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METHOD OF INTRODUCING A POLYNUCLEOTIDE MOLECULE INTO OR REARRANGEMENT OF GENETIC MATERIAL WITHIN A PLANT OR PLANT PART

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800279000 The polynucleotide confers pathogen or pest resistance 372
800290000 The polynucleotide alters plant part growth (e.g., stem or tuber length, etc.) 224
800281000 The polynucleotide alters fat, fatty oil, ester-type wax, or fatty acid production in the plant 126
800287000 The polynucleotide contains a tissue, organ, or cell specific promoter 105
800294000 Via Agrobacterium 64
800289000 The polynucleotide confers resistance to heat or cold (e.g., chilling, etc.) 55
800284000 The polynucleotide alters carbohydrate production in the plant 54
800285000 The polynucleotide encodes an inhibitory RNA molecule 46
800288000 Nonplant protein is expressed from the polynucleotide 37
800282000 The polynucleotide alters pigment production in the plant 30
800293000 Involving particle-mediated transfecion (e.g., biolistic, etc.) 11
800292000 Involving electroporation 8
800283000 The polynucleotide alters ethylene production in the plant 7
800291000 The polynucleotide comprises a transposon 3
20090288229Flower Tissue-Specific Promoter and Uses Thereof - A flower tissue-specific promoter, and uses thereof, is the promoter for 11-19-2009
20110035845Promoter With High Expression Strength And Over-Expression In Various Tissues of Plant, as well as Application Thereof - The invention provides a promoter that has high expression strength and can be over-expressed in various tissues of plant, said promoter is a promoter for banana polyubiquitin (polyubiquitin) gene MhUBQ1, and has a sequence as SEQ ID No: 3. The invention provides further a gene expression cassette that contains a promoter comprising a DNA sequence as SEQ ID No: 3, and a polynucleotide having a open reading frame (ORF) linked to the 3′ terminal of said promoter, wherein said promoter can activate the transcription of said polynucleotide in a organism containing said gene expression cassette. The invention provides further a gene expression vector that contains a promoter having a DNA sequence as SEQ ID No: 3. Also, the invention provides a process for producing a transgenic plant or part of organ, tissue or cell thereof containing the above-described gene expression cassette.02-10-2011
20120060238ACTIVATION TAGGING PLATFORM FOR MAIZE, AND RESULTANT TAGGED POPULATIONS AND PLANTS - Disclosed herein is an activation tagging construct for maize, resulting tagged populations and plants. In one example, an activation tagging DNA construct includes a coding sequence for a transposase, a detectable reporter (such as anthocyanin regulatory genes B-Peru and C1) and a non-autonomous transposable T-DNA cassette. For example, the transposable T-DNA cassette is inserted into the detectable reporter encoding region such that the B-Peru and C1 genes express anthocyanins in a cell containing the maize activation tagging DNA construct only upon excision of the transposable cassette. Methods of generating a tagged population of maize plants include transforming a maize plant cell or tissue with the disclosed constructs.03-08-2012
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20110179518TRANSGENIC PLANTS WITH REDUCED EXPRESSION OF AMADH2 AND ELEVATED LEVELS OF 2-ACETYL-1-PYRROLINE - The aromatic compound 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline-is the major potent flavor component of all aromatic rice and other plants. This present invention provides transgenic plants in which 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline is synthesized at a level greater than in naturally occurring non-aromatic varieties. The transgenic plants have reduced expression of the Os2AP gene and protein, resulting in an aromatic phenotype.07-21-2011
20130031665ENHANCED METHODS FOR GENE REGULATION IN PLANTS - The present invention is in the field of plant molecular biology and provides methods for regulating target gene expression in plants by suppression of the activity of endogenous small regulating RNAs targeting said target gene.01-31-2013
20130031664Regulatory region having increased expression and method of using same - An enhanced globulin-1 regulatory region is shown, a nucleotide sequence of which includes at least one additional copy of a region of the globulin-1 regulatory region which includes at least one transcriptional factor binding domain, combined with a transcription initiation site and translation start site. The promoter provides improved seed preferred, and particularly embryo preferred expression in plants. Methods of use are also shown in preferentially expressing a heterologous protein to the embryo tissue of a plant.01-31-2013
20120204288DROUGHT TOLERANT PLANTS AND RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENES ENCODING SELF-INCOMPATIBILITY PROTEIN RELATED POLYPEPTIDES - 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 an SIPR polypeptide.08-09-2012
20110209245PLANTS HAVING ALTERED AGRONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS UNDER NITROGEN LIMITING CONDITIONS AND RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENES ENCODING LNT6 POLYPEPTIDES AND HOMOLOGS THEREOF - Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs particularly useful for altering agronomic characteristics of plants under nitrogen limiting conditions, 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 functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes an LNT6 polypeptide or homolog thereof.08-25-2011
20080295199Modulation of Plant Growth By Altering Amino Acid Uptake11-27-2008
20110197307Plants Tolerant to HPPD Inhibitor Herbicides - The present invention relates to nucleic acid sequences encoding a hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (EC 1.13.11.27, abbreviated herein as HPPD) obtained from Euryarchaeota belonging to the family Picrophilaceae, as well as the proteins encoded thereby, and to a chimeric gene which comprises such nucleic acid sequence, and to the use of such nucleic acid sequences, proteins or chimeric genes for obtaining plants which are tolerant to HPPD inhibitor herbicides.08-11-2011
20090172831Methods for the production of plants resistant to HPPD herbicides - Methods for making transgenic plants that are resistant to HPPD herbicides are presented. Polynucleotides other than those from 07-02-2009
20090300793TRANSGENIC PLANTS COMPRISING A MUTANT PHYTOCHROME AND SHOWING ALTERED PHOTOMORPHOGENESIS - This invention pertains to the discovery of mutant phytochromes that when introduced into a plant alter the photomorphogenic properties of that plant. In certain embodiments transfection of plants by nucleic acid constructs expressing the mutant phytochromes produced plants having a phenotype characterized by light-independent activation. Thus, in certain embodiments, this invention provides a transgenic plant or plant cell comprising a mutant phytochrome where the mutant phytochrome is a light-stable phytochrome; and the transgenic plant shows decreased shade avoidance as compared to the same species or strain of plant lacking the mutant phytochrome. In various embodiments the mutant phytochrome comprises a mutation at the position corresponding to tyrosine residue 276 in an 12-03-2009
20110191897Plants Tolerant to HPPD Inhibitor Herbicides - The present invention relates to nucleic acid sequences encoding a hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (EC 1.13.11.27, abbreviated herein as HPPD) obtained from protists belonging to the family Blepharismidae, as well as the proteins encoded thereby, and to a chimeric gene which comprises such nucleic acid sequence, and to the use of such nucleic acid sequences, proteins or chimeric genes for obtaining plants which are tolerant to HPPD inhibitor herbicides.08-04-2011
20110191895PLANT FARNESYLTRANSFERASES - This invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid fragment encoding a farnesyltransferase subunit. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a portion of the farnesyltransferase subunit, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of the farnesyltransferase subunit in a transformed host cell.08-04-2011
20090193538Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with the carbon assimilation pathway - The present invention is in the field of plant biochemistry. More specifically the invention relates to nucleic acid sequences from plant cells, in particular, nucleic acid sequences from maize and soybean associated with the carbon assimilation pathway enzymes. The invention encompasses nucleic acid molecules that encode proteins and fragments of proteins. In addition, the invention also encompasses proteins and fragments of proteins so encoded and antibodies capable of binding these proteins or fragments. The invention also relates to methods of using the nucleic acid molecules, proteins and fragments of proteins and antibodies, for example for genome mapping, gene identification and analysis, plant breeding, preparation of constructs for use in plant gene expression and transgenic plants.07-30-2009
20100011462FLAVIN MONOOXYGENASES AND TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS INVOLVED IN GLUCOSINOLATE BIOSYNTHESIS - The invention provides methods and materials relating generally to plant derived flavin-containing monooxygenases (FMOs) capable of catalysing oxidation of a thio- to a sulphinyl-group during glucosinolate biosynthesis. It further relates to plant derived MYB factors capable of transcriptional regulation of biosynthetic genes. These have utility in the modification of glucosinolate biosynthesis.01-14-2010
20110203012METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR USE OF DIRECTED RECOMBINATION IN PLANT BREEDING - The invention provides novel uses of sequence-specific or sequence-directed endonucleases for molecular plant breeding. The invention also provides novel plant transformation vectors and expression cassettes, which include novel combinations of an endonuclease with plant expression and transformation elements. Plants and derivatives thereof produced by such methods are also provided.08-18-2011
20120180158UBIQUITIN PROMOTER AND METHODS OF USE - 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.07-12-2012
20080256666METHODS OF IDENTIFYING AND CREATING RUBISCO LARGE SUBUNIT VARIANTS WITH IMPROVED RUBISCO ACTIVITY, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Methods for identifying one or more amino acid substitutions in a Rubisco large subunit polypeptide (variant) that confer increased Rubisco activity in a unicellular photosynthetic organism and transferring those substitutions to a Rubisco large subunit polypeptide of a higher plant cell are described herein. Methods and compositions for modulating plant productivity using the modified Rubisco large subunit polypeptide variants are provided. The Rubisco large subunit sequences are used in a variety of methods including increasing plant productivity in a plant. Transformed plants, plant cell, tissues, seed, and expression vectors are also provided.10-16-2008
20080256664Means and Method for Modifying the Biomass of Plants - The present invention relates to means and methods for modifying biomass yield and/or plant growth and/or plant architecture of plants. In particular, it concerns transgenic plants exhibiting an increased biomass yield and plant growth rate compared to the corresponding wild-type plants. The plants according to the present invention are characterized by containing altered levels of a microRNA, in particular microRNA that targets members of the SPL family of genes encoding SPL transcription factors.10-16-2008
20080256663Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with plants - Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) isolated from maize are disclosed. The ESTs provide a unique molecular tool for the targeting and isolation of novel genes for plant protection and improvement. The disclosed ESTs have utility in the development of new strategies for understanding critical plant developmental and metabolic pathways. The disclosed ESTs have particular utility in isolating genes and promoters, identifying and mapping the genes involved in developmental and metabolic pathways, and determining gene function. Sequence homology analyses using the ESTs provided in the present invention, will result in more efficient gene screening for desirable agronomic traits. An expanding database of these select pieces of the plant genomics puzzle will quickly expand the knowledge necessary for subsequent functional validation, a key limitation in current plant biotechnology efforts.10-16-2008
20080256662Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with plants - Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) isolated from soybean are disclosed. The ESTs provide a unique molecular tool for the targeting and isolation of novel genes for plant protection and improvement. The disclosed ESTs have utility in the development of new strategies for understanding critical plant developmental and metabolic pathways. The disclosed ESTs have particular utility in isolating genes and promoters, identifying and mapping the genes involved in developmental and metabolic pathways, and determining gene function. Sequence homology analyses using the ESTs provided in the present invention, will result in more efficient gene screening for desirable agronomic traits. An expanding database of these select pieces of the plant genomics puzzle will quickly expand the knowledge necessary for subsequent functional validation, a key limitation in current plant biotechnology efforts.10-16-2008
20080295197Method for Modifying Plant Morphology, Biochemistry and Physiology Comprising Expression of Cytokinin Oxydase in the Seeds11-27-2008
20100077505Auxin Transport Proteins - This invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid fragment encoding an auxin transport protein. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a substantial portion of the auxin transport protein, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of the auxin transport protein in a transformed host cell. The present invention also relates to methods using the auxin transport protein in modulating root development, and in discovering compounds with potential herbicidal activity.03-25-2010
20100115661METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE MODULATION OF AMINO ACID BIOSYNTHESIS - Compositions and methods for increasing the level of one or more selected free ε and/or α-N-acetylated amino acids in a selected tissue or organ of a plant are provided. In specific embodiments, the plant, plant part, seed or grain comprises a free α-N-acetylated amino acid content of at least 200 ppm or a ratio of free α-N-acetylated amino acid content to free non-α-N-acetylated amino acid content of about 3 to about 1000. Compositions comprising plants, plant parts, seed and grain having stably incorporated into their genome a heterologous polynucleotide encoding an amino acid-N-acetyltransferase polypeptide operably linked to a promoter active in the seed are provided. Further provided are compositions comprising a plant, plant part, seed or grain having stably incorporated into their genome a first heterologous polynucleotide encoding a first amino acid-N-acetyltransferase polypeptide operably linked to a first promoter active in the seed and a second heterologous polynucleotide encoding a second amino acid-N-acetyltransferase polypeptide operably linked to a second promoter active in the seed, wherein the first and the second amino acid-N-acetyltransferase polypeptide acetylate the α-amine of distinct amino acids. Compositions comprising food sources, feed and supplements, along with methods of increasing the nutritional value of a plant, plant part, seed or grain, are further provided.05-06-2010
20130081153Expression Of Transcription Factor Encoding Genes - Constructs, vectors and methods that facilitate the constitutive expression of transcription factor encoding genes in specific cell types are described.03-28-2013
20130081154NOVEL FIBER-PREFERENTIAL PROMOTER IN COTTON - The present application discloses an isolated nucleic acid sequence comprising (a) at least 700 consecutive nucleotides of SEQ ID NO: 1; (b) a nucleotide sequence with at least 80% sequence identity to the nucleotide sequence of (a); (c) a nucleotide sequence hybridizing under stringent conditions to the nucleotide sequence of (a) or (b); and (d) a nucleotide sequence complementary to the nucleotide sequence of any one of (a) to (c). Further disclosed herein is a chimeric gene comprising the isolated nucleic acid described herein operably linked to a nucleic acid coding for an expression product of interest, and a transcription termination and polyadenylation sequence. Also disclosed herein are a vector, a transgenic plant cell, a transgenic plant and a seed as characterized in the claims. Methods disclosed herein relate to the production of a transgenic plant, growing cotton, producing a seed, effecting fiber-preferential expression of a product in cotton and of altering fiber properties in a cotton plant as characterized in the claims.03-28-2013
20090038029Method to alleviate abiotic stress in plants - Plants can be modified to resist abiotic stress by effecting expression of PAP activity.02-05-2009
20090300792 Endogenous regulator of RNA silencing in plants - Compositions and methods are described which use RAV proteins and genes that encode such proteins to regulate RNA silencing in plant cells. Novel ntRAV proteins and genes are also described.12-03-2009
20130081152GENE, PROTEIN, PROTEIN COMPLEX AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING AROMA PRODUCTION IN A PLANT - The invention relates to a nucleic acid molecule that improves aroma production in a plant, and a cell and a transgenic plant comprising the nucleic acid molecule. A protein and a protein complex for catalyzing the synthesis of a monoterpene and a precursor thereof and uses for improving the production of aroma in a plant are also provided.03-28-2013
20130042370Method of increasing expression of nucleic acid molecules in plants using multiple transcription units - A method of increasing expression of a product encoded by a nucleic acid molecule is provided where in one embodiment multiple plant transcription units comprising a promoter and the nucleic acid molecule are provided. In another embodiment multiple plant transcription units are provided where each promoter is different from the other. In an embodiment the multiple plant transcription units may comprise two, three, four or more plant transcription units. In another embodiment the promoter may be selected from an embryo promoter. Another embodiment provides the promoter may be a globulin promoter. A further embodiment provides the product encoded may be selected from hepatitis b, aprotinin, or a cellulase. Still further embodiments provide the product may be selected from the cellulases E1 and CBH1.02-14-2013
20100100981WUSCHEL (WUS) GENE HOMOLOGS - This invention relates to isolated polynucleotides encoding WUS polypeptides. The invention further provides isolated WUS polypeptides. The invention also provides methods of using the polynucleotides to modulate the level of WUS, improve transformation efficiency, to stimulate plant cell growth, including stem cells, to stimulate organogenesis, to stimulate somatic embryogenesis, to induce apomixis, and to provide a positive selection for cells comprising the polynucleotide. The invention also relates to cells, plants and seeds comprising the polynucleotides of the invention or produced by the methods of the invention.04-22-2010
20100043100POLYNUCLEOTIDES FOR REGULATION OF HIGH LEVEL TISSUE-PREFERRED EXPRESSION IN CROP PLANTS - This invention provides polynucleotides regulating high level tissue-preferred expression. Compositions comprising the polynucleotides include DNA constructs useful for plant transformation and plants transformed with such DNA constructs. Further provided are methods for the expression of transgenes in plants using the tissue-preferred regulatory elements.02-18-2010
20100043099EXPRESSION CONTROL ELEMENTS FROM THE LEMNACEAE FAMILY - Compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences of interest in a plant are provided. Compositions include novel nucleic acid molecules, and variants and fragments thereof, for expression control elements isolated from the Lemnaceae ubiquitin, r-histone and chitinase genes. A method for expressing a nucleotide sequence of interest in a plant using the expression control elements disclosed herein is further provided. The method includes introducing into a plant or plant cell or nodule an expression construct comprising an expression control element of the present invention operably linked to a nucleotide sequence of interest. In particular, the compositions and methods find use in enhancing expression of nucleotide sequences of interest in duckweed. Also provided is a novel Lemnaceae signal peptide-encoding sequence and the signal peptide encoded thereby. Where an expression construct of the invention is designed to express a polypeptide of interest, this novel signal peptide-encoding sequence can be included within the expression construct of the invention to provide for extracellular secretion of the encoded polypeptide of interest.02-18-2010
20100043098PLANT RAFFINOSE SACCHARIDE BIOSYNTHETIC ENZYMES - This invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid fragment encoding a galactinol synthase. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a portion of the galactinol synthase, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of the galactinol synthase in a transformed host cell.02-18-2010
20100043096The Method for Enhancement of Photosynthesis and Biomass of Plant by Plastid Transformation of Malate Dehydrogenase - The present invention relates to a method for enhancement of photosynthesis and biomass of a plant by plastid transformation with MDH gene, more precisely a method for enhancement of photosynthesis and biomass of C3 plant by plastid transformation system with MDH gene. The MDH plastid transgenic plant prepared by the method of the present invention exhibits not only increased photosynthesis efficiency but also increased growth rate, leaf area, stem diameter and biomass of the plant, compared with the control plant. Therefore, the plastid transformed C3 plant prepared by C4 type gene introduction can be effectively used for enhancing photosynthesis and biomass of the plant.02-18-2010
20080301832Method for Screening Genomic Dna Fragments - The present invention provides a method for selecting genomic DNA fragments which are useful for providing a plant with an agriculturally advantageous improvement.12-04-2008
20090158454LECITIN-LIKE PROTEIN KINASE STRESS-RELATED POLYPEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE IN PLANTS - A transgenic plant transformed by a Lectin-like Protein Kinase Stress-Related Polypeptide (LPKSRP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the plant results in increased plant growth and/or increased tolerance to an environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic plants. Also provided are isolated LPKSRPs, and isolated nucleic acids coding LPKSRPs, and vectors and host cells containing the latter.06-18-2009
20090158460Plant Diacylglycerol Acyltransferases - This invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid fragment encoding a diacylglycerol acyltransferase. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a portion of the diacylglycerol acyltransferase, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of the diacylglycerol acyltransferase in a transformed host cell.06-18-2009
20090158456Polynucleotides Encoding Phenylpropanoid Pathway Enzymes in Coffee - Polynucleotides and polypeptides involved in the biosynthetic pathway of chlorogenic acids in the coffee plant are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for using these polynucleotides and polypeptides for the manipulation of flavor, aroma, and other features of coffee beans, as well as for the protection of coffee plants against diseases or oxidative stress.06-18-2009
20100107278Expression Cassettes For Root-Preferential Expression In Plants - The present invention relates to expression cassettes comprising transcription regulating sequences with root-preferential or root-specific expression profiles in plants obtainable from 04-29-2010
20100107277FLAVONOID 3',5' HYDROXYLASE GENE SEQUENCES AND USES THEREFOR - The present invention relates generally to a genetic sequence encoding a polypeptide having flavonoid 3′,5′-hydroxylase (F3′5′H) activity and to the use of the genetic sequence and/or its corresponding polypeptide thereof inter alia to manipulate color in flowers or parts thereof or in other plant tissue. More particularly, the F3′5′H has the ability to modulate dihydrokaempferol (DHK) metabolism as well as the metabolism of other substrates such as dihydroquercetin (DHQ), naringenin and eriodictyol. Even more particularly, the present invention provides a genetic sequence encoding a polypeptide having F3′5′H activity when expressed in rose or gerbera or botanically related plants. The instant invention further relates to antisense and sense molecules or RNAi-inducing molecules corresponding to all or part of the subject genetic sequence or a transcript thereof. The present invention further relates to promoters which operate efficiently in plants such as rose, gerbera or botanically related plants.04-29-2010
20100107276Compositions and Methods Using RNA Interference Targeting MTHFR-Like Genes for Control of Nematodes - The present invention concerns double stranded RNA compositions and transgenic plants capable of inhibiting expression of genes essential to establishing or maintaining nematode infestation in a plant, and methods associated therewith. Specifically, the invention relates to the use of RNA interference to inhibit expression of a target plant gene, which is an MTHFR-like gene, and relates to the generation of plants that have increased resistance to parasitic nematodes.04-29-2010
20100107275BROADLY EXPRESSING REGULATORY REGIONS - Regulatory regions suitable for directing expression of a heterologous polynucleotide in plant tissues, e.g., flower and silique tissues, are described, as well as nucleic acid constructs that include these regulatory regions. Also disclosed are transgenic plants that contain such constructs and methods of producing such transgenic plants.04-29-2010
20090144851PLANT AMINO ACID BIOSYNTHETIC ENZYMES - This invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid fragment encoding a plant cysteine γ synthase. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a portion of the plant cysteine γ synthase, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of the plant biosynthetic enzyme in a transformed host cell.06-04-2009
20090138983USE OF AtBG1 GENE FOR THE GENERATION OF TRANSGENIC PLANTS WITH INCREASED RESISTANCE TO VARIOUS ABIOTIC STRESS - The present invention relates to a use of AtBG1 {05-28-2009
20100031389Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits And A Method For Making The Same Using Consensus Sequences From The Yabby Protein Family - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding an CRC-related (Crabs Claw) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding such a CRC-related protein, which plants have enhanced yield-related relative to control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.02-04-2010
20100095397Polynucleotides and methods for the improvement of plants - Methods are described for producing a plant with altered seed yield comprising transformation of a plant with a genetic construct including a polynucleotide encoding of a polypeptide with the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 or a variant or fragment thereof. Also provided by the disclosed methods are isolated polypeptides, polynucleotides, constructs and vectors useful for producing a plant with altered seed yield. The methods also provide plant cells and plants transformed to contain and express the polypeptides, polynucleotides and constructs. Plants produced by the disclosed methods are further provided.04-15-2010
20120167246PLANT NUCLEIC ACIDS ASSOCIATED WITH CELLULAR pH AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates generally to the field of plant molecular biology and agents useful in the manipulation of plant physiological and biochemical properties. More particularly, the present invention provides genetic and proteinaceous agents capable of modulating or altering the level of acidity or alkalinity in a cell, group of cells, organelle, part or reproductive portion of a plant. Genetically altered plants, plant parts, progeny, subsequent generations and reproductive material including flowers or flowering parts having cells exhibiting an altered cellular including vacuolar pH compared to a non-genetically altered plant are also provided.06-28-2012
20090031440Expression Cassettes for Seed-Preferential Expression in Plants - The present invention relates to expression cassettes comprising transcription regulating nucleotide sequences with seed-preferential or seed-specific expression profiles in plants obtainable from the 01-29-2009
20130047297POLYNUCLEOTIDE MOLECULES FOR GENE REGULATION IN PLANTS - This invention provides polynucleotide molecules and methods for regulating genes in plants, e. g., by providing RNA for systemic regulation of genes. Various aspects of the invention provide polynucleotide molecules and methods for regulating endogenous genes and transgenes in a plant cell and polynucleotide molecules.02-21-2013
20130047298METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR INTRODUCTION OF EXOGENOUS DSRNA INTO PLANT CELLS - This invention provides a method to silence an endogenous target gene expression in plants by applying a specific dsRNA onto the exterior surface of a plant. Application, such as by spraying or brushing a plant with dsRNA is done without wounding the plant tissue and cells such as by mechanical-type wounding, particle bombardment or mechanical infection with viral vectors. The present invention enables the regulation of gene expression in plants. In some embodiments of the invention, the dsRNA is directed to an essential gene of a plant pathogen or pest, whereby the pathogen and/or pest damage is controlled, resulting in desired agronomic performance.02-21-2013
20100071083TEMPERATURE-DEPENDENT MEGANUCLEASE ACTIVITY - The invention relates to methods for the production of genetically modified plants using engineered meganucleases and elevated temperature and to genetically modified plants produced by such methods.03-18-2010
20090044293PLANTS WITH ALTERED ROOT ARCHITECTURE, INVOLVING THE RT1 GENE, RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS - Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs particularly useful for altering root structure of plants, 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 functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a polypeptide useful for altering plant root architecture.02-12-2009
20090044295Method for breeding double-type kalanchoe interspecific hybrids - New, distinct and stable cultivars of double-flowering 02-12-2009
20090044294Method for modifying lignin composition and increasing in vivo digestibility of forages - Methods for transforming forage legumes or woody plants with a DNA construct comprising at least one open reading frame encoding for a caffeoyl CoA 3-O-methyltransferase enzyme or a 02-12-2009
