useful for improving the tolerance of a cereal grass to phosphorus-deficiency The present disclosure further provides methods for generating transgenic seed that can be used to produce a transgenic plant having increased root growth, nutrient uptake, and phosphorus-deficiency tolerance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicants: INTERNATIONAL RICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
    Inventors: Sigrid Heuer, Rico Gamuyao, Joong Hyoun Chin, Matthias Wissuwa
  • Patent number: 8981193
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a new rice cultivar that matures earlier than the original cultivar, and a method for causing a rice individual to mature earlier. The present invention relates to a rice cultivar Koshihikari kazusa no. 5 having the cultivar registration application number 25586, a progeny individual obtained by crossbreeding two individuals selected from the group consisting of an individual of the aforementioned cultivar and a progeny individual thereof, and a method for causing a rice individual to mature earlier that comprises replacing a region corresponding to a region containing base number 31,720,064 to base number 31,724,043 of the third chromosome of rice cultivar Nipponbare with a chromosome fragment composed of the corresponding region of rice cultivar Koshihikari kazusa no. 5 or rice cultivar Habataki in the third chromosome of the rice individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shaoyang Lin
  • Publication number: 20150074854
    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 HIO 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 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: AGRIGENETICS, INC.
    Inventors: John P. Davies, Hein Tsoeng (Medard) Ng
  • 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