20090044289Nucleic acid molecules and their use in plant sterility - The present invention provides a method for disrupting pollen development in a plant, the method comprising inhibiting the expression of an endogenous nucleic acid molecule which is, under normal conditions, detectably expressed in anther tissue of a plant during pollen formation, and which codes for a protein belonging to the MYB class of DNA binding transcription factors. Particularly, the nucleic acid molecule whose expression is blocked encodes MYB 32 or MYB 103. The invention also provides nucleic acid molecules for use in the method, use of the method in producing male sterile plants and transgenic plants produced in accordance with the method.02-12-2009
20110004957GENETICALLY MODIFIED REDUCED-BROWNING FRUIT-PRODUCING PLANT AND PRODUCED FRUIT THEREOF, AND METHOD OF OBTAINING SUCH - A genetically modified fruit-producing plant, said plant having sufficiently reduced total Polyphenol Oxidase (PPO) activity relative to a wild type of said plant to reduce browning in the fruit of said plant relative to said wild type, wherein the reduced total PPO activity results from a reduction in activity of at least two PPO isoenzymes in said plant relative to said wild type, or a cell, seed, seedling, part, tissue, cell, fruit or progeny of said plant.01-06-2011
20110010797Method for changing nitrogen utilization efficiency in plants - The present invention provides a method for changing nitrogen utilization efficiency in a plant comprises regulating the expression of 01-13-2011
20110010796WATER DEFICIT-INDUCIBLE PROMOTERS - Water deficit-inducible promoter sequences were identified that may be used to produce transgenic plants that are more tolerant to water deficit and related hyperosmotic stresses than control plants, and yet are wild-type or nearly wild type in appearance. Any of these water deficit-inducible promoters may be incorporated into an expression vector that comprises a polynucleotide regulated by one such promoter and which encodes a polypeptide that, when ectopically expressed, improves water deficit tolerance in plants that are similar to control plants in their morphology and development.01-13-2011
20090307797Seed-Preferred Regulatory Elements - The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a tissue preferred promoter isolated from the sorghum 16 kDa oleosin coding region. The sequences drive expression preferentially to seed tissue, and most preferably to embryo and/or aleurone tissue of a plant. Functional fragments of same are also provided. A method for expressing a nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a 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.12-10-2009
20090307795ZMTCRR-1 PLANT SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION GENE AND PROMOTER - The present invention relates to the improvement of agronomic qualities of plants. It concerns in particular a nucleic acid molecule encoding a plant signal transduction protein that modulates agronomic qualities of plants.12-10-2009
20090307794Stress-Induced Transcription Factor Derived from Maize - This invention relates to a stress-inducible transcription factor derived from maize, a gene encoding the same, and a method for using the same. Specifically, this invention provides a gene comprising the following DNA (a) or (b): (a) DNA consisting of the nucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 1; or (b) maize-derived DNA hybridizing under stringent conditions with DNA consisting of a nucleotide sequence that is complementary to the DNA consisting of the nucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 1 and encoding a protein that regulates the transcription of a gene located downstream of a stress responsive element. Further, this invention relates to a transgenic plant having improved tolerance to environmental stress, such as high-temperature or dehydration stress, into which such gene has been introduced.12-10-2009
20120192309REGULATION OF ZINC DEFICIENCY AND TOLERANCE IN PLANTS - The invention relates to a method to change the capacity of a plant for adaptation to changes in the zinc concentration in the environment, especially the soil, comprising providing said plant with a nucleotide according to SEQ ID NO:07-26-2012
20120192308Method for Providing Fertile Plants via Induction of BBM During Transformation - A method for providing a transgenic plant, including transforming a plant cell or plant material with a nucleotide sequence coding for a BBM protein, wherein activity of the BBM protein is induced during transformation and/or regeneration of the transformed plant cell or plant material, and wherein the plant cell or plant material originates from a recalcitrant plant is provided. In addition, a transgenic plant or material thereof having a BBM protein, wherein the transgenic plant is a recalcitrant plant is also provided.07-26-2012
20090094712Methods and Compositions For Increasing the Nitrogen Storage Capacity of a Plant - The present invention provides methods and compositions for making and using transgenic plants that exhibit increased nitrogen storage capacity compared to wild-type plants. Methods of the invention comprise inducing overexpression of monocot-derived vegetative storage proteins (VSPs) in plants, particularly in monocots. In some embodiments, at least one nucleotide construct comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding the ZmLox6 protein or a biologically active fragment or variant thereof is introduced into a plant. Depending upon the objective, the nucleotide construct may optionally comprise an operably linked coding sequence for a vacuolar sorting signal or plastid transit peptide in order to direct storage of the ZmLox6 protein or biologically active fragment or variant thereof into the vacuolar compartment or plastid compartment, respectively, of the cells in which the VSP is expressed. The invention further provides methods for producing plants with increased nitrogen content and/or increased nutritional value, which is desirable in commercial crops, including those used for forage, silage, and grain production.04-09-2009
20130074215MODULATION OF GALACTOMANNAN CONTENT IN COFFEE - Disclosed herein are nucleic acid molecules isolated from coffee (03-21-2013
20130074214Nitrogen Responsive Early Nodulin Gene - Isolated nucleic acids and proteins and plants expressing the same for improved nitrogen utilization, increased yield, and increased stress tolerance.03-21-2013
20130074216TOMATO CATECHOL-O-METHYLTRANSFERASE SEQUENCES AND METHODS OF USE - The present disclosure provides isolated DNA molecules encoding tomato O-methyltransferases (OMT); tomato OMT proteins; OMT antisense molecules; vectors, plant cells and plants including tomato OMT DNA molecules or OMT antisense molecules; genetic markers for tomato OMT genes; and methods of increasing or decreasing the amount of guaiacol produced by a plant.03-21-2013
20130061348Nucleic Acid Sequences Encoding Proteins Associated with Abiotic Stress Responses and Plant Cells with Increased Tolerance to Environmental Stress - This invention relates generally to nucleic acid sequences encoding proteins that are associated with abiotic stress responses and abiotic stress tolerance in plants. This invention further relates to transformed plant cells with altered metabolic activity compared to a corresponding non transformed wild type plant cell, wherein the metabolic activity is altered by transformation with a Stress-Related Protein (SRP) coding nucleic acid and results in increased tolerance and/or resistance to an environmental stress as compared to a corresponding non-transformed wild type plant cell.03-07-2013
20130061349Transformation of Juvenile and Mature Citrus - The invention relates to methods and compositions for genetic transformation of both juvenile and mature citrus. In some embodiments, the invention provides methods and compositions for genetic transformation of citrus using 03-07-2013
20090172835FLAX (LINUM USITATISSIMUM L.) SEED-SPECIFIC PROMOTORS - The present invention is directed to promoters of flax conlinin and ω-3 desaturase genes. The promoters guide high levels of the expression exclusively in flax developing seeds. This specific expression pattern concomitant with the biosynthesis of storage lipids and proteins make these promoters particularly useful for seed-specific modification of fatty acid and protein compositions in plant seeds.07-02-2009
20090293145Acyl-coa-dependent diacylglycerol acyltransferas 1 (dgat1) gene from tropaeolum majus, protein encoded thereby and uses thereof - A diacylglycerol acyltransferase (DGAT1) gene from 11-26-2009
20090288220Bioreactor using viviparous plant - This invention relates to transgenic plants for producing products of interest such as proteins. Since the transgenic plants according to the invention are cultured in large quantities without culturing tissues and their heredity is preserved through several generations, the invention can yield the products of interest such as proteins in bulk. The invention also provides transgenic plants that are available to the analysis of genomic functions and the production of plants expressing genes by regulating the timing of the expression of the gene of interest by use of proper expression vectors.11-19-2009
20090271889PRODUCTION OF POLYHYDROXYBUTYRATE IN SWITCHGRASS - Transgenic plants, plant material, and plant cells for synthesis of polyhydroxyalkanoates, preferably poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (also referred to a as PHB) are provided. Preferred plants that can be genetically engineered to produce PHB include plants that do not normally produce storage products such as oils and carbohydrates, and plants that have a C10-29-2009
20090271888METHODS OF PRODUCING POLYKETIDE SYNTHASE MUTANTS AND COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention comprises crystalline polyketide synthases, isolated non-native polyketide synthases having the structural coordinates of said crystalline polyketide synthases, and nucleic acid encoding such non-native polyketide synthases. Also disclosed are methods of producing mutant polyketide synthases, and methods of altering the activity and/or substrate specificity of putative polyketide synthases.10-29-2009
20090055968Method for producing direct in vitro flowering and viable seed from cotyledon, radicle, and leaf explants, and plants produced therefrom - The present invention relates to a method of reprogramming plant development that allows flower buds and seeds to arise de novo, directly from a cotyledon or radicle explants or from shoots produced on a cotyledon or radicle. The present invention also provides for an improved culturing media that provide for in vitro flowering.02-26-2009
20090055967POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND POLYPEPTIDES INVOLVED IN POST-TRANSCRIPTIONAL GENE SILENCING - This invention relates to isolated nucleic acid fragments encoding polypeptides involved in post-transcriptional gene silencing. The invention also relates to construction of a recombinant DNA construct encoding all or a portion of the polypeptide involved in post-transcriptional gene silencing, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the recombinant DNA construct results in production of altered levels in a transformed host cell of the polypeptide involved in post-transcriptional gene silencing.02-26-2009
20090055966Maize Promoter Active in Silk and Pericarp Tissues - The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions include a novel nucleotide sequence for a tissue-preferred maize promoter. A method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using the promoter sequence disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises stably incorporating into the genome of a plant cell a nucleotide sequence operably linked to the tissue-preferred promoter of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant that expresses the nucleotide sequence.02-26-2009
20090055965INCREASING GRAIN YIELD THROUGH TARGETED REDUCTION IN ETHYLENE SIGNALING - The present invention is directed to plant genetic engineering. In particular, it is directed to producing green leaves and increasing productivity through inhibition of ethylene. The compositions and methods of the invention involve dominant negative ethylene receptors that interfere with ethylene signaling.02-26-2009
20090055964MPO1 GENE AND PROTEIN AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention provides genes, proteins, and cells comprising recombinant methylputrescine oxidase (MPO) from 02-26-2009
20090055963Systemic gene silencing in plants - A novel VIGS vector is described based on pGR106. The vector includes a nucleotide silencing sequence which is homologous or complementary to a target gene of a host cell. The vector can induce gene silencing in whole plants and microplants and is also effective in the tubers of 02-26-2009
20120117686STRESS-TOLERANT PLANTS EXPRESSING MANNOSYLGLYCERATE-PRODUCING ENZYMES - The present invention provides compositions and methods for increasing the level of mannosylglycerate in plants. Plants with increased levels of mannosylglycerate exhibit enhanced tolerance to stress, e.g., drought.05-10-2012
20110023180NOVEL HYDROXYPHENYLPYRUVATE DIOXYGENASE POLYPEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE - Novel hydroxyphenyl pyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) polypeptides, variants and fragments thereof, as well as polynucleotides encoding the same, capable of conferring commercial levels of conferring HPPD herbicide resistance or tolerance to plants. Compositions include amino acid sequences, and variants and fragments thereof, for HPPD polypeptides, as well as polynucleotides encoding the same. Methods for the production and use of HPPD herbicide resistant plants that express these novel HPPD polypeptides, methods for selectively controlling weeds in a field at a crop locus, and methods for the assay, characterization, identification and selection of these novel HPPDs are also provided.01-27-2011
20110023178High threonine producing lines of nicotiana tobacum and methods for producing - The present invention provides a method for producing plants with a desired phenotypic trait which comprises subjecting plants to mutagenesis, screening chimeric progeny for plants having the desired phenotypic trait, and propagating the survivors. In an embodiment, the phenotypic trait comprises an altered amino acid content. Preferably, the technique is used to generate 01-27-2011
20110023177Genetically Modified Plants Displaying Reduced Accumulation of Cadmium - The present invention relates to methods and means such as polynucleotides, recombinant expression cassettes and recombinant vectors, for reducing the accumulation of cadmium in a plant, and a transgenic plant expressing a variant of a plant P01-27-2011
20130067618METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR WEED CONTROL - The present invention provides novel compositions for use to enhance weed control. Specifically, the present invention provides for methods and compositions that modulate acetolactate synthase in weed species. The present invention also provides for combinations of compositions and methods that enhance weed control.03-14-2013
20130067619GENES AND PROTEINS FOR AROMATIC POLYKETIDE SYNTHESIS - Nucleic acid molecules encoding polypeptides having polyketide synthase activity have been identified and characterized. Expression or over-expression of the nucleic acids alters levels of cannabinoid compounds in organisms. The polypeptides may be used in vivo or in vitro to produce cannabinoid compounds.03-14-2013
20090025100DWF12 and Mutants Thereof - DWARF12 (DWF12) sequences, mutants and methods of using the same are disclosed. The dwf12 polynucleotides can be used in the production of transgenic plants which display at least one dwf12 mutant phenotype, so that the resulting plants have altered biochemistry, structure or morphology.01-22-2009
20090013433Compositions, cells, and plants that include BKI1, a negative regulator of BRI1-mediated BR signaling - This invention provides recombinant cells and transgenic plants that display selectively increased or decreased response to brassinosteroids, resulting in increased yield. Methods of modulating brassinosteroid responses, and of modulating plant phenotypes, are provided.01-08-2009
20090013432PLASTIDIC PHOSPHOGLUCOMUTASE GENES - This invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid fragment encoding a plastidic phosphoglucomutase protein. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a substantial portion of the plastidic phosphoglucomutase, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of the plastidic phosphoglucomutase in a transformed host cell.01-08-2009
20090013431Stress tolerant cotton plants - The invention relates to the use of cotton parp2 gene or cDNA sequences to obtain stress tolerant cotton plants. Various cotton parp2 sequences are also provided.01-08-2009
20090007295Method for Increasing Seed Size - A method is provided for increasing the weight of plant seed, which comprises preparing a genetically modified plant in which gibberellin content has been manipulated in the seed of the plant.01-01-2009
20130167264PESTICIDAL GENES FROM BREVIBACILLUS AND METHODS FOR THEIR USE - Compositions and methods for conferring insecticidal activity to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions including a coding sequence for a 06-27-2013
20130167263Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with plants and uses thereof - 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.06-27-2013
20080295202Soybean promoters SC194 and flower-preferred expression thereof in transgenic plants11-27-2008
20080295198Method for Producing Plant Forming Nodules with High Nitrogen-Fixing Activity11-27-2008
20120102594PROMOTION OF SOMATIC EMBRYOGENESIS IN PLANTS BY WUSCHEL GENE EXPRESSION - The present invention relates to methods for promoting somatic embryogenesis from a tissue or organ of a plant, by overexpressing a Wuschel gene in said tissue or organ. In one embodiment, such overexpression can be used as a silent selectable marker for transgenic plants. In another embodiment, such expression can be used to confer apomixis to a plant. In another embodiment, such overexpression can be used to create haploid plants, which can be used to produce dihaploid plants.04-26-2012
20120102593Use of a Histone Deacetylase Gene OsHDT1 in Enhancing Rice Heterosis - A histone deacetylase gene OsHDT1 which enhances utilization of heterosis in rice is isolated and cloned, said gene consisting of: 1) the DNA sequence of positions 1-894 in SEQ ID NO:1 in the Sequence listing; or 2) a DNA sequence which encodes the same protein as that encoded by the DNA sequence of 1). The histone deacetylase gene OsHDT1 is associated with enhanced utilization of heterosis in rice. When the transgenic plants having no phenotype were crossed with “Zhenshan 97A”, the F1 overexpression hybrid plants have obviously earlier flowering period than F1 wild-type hybrid plants. Moreover, the RNAi inhibition hybrid plants have a decreased seed setting rate compared to the negative control hybrid plants, while the parent RNAi inhibition plants and negative control plants shows no evident difference in the trait of seed setting rate. Western blotting revealed that the gene is capable of deacetylating histone, mainly at H4K16 site. In addition, there exist significant differences in the level of histone modification among “Minghui 63”, “Zhenshan 97” and “Shanyou63”.04-26-2012
20120102592DROUGHT RESPONSIVE EXPRESSION OF GENES FROM THE ZEA MAYS RAB17 PROMOTER - The present invention relates generally to the drought-specific expression of a nucleotide sequence of interest in one or more cells of a plant. In some particular embodiments, the present invention relates to the drought-specific expression of a nucleotide sequence of interest in wheat under the control of a Rab17 transcriptional control sequence.04-26-2012
20120102591Enhancing Salt Tolerance of Plants with Rice OsNHAD Gene - The present invention pertains to the field of rice genetic engineering. Specifically, the present invention relates to a rice OsNHAD gene that enhances tolerance to salt stress, which was obtained through gene isolation, cloning and function verification, and also to use of the gene in genetic improvement of salt tolerance of rice. Said gene is selected from one of the following nucleotide sequences: 1) the nucleotide sequence from positions 60 to 1649 of SEQ NO: 1 in the Sequence Listing; or 2) a nucleotide sequence that encodes the same protein as that encoded by 1). Transgenic rice plants obtained by introducing into rice the nucleotide sequence comprising OsNHAD gene operably ligated with exogenous promoter had enhanced salt tolerance.04-26-2012
20120102590Use of a Nucleotide Sequence that Regulates Flowering Time, Plants Expressing Same and Production Method Thereof - The present invention relates to a nucleotide sequence coding for an amino acid sequence of a unicellular green alga, 04-26-2012
20100242134METHODS AND POLYNUCLEOTIDES FOR IMPROVING PLANTS - The invention provides methods for producing a plant with altered tillering time, the methods comprising transformation of a plant with a genetic construct including a polynucleotide encoding of a polypeptide with the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 or a variant or fragment thereof. The method also provides isolated polypeptides, polynucleotides, constructs and vectors useful for producing a plant with altered tillering time. The method also provides plant cell and plants transformed to contain and express the polypeptides, polynucleotides and constructs. The invention also provides plants produced by methods of the invention.09-23-2010
20100024067PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED SEED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants, particularly increasing seed yield, by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a Class III Trehalose Phosphate Phosphatase (TPP) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a Class III TPP polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention further concerns novel Class III TPP nucleic acid and polypeptide sequences. The invention also provides nucleic acid and polypeptide sequences, and constructs comprising the same, which are useful in the methods of the invention.01-28-2010
20120174257USE OF GENE INVOLVED IN ACCUMULATION OF CADMIUM IN PLANTS - Identifying a gene responsible for the accumulation of cadmium in plants, the present invention provides a method for using such a gene. A polynucleotide encoding a polypeptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, a polynucleotide encoding a polypeptide in which one or several amino acids are substituted, deleted, and/or added in the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 and which has activity to change the localization of cadmium accumulation, a polynucleotide encoding a polypeptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, or a polynucleotide encoding a polypeptide in which one or several amino acids are substituted, deleted, and/or added in the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 and which has activity to change the localization of cadmium accumulation is introduced into a plant such that the polynucleotide is able to be expressed.07-05-2012
20110283416METHODS FOR PLANT FIBER CHARACTERIZATION AND IDENTIFICATION - The present invention relates to materials and methods for the expression of a gene of interest preferably in seeds of plants, even more specifically in oilseed plants. In particular, the invention provides an expression cassette for regulating seed-preferential expression in plants.11-17-2011
20090138985METHODS FOR PLANT TRANSFORMATION USING SPECTINOMYCIN SELECTION - The present invention relates to methods and compositions for transforming soybean, corn, cotton, or canola explants using spectinomycin as a selective agent for transformation of the explants. The method may further comprise treatment of the explants with cytokinin during the transformation and regeneration process.05-28-2009
20090025102GLUTAMATE RECEPTOR ASSOCIATED GENES AND PROTEINS FOR ENHANCING NITROGEN UTILIZATION EFFICIENCY IN CROP PLANTS - The invention provides isolated glutamate receptor associated nucleic acids and their encoded proteins for modulating nitrogen utilization efficiency in plants. The invention includes methods and compositions relating to altering nitrogen utilization and/or uptake in plants. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells, and transgenic plants.01-22-2009
20090165167Means and Methods to Enhance the Production of Vinblastine and Vincristine in Catharanthus Roseus - The present invention relates to the field of plant secondary metabolites, particularly terpenoid indole alkaloids. More particularly the present invention relates to the production of the anti-cancer metabolites vincristine and vinblastine. The invention provides novel polynucleotide sequences derived from 06-25-2009
20110302670POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND METHODS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF PLANTS - The invention provides methods for producing a plant with altered seed yield, the methods comprising transformation of a plant with a genetic construct including a polynucleotide encoding of a polypeptide with the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 or a variant or fragment thereof. The method also provides isolated polypeptides, polynucleotides, constructs and vectors useful for producing a plant with altered seed yield. The method also provides plant cell and plants transformed to contain and express the polypeptides, polynucleotides and constructs. The invention also provides plants produced by methods of the invention.12-08-2011
20110289623COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE MODIFICATION OF GENE EXPRESSION - Novel isolated plant polynucleotide promoter sequences are provided, together with genetic constructs comprising such polynucleotides. Methods for using such constructs in modulating the transcription of DNA sequences of interest are also disclosed, together with transgenic plants comprising such constructs.11-24-2011
20110289622EXPRESSION CASSETTES FOR TRANSGENIC EXPRESSION OF NUCLEIC ACIDS - The invention relates to expression cassettes and vectors which contain constitutive promoters of plants and to the use of these expression cassettes or vectors for transgenic expression of nucleic acid sequences, preferably selection markers, in organisms, preferably in plants. The invention further relates to transgenic plants which have been transformed with the expression cassettes or vectors, to cultures, parts or propagation material derived from these plants, and to the use of these plants for the production of food and animal feedstuffs, seed, pharmaceuticals, or fine chemicals.11-24-2011
20120090048ROOT SPECIFIC EXPRESSION PROMOTER FROM CAPSICUM ANNUUM AQUAPORIN GENE AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to a root specific plant expression promoter and 5′-untranslated region (5′-UTR) from Aquaporin gene of 04-12-2012
20090158457SPECIFIC EXPRESSION USING TRANSCRIPTIONAL CONTROL SEQUENCES IN PLANTS - The present invention relates generally to methods and transcriptional control sequences suitable for effecting expression of a nucleotide sequence of interest in a plant. More particularly, the present invention relates to methods and transcriptional control sequences suitable for directing specific or preferential expression of a nucleotide sequence of interest in a plant seed. Of particular interest as a transcriptional control sequence in this invention is the promoter PR602 (SEQ ID NO: 1) found in the 5′-untranslated region of the rice END1-like gene and isolated from a rice panicle library.06-18-2009
20080320612Vascular-preferred promoter sequences and uses thereof - Plant polynucleotide promoter sequences are provided, together with DNA constructs comprising the inventive polynucleotide. Methods for using the inventive constructs for regulating gene expression are provided, along with transgenic plants comprising the inventive constructs.12-25-2008
20110296552EXPRESSION CASSETTES FOR SEED-SPECIFIC EXPRESSION IN PLANTS - The present invention relates to materials and methods for the expression of a gene of interest specifically in seeds of plants, even more specifically in oilseed plants. In particular, the invention provides an expression cassette for regulating seed-specific expression in plants.12-01-2011
20110296551PLANT MITOCHONDRIA TRANSFORMATION METHOD - Method for heterologous RNA species and protein production in plant cell mitochondria comprising introducing into plant cells nucleic acid components that encode heterologous proteins/RNAS under the control of promoters operative in mitochondria, vectors, host cells, plants and uses thereof.12-01-2011
20080282424Method for micropropagation of monocots based on sustained totipotent cell cultures - The present invention provides a method of micropropagating a monocotyledonous plant comprising: (a) cultivating an explant of tissue from a monocotyledonous plant shoot tip on a primary medium, wherein the explant has been pretreated with a cold temperature and the primary medium comprises auxin or auxin and cytokinin, to produce a totipotent embryogenic cell culture; (b) treating the totipotent embryonic cell culture with a cold temperature; (c) maintaining the totipotent embryogenic cell culture by cultivation on a secondary medium, whereby a totipotent embryogenic cell culture of a monocotyledonous plant is produced and maintained; and (d) transferring the embryogenic cell culture of step (c) to a tertiary medium to continue multiplication and to produce a plantlet with roots and shoots, thereby micropropagating a monocotyledonous plant. The micropropagation techniques described herein provide plants for such purposes as development of elite plant lines, phytoremediation and biomass production.11-13-2008
20090106857Maize Stress-Responsive NAC Transcription Factors and Promoter and Methods of Use - Methods and compositions for modulating plant development are provided. Polynucleotide sequences encoding ZmSNAC polypeptides are provided, as are the amino acid sequences of the encoded polypeptides. 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. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seed are also provided. A stress-inducible ZmSNAC1 promoter is also provided.04-23-2009
20090119794METHODS AND MEANS FOR DETERMINING AND CONFERRING STRESS TOLERANCE IN PLANTS - The current invention provides a method for rapid testing of stress tolerance in a plant and a method of producing plants with enhanced stress tolerance, in particular cold and/or drought tolerance. Such a method may be applied in breeding and selection programs for this trait, or for determining the timing of induction of stress and cold tolerance or hardening of a plant, for instance for agricultural purposes. The current invention exploits a difference in the temperature and light regimen induced transcriptional regulation of several types of dehydrins, in order to determine a ratio of dehydrin types that is indicative of cold and/or drought tolerance, induction of hardening and dormancy in a plant.05-07-2009
20080289063Plastid Transformation of Maize - A method is provided for transforming maize plants to express DNA sequences of interest from plant cell plastids. The method allows the transformation of maize plant tissue with heterologous DNA constructs by microprojectile bombardment of green light grown cultures and dark grown embryogenic cultures. The invention also provides for maize cells in which the plastids contain heterologous DNA constructs.11-20-2008
20090007296Transcription Factor Stress-Related Proteins and Methods of Use in Plants - A transgenic plant transformed by a transcription factor stress-related protein (TFSRP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the plant results in increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic plants. Also provided are isolated TFSRP, and isolated nucleic acid coding TFSRP, and vectors and host cells containing the latter. Further provided are methods of producing transgenic plants expressing TFSRP, methods of increasing expression of other genes of interest using the TFSRP, methods of identifying novel TFSRP, and methods of modifying the expression of TFSRP in plants.01-01-2009
20100005540CONSTITUTIVE PROMOTER LIP3 - The present invention relates to a novel constitutive promoter of plant, particularly to a putative lipase promoter Lip3 derived from 01-07-2010
20100154075Nucleic Acids and Proteins Associated with Galactomannan Synthesis in Coffee - Disclosed herein are nucleic acid molecules isolated from coffee (06-17-2010
20100269219PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a TCP1 or a TCP2 transcription factor. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a TCP1 or TCP2 polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. In another embodiment, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding an Epsin-like polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding an Epsin-like polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention also provides constructs comprising a nucleic acid encoding an Epsin-like polypeptide, useful in performing the methods of the invention. In yet another embodiment, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for increasing various plant yield-related traits by increasing expression in the seeds of a plant, of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a tRNA delta(2)-isopentenylpyrophosphate transferase (IPPT) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having increased expression in the seeds, of a nucleic acid sequence encoding an IPPT polypeptide, which plants have increased yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention additionally relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors and plants containing said nucleic acid sequences. In further embodiment, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants grown under conditions of sub-optimal nutrient availability, comprising modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a SHORT-ROOT (SHR) polypeptide. The present invention also provides a method for increasing Thousand Kernel Weight (TKW) in plants relative to control plants, comprising modulating expression of a nucleic acid encoding an SHR polypeptide in a plant grown under grown under non-nutrient limiting conditions. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding an SHR polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.10-21-2010
20100170004COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE MODIFICATION OF GENE EXPRESSION - Novel isolated plant polynucleotide promoter sequences are provided, together with genetic constructs comprising such polynucleotides. Methods for using such constructs in modulating the transcription of DNA sequences of interest are also disclosed, together with transgenic plants comprising such constructs.07-01-2010
20100170002PROMOTER, PROMOTER CONTROL ELEMENTS, AND COMBINATIONS, AND USES THEREOF - The present invention is directed to promoter sequences and promoter control elements, polynucleotide constructs comprising the promoters and control elements, and methods of identifying the promoters, control elements, or fragments thereof. The invention further relates to the use of the present promoters or promoter control elements to modulate transcript levels in plants, and plants containing such promoters or promoter control elements.07-01-2010
20100170001Method for Providing Cucumber Fruits with an Extended Shelf Life - The invention relates to a method for producing a 07-01-2010
20100269217Compositions and Methods for Altering the Morphology of Plants - Compounds, methods for producing them and methods for varying the morphology of plants are disclosed. More particularly, a SUN gene can be used to alter the shape of fruit in a plant such as a tomato plant.10-21-2010
20110219475Manipulation of Organic Acid Biosynthesis and Secretion - The present invention relates to nucleic acid fragments encoding amino acid sequences for organic acid biosynthetic enzymes in plants, and the use thereof for the modification of, for example, organic acid biosynthesis and secretion in plants. In particularly preferred embodiments, the invention relates to the combinatorial expression of citrate synthase (CS) and/or malate dehydrogenase (MDH) and/or phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPC) in plants to modify, for example, organic acid synthesis and secretion.09-08-2011
20110219473PEDICEL SPECIFIC PROMOTER - The present invention relates to controlling the expression of genes into the pedicel, more specifically in the placentochalaza cells.09-08-2011
20130024999INCREASING LOW LIGHT TOLERANCE IN PLANTS - Methods and materials for modulating (e.g., increasing or decreasing) low light tolerance in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding polypeptides that confer plants with tolerance to low light are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to transform plant cells. Also disclosed are plants having increased low light tolerance and plant products produced from plants having increased low light tolerance.01-24-2013
20100115660Compositions and Methods Using RNA Interference of OPR3-Like Gene For Control of Nematodes - The present invention concerns double stranded RNA compositions and transgenic plants capable of inhibiting expression of genes essential to establishing or maintaining nematode infestation in a plant, and methods associated therewith. Specifically, the invention relates to the use of RNA interference to inhibit expression of a target OPR3-like plant gene, and relates to the generation of plants that have increased resistance to parasitic nematodes.05-06-2010
20100115659DIFFERENTIAL EXPRESSION OF SUBGENOME SPECIFIC ALLELES IN COTTON AND USES THEREOF - Disclosed are methods and means to alter fiber properties such as fiber length in fiber producing plants such as cotton. Additionally plant promoters with a fiber-preferential or fiber-selective expression profile are provided.05-06-2010
20090165169POPLAR TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS - A nucleic acid molecule comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of nucleotide sequences set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1-6 and 11, particularly SEQ ID NO: 3. The nucleotide sequence encodes at least a corresponding amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 12-17 and 26. The nucleic acid sequences and corresponding amino acid sequences regulate the flavonoid pathway, and more particularly they regulate the proanthocynanidin biosynthetic pathway and proanthocynanidin biosynthesis in a plant. One embodiment relates to methods of producing transformed plants comprising introducing into a cell of a plant a nucleic acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 1-6 and 11, particularly SEQ ID NO: 3 and regenerating a transformed plant from the transformed cell. Another embodiment relates to a host plant cell comprising at least one of the nucleic acid sequences set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1-6 and 11.06-25-2009
20100017910Compositions and Methods Using RNA Interference of CDPK-Like For Control of Nematodes - The present invention concerns double stranded RNA compositions and transgenic plants capable of inhibiting expression of genes essential to establishing or maintaining nematode infestation in a plant, and methods associated therewith. Specifically, the invention relates to the use of RNA interference to inhibit expression of a target plant gene, which is a CDPK-like gene, and relates to the generation of plants that have increased resistance to parasitic nematodes.01-21-2010
20090126039Plants Having Increased Yield And Method For Making The Same - The present invention concerns a method for increasing plant yield in plants grown under non-stress growth conditions relative to yield in corresponding wild type plants grown under comparable conditions, the method comprising preferentially increasing activity in the cytosol of a plant cell of a type I DnaJ-like polypeptide or a homologue thereof. One such method comprises introducing and/or expressing in a plant, plant part or plant cell a type I DnaJ-like nucleic acid or variant thereof. The invention also relates to transgenic plants grown under non-stress conditions having introduced and/or expressed therein a type I DnaJ-like nucleic acid or variant thereof, which plants have increased plant yield relative to corresponding wild type plants grown under comparable conditions. The present invention also concerns constructs useful in the methods of the invention.05-14-2009
20100071084POTEXVIRUS-DERIVED REPLICON - Nucleic acid comprising or encoding an RNA replica comprising, in this order, the following segments (i) to (iii): i) a nucleic acid sequence encoding a potexvirus RNA-dependent RNA polymerase or a function-conservative variant thereof; ii) a nucleic acid sequence comprising: a) a potexvirus triple gene block or a function-conservative variant thereof and b) a sequence encoding a potexviral coat protein or a function-conservative variant thereof; or a sequence encoding a tobago viral movement protein; and iii) a heterologous nucleic acid sequence expressible from said replica in a plant or in plant tissue.03-18-2010
20090158455COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING LYSINE PRODUCTION - Compositions and methods which modulate LL-diaminopimelate aminotransferase are disclosed. Also provided are compositions and methods for enhancing lysine biosynthesis in a cell.06-18-2009
20120110694PLANT MYB TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR HOMOLOGS - This invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid fragment encoding a Myb-related transcription factor. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a portion of the Myb-related transcription factor, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of the Myb-related transcription factor in a transformed host cell.05-03-2012
20120110693TARGETING NUCLEIC ACIDS IN MITOCHONDRIA - The present invention relates to a shuttle system with which nucleic acids of interest may be imported into a mitochondrion. This system is based on the use of a fusion protein between a mitochondrial targeting sequence and a protein binding a nucleic acid of interest. This shuttle system is for example useful in agronomics, in the field of gene therapy, and within the scope of research products aiming at characterizing the function of mitochondrial genes.05-03-2012
20100058496TRANSGENIC SWEET SORGHUM WITH ALTERED LIGNIN COMPOSITION AND PROCESS OF PREPARATION THEREOF - The present invention provides a sweet sorghum plant characterized by altered lignin content and/or altered lignin composition compared to a wild plant and this is achieved by manipulating the expression of caffeoylCoA-O-methyltransferae (CCoAOMT) in particular and optionally caffeic acid-O-methyltranferase (COMT) in sweet sorghum by incorporation of a construct comprising an isolated DNA sequence represented by SEQ ID NO 2 and optionally SEQ ID NO 1.03-04-2010
20090144849Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with transcription in plants - 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.06-04-2009
20090144848Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with plants and uses thereof for plant improvement - Recombinant polynucleotides and recombinant polypeptides useful for improvement of plants are provided. The disclosed recombinant polynucleotides and recombinant polypeptides find use in production of transgenic plants to produce plants having improved properties.06-04-2009
20090151017Maize Cellulose Synthases and Uses Thereof - The invention provides isolated cellulose synthase nucleic acids and their encoded proteins. The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to altering cellulose synthase concentration and/or composition of plants. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells, and transgenic plants.06-11-2009
20090151016PLANTS WITH INCREASED HYALURONAN PRODUCTION - The present invention relates to a process for increasing the phosphate content of starches of genetically modified plant cells in comparison with starches from corresponding wild-type plant cells by introducing a foreign nucleic acid molecule which codes for a soluble starch synthase II. The present invention furthermore relates to the overexpression of this soluble starch synthase II in the genetically modified plant cells. Furthermore, the present invention relates to rice starch and rice flour with improved quality characteristics, to rice grains comprising this rice starch, and to rice plants on which these rice grains grow.06-11-2009
20090049571Seed-Preferred Promoters - The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a tissue preferred promoter isolated from the 02-19-2009
20110197308Plants Tolerant to HPPD Inhibitor Herbicides - The present invention relates to nucleic acid sequences encoding a hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (EC 1.13.11.27, abbreviated herein as HPPD) obtained from bacteria belonging to the genus 08-11-2011
20110197310Plants Tolerant to HPPD Inhibitor Herbicides - The present invention relates to nucleic acid sequences encoding a hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (EC 1.13.11.27, abbreviated herein as HPPD) obtained from bacteria belonging to the genus 08-11-2011
20110197309Plants Tolerant to HPPD Inhibitor Herbicides - The present invention relates to nucleic acid sequences encoding a hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (EC 1.13.11.27, abbreviated herein as HPPD) obtained from bacteria belonging to the subfamily Synechococcoideae, as well as the proteins encoded thereby, and to a chimeric gene which comprises such nucleic acid sequence, and to the use of such nucleic acid sequences, proteins or chimeric genes for obtaining plants which are tolerant to HPPD inhibitor herbicides.08-11-2011
20090282579PLANT VIRUS-BASED INDUCIBLE EXPRESSION SYSTEM - A process of producing one or more than one protein of interest, comprising: (a) providing a plant or plant cells comprising a first heterologous nucleotide sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding an RNA replicon, and a first inducible promoter operably linked to said nucleotide sequence encoding said RNA replicon; said RNA replicon not encoding a protein providing for cell-to-cell movement of said RNA replicon in said plant; said RNA replicon encoding a polymerase and said one or more than one protein of interest, said polymerase being adapted for replicating said RNA replicon; and (b) inducing, in said plant or plant cells of step (a), said inducible promoter, thereby producing said one or more than one protein of interest in said plant or plant cells.11-12-2009
20110088123Fatty Acid Dehydratases and Uses Thereof - The invention provides isolated nucleic acid molecules which encode novel fatty acid dehydratase family members. The invention also provides recombinant expression vectors containing dehydratase nucleic acid molecules, host cells into which the expression vectors have been introduced, and methods for large-scale production of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs), e.g., SDA, EPA and DHA.04-14-2011
20100071087ENHANCED FLORAL SINK STRENGTH AND INCREASED STABILITY OF SEED SET IN PLANTS - The invention discloses a transgenic method for enhancing sink strength in female reproductive organs. It involves the temporal and spatial expression of genes affecting the starch and sucrose metabolic pathways in a plant organ or plant tissue. The invention also includes expression constructs, and methods for the production of crop plants with heritable phenotypes which are useful in breeding programs designed to increase yield potential over a range of environmental conditions.03-18-2010
20120240286NUCLEIC ACID PROMOTER SEQUENCES THAT CONTROL GENE EXPRESSION IN PLANTS - An isolated nucleic acid sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence which corresponds to a promoter-active region of a DNA sequence is provided herein, wherein the isolated nucleic acid sequence is derived from a cereal seed. The isolated nucleic acid sequences are useful for the control of high levels of gene expression within specific tissues of a cereal seed. Also provided are genetic constructs comprising the isolated nucleic acid sequences (and variants thereof) operably-linked to a transcribable sequence, methods of producing a recombinant protein using said genetic constructs and methods of facilitating target expression to a plant endosperm.09-20-2012
20090217414Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with plants and uses thereof for plant improvement - 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.08-27-2009
20110197311USE OF MULTIPLE TRANSFORMATION ENHANCER SEQUENCES TO IMPROVE PLANT TRANSFORMATION EFFICIENCY - The present invention relates to methods and compositions for improving the efficiency of 08-11-2011
20100088782SEED ENHANCEMENT BY COMBINATIONS OF PYRUVATE KINASES - Described herein are inventions in the field of genetic engineering of plants, including combinations of nucleic acid molecules encoding pyruvate kinase subunits to improve agronomic, horticultural, and quality traits. This invention relates generally to the combination of nucleic acid sequences encoding pyruvate kinase proteins that are related to the presence of seed storage compounds in plants. More specifically, the present invention relates to the use of these combinations of these sequences, their order and direction in the combination, and the regulatory elements used to control expression and transcript termination in these combinations in transgenic plants. In particular, the invention is directed to methods for manipulating seed storage compounds in plants and seeds. The invention further relates to methods of using these novel combinations of polypeptides to stimulate plant growth and/or root growth and/or to increase yield and/or composition of seed storage compounds.04-08-2010
20100088780Convenient Method for Inhibition of Gene Expression Using RSIS - The present inventors identified RSIS, and succeeded in suppressing the expression of a target gene by linking RSIS between the region from the promoter to mRNA 5′ end sequence of a target gene and a terminator sequence including the 3′UTR after the stop codon. Furthermore, the inventors demonstrated that the expression of two different genes could be suppressed at the same time in cells where a promoter was active, by using the promoter and terminator derived from different genes, and a portion of the mRNA of each gene.04-08-2010
20090300790Shine clade of transcription factors and their use - The present invention relates to the field of transgenic plants with given phenotypes, especially plants with enhanced drought tolerance. Provided are SHINE proteins and nucleic acid sequences encoding these, which are useful in conferring these phenotypes to plants.12-03-2009
20100095398Protection against environmental toxicity through manipulation of the processing of messenger RNA precursors - This invention describes the identification of pre-messenger RNA processing as a novel target of environmental stress caused by example of lithium and sodium toxicity. Overexpression of different types of proteins (or protein fragments) from different organisms but all involved in pre-mRNA processing, protects yeast from salt stress, which indicates that any stimulation of this process, independently of its mechanism, may counteract the toxic effects of mineral salts. A similar phenotype of tolerance to NaCl and to LiCl has been observed by overexpression of these types of proteins in transgenic 04-15-2010
20100100983TRUNCATION OF THE C-TERMINAL END OF ALPHA-AMYLASE - The present invention is directed to C-terminal truncated α-amylase polypeptides, nucleic acid sequences encoding the truncated α-amylase polypeptides, and methods of using the same. Further provided are expression cassettes, plants and plant parts expressing the nucleic acid sequence encoding the truncated α-amylase. Expression of the truncated α-amylase in a plant cell results in enhanced accumulation of biologically-active α-amylase, or enhanced secretion of the α-amylase from the plant cell, compared to the accumulation or secretion of a full length α-amylase.04-22-2010
20090260101Heat resistant plants and plant tissues and methods and materials for making and using same - The subject invention concerns materials and methods for providing plants or plant tissue with increased resistance to heat conditions. Increased resistance of a plant or plant tissue to heat conditions provides for decreased yield losses generally observed at elevated temperatures. One aspect of the invention concerns polynucleotides that encode a mutant plant small subunit of AGPase. The subject invention also comprises a mutant plant small subunit of AGPase encoded by a polynucleotide of the invention. The subject invention also concerns plants comprising a polynucleotide of the invention and method for making the plants.10-15-2009
20090222948Method for modifying plant morphology, biochemistry and physiology - The present invention relates to methods for stimulating root growth and/or enhancing the formation of lateral or adventitious roots and/or altering root geotropism comprising expression of a cytokinin oxidase or comprising expression of another protein that reduces the level of active cytokinins in plants or plant parts. Also provided by the present invention are methods for increasing seed size and/or weight, embryo size and/or weight, and cotyledon size and/or weight. The methods comprise expression of a cytokinin oxidase or expression of another protein that reduces the level of active cytokinins in plants or plant parts. Methods and compositions for increasing seed yield are also provided. The invention also relates to isolated plant cytokinin oxidase proteins, nucleic acid sequences encoding cytokinin oxidase proteins as well as to vectors, host cells, transgenic cells and plants comprising such sequences. The use of these sequences for improving root-related characteristics including increasing yield and/or enhancing early vigor and/or modifying root/shoot ratio and/or improving resistance to lodging and/or increasing drought tolerance and/or promoting in vitro propagation of explants and/or modifying cell fate and/or plant development and/or plant morphology and/or plant biochemistry and/or plant physiology, is also provided. The invention also relates to methods for identifying and obtaining proteins and compounds interacting with cytokinin oxidase proteins as well as the use of such proteins and/or compounds as plant growth regulators or herbicides.09-03-2009
20090178156Polynucleotides encoding carotenoid and apocartenoid biosynthetic pathway enzymes in coffee - Polynucleotides encoding polypeptides that comprise the biosynthetic pathway for carotenoids and apocarotenoids in the coffee plant are disclosed. Also disclosed are a promoter sequence from a coffee carotenoid gene, and methods for using these polynucleotides, polypeptides, and promoter sequences for gene regulation and the manipulation of flavor, aroma, and other features of coffee beans, as well as the manipulation of photosynthesis in the coffee plant.07-09-2009
20090158459NOVEL TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR FOR INCREASING KERNEL MASS AND YIELD IN PLANTS (1403) - The present invention provides novel polynucleotides, related polypeptides and all conservatively modified variants of a novel transcription factor which is associated with kernel mass in plants. Methods are disclosed to alter the genetic composition of crop plants, enhance kernel size and to improve yield. The invention also includes vectors, cells, and modified plants.06-18-2009
20090049569Seed-Preferred Regulatory Elements - The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a tissue preferred promoter isolated from the 02-19-2009
20110173717BPMV-based viral constructs useful for VIGS and expression of heterologous proteins in legumes - The invention provides Bean pod mottle virus (BPMV) vectors useful for expression of heterologous proteins in plants such as soybean. The BPMV vectors are also useful for virus-induced gene silencing. The vectors of the invention include modifications of BPMV RNA1 sequences so that infection with the vectors produces only moderate symptoms. The vectors also comprise novel RNA2 vectors which specifically provide for non-translated VIGS constructs and further which do not require in frame insertion of heterologous sequences to be expressed.07-14-2011
20110173716EPSP synthase with high glyphosate resistance and its encoded sequence - An EPSP synthase (5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase) with high glyphosate resistance and a nucleotide sequence encoding the synthase are disclosed. The gene encoding the EPSP synthase has low homology with the reported EPSP synthase. A transgenic plant obtained by the expression of the gene in plant has an increased resistance to glyphosate after experimental confirmation.07-14-2011
20110173715Nucleic acid sequences encoding proteins associated with abiotic stress response and plant cells and plants with increased tolerance to environmental stress - This invention relates generally to nucleic acid sequences encoding proteins that are associated with abiotic stress responses and abiotic stress tolerance in plants. In particular, this invention relates to nucleic acid sequences encoding proteins that confer drought, heat, cold, and/or salt tolerance to plants.07-14-2011
20090249513Method for Expression and Accumulation of Peptide in Plant - The present invention relates to a method for expressing and accumulating a low-molecular peptide in plant seeds; a vector therefore; and a plant transformed with the vector. In the present invention, an intended peptide composed of 3 to 40 amino acid residues is expressed and accumulated in seeds of a plant by transforming the plant with a fusion protein expression vector comprising a gene encoding a member of the glutelin multigene family and two or more copies of a gene encoding the intended peptide ligated downstream of the gene under the control of a promoter.10-01-2009
20090188003Transcriptional Activators Involved in Abiotic Stress Tolerance - The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions comprise novel polypeptides involved in modulating gene expression in response to abiotic stress such as cold or drought, and the polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. Methods for expressing the polynucleotides in a plant and improving cold and/or drought tolerance of plants are also provided.07-23-2009
20090178157CELL PROLIFERATION-RELATED POLYPEPTIDES AND USES THEREFOR - Disclosed are proteins, and nucleic acids encoding such proteins, involved in or associated with cell proliferation, senesence, differentiation, development, and stress response in plants. Also disclosed are uses for such proteins.07-09-2009
20090276920NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES ENCODING RAMOSA3 AND SISTER OF RAMOSA3 AND METHODS OF USE FOR SAME - The invention relates to the isolation and characterization of a maize gene, RAMOSA3 (RA3), responsible for meristem development and inflorescence development including branching. The gene, gene product, and regulatory regions may be used to manipulate branching, meristem growth, inflorescence development and arrangement, and ultimately to improve yield of plants. The invention includes the gene and protein product as well as the use of the same for temporal and spatial expression in transgenic plants to alter plant morphology and affect yield in plants. The invention also includes the gene and protein product for SISTER OF RAMOSA3 (SRA).11-05-2009
20090276918PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression of a particular type of NAC transcription factor in plants. The particular type of NAC transcription factor is one having an amino acid sequence, which when used in the construction of a NAC phylogenetic tree, tends to cluster with the group of NACs comprising the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 2, SEQ ID NO: 51, SEQ ID NO: 53, SEQ ID NO: 55, SEQ ID NO: 57 or SEQ ID NO: 59 rather than with any other NAC group. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding such a NAC transcription factor, which plants have enhanced yield-related relative to control plants. The present invention further concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding an AP2-2 polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding an AP2-2 polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants. The present invention further concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding an APETELA2-70-like (AP2-70-like) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding an AP2-70-like polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention also provides hitherto unknown NAC, AP2-2 and AP2-70-like-encoding nucleic acids, and constructs comprising the same, useful in performing the methods of the invention. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.11-05-2009
20120272403GENETIC TRANSFORMATION OF JATROPHA CURCAS - The present invention relates to methods for the regeneration and 10-25-2012
20090089892GENERATION OF PLANTS WITH IMPROVED PATHOGEN RESISTANCE - The present invention is directed to plants that display a pathogen resistance phenotype due to altered expression of a PPR1 nucleic acid. The invention is further directed to methods of generating plants with a pathogen resistance phenotype.04-02-2009
20090089893SUCROSE SYNTHASE 3 PROMOTER FROM RICE AND USES THEREOF - Regulatory regions suitable for directing expression of a heterologous nucleic acid are described, as well as nucleic acid constructs that include these regulatory regions. Also disclosed are transgenic plants that contain such constructs and methods of producing such transgenic plants.04-02-2009
20110271398REGULATING NUTRIENT ALLOCATION IN PLANTS - The invention provides coding and promoter sequences for a VS-1 and AP-2 gene, which affects the developmental process of senescence in plants. Vectors, transgenic plants, seeds, and host cells comprising heterologous VS-1 and AP-2 genes are also provided. Additionally provided are methods of altering nutrient allocation and composition in a plant using the VS-1 and AP-2 genes.11-03-2011
20120144519METHOD OF PLANT REGENERATION AND TRANSFORMATION - The present invention relates to methods and compositions for efficient regeneration and transformation of sunflower plants. The invention discloses an efficient method for 06-07-2012
20120144523Aromatic Prenyltransferase from Cannabis - Nucleic acid molecules from 06-07-2012
20090276919NITROGEN-REGULATED SUGAR SENSING GENE AND PROTEIN AND MODULATION THEREOF - The present invention relates to a nitrogen-regulated GATA transcription factor gene required for sugar sensing and the modulation of the expression of this gene to modulate a characteristic in a plant. The GATA transcription factor of the present invention is involved in regulating sugar sensing in plants and its expression is influenced by nitrogen status. Increased expression of this or substantially similar genes can produce plants with improved nitrogen utilization and increased yield.11-05-2009
20090276917Gene Promotors Which Can be Used in Plants - The present invention relates to nucleic acid sequences which have a transcriptional promoter activity preferentially in the phloem of plants under conditions of stress, or in the roots, to derived sequences, to constructs containing such sequences, and also to cells transformed with said constructs and to transgenic plants. The present invention makes it possible to place any transgene under the transcriptional control of a promoter, the activity of which is tissue-specific, organ-specific and/or inducible by environmental factors, such as biotic or abiotic stresses.11-05-2009
20090293146POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND POLYPEPTIDES INVOLVED IN PLANT FIBER DEVELOPMENT AND METHODS OF USING SAME - Isolated polynucleotides are provided. Each of the isolated polynucleotides comprise a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide having an amino acid sequence at least 80% homologous to SEQ ID NOs:130-258 and 536-791, wherein the polypeptide is capable of regulating cotton fiber development. Also provided are methods of using such polynucleotides for improving fiber quality and/or yield of a fiber producing plant, as well as methods of using such polynucleotides for producing plants having increased biomass/vigor/yield.11-26-2009
20090288224PROMOTER SEQUENCE OBTAINED FROM RICE AND METHODS OF USE - Methods are provided by which 11-19-2009
20090288223Nucleic Acid Sequences from Chlorella vulgaris and Uses Thereof - Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) isolated from the unicellular green algae, 11-19-2009
20090288222Transgenic plants overexpressing a plant vacuolar Pyrophosphatase - Transgenic plants are described which are engineered to overexpress vacuolar H11-19-2009
20080301833Regulatory sequence - The present invention relates to the field of plant molecular biology. In particular, it describes the use of a regulatory nucleic acid sequence of the rice gene GOS2 for the regulation of gene expression in plant cells derived from plants other than monocotyledonous plants. The use of the regulatory sequence of the present invention results in constitutive expression with expression levels similar to that of CaMV 35S. The present invention also relates to vectors and host cells comprising these nucleic acid sequences. The invention further relates to transgenic cells and plants comprising these sequences and to methods for obtaining such cells and plants.12-04-2008
20110271399METHOD OF SELECTING DNA CONSTRUCTS FOR HERBICIDE TOLERANCE IN PLANTS - An improved method for selecting among DNA constructs conferring herbicide tolerance for those which confer superior vegetative and reproductive tolerance in crop plants. Additionally, an improved method for selecting among DNA constructs conferring herbicide tolerance for those which confer superior tolerance in vegetative tissues of crop plants but little or no tolerance in male reproductive tissues of crop plants for the purpose of producing male sterile plants useful in a hybrid crop production system.11-03-2011
20100287662Maize Stress-Responsive NAC Transcription Factors and Promoter and Methods of Use - Methods and compositions for modulating plant development are provided. Polynucleotide sequences encoding ZmSNAC polypeptides are provided, as are the amino acid sequences of the encoded polypeptides. 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. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seed are also provided. A stress-inducible ZmSNAC1 promoter is also provided.11-11-2010
20090119796Modification of plant lignin content - DNA constructs comprising a first DNA segment that corresponds to at least a portion of a gene in the monolignol biosynthetic pathway, a spacer DNA segment, and a second DNA segment that is complementary to the first DNA segment can be used to reduce or modulate the lignin content in plants. In some embodiments, DNA constructs comprise at a least a portion of a gene for 4CL, C3H, CCR, C4H or CCoAOMT. Vascular-preferred and constitutive promoters can be used to drive expression of the constructs.05-07-2009
20090119795Delta-9-Elongases and their Use in Making Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids - Isolated nucleic acid fragments and recombinant constructs comprising such fragments encoding delta-9 elongases along with a method of making long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) using these delta-9 elongases in plants.05-07-2009
20100138953Methods for using artificial polynucleotides and compositions thereof to reduce transgene silencing - The materials and methods disclosed provide for polynucleotide molecules sufficiently divergent from polynucleotides naturally contained in plants, or polynucleotides previously introduced into plants as transgenes to permit trait stacking in plant breeding methods or plant transformation methods. The disclosure also provides for methods and compositions to detect the polynucleotides of the invention in plants.06-03-2010
20100138952GENE PROMOTER REGULATORY ELEMENT ANALYSIS COMPUTATIONAL METHODS AND THEIR USE IN TRANSGENIC APPLICATIONS - A computer-assisted method of identifying regulatory elements includes receiving a first orthologous species sequence, receiving a word length, receiving a relative offset, and receiving at least one additional orthologous species sequences, wherein each of the orthologous species sequences is associated with a species, and each of the species is an orthologous species. The method further includes performing a pairwise comparison between each pair of orthologous species sequences, computing using a computing device, overlapping portions of the sequence overlapping the sequences of all of the orthologous species sequences within the relative offset and greater than or equal to the word length.06-03-2010
20120297502METHOD FOR IMPROVING PLANT TOLERANCE TO ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS - Provided are DNA sequences encoding a novel type of AP2 domain-containing transcription factor as well as methods for obtaining similar sequences. Also described are methods for obtaining plants with improved growth and enhanced stress tolerance, particularly tolerance to osmotic and dehydration stress, such methods comprising expression of such DNA sequences in a plant or parts thereof. Further described are diagnostic compositions comprising the aforementioned DNA sequences and the use of such sequences in plant breeding and/or agriculture.11-22-2012
20090083877Transcription Factors, DNA and Methods for Introduction of Value-Added Seed Traits and Stress Tolerance - Abscisic acid-inducible gene expression in different plant tissues is enhanced synergistically by the co-expression of a B3-domain transcription factor and various bZIP-domain transcription factors, or a different B3-domain transcription factor. Using these transcription factors in novel formulations, as shown by examples, will confer value-added traits to transgenic plants, including, but not limited to, higher levels of heterologous gene expression, drought and salt tolerance, viability and productivity under stress, and enhanced nutrient reserves and seed properties.03-26-2009
20100275324Compositions and Methods for Altering Tocotrienol Content - The invention provides isolated nucleic acids and their encoded polypeptides that alter tocol content in seeds. The invention further provides expression cassettes, host cells and transformed plants containing the nucleic acids. The present invention further provides methods for altering tocol content in seeds.10-28-2010
20100275322PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH192255 - According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH192255. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH192255, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH192255 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH192255.10-28-2010
20100275327METHOD OF INCREASING ABIOTIC STRESS TOLERANCE IN PLANTS - A method of increasing abiotic stress tolerance in a plant is described, the method comprising transforming the plant with a vector comprising a nucleic acid which is at least 80% identical to SEQ I.D. NO: 10. Plants or plant parts transformed with these sequences are also described.10-28-2010
20100005539COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODIFYING GENE EXPRESSION USING THE PROMOTER OF UBIQUITIN CONJUGATING PROTEIN CODING GENE OF SOYBEAN PLANTS - A polynucleotide isolated from soybean plants capable of initiating transcription and with sequence identity to SEQ ID No.1 is provided. In some aspects, the polynucleotide has sequence identity to SEQ ID No. 1 of at least 40%, is the reverse complement or the reverse of such sequences. In some aspects, the polynucleotide is linked to expression enhancers or sequences of interest. In some embodiments, a recombinant vector comprises the polynucleotide. In some aspects, the recombinant vector comprises enhancers, termination sequences, or sequences of interest. In some embodiments a transformed cell, plant, plant part, or propagulum comprise the polynucleotide.01-07-2010
20080244790METHYL-D-ERYTHRITOL PHOSPHATE PATHWAY GENES - The present invention provides and includes nucleic acids, proteins and antibodies associated with novel genes in the MEP pathway. The invention further encompasses methods utilizing such molecules, for example in gene isolation, gene analysis and the production of transgenic plants. The present invention also includes transgenic plants modified to express proteins associated with the MEP pathway.10-02-2008
20080244789DIACYLGLYCEROL ACYLTRANSFERASE NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCES AND ASSOCIATED PRODUCTS - The present invention is directed to polypeptides and nucleic acid sequences related thereto, and methods to purify, obtain, and use such molecules in genetic engineering applications. More specifically, the present invention relates to polypeptides associated with the production of triacylglycerols in plants and fungi.10-02-2008
20080256665Method for changing seed productivity of plant by controlling the level of AtSPF3 in plant - Disclosed is a method of changing the seed productivity of a plant by controlling the level of AtSPF3 in the plant. More specifically, disclosed is a method of changing the seed productivity of a plant by controlling the intracellular level of a polypeptide having the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1. The AtSPF3 gene has the effect of changing the seed productivity of a plant through an increase or decrease in the expression thereof in the plant. Accordingly, the AtSPF3 gene will be useful for increasing the production of plants and breeding plants.10-16-2008
20090265806PERICARP-PREFERRED REGULATORY ELEMENT - The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a pericarp-preferred promoter and terminator isolated from the maize lipid transfer protein 1 coding region. 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.10-22-2009
20100281566TRANSCRIPTIONAL CONTROL ELEMENT, CHIMERIC CONSRUCTS AND USES THEREFOR - This invention discloses a constitutive promoter for expression of foreign or endogenous coding sequences in plants, including dicotyledonous and monocotyledonous plants. The invention also discloses a chimeric nucleic acid construct comprising the promoter of the invention operably linked to a foreign or endogenous polynucleotide that codes for a protein of interest or a transcript capable of modulating expression of a target gene. The invention further discloses transformed plant cells, as well as differentiated plants and plant parts, containing the construct. Methods for diagnosis and treatment of viral infections, especially badnaviral infections, are also disclosed.11-04-2010
20090172834Proteins Associated With Abiotic Stress Response And Homologs - This invention relates generally to nucleic acid sequences encoding proteins and homologs that are associated with abiotic stress responses and abiotic stress tolerance in plants. In particular, this invention relates to nucleic acid sequences encoding proteins that confer drought, heat, cold, and/or salt tolerance to plants.07-02-2009
20100095400Nucleic Acid Molecules and Other Molecules Associated with the Cytokinin Pathway - The present invention is in the field of plant biochemistry. More specifically the invention relates to nucleic acid sequences from plant cells, in particular, nucleic acid sequences from maize and soybean plants associated with the cytokinin pathway. The invention encompasses nucleic acid molecules that encode proteins and fragments of proteins. In addition, the invention also encompasses proteins and fragments of proteins so encoded and antibodies capable of binding these proteins or fragments. The invention also relates to methods of using the nucleic acid molecules, proteins and fragments of proteins and antibodies, for example for genome mapping, gene identification and analysis, plant breeding, preparation of constructs for use in plant gene expression and transgenic plants.04-15-2010
20100095399PROTEIN FOR USE IN MODIFYING ABIOTIC STRESS TOLERANCE IN YEAST - A method is presented for selecting and isolating nucleic acids capable of conferring tolerance or resistance to environmental stress conditions in plants or yeast. Furthermore, nucleic acids, the proteins they encode and their use for the production of plants or yeast with enhanced environmental stress resistance is disclosed.04-15-2010
20080271206Rice regulatory sequences for gene expression in defined wheat tissue - The abundance of the 96 most abundant EST cluster sequences in a wheat lemma/palea cDNA library was investigated in a range of cDNA libraries made from various wheat tissues. 30 cDNA sequences showing highly enhanced abundance in lemma, palea and glume tissues over leaf, stem, embryo, endosperm and root tissue were selected for further analysis. These wheat EST cluster sequences were used to identify rice cDNA homologs. The abundance of the rice cDNA homologs was compared in rice leaf and panicle (includes lemma and palea) cDNA libraries. Rice cDNAs showing preferential expression in the panicle were then used to identify homologous rice genomic DNA clones, the putative promoter sequences have been identified and cloned.10-30-2008
20080271204Soybean Cultivar 17731225 - A soybean cultivar designated 17731225 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 17731225, to the plants of soybean 17731225, to plant parts of soybean cultivar 17731225 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing soybean cultivar 17731225 with itself or with another soybean variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a soybean plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic soybean plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to soybean cultivars or breeding cultivars and plant parts derived from soybean variety 17731225, to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 17731225 and to the soybean plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds, plants and plant parts produced by crossing the cultivar 17731225 with another soybean cultivar.10-30-2008
20080271203Soybean Cultivar 6928285 - A soybean cultivar designated 6928285 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 6928285, to the plants of soybean 6928285, to plant parts of soybean cultivar 6928285 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing soybean cultivar 6928285 with itself or with another soybean variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a soybean plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic soybean plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to soybean cultivars or breeding cultivars and plant parts derived from soybean variety 6928285, to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 6928285 and to the soybean plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds, plants and plant parts produced by crossing the cultivar 6928285 with another soybean cultivar.10-30-2008
20080282423METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR MODIFYING PLANT BIOSYNTHETIC PATHWAYS - The invention provides bifunctional plant biosynthetic enzymes that increase the efficiency by which modification can be made to plant biosynthetic pathways. In certain aspects of the invention, bifunctional isoflavone biosynthetic enzymes are provided. The invention therefore allows the modification of plants for isoflavone content. The inventors have demonstrated increased isoflavone biosynthesis can be obtained even in non-legume plants.11-13-2008
20080271201Soybean Cultivar 6943322 - A soybean cultivar designated 6943322 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 6943322, to the plants of soybean 6943322, to plant parts of soybean cultivar 6943322 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing soybean cultivar 6943322 with itself or with another soybean variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a soybean plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic soybean plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to soybean cultivars or breeding cultivars and plant parts derived from soybean variety 6943322, to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 6943322 and to the soybean plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds, plants and plant parts produced by crossing the cultivar 6943322 with another soybean cultivar.10-30-2008
20080263724Soybean cultivar 6265047 - A soybean cultivar designated 6265047 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 6265047, to the plants of soybean 6265047, to plant parts of soybean cultivar 6265047 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing soybean cultivar 6265047 with itself or with another soybean variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a soybean plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic soybean plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to soybean cultivars or breeding cultivars and plant parts derived from soybean variety 6265047, to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 6265047 and to the soybean plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds, plants and plant parts produced by crossing the cultivar 6265047 with another soybean cultivar.10-23-2008
20090320153COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODIFYING GENE EXPRESSION USING THE PROMOTER OF UBIQUITIN CONJUGATING PROTEIN CODING GENE OF COTTON PLANTS - A polynucleotide isolated from cotton plants capable of initiating transcription and with sequence identity to SEQ ID No.1 is provided. In some aspects, the polynucleotide has sequence identity to SEQ ID No. 1 of at least 40%, is the reverse complement or the reverse of such sequences. In some aspects, the polynucleotide is linked to expression enhancers or sequences of interest. In some embodiments, a recombinant vector comprises the polynucleotide. In some aspects, the recombinant vector comprises enhancers, termination sequences, or sequences of interest. In some embodiments a transformed cell, plant, plant part, or propagulum comprise the polynucleotide.12-24-2009
20100005542Scarecrow-Like Stress-Related Polypeptides and Methods of Use in Plants - A transgenic plant transformed with an SLSRP coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the plant results in increased growth under water-limited conditions and/or increased tolerance to an environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic plants. Also provided are isolated SLSRPs, and isolated SLSRP coding nucleic acids, and vectors and host cells containing the latter.01-07-2010
20100005541KETOLASES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF KETOCAROTENOIDS IN TAGETES - New ketolases for the production of ketocarotenoids in 01-07-2010
20130219553NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES ENCODING RAMOSA3 AND SISTER OF RAMOSA3 AND METHODS OF USE FOR SAME - The invention relates to the isolation and characterization of a maize gene, RAMOSA3 (RA3), responsible for meristem development and inflorescence development including branching. The gene, gene product, and regulatory regions may be used to manipulate branching, meristem growth, inflorescence development and arrangement, and ultimately to improve yield of plants. The invention includes the gene and protein product as well as the use of the same for temporal and spatial expression in transgenic plants to alter plant morphology and affect yield in plants. The invention also includes the gene and protein product for SISTER OF RAMOSA3 (SRA).08-22-2013
20130219552GLYPHOSATE RESISTANT PLANTS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - The present disclosure relates to certain polypeptides derived from prokaryotic DGT enzymes, and nucleic acids useful in encoding the same.08-22-2013
20120272401PLANT OVEREXPRESSING ABSCISIC ACID TRANSPORTER PROTEIN AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a transgenic plant tolerant to environmental stress that comprises DNA encoding an exogenous abscisic acid (ABA) transporter protein in an expressible manner, a progeny thereof, or a cell, tissue or seed from such plant. The present invention also relates to a method for producing such a plant.10-25-2012
20080271200Plants Having Improved Growth Characteristics and Method for Making the Same - The present invention concerns a method for improving growth characteristics of plants by modulating expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a NAP1-like protein. The invention also relates to transgenic plants having improved growth characteristics, which plants have modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a NAP1-like protein.10-30-2008
20090031445METHODS TO ENHANCE PLANT TRAUMA RESISTANCE - Expression systems that effect production of a GTPase activating protein in plants are used to modify plants to enhance their ability to resist trauma01-29-2009
20090031444HOMOLOGOUS RECOMBINATION IN PLANTS - The invention relates to the field of meiotic homologous recombination in plants. Provided are transgenic plants, cytological assays and MLH1 protein and nucleic acid sequences, as well anti-MLH1 antibodies, anti-SMC1, anti-SMC3 and anti-CENP-C antibodies.01-29-2009
20100138956NITROGEN TRANSPORT METABOLISM - This invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid fragments encoding an ammonium transporter. The invention also relates to the construction of a recombinant DNA construct encoding all or a portion of ammonium transporters, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the recombinant DNA construct may alter levels of the ammonium transporter in a transformed host cell.06-03-2010
20110209244METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF PLANT IMPARTED WITH STRESS TOLERANCE AND USE THEREOF - The present invention provides a method for producing a plant with a stress tolerance, comprising the step of inhibiting, in a plant, a function of a first polypeptide including an amino acid sequence represented by any one of SEQ ID NOS: 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. This enables developing a new technique capable of producing a plant with a stress tolerance such as a salt tolerance and a high osmotic pressure tolerance.08-25-2011
20110209242Green Tissue-Preferred Promoter from Maize - The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions include a novel nucleotide sequence for a green tissue-preferred promoter from maize. A method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using the promoter sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises stabling incorporating into the genome of a plant cell a nucleotide sequence operably linked to the root-preferred promoter of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant that expresses the nucleotide sequence.08-25-2011
20090151018GDC-1 GENES CONFERRING HERBICIDE RESISTANCE - Compositions and methods for conferring herbicide resistance to plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions comprising a coding sequence for a polypeptide that confers resistance or tolerance to glyphosate herbicides are provided. The coding sequences can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in plants. Compositions also comprise transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated nucleic acid molecules corresponding to glyphosate resistant nucleic acid sequences are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed. In particular, the present invention provides for isolated nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences encoding an amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:3, 6, 8, 11, 19, or 21, or a nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 18, or 20, as well as variants and fragments thereof.06-11-2009
20090064371Methods for Increasing the Resistance of Plants to Hypoxic Conditions - Methods are provided for increasing the resistance of plants to hypoxic or anoxic conditions. Such methods may be applied to increase the penetrance of plant roots in the growth medium or into soil. The methods according to the invention may include providing plants with a stress tolerance gene. Similar effects can be obtained by applying chemical compounds, including neonicotinoid compounds, to the plants.03-05-2009
20090158458DROUGHT TOLERANT PLANTS AND RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENES ENCODING FERROCHELATASES - 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 ferrochelatase.06-18-2009
20110209243SALINITY TOLERANCE IN PLANTS - The present invention is predicated, in part, on the identification of a gene involved in salinity tolerance in plants. As such, the present invention relates to methods for modulating salinity tolerance in plants. The present invention also provides plant cells and plants having modulated salinity tolerance. In further embodiments, the present invention also provides methods for determining the salinity tolerance of plant cells and plants.08-25-2011
20090070893Soybean promoters and flower-preferred expression thereof in transgenic plants - The promoters of a soybean lipid transfer protein LTP1 and fragments thereof and their use in promoting the expression of one or more heterologous nucleic acid fragments in plants are described.03-12-2009
20090044291DROUGHT-RESISTANT PLANTS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE PLANTS - This application provides a recombinant expression cassette for expressing the H subunit of Mg-chelatase, a plant gene product that is newly identified as an abscisic acid receptor. Also provided are a transgenic plant with drought-resistance and a method for producing such plants.02-12-2009
20110209241Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and a Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for improving various plant growth characteristics by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a PRE-like (Paclobutrazol REsistance) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a PRE-like polypeptide, which plants have improved growth characteristics relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. In another embodiment, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various yield-related traits by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding an SCE1 (SUMO Conjugating Enzyme 1). The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding an SCE1, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides hitherto unknown SCE1-encoding nucleic acids, and constructs comprising the same, useful in performing the methods of the invention. In yet another embodiment, M the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various yield related-traits by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a YEF1 (Yield Enhancing Factor 1). The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a YEF1, which plants have enhanced yield related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. In yet another embodiment, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various yield-related traits by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a subgroup III glutaredoxin (Grx). The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a subgroup III Grx, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. In a further embodiment, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for altering the ratio of roots to shoots in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a Sister of FT protein or a homologue thereof. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a Sister of FT protein or a homologue thereof, which plants have altered root to shoot ratio relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.08-25-2011
20090165168DROUGHT TOLERANT PLANTS AND RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENES ENCODING miR827 - 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 miR827 microRNA.06-25-2009
20100154076Yield Enhancement In Plants By Modulation of Maize Alfins - Compositions and methods for modulating flower organ development, leaf formation, phototropism, apical dominance, fruit development, initiation of roots, and for increasing yield in a plant are provided. The compositions include four ZmALF sequences. Compositions of the invention comprise amino acid sequences and nucleotide sequences selected from SEQ ID NOS: 1-8 as well as variants and fragments thereof. Nucleotide sequences encoding the maize alfins are provided in DNA constructs for expression in a plant of interest are provided for modulating the level of one of four ZmALF sequences in a plant or a plant part are provided. The methods comprise introducing into a plant or plant part a heterologous polynucleotide comprising a ZmALF sequence of the invention. The level of the ZmALF polypeptide can be increased or decreased. Such method can be used to increase the yield in plants; in one embodiment, the method is used to increase grain yield in cereals.06-17-2010
20090158461Transcription Factor Stress-Related Proteins and Methods of Use in Plants - A transgenic plant transformed by a transcription factor stress-related protein (TFSRP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the plant results in increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic plants. Also provided are isolated TFSRP, and isolated nucleic acid coding TFSRP, and vectors and host cells containing the latter. Further provided are methods of producing transgenic plants expressing TFSRP, methods of increasing expression of other genes of interest using the TFSRP, methods of identifying novel TFSRP, and methods of modifying the expression of TFSRP in plants.06-18-2009
20090183273NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES MEDIATING MALE FERTILITY AND METHOD OF USING SAME - Nucleotide sequences mediating male fertility in plants are described, with DNA molecule and amino acid sequences set forth. Promoter sequences and their essential regions are also identified. The nucleotide sequences are useful in mediating male fertility in plants.07-16-2009
20090183272NUCLEOTIDE SEQEUNCES MEDIATING MALE FERTILITY AND METHOD OF USING SAME - Nucleotide sequences mediating male fertility in plants are described, with DNA molecule and amino acid sequences set forth. Promoter sequences and their essential regions are also identified. The nucleotide sequences are useful in mediating male fertility in plants.07-16-2009
20090183275NUCLEOTIDE SEQEUNCES MEDIATING MALE FERTILITY AND METHOD OF USING SAME - Nucleotide sequences mediating male fertility in plants are described, with DNA molecule and amino acid sequences set forth. Promoter sequences and their essential regions are also identified. The nucleotide sequences are useful in mediating male fertility in plants.07-16-2009
20090183274NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES MEDIATING MALE FERTILITY AND METHOD OF USING SAME - Nucleotide sequences mediating male fertility in plants are described, with DNA molecule and amino acid sequences set forth. Promoter sequences and their essential regions are also identified. The nucleotide sequences are useful in mediating male fertility in plants.07-16-2009
20090188004Protein Kinase Stress-Related Proteins and Methods of Use in Plants - A transgenic plant transformed by a Protein Kinase Stress-Related Protein (PKSRP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the plant results in increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic plants. Also provided are isolated PKSRPs, and isolated nucleic acid coding PKSRPs, and vectors and host cells containing the latter.07-23-2009
20090165170Phosphatase Stress-Related Proteins and Methods of Use in Plants - A transgenic plant transformed by a phosphatase stress-related protein (PHSRP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the plant results in increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic plants. Also provided are isolated PHSRPs, and isolated nucleic acid coding PHSRPs, and vectors and host cells containing the latter.06-25-2009
20090133154ABIOTIC STRESS TOLERANT TRANSGENIC PLANTS - 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.05-21-2009
20090138984Genes involved in tolerance to environmental stress - The present invention relates to a method for obtaining polynucleic acids comprising coding sequences and/or genes involved in environmental stress resistance in plants, comprising the preparation of a cDNA library comprising coding sequences from siliques, introducing said coding sequences in yeast cells in a functional format and screening for polynucleic acids leading to an enhanced tolerance or resistance to environmental stress conditions in said transformed yeast cells. The present invention further relates to an isolated polynucleic acid obtainable by such a method as listed in Table 1 as well as recombinant polynucleic acid comprising the same. The present invention further relates to an isolated polypeptide encoded by a polynucleic acid of the invention. The present invention also relates to a method for producing a plant with enhanced tolerance or resistance to environmental stress, said method comprising introducing into a plant cell a recombinant DNA comprising a polynucleic acid as defined which when expressed in a plant cell enhances the tolerances or induces resistance to environmental stress conditions of said plant. The present invention particularly relates to plant cells, plants or harvestable parts or propagation material thereof transformed with a recombinant polynucleic acid as defined above.05-28-2009
20090138986Regulatory Elements Associated with CBF Transcription Factors of Maize - Compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous polynucleotide sequences in a plant are provided. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences comprising an isolated stress-induced promoter natively linked to the maize CBF1 or CBF2 coding region. A method for expressing a heterologous polynucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a heterologous polynucleotide 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.05-28-2009
20090019598Anther specific promoters and uses thereof - The present invention provides as isolated anther specific promoter nucleic acid molecule homologous to the Ta39 promoter of tobacco. Also contemplated are uses of the nucleic acid molecule to direct expression of a heterologous nucleic acid molecule to anther and/or pollen of a plant.01-15-2009
20090025101Plant Yield Improvement By Ste20-Like Gene Expression - The present invention concerns a method for increasing plant yield by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a Ste20-like polypeptide or a homologue thereof. One such method comprises introducing into a plant a Ste20-like nucleic acid or variant thereof. The invention also relates to transgenic plants having introduced therein a Ste20-like nucleic acid or variant thereof, which plants have increased yield relative to control plants. The present invention also concerns constructs useful in the methods of the invention.01-22-2009
20110225675MANIPULATION OF AMMONIUM TRANSPORTERS (AMTS) TO IMPROVE NITROGEN USE EFFICIENCY IN HIGHER PLANTS - The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides of the protein AMT. The invention provides genomic sequence for the AMT gene. AMT is responsible for controlling nitrogen utilization efficiency in plants.09-15-2011
20090222946DNA SEQUENCES INVOLVED IN PRENYLFLAVONOID BIOSYNTHESIS IN HOPS AND THEIR USE IN MODIFYING PRENYLFLAVONOID PRODUCTION IN PLANTS - The isolation and identification of two O-methyltransferases from the hops plant (09-03-2009
20090031442Methods for the production of plants resistant to HPPD herbicides - Methods for making transgenic plants that are resistant to HPPD herbicides are presented. Polynucleotides other than those from 01-29-2009
20090199312SHADE REGULATORY REGIONS - Regulatory regions suitable for directing expression of a heterologous polynucleotide under far red light conditions are described, as well as nucleic acid constructs that include these regulatory regions. Also disclosed are transgenic plants that contain such constructs and methods of producing such transgenic plants.08-06-2009
20090199311METHODS AND MEANS FOR PRODUCING HYALURONAN - The present invention relates to plant cells and plants which synthesize an increased amount of hyaluronan, and to methods for preparing such plants, and also to methods for preparing hyaluronan with the aid of these plant cells or plants. Here, plant cells or genetically modified plants according to the invention have hyaluronan synthase activity and additionally an increased glutamine:fructose 6-phosphate amidotransferase (GFAT) activity and an increased UDP glucose dehydrogenase (UDP-Glc-DH) activity, compared to wild-type plant cells or wild-type plants. The present invention furthermore relates to the use of plants having increased hyaluronan synthesis for preparing hyaluronan and food or feedstuff containing hyaluronan.08-06-2009
20090199310Promotor of Hot Pepper Which is Related to TMV-Resistance - The present invention relates to a promoter of hot pepper related to TMV-resistance, more precisely a promoter of the gene related to TMV-resistance and a method for regulating the expression of a target protein by using a transcription factor binding to the same. The method of the present invention can be effectively used for the regulation of the expression of a target protein in disease-resistant plants.08-06-2009
20090260104NOVEL GLYPHOSATE-N-ACETYLTRANSFERASE (GAT) GENES - Novel proteins are provided herein, including proteins capable of catalyzing the acetylation of glyphosate and other structurally related proteins. Also provided are novel polynucleotides capable of encoding these proteins, compositions that include one or more of these novel proteins and/or polynucleotides, recombinant cells and transgenic plants comprising these novel compounds, diversification methods involving the novel compounds, and methods of using the compounds. Some of the novel methods and compounds provided herein can be used to render an organism, such as a plant, resistant to glyphosate.10-15-2009
20080263725PHOSPHATASE STRESS-RELATED PROTEINS AND METHODS OF USE IN PLANTS - A transgenic plant transformed by a phosphatase stress-related protein (PHSRP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the plant results in increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic plants. Also provided are isolated PHSRPs, and isolated nucleic acid coding PHSRPs, and vectors and host cells containing the latter.10-23-2008
20080263722Transcription Factor Gene Osnacx From Rice and Use Thereof for Improving Plant Tolerance to Drought and Salt - The present invention relates to an isolated polynucleotide capable of giving a plant tolerance to drought and/or salt stress, which comprises a polynucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO:1, and to a promoter capable of giving a plant tolerance to drought and/or salt stress. The present invention also relates to an expression vector comprising the said polynucleotide and/or the said promoter, and to a host cell transformed or transfected by the said expression vector. The present invention further relates to a use of the said polynucleotide or promoter sequence in improvement of plant tolerance to drought and/or salt stress.10-23-2008
20080263726SVP gene controlling flowering time of plants - The present invention relates to SVP protein which controls the flowering time of plants originating from 10-23-2008
20110231953TRANSFORMED PLANT WITH INCREASED CHLOROPLASTS PER CELL - This invention provides a transformed plant with increased number of chloroplasts per cell, comprising an over-expressed foreign DNA which codes for PDV1 and/or PDV2, or CRF2, a homologue thereof, or a mutant thereof.09-22-2011
20110231952SOYBEAN NODULATION FACTOR RECEPTOR PROTEINS, ENCODING NUCLEIC ACIDS AND USES THEREFOR - The invention provides GmNFR1α, GmNFR1β, GmNFR5α and GmNFR5β soybean nodulation factor receptor proteins, a receptor complex and encoding nucleic acids. Also provided are GmNFR1α, GmNFR1β, GmNFR5α and GmNFR5β promoters which may be useful for expressing autologous or heterologous sequences in plants such as soybean. Variant proteins and nucleic acids including RNA splice variants, mis-sense mutants and non-sense mutants are also described. Also provided are genetically-modified plants and methods of producing genetically-modified plants. Over-expression of soybean nodulation factor receptor proteins by genetically-modified plants may lead to enhanced and/or otherwise facilitated nodulation and/or nitrogen fixation. Genetically-modified plants with down-regulated nodulation factor receptor expression, such as by RNAi or antisense constructs, may exhibit inhibited, diminished or otherwise reduced nodulation and/or nitrogen fixation.09-22-2011
20090205074TRANSCRIPTION REGULATORS FOR REPRODUCTION ASSOCIATED PLANT PART TISSUE SPECIFIC EXPRESSION - The present invention relates generally to transcriptional control sequences for effecting expression of a nucleotide sequence of interest in a plant. The present invention is predicated, in part, on the identification and functional characterisation of transcriptional control sequences derived from genes which encode polypeptides comprising the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1 and homologs thereof. Among other things, the present invention has identified that transcriptional control sequences derived from the subject genes can effect specific or preferential expression of an operably connected nucleotide sequence in a reproduction-associated plant part such as a seed or anther.08-13-2009
20090205072ALTERATION OF TOBACCO ALKALOID CONTENT THROUGH MODIFICATION OF SPECIFIC CYTOCHROME P450 GENES - Compositions and methods for reducing the level of nornicotine and N′-nitrosonornicotine (NNN) in 08-13-2009
20090100541Transcription Factor Stress-Related Proteins and Methods of Use in Plants - A transgenic plant transformed by a Transcription Factor Stress-Related Protein (TFSRP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the plant results in increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic plants. Also provided are isolated TFSRPs, and isolated nucleic acid coding TFSRPs, and vectors and host cells containing the latter.04-16-2009
20120096583METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ENHANCED GENE EXPRESSION THROUGH INTRON FREE ENERGY REDUCTION - The present invention provides a method for selecting an intron for enhanced expression of a nucleotide sequence encoding a polypeptide, comprising: a) determining a mean free energy value per base pair of one or more introns; b) determining a mean IMEter score of the one or more introns of (a); and c) selecting an intron having a mean free energy value per base pair of below about −0.268 kcal/mol/bp and a mean IMEter score of at least about −0.034/bp, thereby selecting an intron for enhanced expression of a nucleotide sequence encoding the polypeptide, wherein expression of a nucleotide sequence operably associated with the selected intron is enhanced as compared to expression of a nucleotide sequence not operably associated with an intron having a mean free energy value per base pair of below about −0.268 kcal/mol/bp and a mean IMEter score of at least about −0.034/bp.04-19-2012
20090049570Seed-Preferred Regulatory Elements - The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a tissue preferred promoter isolated from the sorghum legumin coding region. The sequences drive expression preferentially to seed tissue, and most preferably to endosperm tissue of a plant. A method for expressing a nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a 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.02-19-2009
20090241218PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for improving various plant growth characteristics by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a GRP (Growth-Related Protein). The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a GRP, which plants have improved growth characteristics relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. The GRP may be one of the following: Extensin Receptor-Like Kinase (ERLK), F-Box WD40 (FBXW) polypeptide, RAN-Binding Protein (RANBP), Golden2-like Transcription Factor (GLK), REV delta homeodomain leucine zipper domain polypeptide, CLE protein, and Seed Yield Regulator (SYR) protein.09-24-2009
20090205076DIRECTED EVOLUTION OF GRG31 AND GRG36 EPSP SYNTHASE ENZYMES - Compositions and methods for conferring herbicide resistance or tolerance to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions include polynucleotides encoding herbicide resistance or tolerance polypeptides, vectors comprising those polynucleotides, and host cells comprising the vectors. The nucleotide sequences of the invention can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in organisms, including microorganisms and plants. Compositions also include transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated polynucleotides encoding glyphosate resistance or tolerance polypeptides are provided, particularly polypeptide variants of SEQ ID NO:2 and 4. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed. In particular, the present invention provides for isolated polynucleotides containing nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:7-28, or the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:29 or 30.08-13-2009
20090205075USE OF PLASTID TRANSIT PEPTIDES DERIVED FROM GLAUCOCYSTOPHYTES - Compositions and methods for targeting polypeptides to plastids are provided. Compositions comprise plastid transit peptides as well as nucleotide sequences encoding such transit peptides and variants thereof. Compositions further comprise DNA constructs comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding the plastid transit peptide operably linked to a nucleotide sequence encoding a polypeptide of interest. These DNA constructs find use in expression and targeting of the polypeptide of interest to a plastid. Compositions also comprise expression cassettes, vectors, transformed plants, transformed plant cells, and stably transformed plant seeds wherein a polypeptide of interest is targeted to a plastid by the plastid transit peptide of the invention.08-13-2009
20090205073TRANSGENIC PLANTS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING BOLTING IN SUGAR BEET - This invention relates to the field of sugar beet bolting and flowering control, specifically methods and transgenic sugar beet plants for suppressing the vernalization response. In particular, the present invention includes sugar beet plants and methods for modulating sugar beet vernalization by over expression of an FLC gene or by suppressing AGL20 gene expression.08-13-2009
20090205071Compositions and methods for drought tolerance - The present inventions relate to compositions and methods for providing drought resistant grass plants comprising 08-13-2009
20090205069Method and means to modulate programmed cell death in eukaryotic cells - The invention provides for the use of isolated polynucleotides encoding maize poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) proteins to produce eukaryotic cells and organisms, particularly plant cells and plants, with modified programmed cell death. Eukaryotic cells and organisms particularly plant cells and plants, are provided wherein either in at least part of the cells, preferably selected cells, the programmed cell death (PCD) is provoked, or wherein, on the contrary, PCD of the cells or of at least part of the cells in an organism is inhibited, by modulation of the level or activity or PARP proteins in those cells.08-13-2009
20090222947Plants Modified With Mini-Chromosomes - The invention is generally related to methods of generating plants transformed with novel autonomous mini-chromosomes. Mini-chromosomes with novel compositions and structures are used to transform plants cells which are in turn used to generate the plant. Methods for generating the plant include methods for delivering the mini-chromosome into plant cell to transform the cell, methods for selecting the transformed cell, and methods for isolating plants transformed with the mini-chromosome. Plants generated in the present invention contain novel genes introduced into their genome by integration into existing chromosomes.09-03-2009
20090222945Brittle stalk 2 polynucleotides, polypeptides, and uses thereof - This invention relates to an isolated polynucleotide encoding a BRITTLE STALK 2 (BK2) polypeptide. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a portion of the BK2 polypeptide, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of the BK2 polypeptide in a transformed host cell.09-03-2009
20090100540Transcription Factor Stress-Related Proteins and Methods of Use in Plants - A transgenic plant transformed by a Transcription Factor Stress-Related Protein (TFSRP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the plant results in increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic plants. Also provided are isolated TFSRPs, and isolated nucleic acid coding TFSRPs, and vectors and host cells containing the latter.04-16-2009
20090100539NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES AND CORRESPONDING POLYPEPTIDES CONFERRING MODULATED GROWTH RATE AND BIOMASS IN PLANTS GROWN IN SALINE CONDITIONS - The present invention relates to isolated nucleic acid molecules and their corresponding encoded polypeptides able confer the trait of improved plant size, vegetative growth, growth rate, seedling vigor and/or biomass in plants challenged with saline conditions. The present invention further relates to the use of these nucleic acid molecules and polypeptides in making transgenic plants, plant cells, plant materials or seeds of a plant having plant size, vegetative growth, growth rate, seedling vigor and/or biomass that are improved in saline conditions with respect to wild-type plants grown under similar conditions04-16-2009
20090249515Antisense DNA of Sweetpotato Expansin cDNA and Method For Increasing Storage Root Yield Using The Same - Disclosed herein are antisense DNA of a sweetpotato expansin (IbExpansin) cDNA, a plant transformation vector carrying the same, and a method for increasing storage root production using the same. The transgenic sweetpotatoes prepared using the antisense DNA of IbExpansin cDNA have storage root production increased by up to one and half times. Thus, the gene is useful in the generation of highly productive transgenic storage roots for the increase of bioethanol production.10-01-2009
20090249514Improved Methods for the Production of Stably Transformed, Fertile Zea Mays Plants - The present invention relates to improved methods for the incorporation of DNA into the genome of a 10-01-2009
20090260102METHOD FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF A HETEROLOGOUS POLYNUCLEOTIDE INTO A MUSHROOM - The invention develops a simple and reliable mushroom transformation procedure on the basis of electroporation of spores or mycelial fragments of mushroom.10-15-2009
20120036594RNA-Mediated Induction of Gene Expression in Plants - The present invention is in the field of plant genetics and provides methods for increasing gene expression of a target gene in a plant or part thereof. In addition the invention relates to methods for modifying the specificity of plant specific promoters and for engineering small non-coding activating RNA (sncaRNA) in order to increase expression of a target gene in a plant or part thereof. The present invention also provides methods for the identification of sncaRNA, and its primary transcripts in a plant capable of increasing gene expression in a plant or part thereof.02-09-2012
20120036593Plant Promoter Operable in Endosperm and Uses Thereof - The present invention provides compositions of matter comprising plant-operable promoter sequences that confer selective/specific endosperm expression on genes to which they are operably connected and uses of such compositions to confer gene expression, especially in developing endosperm.02-09-2012
20080313772The Rice Bentazon and Sulfonylurea Herbicide Resistant Gene Cyp81a6 - The present invention provides a kind of rice endogenous bentazon and sulfonylurea herbicide resistant gene (Cyp81A6 gene), and its functional conservative variants, the biological activity subfragments or derivatives with the same function. It also provides a kind of method to prevent the selling mixtures during hybrid seed production. It also provides the novel means of the directional genetic manipulation and the improvement of biological traits.12-18-2008
20090249512ARABIDOPSIS PROMOTERS - The present invention provides several promoters isolated from 10-01-2009
20100146662USE OF R-GENES AS A SELECTION MARKER IN PLANT TRANSFORMATION AND USE OF CISGENES IN PLANT TRANSFORMATION - The invention relates to the field of plant transformation, in particular plant transformation of a Solanaceae, preferably of potato. The present invention provides an alternative selection method in plant transformation processes. The invention further provides a plant that has been provided with additional nucleic acid sequences but which genetically modified plant essentially consists of cis plant sequences, for example a genetically modified potato plant that has been provided with additional (essentially) potato plant sequences. Such a transgenic plant is free from non-06-10-2010
20100146663Nucleotide Sequences and Polypeptides Encoded Thereby Useful for Modifying plant Characteristics - Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides encoded thereby are described, together with the use of those products for making transgenic plants with increased nitrogen use efficiency. The present invention further relates to nucleotide sequences and the use of those nucleotide sequences in the genetic-engineering of plants to display enhanced nitrogen assimilatory and utilization capacities, grow larger, more efficiently or rapidly, and/or have enriched nitrogen contents in vegetative and/or reproductive plant parts and/or increased biomass. More particularly, this invention relates to producing transgenic plants engineered to have altered expression of key components in the nitrogen assimilation and utilization pathways. The engineered plants may be productively cultivated under conditions of low nitrogen fertilizer input or in nitrogen poor soils. Alternatively, the engineered plants may be used to achieve faster growing or maturing crops, higher crop yields and/or more nutritious products under ideal cultivation conditions.06-10-2010
20100162436SITE-SPECIFIC INTEGRATION AND STACKING OF TRANSGENES IN SOYBEAN VIA DNA RECOMBINASE MEDIATED CASSETTE EXCHANGE - A targeting method is described that allows precise cassette replacement at a previously characterized genetic locus. A target DNA construct containing a pair of incompatible FRT sites flanking a target cassette was introduced into soybean by regular biolistic transformation. Transgenic events containing a single complete copy of the target site were then selected and retransformed with a donor DNA construct containing the identical pair of incompatible FRT sites flanking a donor cassette. Precise DNA cassette exchange happened between the target cassette and the donor cassette via recombinase mediated cassette exchange (RMCE) so that the donor cassette was introduced at the exact genomic site previously occupied by the target cassette. Through repeated RMCE using additional incompatible FRT sites, multiple groups of transgenes can be stacked at the same genomic locus.06-24-2010
20090260105UDP-Xylose Synthases (UXS) Polynucleotides, Polypeptides, and Uses Thereof - The present disclosure concerns methods and compositions relating to UXS polypeptides and/or nucleic acids encoding UXS polypeptides. In certain claims, the methods and compositions are of use to improve digestibility and/or ease of grain processing. Such improvements relate to a modulation in arabinoxylan and/or hemicellulose content in transgenic plants. Such plants can, for example, comprise one or more nucleic acid sequences that inhibit expression of one or more UDP-Xylose Synthase (UXS) genes.10-15-2009
20090260103TERMINATION OF TRANSGENE EXPRESSION VIA TRANSPOSON-MEDIATED BREAK - This invention provides a genetic construct comprising: (a) a DNA cut-and-paste transposon genetic unit which comprises a transposase gene flanked on either side by inverted repeat sequences and operably under the control of a first promoter; and (b) a transgene unit which comprises an expressable transgene, placed operably under the control of a second promoter; wherein the transposon genetic unit and the transgene unit are linked with one of the inverted repeat sequence located in an intron of the transgene.10-15-2009
20080307542Activation of the arabidopsis hypertall (HYT1/YUCCA6) locus affects several auxin mediated responses - The present invention provides nucleotide sequences and a corresponding amino acid sequence of auxin overproduction mutants. Also provided are methods to improve plant growth, development, differentiation, increased tolerance to drought and delayed senescence as well as plants with drought tolerance and delayed senescence.12-11-2008
20080307543Transcription Factor Stress-Related Proteins and Methods of Use in Plants - A transgenic plant transformed by a Transcription Factor Stress-Related Protein (TFSRP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the plant results in increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic plants. Also provided are isolated TFSRPs, and isolated nucleic acid coding TFSRPs, and vectors and host cells containing the latter.12-11-2008
20100146661Sugar beet genes involved in stress tolerance - The present invention relates to isolated genes originating from 06-10-2010
20100146666METHOD FOR PRODUCING PLANT WITH MODIFIED FLOWER MORPHOLOGY - A plant with modified flower morphology is produced by suppressing a function of a transcription factor involved in determining the polarity of plants. More particularly, a plant with modified flower morphology is produced by the steps of obtaining a transformed cell by introducing a chimeric DNA in which a DNA encoding a transcription factor involved in determining the polarity and a functional peptide converting a transcription factor into a transcription repressor are fused; and regenerating a transformed plant from the transformed cell.06-10-2010
20100146665Increased Stress Tolerance and Enhanced Yield in Plants - The present invention provides methods and compositions for improving biomass, as well as, the drought resistance of plants. More specifically, the present invention utilizes expression of aspartate carboxylase in plants and plant cells.06-10-2010
20100162435DELTA-9 ELONGASES AND THEIR USE IN MAKING POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS - Isolated nucleic acid fragments and recombinant constructs comprising such fragments encoding delta-9 elongases along with a method of making long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and using these delta-9 elongases in plants.06-24-2010
20090070892PROMOTER, PROMOTER CONTROL ELEMENTS AND COMBINATIONS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention is directed to nitrogen responsive promoter sequences and promoter control elements, polynucleotide constructs comprising the nitrogen responsive promoters and control elements and methods of identifying the nitrogen responsive promoters, control elements, or fragments thereof. The invention further relates to the use of the present nitrogen responsive promoters or promoter control elements to modulate transcript levels.03-12-2009
20100192251PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants grown under nutrient deficient conditions, comprising modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a GGAT polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a GGAT, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants.07-29-2010
20120246757MODULATION OF CELLULAR PROTEIN FUNCTION BY ARTIFICIAL SUMO LIGASES - A development of an Artificial SUMO Ligase (ASUL) to increase the ability of Ubc9 to interact with the SUMO target protein, therefore increasing the rate of SUMOylation of the target and a net increase in the total amount of SUMOylated target protein in the cell is described herein. The method of the present invention involves the creation of a protein fusion between a protein domain known to interact with the target protein to be SUMOylated (ID) and the SUMO conjugating enzyme Ubc9. Compositions and methods involving an ASUL comprising a fusion of the N-terminal domain of influenza A virus non-structural protein (NS1) and Ubc9 is also described.09-27-2012
20100263088Promoters From Brassica Napus For Seed Specific Gene Expression - The present invention is concerned with means and methods for allowing tissue specific and, in particular, seed specific expression of genes. The present invention, accordingly, relates to a polynucleotide comprising an expression control sequence which allows seed specific expression of a nucleic acid of interest being operatively linked thereto. Moreover, the present invention contemplates vectors, host cells, non-human transgenic organisms comprising the aforementioned polynucleotide as well as methods and uses of such a polynucleotide.10-14-2010
20100186108Improving Cold- and Salt-tolerant Performance of Plants with Transcription Factor Gene SNAC2 from Rice - The present invention relates to clone isolation, function confirmation and use of the SNAC2 gene from rice associated with the plant tolerance to cold and salt stress. Said gene comprises (a) a DNA sequence as shown in position 112-1023 of SEQ ID NO:1, or (b) a DNA sequence that encodes the same protein as that encoded by (a). The present invention also relates to use of said gene in increasing the tolerance of plants to drought and salt stress.07-22-2010
20080209587Methods and compositions for using zinc finger endonucleases to enhance homologous recombination - Embodiments relate to methods of generating a genetically modified cell. The methods can include providing a primary cell containing an endogenous chromosomal target DNA sequence in which it is desired to have homologous recombination occur. The methods also can include providing a zinc finger endonuclease (ZFE) that includes an endonuclease domain that cuts DNA, and a zinc finger domain that includes a plurality of zinc fingers that bind to a specific nucleotide sequence within the endogenous chromosomal target DNA in the primary cell. Further, the methods can include contacting the endogenous chromosomal target DNA sequence with the zinc finger endonuclease in the primary cell such that the zinc finger endonuclease cuts both strands of a nucleotide sequence within the endogenous chromosomal target DNA sequence in the primary cell, thereby enhancing the frequency of homologous recombination in the endogenous chromosomal target DNA sequence. The methods also include providing a nucleic acid comprising a sequence homologous to at least a portion of said endogenous chromosomal target DNA such that homologous recombination occurs between the endogenous chromosomal target DNA sequence and the nucleic acid.08-28-2008
20100170003Transgenic Plants with Increased Stress Tolerance and Yield - Polynucleotides are disclosed which are capable of enhancing a growth, yield under water-limited conditions, and/or increased tolerance to an environmental stress of a plant transformed to contain such polynucleotides. Also provided are methods of using such polynucleotides and transgenic plants and agricultural products, including seeds, containing such polynucleotides as transgenes.07-01-2010
20120198584EXPRESSION CASSETTES DERIVED FROM MAIZE - The present invention includes expression cassettes that contain regulatory sequences derived from a target gene, for example, regulatory sequences from the HSP70, Ubi158, and Ubi361 genes, for expression of recombinant gene products in plants. Developmental expression profiling data were used to indentify several gene candidates for strong constitutive expression cassette development. Three expression cassettes were developed. They are based on the ZmHSP70, ZmUbi158, and ZmUBI361 genes.08-02-2012
20100218273Yield Enhancement In Plants By Modulation Of Maize Mads Box Transcription Factor Silky1 - Compositions and methods for modulating flower organ development, leaf formation, phototropism, apical dominance, fruit development, initiation of roots, and for increasing yield in a plant are provided. The compositions include a SILKY1 sequence. Compositions of the invention comprise amino acid sequences and nucleotide sequences selected from SEQ ID NOS: 1 and 2 as well as variants and fragments thereof. Nucleotide sequences encoding the SILKY1 sequences are provided in DNA constructs for expression in a plant of interest are provided for modulating the level of a SILKY1 sequence in a plant or a plant part are provided. The methods comprise introducing into a plant or plant part a heterologous polynucleotide comprising a SILKY1 sequence of the invention. The level of the SILKY1 polypeptide can be increased or decreased. Such method can be used to increase the yield in plants; in one embodiment, the method is used to increase grain yield in cereals.08-26-2010
20100186110YIELD ENHANCEMENT IN PLANTS BY MODULATION OF GARP TRANSCRIPTON FACTOR ZMRR10_P - Compositions and methods for modulating flower organ development, leaf formation, phototropism, apical dominance, fruit development, initiation of roots, and for increasing yield in a plant are provided. The compositions include a ZmRR10_p sequence. Compositions of the invention comprise amino acid sequences and nucleotide sequences selected from SEQ ID NO: 2 as well as variants and fragments thereof. Nucleotide sequences encoding the ZmRR10_p are provided in DNA constructs for expression in a plant of interest are provided for modulating the level of a ZmRR10_p sequence in a plant or a plant part are provided. The methods comprise introducing into a plant or plant part a heterologous polynucleotide comprising a ZmRR10_p sequence of the invention. The level of the ZmRR10_p polypeptide can be increased or decreased. Such method can be used to increase the yield in plants; in one embodiment, the method is used to increase grain yield in cereals.07-22-2010
20100186111GENE CLUSTER OF PRENYL TRANSFERASE FROM HEVEA BRASILIENSIS - According to the present invention, a gene cluster encoding various kinds of prenyl transferase of 07-22-2010
20100251416PLANTS WITH INCREASED TOLERANCE AND/OR RESISTANCE TO ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS AND INCREASED BIOMASS PRODUCTION - This invention relates generally to a plant cell with increased tolerance and/or resistance to environmental stress and increased biomass production as compared to a corresponding non-transformed wild type plant cell by increasing or generating one or more activities of polypeptides associated with abiotic stress responses and abiotic stress tolerance in plants.09-30-2010
20090077686MODIFICATION OF PLANT LIGNIN CONTENT - DNA constructs comprising a first DNA segment that corresponds to at least a portion of a gene in the monolignol biosynthetic pathway, a spacer DNA segment, and a second DNA segment that is complementary to the first DNA segment can be used to reduce or modulate the lignin content in plants. In some embodiments, DNA constructs comprise at least a portion of a gene for 4CL, C3H, CCR, C4H or CCoAOMT. Vascular-preferred and constitutive promoters can be used to drive expression of the constructs.03-19-2009
20090217411SALT RESPONSIVE GENES USEFUL FOR GENERATING SALT RESISTANT TRANSGENIC PLANTS - The present invention relates to a transgenic plant comprising one or more plant cells transformed with exogenous nucleic acid encoding a 08-27-2009
20100223690COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING PLANT DISEASE RESISTANCE AND IMMUNITY - Provided are methods for enhancing plant cell disease resistance, comprising (1) generating a homozygous gene modification of AtSR1 (or AtSR1 ortholog or homolog) in a plant or plant cell characterized by sialic acid-mediated systemic acquired resistance (SA-mediated SAR), wherein said gene modification reduces or eliminates the calmodulin-binding activity of the respective AtSR1 or AtSR1 ortholog or homolog; or (2) expression of a recombinant or mutant AtSR1 sequence (or AtSR1 gene ortholog or homolog sequence) encoding a modified AtSR1, or AtSR1 ortholog or homolog protein, in a plant or plant cell, wherein said protein modification reduces or eliminates the calmodulin-binding activity of the respective AtSR1 or AtSR1 ortholog or homolog protein. Plants and/or plant cells comprising said modified AtSR1, or AtSR1 ortholog or homolog proteins, and/or said expression means (e.g., recombinant expression vector or expressible recombinant and/or mutant sequences), along with nucleic acids encoding said modified proteins are provided.09-02-2010
20100162434Yield Increase in Plants Overexpressing the SHSRP Genes - A transgenic crop plant transformed by a Serine Hydroxymethyltransferase-Like Stress-Related Polypeptide (SHSRP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the crop plant results in the plant's increased root growth, and/or increased yield, and/or increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic crop plants. Also provided are isolated novel SHSRPs, and isolated novel nucleic acids encoding SHSRPs, and vectors and transgenic plant containing the same.06-24-2010
20100162433Plants with improved nitrogen utilization and stress tolerance - The present invention relates to transgenic plants that have increased nitrogen use efficiency, stress tolerance, or both and that have been transformed using a novel vector construct including nucleic acid sequences that modulate nitrogen use in plants. In various embodiments, the vector construct includes one or more nucleic acid sequences selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, or 38. The invention also relates to isolated vectors for transforming plants and to antibodies used for detecting transformed plants. 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.06-24-2010
20100218272Long-Chain Trans-Prenyl Diphosphate Synthase Gene - A method for increasing the amount of trans-1,4-polyisoprene contained in a plant, and a method for effectively producing trans-1,4-polyisoprene using a plant are provided. A long-chain trans-prenyl diphosphate synthase gene that comprises DNA having at least one base sequence selected from the group consisting of a base sequence from positions 88 to 1134 of the base sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 or a complementary sequence thereof, a base sequence from positions 42 to 1088 of the base sequence of SEQ D NO: 3 or a complementary sequence thereof, and a base sequence from positions 91 to 1140 of the base sequence of SEQ ID NO: 5 or a complementary sequence thereof are disclosed; as well as a plant transformed with an expression vector containing the gene.08-26-2010
20100218271PLANTS HAVING IMPROVED CHARACTERISTICS AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important characteristics in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for improving yield-related traits, such as enhanced yield and/or enhanced growth, or modified content of storage compounds in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a GRP (Growth Related Protein) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a GRP polypeptide, which plants have improved characterisitics relative to control plants. The invention also provides hitherto unknown GRP-encoding nucleic acids, and constructs comprising the same, useful in performing the methods of the invention.08-26-2010
20100235943Methods and genetic compositions to limit outcrossing and undesired gene flow in crop plants - The present invention relates to methods to control the spread of recombinant DNA molecules between sexually compatible plants of differing genetic composition. The invention describes the production of transgenic plants that comprise recombinant traits of interest or concern linked to repressible lethal genes. The lethal genes are blocked by the action of repressor molecules produced by the expression of repressor genes located at a different genetic locus. The lethal phenotype is only expressed after the segregation of the repressible lethal gene construct and the repressor gene following meiosis. The present invention may be employed for both open-pollinated and hybrid seed production systems and may be used to maintain genetic purity by blocking unintended introgression of genes from plants devoid of the specific repressor gene. The invention includes methods that impart traits that are desirable for environmentally responsible heterologous protein production, to genetic material used to impart said traits and to new plants and products derived by said methods.09-16-2010
20090106855Expression cassette for transformation comprising a modified viral sequence driven by a suitable promoter - Disclosed herein are novel methods and materials directed to transforming a host cell and expressing exogenous RNA therein. Specifically disclosed are DNA-launching platforms used to introduce a replicating viral segment attached to an exogenous polynucleotide into a cell, whereby the exogenous polynucleotide is expressed in said cell and confers a detectable trait.04-23-2009
20100223691TARGETED NUCLEOTIDE EXCHANGE WITH IMPROVED MODIFIED OLIGONUCLEOTIDES - A method and oligonucleotides for targeted nucleotide exchange of a duplex DNA sequence, wherein the donor oligonucleotide contains at least two modified nucleotides, at least one of which is a propynylated purine and/or pyrimidine and at least one of which is a LNA having a higher binding affinity compared to naturally occurring A, C, T or G and/or binds stronger to a nucleotide in an opposite position in the first DNA sequence as compared to a naturally occurring nucleotide complementary to the nucleotide in the opposite position in the first DNA sequence.09-02-2010
20100223692Transgenic Plants with Increased Stress Tolerance and Yield - Polynucleotides are disclosed which are capable of enhancing a growth, yield under water-limited conditions, and/or increased tolerance to an environmental stress of a plant transformed to contain such polynucleotides. Also provided are methods of using such polynucleotides and transgenic plants and agricultural products, including seeds, containing such polynucleotides as transgenes.09-02-2010
20110131680METHOD OF ENHANCING GENE EXPRESSION IN PLANTS - A method of enhancing the expression of a gene in a legume plant is provided comprising introducing into the cells of said plant a construct comprising at least a portion of a 5′-untranslated region of a heat shock transcription factor gene from 06-02-2011
20100242135ETP1 AND ETP2 REGULATE PLANT ETHYLENE RESPONSE - ETP1 and ETP2 bind to EIN2 and modulate plant ethylene sensitivity.09-23-2010
20100242137POLYNUCLEOTIDES ENCODING PROTEINS INVOLVED IN PLANT METABOLISM - The invention provides isolated pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase nucleic acids and their encoded polypeptides. The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to altering pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase levels in plants. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells, transgenic plants, and antibody compositions.09-23-2010
20100235944Grain Quality Through Altered Expression of Seed Proteins - The present invention is directed to compositions and methods for altering the levels of seed proteins in cereal grain. The invention is directed to the alteration of seed protein levels in plant grain, resulting in grain with increased digestibility/nutrient availability, improved amino acid composition/nutritional value, increased response to feed processing, improved silage quality, and increased efficiency of wet milling.09-16-2010
20100212047COMPOSITIONS ISOLATED FROM FORAGE GRASSES AND METHODS FOR THEIR USE - Isolated polynucleotides encoding polypeptides active in lignin, fructan and tannin biosynthetic pathways are provided, together with expression vectors and host cells comprising such isolated polynucleotides. Methods for the use of such polynucleotides and polypeptides are also provided.08-19-2010
20100212046PROMOTOR SEQUENCE AND GENE CONSTRUCT FOR INCREASING CROP YIELD IN TOMATO - The present invention relates to a SP3D promotor sequence, capable of directing transcription of a downstream SP3D gene that is operably linked to said promotor sequence, wherein the promotor sequence is derived from a species of the Solanaceae family having a sympodial index of 2, for reducing sympodial index in plants having a sympodial index of 3 or more. The invention also relates to methods for providing plants of the Solanaceae family, in particular 08-19-2010
20100251420GENERATION OF PLANTS WITH ALTERED PROTEIN, FIBER, OR OIL CONTENT - 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.09-30-2010
20100251419NOVEL NUCLEIC ACIDS FROM SESAME PLANTS - Novel nucleic acids derived from the 5′ untranslated regions of the 2S albumin and 11S globulin genes from sesame are disclosed. These novel nucleic acids can be used to direct expression of coding nucleic acids. Expression constructs can be introduced into a plant cell to generate a transgenic plant cell or to generate a transgenic plant.09-30-2010
20100251418Multi-Gene Expression Constructs Containing Modified Inteins - Methods and constructs for the introduction of multiple genes into plants using a single transformation event are described. Constructs contain a single 5′ promoter operably linked to DNA encoding a modified intein splicing unit. The splicing unit is expressed as a polyprotein and consists of a first protein fused to an intein fused to a second protein. The splicing unit has been engineered to promote excision of all non-essential components in the polyprotein but prevent the ligation reactions normally associated with protein splicing. Additional genetic elements encoding inteins and additional proteins can be fused in frame to the 5′-terminus of the coding region for the second protein to form a construct for expression of more than two proteins. A single 3′ termination sequence, such as a polyadenylation sequence when the construct is to be expressed in eucaryotic cells, follows the last coding sequence. These methods and constructs are particularly useful for creating plants with stacked input traits, illustrated by glyphosate tolerant plants producing BT toxin, and/or value added products, illustrated by the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates in plants.09-30-2010
20100251415Composition and Method for Modulating Plant Transformation - A plant culture medium composition for modulating plant transformation events, comprising a plant culture medium and an effective amount of at least one compound having a rare earth element component intermixed thereinto. The at least one rare earth element-containing compound is selected from the group comprising: CeCl09-30-2010
20100138955EPIDERMAL TISSUE PROMOTER DERIVED FROM POTATO FOR MONOCOTS - The presently disclosed subject matter includes nucleic acid sequences and expression cassettes that contain regulatory sequences derived from 06-03-2010
20080307541Transgenic plant expressing glutamyl-tRNA synthetase - The present invention provides a DNA construct which comprises glutamyl-tRNA synthetase. Additionally, transgenic plants and tissues for the expression of glutamyl-tRNA synthesis are also provided. Furthermore, the present invention also provides methods for utilizing the DNA construct to produce the transgenic plants and tissues.12-11-2008
20100083401PLANTS HAVING IMPROVED TOLERANCE TO VARIOUS TYPES OF ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS, THEIR PRODUCTION, AND POLYAMINE METABOLISM-RELATED ENZYME GENES - The invention provides a method for producing a transgenic plant, as well as the plant produced from the method and the progeny of the plant. The method comprises transforming a cell of a plant with an exogenous spermidine synthase coding sequence, expressing the exogenous spermidine synthase coding sequence in the transformed cell, and generating a plant from the transformed cell. The transgenic plant has improved environmental stress tolerance against at least two environmental stresses selected from drought stress, herbicidal stress, oxidation stress, cold stress, osmotic stress, and salt stress as compared to a plant of the same species lacking the exogenous spermidine synthase coding sequence.04-01-2010
20130219554REGULATORY ELEMENT FOR HETEROLOGOUS PROTEIN PRODUCTION IN THE FRUITING BODY OF FILAMENTOUS FUNGI - The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences in fungi. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a tissue preferred promoter isolated from the 08-22-2013
20100043097Brassinosteroid Regulated Kinases (BRKs) That Mediate Brassinosteroid Signal Transduction and Uses Thereof - The present invention identifies a novel family of kinases regulated by brassinosteroids, referred to as BRKs (brassinosteroid regulated kinases) or BSKs (brassinosteroid signaling kinases). The present invention provides methods for modulating the response of a plant cell to a brassinosteroid using BRKs.02-18-2010
20100199381Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits And A Method For Making The Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a GSBP-like polypeptide (GSBP: GT-Pase activating protein SH3 domain binding Protein). The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a GSBP-like polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants.08-05-2010
20100199380PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a yield increasing polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a yield increasing polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants.08-05-2010
20100199382Plants Having Increased Yield-Related Traits And A Method For Making The Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for increasing various plant yield-related traits by increasing expression in a plant of: (i) a nucleic acid sequence encoding a Growth-RegulatingFactor (GRF) polypeptide; and of (ii) a nucleic acid sequence encoding a synovial sarcoma translocation (SYT) polypeptide, wherein said yield-related traits are increased relative to plants having increased expression of one of: (i) a nucleic acid sequence encoding a GRF polypeptide, or (ii) a nucleic acid sequence encoding a SYT polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having increased expression of (i) a nucleic acid sequence encoding a GRF polypeptide; and of (ii) a nucleic acid sequence encoding a SYT polypeptide, wherein said plants have increased yield-related traits relative to plants having increased expression of one of: (i) a nucleic acid sequence encoding a GRF polypeptide; or (ii) a nucleic acid sequence encoding a SYT polypeptide. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.08-05-2010
20090288219Method of Production of Recombinant Sucrose Synthase, Use Thereof in the Manufacture of Kits for Determination of Sucrose, Production of Adpglucose and Production of Transgenic Plants Whose Leaves and Storage Organs Accumulate High Contents of Adpglucose and Starch - Method of production of recombinant sucrose synthase, use thereof in the manufacture of kits for determination of sucrose, production of ADPglucose and production of transgenic plants whose leaves and storage organs accumulate high contents of ADPglucose and starch11-19-2009
20090282578Novel gene regulating tillering and leaf morphology in plant and utilization of the same - It is intended to provide a polynucleotide encoding a gene capable of regulating tillering and leaf morphology in a plant and a method of regulating the phenotype of a plant by using this polynucleotlde. The above-described polynucleotide can regulate the number of leaves or roots per individual or leaf morphology (including the length, width and thickness of leaves). In an embodiment, the plant usable in the regulation of tillering and leaf morphology is a monocotyledon. In a preferred embodiment, the monocotyledon is a gramineae plant. In a still preferred embodiment, the gramineae plant is rice.11-12-2009
20120144520Plants with Improved Nitrogen Utilization and Stress Tolerance - The present invention relates to transgenic plants that have increased nitrogen use efficiency, stress tolerance, or both and that have been transformed using a novel vector construct including nucleic acid sequences that modulate nitrogen use in plants. In various embodiments, the vector construct comprises a nucleic acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, or 38. The invention also relates to isolated vectors for transforming plants and to antibodies used for detecting transformed plants. 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.06-07-2012
20120144522GENE CAPABLE OF IMPROVING MATERIAL PRODUCTIVITY IN SEED AND METHOD FOR USE THEREOF - An object of the present invention is to search for a gene having a novel function that can cause an increase or decrease in material productivity, and particularly, fat and oil content. In the present invention, a chimeric protein obtained by fusing a transcription factor consisting of a protein comprising an amino acid sequence shown in any of the even-numbered SEQ ID NOS: 1 to 158 and a functional peptide capable of converting an arbitrary transcription factor into a transcriptional repressor is expressed in a plant.06-07-2012
20090328253DNA Constructs and Methods to Enhance the Production of Commercially Viable Transgenic Plants - The present invention has incorporated a non-lethal negative selectable marker gene into the vector backbone DNA of a DNA plasmid used to transform plant cells. These transgenes are designed to express a non-lethal gene product in plant cells that contain the vector backbone DNA of the DNA plasmid. The gene products of the non-lethal negative selectable marker gene are involved in plant hormone biosynthesis pathways, plant hormone substrate diversion, plant hormone degradation, plant hormone signaling or metabolic interference. The use of these DNA plasmids to transform plant cells provides for the enhanced production of commercially viable plants.12-31-2009
20090328247Isolated DNA sequence capable of serving as regulatory element in a chimeric gene which can be used for the transformation of plants - An isolated DNA sequence capable of serving as regulatory element in a chimeric gene which can be used for the transformation of plants is disclosed. A chimeric gene containing the DNA sequence as a regulatory element for the transformation of plants is also disclosed. The gene comprises at least, in the direction of transcription, a promoter sequence, a transgene and a regulatory element, characterized in that the regulatory element comprises an intron from the noncoding 5′ region of a plant histone gene, allowing the expression of the protein in the zones undergoing rapid growth. The production of transgenic plants is also disclosed.12-31-2009
20100058495Ubiquitin Regulatory Elements - 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.03-04-2010
20080271202Soybean Cultivar S060294 - A soybean cultivar designated S060294 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar S060294, to the plants of soybean S060294, to plant parts of soybean cultivar S060294 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing soybean cultivar S060294 with itself or with another soybean variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a soybean plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic soybean plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to soybean cultivars or breeding cultivars and plant parts derived from soybean variety S060294, to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar S060294 and to the soybean plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds, plants and plant parts produced by crossing the cultivar S060294 with another soybean cultivar.10-30-2008
20090288221Polynucleotides Encoding Canola DHS and Antisense Polynucleotides Thereof - The present invention relates to unique isoforms of eukaryotic initiation Factor 5A (“eIF-5A”): senescence-induced eIF-5A; wounding-induced eIF-5A; and growth eIF-5A, as well as polynucleotides that encode these three factors. The present invention also relates to methods involving modulating the expression of these factors. The present invention also relates to deoxyhypusine synthase (“DHS”), polynucleotides that encode DHS, and methods involving modulating the expression of DHS.11-19-2009
20100192252Transcription Factor Gene Induced by Water Deficit Conditions and Abscisic Acid from Helianthus Annuus, Promoter and Transgenic Plants - A new transcription factor coding gene induced by water deficit or abscisic acid of 07-29-2010
20090328251Galactosyltransferase - The present invention provides a method of expressing a plant Lewis-type β1,3-galactosyltransferase in an organism comprising the step of providing the organism with a nucleic acid molecule comprising a sequence A which is defined as being selected from: a) a sequence according to SEQ ID NO: 1 with an open reading frame from base pair 1-1932, j) a sequence which is at least 50% identical with SEQ ID NO: 1, k) a sequence which hybridizes with SEQ ID NO: 1 under stringent conditions, or l) a sequence which has degenerated to SEQ ID NO: 1 due to the genetic code, wherein the sequences a) to d) encode a plant protein having Lewis-type β1,3-galactosyltransferase activity, or m) a sequence which is complementary to one of the sequences a) to d), and expressing a protein encoded by sequence A or if the organism comprises a sequence A in its wildtype form overexpressing a protein encoded by sequence A.12-31-2009
20090328250EXPRESSION OF TGF-BETA IN PLASTIDS - Provided is a method for the expression of a TGF-β in a plant. A chimeric nucleic acid sequence comprising: (1) a first nucleic acid sequence capable of regulating the transcription in a plant cell of (2) a second nucleic acid sequence, encoding a TGF-β, and adapted for expression in the plant cell; and (3) a third nucleic acid sequence encoding a termination region functional in said plant cell is introduced into a plant cell and the plant cell grown to produce TGF-β. The nucleic acid sequence may preferably be adapted for expression in a plant chloroplast. It is preferred that the TGF-β is TGF-β3, whether full length or in the form of an active fragment.12-31-2009
20090328249Transplastomic Plants Expressing Lumen-Targeted Protein - The present invention relates to nucleic acid sequences and methods useful in targeting a recombinant protein encoded by a transgene integrated into the chloroplast genome to the thylakoid lumen of chloroplast, whereby said nucleic acid sequences encode bacterial signal peptides. The invention also relates to means and methods for expressing a disulfide-bond containing protein of interest in a transplastomic plant cell.12-31-2009
20090328248CONSTITUTIVE PLANT PROMOTERS - Strong, constitutive plant promoters are provided, referred herein to as AA12-31-2009
20090249516Diacylglycerol acyltransferases from flax - The invention relates to isolated diacylglycerol acyltransferases and polynucleotide sequences encoding the DGAT enzymes; polynucleotide constructs, vectors and host cells incorporating the polynucleotide sequences; and methods of producing and using same. Also provided are transformed cells and transgenic plants, especially 10-01-2009
20100287661PLANT SEED ACTIVE TRANSCRIPTIONAL CONTROL SEQUENCES - The present invention relates generally to transcriptional control sequences for effecting expression of a nucleotide sequence of interest in a plant. More particularly, the present invention relates to transcriptional control sequences that direct specific or preferential expression of an operably connected nucleotide sequence of interest in a plant seed or one or more particular cell or tissue types therein.11-11-2010
20090205068Method for Producing Genetically Modified Plant Expressing Miraculin - The present invention relates to: a method for producing a transgenic plant expressing miraculin, comprising introducing a miraculin gene into a useful plant that can be easily produced and cultivated throughout the year using plant molecular breeding technology; a transgenic plant expressing miraculin, which is produced by the method; and the use thereof. The present invention also relates to a food additive, a food or drink, or an antidiabetic drug, which contains miraculin that is produced by the transgenic plant.08-13-2009
20100269215Tfla gene which can degrade toxoflavin and its chemical derivatives and transgenic organisms expressing tfla gene - An expression cassette of selection marker for plant transformation includes the following sequences that are operably linked in a 5′ to 3′ direction: (i) a promoter sequence; (ii) a coding sequence for an enzyme which degrades toxoflavin; and (iii) a 3′-untranslated terminator sequence. A method of producing a transgenic plant using the above-describe expression cassette includes (i) transforming plant cells with a recombinant vector that includes the above-described expression cassette to produce transgenic plant cells; (ii) proliferating said transgenic plant cells in a media comprising toxoflavin to produce selected transgenic plant cells; and (iii) growing a transgenic plant from said selected transgenic plant cells.10-21-2010
20090320158Protein Kinase Stress-Related Proteins and Methods of Use in Plants - A transgenic plant transformed by a Protein Kinase Stress-Related Protein (PKSRP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the plant results in increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic plants. Also provided are isolated PKSRPs, and isolated nucleic acid coding PKSRPs, and vectors and host cells containing the latter.12-24-2009
20090320157Protein Kinase Stress-Related Proteins and Methods of Use in Plants - A transgenic plant transformed by a Protein Kinase Stress-Related Protein (PKSRP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the plant results in increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic plants. Also provided are isolated PKSRPs, and isolated nucleic acid coding PKSRPs, and vectors and host cells containing the latter.12-24-2009
20090320156GENES FOR ENHANCING NITROGEN UTILIZATION EFFICIENCY IN CROP PLANTS - The invention provides isolated NUE (nitrogen utilization efficiency) nucleic acids and their encoded proteins. The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to altering nitrogen utilization and/or uptake in plants. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells and transgenic plants.12-24-2009
20090320155Cell Number Polynucleotides and Polypeptides and Methods of Use Thereof - The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides of the protein CNR. The invention provides genomic sequence for the CNR gene. CNR is responsible for controlling cell number.12-24-2009
20100269216NETWORK POPULATION MAPPING - Provided herein are methods for mapping quantitative trait loci in a connected population of organisms. The invention includes evaluating associations between markers and a trait of interest using network population mapping (NPM). The methods include assembling a network of individual members for association mapping, wherein the members are connected at the allelic level. Members of the network are grouped according to a shared haplotype at one or more marker loci, and the network can be used to identify or validate QTL within the chromosomal region surrounding or flanked by the marker loci. The methods further include a means for estimating and ranking the effects of multiple alleles across the mapping population. Further provided is a novel simple interval mapping model as well as a novel composite interval mapping model for evaluating allele-specific associations across a connected mapping population.10-21-2010
20080295200Metal Resistant Plants, and Methods of Manufacture Thereof11-27-2008
20120144524SOYBEAN PROMOTER LTP4 AND FLOWER-PREFERRED EXPRESSION THEREOF IN TRANSGENIC PLANTS - The promoter of a soybean lipid transfer protein LTP4 and fragments thereof and their use in promoting the expression of one or more heterologous nucleic acid fragments in plants are described.06-07-2012
20120144521TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR AP37 INCREASING RESISTANCE OF PLANTS AGAINST DROUGHT STRESS, AND USE THEREOF - The present invention is directed to transcription factor protein AP37 (APETELA 37) originating from rice which is related to tolerance of a plant to stress, a gene which encodes the protein, a recombinant vector comprising the gene, a host cell transformed with the recombinant vector, a method of producing a transgenic plant by using the recombinant vector, a method of improving tolerance of a plant to stress or increasing grain yield by transforming a plant cell with the recombination vector, a plant having improved tolerance to stress or increased grain yield produced according to said method, and a composition for improving tolerance of a plant to stress or for increasing grain yield under drought condition comprising the gene encoding AP37 protein as an effective component.06-07-2012
20080271205Method for producing steviol synthetase gene and steviol - To identify the steviol synthetase gene for research and development of metabolic engineering, for example, for increasing a stevioside producing ability. It was successfully found that CYP714A2 derived from 10-30-2008
20080229446Plant 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate reductoisomerase - This invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid fragment encoding a 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate reductoisomerase. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a portion of the 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate reductoisomerase, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of the 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate reductoisomerase in a transformed host cell.09-18-2008
20090106854Polyubiquitin Rubi3 Promoter and 5' Regulatory Sequences - The present invention provides novel expression control elements and methods for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence of interest in plants. Isolated nucleic acids, expression cassettes and vectors comprising the expression control elements are provided. Also provided are transformed plants, plant tissues, plant cells, plant seed, and the like, comprising the isolated nucleic acids, expression cassettes and vectors of the invention. Further provided are methods of expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence of interest in a plant, plant tissue, plant cell, and the like.04-23-2009
20100293666METHOD OF SELECTIVELY PRODUCING MALE OR FEMALE STERILE PLANTS - A method of producing male or female sterile plants comprising the steps of transforming plant material with a polynucleotide which encodes at least one enzyme which reacts with a non-phytotoxic substance to produce a phytotoxic one, and regenerating the thus transformed material into a plant, wherein the said non-phytotoxic substance is applied to the plant up to the time of male or female gamete formation and/or maturation, so that the non-phytotoxic substance provides for the production of a phytotoxic one which selectively prevents the formation of or otherwise renders the said gametes non-functional, wherein the enzyme is expressed preferentially in either male or female reproductive structures, characterised in that (i) the non-phytotoxic substance is D-phosphinothricin and (ii) the enzyme is a D-amino acid oxidase.11-18-2010
20100313301Early Endosperm Promoter and Methods of Use - Compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant are provided. Compositions include a novel nucleotide sequence for a maize early endosperm 5 (eep5) promoter. Also provided is a method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using a promoter sequence disclosed herein.12-09-2010
20130133105PLANT CYTOCHROME P450 - This disclosure relates to the isolation and sequencing of nucleic acid molecules that encode cytochrome P450 polypeptides from a 05-23-2013
20120272402CORN EVENT MIR162 - A novel transgenic corn event designated MIR162 is disclosed. The invention relates to nucleic acids that are unique to event MIR162 and to methods for detecting the presence of the MIR162 event based on DNA sequences of the recombinant constructs inserted into the corn genome that resulted in the MIR162 event and of genomic sequences flanking the insertion site. The invention further relates to corn plants comprising the transgenic genotype of MIR162 and to methods for producing a corn plant by crossing a corn plant comprising the MIR162 genotype with itself or another corn variety. Seeds of corn plants comprising the MIR162 genotype are also objects of the present invention. The invention also relates to methods of controlling insects using MIR162 corn plants.10-25-2012
20100186109GENES OF ENZYMES PARTICIPATING IN VITAMIN E BIOSYNTHESIS IN PARA RUBBER TREE - It is a subject of this invention to isolate a gene group of enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of vitamin E of Para rubber tree, and to determine the base sequence of each gene. According to this invention, genes encoding enzymes involved in the vitamin E biosynthesis were isolated from Para rubber tree and the base sequences of these genes were determined. Since vitamin E is an antioxidant existing in nature, it is expected that transformation of a plant by using the genes obtained in the invention would result in an increase in the vitamin E content of the plant and, in its turn, contribute to the prevention of rubber from aging.07-22-2010
20110023179PLASTID TRANSIT PEPTIDES DERIVED FROM LOWER PHOTOSYNTHETIC EUKARYOTES AND METHODS - Compositions and methods for targeting polypeptides to plastids are provided. Compositions comprise plastid transit peptides as well as nucleotide sequences encoding such transit peptides and variants thereof. Compositions further comprise DNA constructs comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding the plastid transit peptide operably linked to a nucleotide sequence encoding a polypeptide of interest. These DNA constructs find use in expression and targeting of the polypeptide of interest to a plastid. Compositions also comprise expression cassettes, vectors, transformed plants, transformed plant cells, and stably transformed plant seeds wherein a polypeptide of interest is targeted to a plastid by the plastid targeting peptide of the invention.01-27-2011
20130145495ENHANCED CARBON FIXATION IN PHOTOSYNTHETIC HOSTS - This invention provides genetically modified photosynthetic organisms and methods and constructs for enhancing inorganic carbon fixation. A photosynthetic organism of the present invention comprises a RUBISCO fusion protein operatively coupled to a protein-protein interaction domain to enable the functional association of RUBISCO and carbonic anhydrase.06-06-2013
20130145496FLAVIN ENZYME HAVING FLAVONOL 8-HYDROXYLASE ACTIVITY AND USE THEREOF - The purpose of the present invention is to provide a novel flavonol 8-hydroxylase. The present invention relates to a flavin enzyme protein having a flavonol 8-hydroxylase activity, and a polynucleotide etc. encoding the same, and so on. The present invention provides: a polynucleotide comprising the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 or 3; a polynucleotide encoding a protein consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID No. 2; an expression vector and transformant comprising the polynucleotide; a method for screening a plant which blooms one or more yellow coloured flowers by using the polynucleotide; a method for producing a plant which blooms one or more yellow coloured flowers by introducing the polynucleotide into host cells; and a method for producing a flavin enzyme protein having a flavonol 8-hydroxylase activity, using the transformant.06-06-2013
20090241217Yield-improved transgenic plants - Disclosed herein are transgenic plants having a recombinant DNA construct which expresses a Hap3 transcription factor which provides enhanced resistance and/or tolerance to water deficit. More specifically the DNA constructs comprise a polynucleotide which encodes at least a functional part of a transcription factor that is a CCAAT-box DNA binding subunit or a homologous transcription factor. 09-24-2009
20100235945NICOTIANA NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention features 09-16-2010
20110010799Floral Transition Genes in Maize and Uses Thereof - The invention provides isolated floral transition nucleic acids and their encoded proteins. The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to altering floral transition in plants. The invention further provides regulatory elements, recombinant expression cassettes, host cells, and transgenic plants.01-13-2011
20110010800PLANTS WITH INCREASED YIELD - The present invention disclosed herein provides a method for producing a plant with increased yield as compared to a corresponding wild type plant comprising increasing or generating one or more activities in a plant or a part thereof. The present invention further relates to nucleic acids enhancing or improving one or more traits of a transgenic plant, and cells, progenies, seeds and pollen derived from such plants or parts, as well as methods of making and methods of using such plant cell(s) or plant(s), progenies, seed(s) or pollen. Particularly, said improved trait(s) are manifested in an increased yield, preferably by improving one or more yield-related trait(s).01-13-2011
20110010794METHOD FOR IMPROVING PLANT TOLERANCE TO ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS - Provided are DNA sequences encoding a novel type of AP2 domain-containing transcription factor as well as methods for obtaining similar sequences. Also described are methods for obtaining plants with improved growth and enhanced stress tolerance, particularly tolerance to osmotic and dehydration stress, such methods comprising expression of such DNA sequences in a plant or parts thereof. Further described are diagnostic compositions comprising the aforementioned DNA sequences and the use of such sequences in plant breeding and/or agriculture.01-13-2011
20090144850GENERATION OF PLANTS WITH IMPROVED DROUGHT TOLERANCE - The present invention is directed to plants that display a drought tolerance phenotype due to altered expression of a DR02 nucleic acid. The invention is further directed to methods of generating plants with a drought tolerance phenotype.06-04-2009
20110113510Promoters from Brassica Napus for Seed Specific Gene Expression - The present invention is concerned with means and methods for allowing tissue specific and, in particular, seed specific expression of genes. The present invention, accordingly, relates to a polynucleotide comprising an expression control sequence which allows seed specific expression of a nucleic acid of interest being operatively linked thereto. Moreover, the present invention contemplates vectors, host cells, non-human transgenic organisms comprising the aforementioned polynucleotide as well as methods and uses of such a polynucleotide.05-12-2011
20110113509RATIONALLY-DESIGNED MEGANUCLEASES FOR MAIZE GENOME ENGINEERING - The invention relates to the field of molecular biology and recombinant nucleic acid technology. In particular, the invention relates to a rationally-designed, non-naturally-occurring meganuclease with altered DNA recognition sequence specificity which recognizes and cleaves a unique DNA site in the maize genome. The invention also relates to methods of producing engineered maize plants using such meganucleases.05-12-2011
20110113508MODULATING PLANT CAROTENOID LEVELS - Methods and materials for modulating (e.g., increasing or decreasing) carotenoid levels in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding carotenoid-modulating polypeptides are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to transform plant cells. Also disclosed are plants having increased carotenoid levels and plant products produced from plants having increased carotenoid levels.05-12-2011
20110010798DROUGHT TOLERANT PLANTS AND RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENE ENCODING FERROCHELATASES - 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 ferrochelatase.01-13-2011
20110010795AP2 DOMAIN TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR ODP2 (OVULE DEVELOPMENT PROTEIN 2) AND METHODS OF USE - Methods and compositions for modulating plant development are provided. Nucleotide sequences and amino acid sequences encoding Ovule Development Protein 2 (ODP2) proteins are provided. The sequences can be used in a variety of methods including modulating development, developmental pathways, altering oil content in a plant, increasing transformation efficiencies, modulating stress tolerance, and modulating the regenerative capacity of a plant. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seed are also provided.01-13-2011
20110030094Nucleic Acid Sequences Encoding Proteins Associated with Abiotic Stress Response and Plant Cells with Increased Tolerance to Environmental Stress - This invention relates generally to nucleic acid sequences encoding proteins that are associated with abiotic stress responses and abiotic stress tolerance in plants. This invention further relates to transformed plant cells with altered metabolic activity compared to a corresponding non transformed wild type plant cell, wherein the metabolic activity is altered by transformation with a Stress-Related Protein (SRP) coding nucleic acid and results in increased tolerance and/or resistance to an environmental stress as compared to a corresponding non-transformed wild type plant cell.02-03-2011
20110030090Disease resistance genes - The invention provides isolated peptide-methionine sulfoxide reductase nucleic acids and their encoded proteins. The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to altering peptide-methionine sulfoxide reductase levels in plants. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells, transgenic plants, and antibody compositions.02-03-2011
20110030093BRITTLE STALK 2 GENE FAMILY AND RELATED METHODS AND USES - This invention relates to isolated polynucleotides encoding BRITTLE STALK 2-like (Bk2L) family polypeptides. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a portion of a Bk2L polypeptide, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of the Bk2L polypeptide in a transformed host cell.02-03-2011
20110035836NANOCARRIER BASED PLANT TRANSFECTION AND TRANSDUCTION - The present invention provides a novel method for the transduction and/or transfection of plant cells. Cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) have been successfully employed as nanocarriers to deliver proteins and oligonucleotides to single plant cell microspores as well as multi-cellular zygotic embryos. The efficiency of CPP internalization and further delivery of a macromolecular cargo comprising a protein and/or an oligonucleotide can be enhanced by permeabilization of the zygotic embryos.02-10-2011
20110041210Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and a Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various yield-related traits by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding an Ornithine Decarboxylase (ODC) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding an ODC polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. In another embodiment, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for increasing various plant yield-related traits, by increasing expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a benzothiadiazole-induced homeodomain λ_(BIHD1) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having increased expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a BIHD1 polypeptide, which plants have increased yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. In yet another embodiment, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various yield-related traits by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a MYB30. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a MYB30 polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. In yet another embodiment, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for improving various plant growth characteristics by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a THOM (tomato homeobox) protein. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a THOM polypeptide, which plants have improved growth characteristics relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. In a further embodiment, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for increasing various plant yield-related traits, by increasing expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a benzothiadiazole-induced Jiomeodomain 2 (BIHD2) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having increased expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a BIHD2 polypeptide, which plants have increased yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.02-17-2011
20110041211FIBER-SPECIFIC PROMOTER ELEMENTS - Polynucleotide constructs contain fiber-specific elements which are used to target expression of polynucleotides and polypeptides to the vascular fibers of a plant. The constructs can be contained within a vector. Transgenic plants transformed with the fiber-specific elements can be made which have expression of a polynucleotide or polypeptide directed to the plant fibers.02-17-2011
20110041209METHODS FOR INCREASING TRANSFORMATION FREQUENCY THROUGH THE FOLIAR APPLICATION OF COPPER AMINO ACID CHELATE - Methods for transforming an explant are provided. The methods may include applying copper amino acid chelate to a plant and transforming an explant obtained therefrom. The transformed explant may have increased transformation frequency relative to a control.02-17-2011
20090031443Constitutive Expression Cassettes For Regulation Of Plant Expression - The present invention relates to expression cassettes comprising transcription regulating sequences with constitutive expression profiles in plants obtainable from 01-29-2009
20090049568METHOD FOR PREVENTING DEHISCENCE AND ALTERING PLANT LIGNIFICATION - A method to prevent dehiscence in a plant or to alter plant lignification including providing the plant with a nucleotide protein coding for a GGL protein or a functional equivalent thereof, and growing the plant. Also, the isolated GGL protein or functional equivalents, a nucleic acid encoding the protein and vectors, host cells and plants including the nucleic acid.02-19-2009
20120304335MUTANT HYDROXYPHENYLPYRUVATE DIOXYGENASE POLYPEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE - Compositions and methods for conferring hydroxyphenyl pyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) herbicide resistance or tolerance to plants are provided. Compositions include amino acid sequences, and variants and fragments thereof, for mutant HPPD polypeptides. Nucleic acids that encode the mutant HPPD polypeptides are also provided. Methods for conferring herbicide resistance or tolerance, particularly resistance or tolerance to certain classes of herbicides that inhibit HPPD, in plants are further provided. Methods are also provided for selectively controlling weeds in a field at a crop locus and for the assay, characterization, identification and selection of the mutant HPPDs of the current invention that provide herbicide tolerance.11-29-2012
20110055964Method for Generating Hypermutable Plants - Blockade of mismatch repair in a plant can lead to hypermutation and a new genotype and/or phenotype. One approach used to generate hypermutable plants is through the expression of dominant negative alleles of mismatch repair genes in transgenic plants or derived cells. By introducing these genes into cells and transgenic plants, new cell lines and plant varieties with novel and useful properties can be prepared more efficiently than by relying on the natural rate of mutation. Moreover, methods to inhibit the expression and activity of endogenous plant MMR genes and their encoded products are also useful to generate hypermutable plants.03-03-2011
20100154073Dehydrin Genes and Promoters From Coffee - Dehydrin- and late embryogenic abundant (LEA) protein-encoding polynucleotides from coffee plants are disclosed. Also disclosed are a promoter sequence from a coffee dehydrin gene, and methods for using these polynucleotides and promoter sequences for gene regulation and manipulation of flavor, aroma, stress tolerance and other features of coffee beans.06-17-2010
20100154074Nucleic Acids and Proteins Associated with Sucrose Degradation in Coffee - Disclosed herein are nucleic acid molecules isolated from coffee (06-17-2010
20110239326HYBRID-TYPE HISTIDINE KINASE GENE ISOLATED FROM INDICA RICE IR64 - The present invention provides a hybrid-type histidine kinase gene isolated from indica rice IR64, and being capable of osmosensing and inducible by multiple stresses, and hence, being capable of improving the multiple stress tolerance of the crop plants even in subsequent generations so as to make the plants capable of coping-up with the more than one environmental abiotic stress conditions, and therefore, increasing the economic value of the crop plants while maintaining the yield thereof. The present invention also provides a method of isolation of hybrid-type histidine kinase gene from indica rice IR64, and its functional characteristics and its sequence listing and cloning, at least, with yeast expression vector and the plant expression vector, and clones produced thereby, and method of improving multiple stress tolerance of crop plant and crop plants having improved multiple stress tolerance.09-29-2011
20110119787FRUCTAN BIOSYNTHETIC ENZYMES - This invention relates to isolated nucleic acid fragments encoding fructosyltransferases. More specifically, this invention relates to polynucleotides encoding 1-FFTs, 6-SFTs, or 1-SSTs. The invention also relates to the construction of a recombinant DNA constructs encoding all or a portion of the fructosyltransferases, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the recombinant DNA construct results in production of altered levels of the fructosyltransferases in a transformed host cell.05-19-2011
20110247095METHOD OF EXPRESSION OF FOREIGN GENE IN PLANT INDUCED BY CHEMICAL SUBSTANCE - There is provided an expression method of a target foreign gene in a plant induced by a chemical substance, which comprises a step of activating with copper ions a transcription factor encoded by a foreign gene different from the target foreign gene to induce activation of transcription of the target foreign gene by a region having a promoter function contained in the target foreign gene, wherein a nucleotide sequence encoding said transcription factor is contained in a gene construct which is constructed so as to comprise a nucleotide sequence of a 5′-untranslated region of an arbitrary foreign gene downstream from the region having a promoter function contained in the target foreign gene.10-06-2011
20100269218PLANTS HAVING ALTERED AGRONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS UNDER NITROGEN LIMITING CONDITIONS AND RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENES ENCODING LNT2 POLYPEPTIDES AND HOMOLOGS THEREOF - Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs particularly useful for altering agronomic characteristics of plants under nitrogen limiting conditions, 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 functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes an LNT2 polypeptide.10-21-2010
20090083879Brittle Stalk 2 Gene Family And Related Methods And Uses - This invention relates to isolated polynucleotides encoding BRITTLE STALK 2-like (Bk2L) family polypeptides. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a portion of a Bk2L polypeptide, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of the Bk2L polypeptide in a transformed host cell.03-26-2009
20110088122METHOD FOR MICROPROPAGATION OF MONOCOTS BASED ON SUSTAINED TOTIPOTENT CELL CULTURES - The present invention provides a method of micropropagating a monocotyledonous plant comprising: (a) cultivating an explant of tissue from a monocotyledonous plant shoot tip on a primary medium, wherein the explant has been pretreated with a cold temperature and the primary medium comprises auxin or auxin and cytokinin, to produce a totipotent embryogenic cell culture; (b) treating the totipotent embryonic cell culture with a cold temperature; (c) maintaining the totipotent embryogenic cell culture by cultivation on a secondary medium, whereby a totipotent embryogenic cell culture of a monocotyledonous plant is produced and maintained; and (d) transferring the embryogenic cell culture of step (c) to a tertiary medium to continue multiplication and to produce a plantlet with roots and shoots, thereby micropropagating a monocotyledonous plant. The micropropagation techniques described herein provide plants for such purposes as development of elite plant lines, phytoremediation and biomass production.04-14-2011
20110093982USE OF DENDRIMER NANOTECHNOLOGY FOR DELIVERY OF BIOMOLECULES INTO PLANT CELLS - Provided are methods for introducing a molecule of interest into a plant cell having a cell wall by using dendrimers, and optionally one or more CPPs. Methods are provided for genetically or otherwise modifying plants and for treating or preventing disease in plant cells comprising a cell wall.04-21-2011
20110179517GENE EXPRESSION CONTROL IN PLANTS - The invention provides the isolated promoter polynucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO:1, and fragments and variants thereof. The invention also provides constructs, plant cells and plants genetically modified to contain the promoter polynucleotide. The invention also provides methods for producing plants with altered gene expression and traits via genetic transformation of plants with the promoter polynucleotides.07-21-2011
20110214204POLYNUCLEOTIDES ENCODING PROTEINS INVOLVED IN PLANT METABOLISM - The invention provides isolated pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase nucleic acids and their encoded polypeptides. The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to altering pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase levels in plants. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells, transgenic plants, and antibody compositions.09-01-2011
20110214203SUGAR AND LIPID METABOLISM REGULATORS IN PLANTS II - Isolated nucleic acids and proteins associated with lipid and sugar metabolism regulation are provided. In particular, lipid metabolism proteins (LMP) and encoding nucleic acids originating from 09-01-2011
20110214202CVYV-Resistant Plants of the Species Cucumis Melo - The present invention relates to 09-01-2011
20090077685Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with plants - Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) isolated from soybean are disclosed. The ESTs provide a unique molecular tool for the targeting and isolation of novel genes for plant protection and improvement. The disclosed ESTs have utility in the development of new strategies for understanding critical plant developmental and metabolic pathways. The disclosed ESTs have particular utility in isolating genes and promoters, identifying and mapping the genes involved in developmental and metabolic pathways, and determining gene function. Sequence homology analyses using the ESTs provided in the present invention, will result in more efficient gene screening for desirable agronomic traits. An expanding database of these select pieces of the plant genomics puzzle will quickly expand the knowledge necessary for subsequent functional validation, a key limitation in current plant biotechnology efforts.03-19-2009
20100138954Genes Encoding Z,Z-Farnesyl Diphosphate Synthase and A Sesquiterpene Synthase with Multiple Products and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to the genes involved in the biosynthetic pathway for sesquiterpenes of SB type (alpha-santalene, epi-beta-santalene, cis-alpha-bergamotene, trans-alpha-bergamotene and endo-beta-bergamotene,) and for the precursor thereof, Z,Z-farnesyl diphosphate (Z,Z-FPP), involving a Z,Z-FPP synthase and a sesquiterpene SB synthase, and to the uses thereof for producing sesquiterpeniques compounds of SB type.06-03-2010
20090083878Biological Containment System - The invention relates to materials and methods useful for controlling the unwanted spread of transgenic traits. The methods involve an apomictic plant containing a transgene for a desired trait and a transgene causing seed infertility. The methods also involve one or more transcription activators that activates expression of both transgenes carried by the apomictic plant. The transcription activator(s) activates expression of both transgenes in the female. Seeds that are formed on such plants are infertile.03-26-2009
20110126312METHOD FOR IMPROVING SALINITY TOLERANCE - The invention relates to a specific method for improving the tolerance to salinity of living organisms and eliminating sodium (Na+) from water, soil, sludge or any other medium containing said element, using isolated nucleic acid sequence that codes for the phytochelatin synthase of 05-26-2011
20100218274CONSTITUTIVE PROMOTER FROM OIL PALM - The present disclosure relates generally to gene promoters including promoters from oil palm plants, and to plants (including plants having genetic modifications) that include such promoters. The gene promoters of the present disclosure may be useful in facilitating expression of beneficial and/or desired phenotypic characteristics in plants and plant products.08-26-2010
20090313719Compositions and Methods for Increasing Transgene Expression in the Plastids of Higher Plants - Nucleic acid constructs comprising a highly efficient 5′ regulatory region for the expression of heterologous proteins from the plastids of higher plants are provided. Also provided are plant cells and transgenic plants comprising the same.12-17-2009
20100192253METHODS FOR IMPROVING MONOCOT TRANSFORMATION - The invention provides improved plant transformation methods. In particular the method provides increased transformation frequency, especially in recalcitrant plants. The method includes various transformation protocols for monocots, such as maize and sorghum, using a combination of media and light conditions to achieve increased efficiency of monocot transformation and increased callus initiation frequencies.07-29-2010
20090031439MAIZE HAVING AN IMPROVED DIGESTIBILITY - The invention relates to a maize plant having a decrease in the CCR enzyme activity due to the presence of the 3318 allele and its use for ensilage.01-29-2009
20100037345Polypeptide having Methionine Synthesis Function, Polynucleotide Encoding the Polypeptide, and Those Use - Disclosed herein are a polypeptide having a methionine synthesis function, a polynucleotide encoding the same, and uses thereof.02-11-2010
20090307796PLANTS WITH INCREASED TOLERANCE TO WATER DEFICIT - The invention relates to a method for increasing the tolerance of a plant to water deficit, by overexpression in the plant of a protein, designated ABA4, which is involved in the conversion of violaxanthin to neoxanthin in the biosynthesis of abscisic acid.12-10-2009
20090313720DELTA-8 DESATURASE AND ITS USE IN MAKING POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS - Isolated nucleic acid fragments and recombinant constructs comprising such fragments encoding a delta-8 desaturase along with a method of making long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) using this delta-8 desaturase in plants and oleaginous yeast are disclosed.12-17-2009
20100064386PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a Harpin-associated Factor G polypeptide (hereinafter termed HpaG”). The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding an HpaG polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention also provides constructs comprising HpaG-encoding nucleic acids, useful in performing the methods of the invention. The present invention also provides a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants relative to control plants, by modulating (preferably increasing) expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a SWITCH 2/SUCROSE NON-FERMENTING 2 (SWI2/SNF2) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a SWI2/SNF2 polypeptide, which in plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in performing the methods of the invention.03-11-2010
20100064383Novel gene encoding MYB transcription factor involved in proanthocyanidin synthesis - An isolated or recombinant MYB polypeptide having activity as a transcription factor in the synthesis of proanthocyanidins in plants, and nucleic acid molecule encoding same, wherein the polypeptide activates in the plants (a) promoters of the leucoanthocyanidin (LAR) and anthocyanidid reductase (ANR) genes, and (b) promoters of at least two of the genes of the general flavonoid pathway. Use of the polypeptide and nucleic acid molecule in regulating the biosynthesis and accumulation of proanthocyanidins in plants, such as in modifying pasture quality of legumes, is also disclosed.03-11-2010
20100077502PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a Yield Enhancing Protein (YEP). The YEP is selected from a Vacuolar Processing Enzyme (VPE) or a CCA1-like polypeptide or a SAP-like polypeptide or a Seed Yield Promoting Factor 1 (SYPF1) polypeptide or a Ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (RuBisCO) activase (RCA) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding such a YEP, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention also provides hitherto unknown YEP-encoding nucleic acids, and constructs comprising the same, useful in performing the methods of the invention.03-25-2010
20090217413PLANT GENETIC SEQUENCES ASSOCIATED WITH VACUOLAR PH AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates generally to the field of plant molecular biology and agents useful in the manipulation of plant physiological or biochemical properties. More particularly, the present invention provides genetic and proteinaceous agents capable of modulating or altering the level of acidity or alkalinity in a cell, group of cells, organelle, part or reproductive portion of a plant. Even more particularly, the present invention contemplates methods and agents for modulating or altering pH levels in the vacuole of a cell, group of cells, organelle, part or reproductive portion of a plant. The present invention further provides genetically altered plants, plant parts, progeny, subsequent generations and reproductive material including flowers or flowering parts having cells exhibiting an altered vacuolar pH compared to a non-genetically altered plant. The present invention still further provides methods for modulating or altering flower color in a plant. Even more particularly, the present invention provides for down regulation of pH in a plant which results in a bluer color in the plant; especially in the flower08-27-2009
20090217415Polynucleotide Encoding a Maize Herbicide Resistance Gene and Methods for Use - This invention relates to polynucleotide sequences encoding a gene that can confer resistance to at least one herbicide. It further relates to plants and seeds of plants carrying chimeric genes comprising said polynucleotide sequences, which enhance or confer resistance to at least one herbicide, and methods of making said plants and seeds. The invention further presents sequences that can be used as molecular markers that in turn can be used to identify the region of interest in corn lines resulting from new crosses and to quickly and efficiently select the best lines for breeding strategies by avoiding sensitive lines.08-27-2009
20090217412Alteration of Plant Embryo/Endosperm Size During Seed Development - Isolated nucleic acid fragments and recombinant constructs comprising such fragments useful for altering embryo/endosperm size during seed development are disclosed along with a method of controlling embryo/endosperm size during development in plants using such recombinant constructs.08-27-2009
20100037346PROMOTER, PROMOTER CONTROL ELEMENTS, AND COMBINATIONS, AND USES THEREOF - The present invention is directed to promoter sequences and promoter control elements, polynucleotide constructs comprising the promoters and control elements, and methods of identifying the promoters, control elements, or fragments thereof. The invention further relates to the use of the present promoters or promoter control elements to modulate transcript levels.02-11-2010
20100037347Seed-Preferred Regulatory Elements - The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a tissue preferred promoter isolated from the sorghum legumin coding region. The sequences drive expression preferentially to seed tissue, and most preferably to endosperm tissue of a plant. A method for expressing a nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a 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.02-11-2010
20100037344Promoter, Promoter Control Elements, and Combinations, and Uses Thereof - The present invention is directed to promoter sequences and promoter control elements, polynucleotide constructs comprising the promoters and control elements, and methods of identifying the promoters, control elements, or fragments thereof. The invention further relates to the use of the present promoters or promoter control elements to modulate transcript levels.02-11-2010
20100064385CROP GRAIN FILLING GENE GIF1 AND THE APPLICATIONS THEREOF - A novel crop grain filling gene (GIF1) and the applications thereof are presented in the invention. The GIF1 gene can be applied to control grain filling, enhance crop yield or quality, or improve disease resistance or storage stability of crop grains. A method for improving crops is also presented in the invention. The GIF1 gene shows valuable potentials in controlling crop yield, quality, storage, and resistance to diseases.03-11-2010
20100064384METHOD FOR MODIFYING THE ATP/ADP RATIO IN CELLS - The invention relates to a method of modifying the ATP-ADP ratio in a cell, tissue, organ, microorganism or plant by altering the hemoprotein activity in the cell, and to the use of the method.03-11-2010
20100071086POLYSOME-MEDIATED CELL TYPE-, TISSUE TYPE- OR CONDITION-ENHANCED TRANSCRIPT PROFILING - In this invention, a method is described that allows for the efficient creation and identification of validated biological materials that greatly enhance the ability to perform polysome-mediated RNA profiling, such as constitutive, cell type-, tissue type-, or condition-enhanced RNA profiling. The method relies on the use of a tri-partite plant binary expression vector comprised of the following components: a) a DNA promoter element that drives expression of a sequence specific transcription activator protein such as a LexA:Gal4 fusion protein in a unique desired pattern, b) a DNA promoter element comprising a target site for the transcriptional activator protein, such as opLexA, fused to a nucleotide encoding an epitope tagged ribosomal component protein and c) a DNA promoter element comprising a target site for the transcriptional activator protein, such as opLexA, fused to a nucleotide encoding an in vivo reporter protein. By visualization of the co-regulated reporter, this method allows for in planta confirmation that the promoter element is driving expression, such as constitutive, cell type-, tissue type-, or condition-enhanced expression, of the tagged ribosomal protein in the desired cell or tissue types.03-18-2010
20100064387EPICATECHIN GLUCOSYLTRANSFERASE - The invention provides methods and compositions for the modulation of epicatechin glucosyltransferase activity in plants. Increased expression of epicatechin glucosides, and ultimately anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins, in plants may be used to increase the nutritional value of food plants for both human and animal consumption. Increased proanthocyanidin content also reduces the potential for bloat in animals fed certain forage plants low in condensed tannin content.03-11-2010
20100071085System for Expression of Genes in Plants from a Virus-Based Expression Vector - Modified expression vectors, including Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV) expression vectors, methods for modifying such vectors, and uses of the same are disclosed.03-18-2010
20110252504Promoter From Z. Mais - The present invention is concerned with the provision of means and methods for gene expression. Specifically, it relates to a polynucleotide comprising an expression control sequence which allows for bidirectional expression of two nucleic acid of interest being operation linked thereto in opposite orientations. Furthermore, vectors, host cells, non-human transgenic organisms and methods for expressing nucleic acids of interest are provided which are based on the said polynucleotide.10-13-2011
20090031446Scarecrow-Like Stress-Related Polypeptides and Methods of Use in Plants - A transgenic plant transformed with an SLSRP coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the plant results in increased growth under water-limited conditions and/or increased tolerance to an environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic plants. Also provided are isolated SLSRPs, and isolated SLSRP coding nucleic acids, and vectors and host cells containing the latter.01-29-2009
20090031441Regulatory Genes for Plant Differentiation and Growth, and Use of the Same - An objective of the present invention is to provide gibberellin-binding proteins, genes encoding such proteins, and applications therefor. The proteins of the present invention function as cytoplasmic receptors for gibberellin and mediate gibberellin response in plants. Plants overexpressing such genes exhibited gibberellin-hypersensitive phenotypes, such as increased plant height. In contrast, plants in which the genes were mutated exhibited gibberellin-insensitive phenotypes, and thus became dwarfed. Accordingly, plant differentiation and growth can be regulated by introducing the gibberellin-binding genes of the present invention or by suppressing the expression of same.01-29-2009
20110252503Plants With Improved Nitrogen Utilization and Stress Tolerance - 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 N-acetyl glutamate kinase (NAGK) gene that modulates nitrogen use in plants. The invention also includes the overexpression and enzymatic characterization of an arginine-insensitive NAGK isolated from a bacterial strain that improves stress tolerance and nitrogen uptake, metabolism or both. In various embodiments, the vector construct includes one or more nucleic acid sequences including SEQ ID NO: 1. The invention also relates to isolated vectors for transforming plants and to antibodies used for detecting transformed plants. 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.10-13-2011
20110078818GENE FOR INCREASING THE PRODUCTION OF PLANT BIOMASS AND/OR SEEDS AND METHOD FOR USE THEREOF - A technique by which the production of plant biomass can be significantly increased is provided. A protein phosphatase 2C gene having 3 consensus sequences comprising the amino acid sequences shown in SEQ ID NOS: 1-3 from the N-terminal side in such order is over-expressed.03-31-2011
20110083231NOVEL GLYPHOSATE-N-ACETYLTRANSFERASE (GAT) GENES - Novel proteins are provided herein, including proteins capable of catalyzing the acetylation of glyphosate and other structurally related proteins. Also provided are novel polynucleotides capable of encoding these proteins, compositions that include one or more of these novel proteins and/or polynucleotides, recombinant cells and transgenic plants comprising these novel compounds, diversification methods involving the novel compounds, and methods of using the compounds. Some of the novel methods and compounds provided herein can be used to render an organism, such as a plant, resistant to glyphosate.04-07-2011
20100242136UDP-GLUCOSE MODIFIERS - This invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid fragment encoding a UDP-galactose 4-epimerase. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a portion of the UDP-galactose 4-epimerase, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of the UDP-galactose 4-epimerase in a transformed host cell.09-23-2010
20110078819Method and Appartus for Extraction of Plant Embryos - The invention relates to rapid and efficient methods and apparatuses for displacing target plant materials from seeds. In one embodiment, the invention relates to methods and apparatuses for displacing embryos from maize seeds. In yet another embodiment, the displaced embryos can be propagated and regenerated into plants.03-31-2011
20110078817CLONING OF CYTOCHROME P450 GENES FROM NICOTIANA - The present invention relates to p450 enzymes and nucleic acid sequences encoding p450 enzymes in 03-31-2011
20110252502GRG23 EPSP SYNTHASES: COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE - Compositions and methods for conferring herbicide resistance or tolerance to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions include polynucleotides encoding herbicide resistance or tolerance polypeptides, vectors comprising those polynucleotides, and host cells comprising the vectors. The nucleotide sequences of the invention can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in organisms, including microorganisms and plants. Compositions also include transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated polynucleotides encoding glyphosate resistance or tolerance polypeptides are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed. In particular, the present invention provides for isolated polynucleotides containing nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, or 35, or the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, or 34.10-13-2011
20090044290SALT RESISTANT TRANSGENIC PLANTS - The present invention provides transgenic plants transformed with exogenous nucleic acid encoding a 02-12-2009
20120073015METHODS FOR PLANT TRANSFORMATION USING SPECTINOMYCIN SELECTION - The present invention relates to methods and compositions for transforming soybean, corn, cotton, or canola explants using spectinomycin as a selective agent for transformation of the explants. The method may further comprise treatment of the explants with cytokinin during the transformation and regeneration process.03-22-2012
20110061125GENES AND PROTEINS FOR CONTROLLING FLOWERING TIME, AND USE OF THE SAME - The present invention provides the polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 14, a polynucleotide encoding the polypeptide, a method for controlling the flowering time of a plant which comprises introducing the polynucleotide into a plant, and so on.03-10-2011
20110030092PROMOTER, PROMOTER CONTROL ELEMENTS, AND COMBINATIONS, AND USES THEREOF - The present document is directed to promoter sequences and promoter control elements, polynucleotide constructs comprising the promoters and control elements, and methods of identifying the promoters, control elements, or fragments thereof. The document further relates to the use of such promoters or promoter control elements to modulate transcript levels in plants, and plants containing such promoters or promoter control elements.02-03-2011
20110030091GRG23 EPSP SYNTHASES: COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE - Compositions and methods for conferring herbicide resistance or tolerance to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions include polynucleotides encoding herbicide resistance or tolerance polypeptides, vectors comprising those polynucleotides, and host cells comprising the vectors. The nucleotide sequences of the invention can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in organisms, including microorganisms and plants. Compositions also include transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated polynucleotides encoding glyphosate resistance or tolerance polypeptides are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed. In particular, the present invention provides for isolated polynucleotides containing nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, or 35, or the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, or 34.02-03-2011
20110030089Transgenic plants with enhanced growth characteristics - The invention relates to transgenic plants exhibiting dramatically enhanced growth rates, greater seed and fruit/pod yields, earlier and more productive flowering, more efficient nitrogen utilization, increased tolerance to high salt conditions, and increased biomass yields. In one embodiment, transgenic plants engineered to over-express both glutamine phenylpyruvate transaminase (GPT) and glutamine synthetase (GS) are provided. The GPT+GS double-transgenic plants of the invention consistently exhibit enhanced growth characteristics, with T0 generation lines showing an increase in biomass over wild type counterparts of between 50% and 300%. Generations that result from sexual crosses and/or selfing typically perform even better, with some of the double-transgenic plants achieving an astounding four-fold biomass increase over wild type plants.02-03-2011
20120204289Manipulation of flavonoid biosynthetic pathway - The present invention relates to a method of identifying a gene encoding a polypeptide or polypeptide isoform which is substantially more active in either a proanthocyanidin (PA) or anthocyanin (ANT) pathway of a plant, said method including providing material from said plant; and an oligonucleotide probe capable of hybridizing with RNA from a gene encoding a polypeptide which is active in a flavonoid biosynthetic pathway; extracting RNA from said plant material; hybridizing the oligonucleotide probe with the RNA to generate an expression profile; measuring PA and/or ANT levels in said plant material to generate a metabolic profile; comparing said expression profile with said metabolite profile to identify said gene encoding a polypeptide or polypeptide isoform which is substantially active in either a PA or ANT pathway.08-09-2012
20130160157USE OF NON-AGROBACTERIUM BACTERIAL SPECIES FOR PLANT TRANSFORMATION - The invention relates to methods for 06-20-2013
20110154532COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS RELATED TO SILICON TRANSPORT - Based on our identification of silicon influx and efflux transporter genes in plants known to take up silicon efficiently including wheat, horsetail, oat, sorghum, and barley, the present invention features polynucleotides encoding silicon transporters; vectors, cells, and plants including such polynucleotides, and methods for making such plants. The invention also features silicon transporter polypeptides and fragments thereof. Plants expressing heterologous silicon transporters may exhibit both increased silicon uptake and increased resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. In particular, plants such as soybean expressing silicon transporters may exhibit increased resistance to pathogens such as rust.06-23-2011
20100306874YIELD ENHANCEMENT IN PLANTS BY MODULATION OF ZMPKT - Compositions and methods for modulating flower organ development, leaf formation, phototropism, apical dominance, fruit development, initiation of roots, and for increasing yield in a plant are provided. The compositions include a ZmPKT sequence. Compositions of the invention comprise amino acid sequences and nucleotide sequences selected from SEQ ID NOS: 1 and 2 as well as variants and fragments thereof. Nucleotide sequences encoding the ZmPKT polypeptides are provided in DNA constructs for expression in a plant of interest are provided for modulating the level of a ZmPKT sequence in a plant or a plant part are provided. The methods comprise introducing into a plant or plant part a heterologous polynucleotide comprising a ZmPKT sequence of the invention. The level of the ZmPKT polypeptide can be increased or decreased. Such method can be used to increase the yield in plants; in one embodiment, the method is used to increase grain yield in cereals.12-02-2010
20090038030HOMOLOGOUS RECOMBINATION-MEDIATED TRANSGENE DELETION IN PLANT CELLS - A process to prepare a recombined transgenic 02-05-2009
20100122373Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with plants - The present invention is in the field of plant genetics. More specifically the invention relates to nucleic acid molecules and nucleic acid molecules that contain markers, in particular, single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and repetitive element markers. In addition, the present invention provides nucleic acid molecules having regulatory elements or encoding proteins or fragments thereof. The invention also relates to proteins and fragments of proteins so encoded and antibodies capable of binding the proteins. The invention also relates to methods of using the nucleic acid molecules, markers, repetitive elements and fragments of repetitive elements, regulatory elements, proteins and fragments of proteins.05-13-2010
20100287659Guzmania hybrid Named 'MISTY' - A new and distinct 11-11-2010
20100100982Preparation of Organisms with Faster Growth and/Or Higher Yield - A method for preparing a nonhuman organism with faster growth and/or increased yield in comparison with a reference organism, which method comprises increasing the activity of L450 in said organism or in one or parts thereof in comparison with a reference organism.04-22-2010
20100088781ALTERING CAROTENOID PROFILES IN PLANTS - A method for altering the level of one or more carotenoids in a plant or a tissue within the plant is provided. Method comprises introducing a nucleic acid sequence comprising a regulatory region operatively associated with a silencing nucleotide sequence that reduces or eliminates the expression of a lycopene epsilon cyclase into the plant, and expressing the silencing nucleotide sequence. Expression of the sequence reduces the level of the lycopene epsilon cyclase in the plant or within a tissue of the plant, and results in altering one or more carotenoids.04-08-2010
20090328252AP2 DOMAIN TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR ODP2 (OVULE DEVELOPMENT PROTEIN 2) AND METHODS OF USE - Methods and compositions for modulating plant development are provided. Nucleotide sequences and amino acid sequences encoding Ovule Development Protein 2 (ODP2) proteins are provided. The sequences can be used in a variety of methods including modulating development, developmental pathways, altering oil content in a plant, increasing transformation efficiencies, modulating stress tolerance, and modulating the regenerative capacity of a plant. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seed are also provided.12-31-2009
20110154531Yield Increase in Plants Overexpressing the MTP Genes - A transgenic crop plant transformed by a Membrane Transporter-like Polypeptide (MTP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the crop plant results in the plant's increased root growth, and/or increased yield, and/or increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic crop plants.06-23-2011
20090320154STRESS RESISTANT PLANTS - Stress tolerance in plants and plant cells is achieved by using nucleotide sequences encoding enzymes involved in the NAD salvage synthesis pathway and/or the NAD de novo synthesis pathway from fungal or yeast like organisms other than 12-24-2009
20110179519Methods of Affecting Nitrogen Assimilation In Plants - Provided herein are compositions and methods for producing transgenic plants. In specific embodiments, transgenic plants comprise a construct comprising a polynucleotide encoding CCA1, GLK1 or bZIP1, operably linked to a plant-specific promote, wherein the CCA1, GLK1 or bZIP1 is ectopically overexpressed in the transgenic plants, and wherein the promoter is optionally a constitutive or inducible promoter. In other embodiments, transgenic plants in which express a lower level of CCA1, GLK1 or bZIP1 are provided. Also provided herein are commercial products (e.g., pulp, paper, paper products, or lumber) derived from the transgenic plants (e.g., transgenic trees) produced using the methods provided herein.07-21-2011
20090282580Casein Kinase Stress-Related Polypeptides and Methods of Use in Plants - A transgenic plant transformed by a casein kinase Stress-Related Polypeptide (CKSRP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the plant results in increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic plants. Also provided are isolated CKSRPs, and isolated nucleic acid coding CKSRPs, and vectors and host cells containing the latter.11-12-2009
20090241220Nucleic Acid Molecules and Other Molecules Associated with Plants - Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) isolated from soybean are disclosed. The ESTs provide a unique molecular tool for the targeting and isolation of novel genes for plant protection and improvement. The disclosed ESTs have utility in the development of new strategies for understanding critical plant developmental and metabolic pathways. The disclosed ESTs have particular utility in isolating genes and promoters, identifying and mapping the genes involved in developmental and metabolic pathways, and determining gene function. Sequence homology analyses using the ESTs provided in the present invention, will result in more efficient gene screening for desirable agronomic traits. An expanding database of these select pieces of the plant genomics puzzle will quickly expand the knowledge necessary for subsequent functional validation, a key limitation in current plant biotechnology efforts.09-24-2009
20090241219GDC-2 GENES CONFERRING HERBICIDE RESISTANCE - Compositions and methods for conferring herbicide resistance to plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions comprising a coding sequence for a polypeptide that confers resistance or tolerance to glyphosate herbicides are provided. The coding sequences can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in plants. Compositions also comprise transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated nucleic acid molecules corresponding to glyphosate resistant nucleic acid sequences are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed. In particular, the present invention provides for isolated nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:3 or the nucleotide sequences set forth in SEQ ID NOS:1 and 2.09-24-2009
20090205070High Grain Protein Content Gene - The present invention NAC nucleic acids and proteins that modulate grain protein content and senescence in plants. The invention also provides methods of using the nucleic acids to produce transgenic plants with altered grain protein content or senescence.08-13-2009
20090138987Phosphatase stress-related proteins and methods of use in plants - A transgenic plant transformed by a phosphatase stress-related protein (PHSRP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the plant results in increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic plants. Also provided are isolated PHSRPs, and isolated nucleic acid coding PHSRPs, and vectors and host cells containing the latter.05-28-2009
20080313774Modification of lignin biosynthesis - The present invention relates to the modification of lignin biosynthesis in plants and, more particularly, to enzymes involved in the lignin biosynthetic pathway and nucleic acids encoding such enzymes.12-18-2008
20080313771SEED-SPECIFIC GENE PROMOTERS AND USES THEREOF - An objective of the present invention is to provide promoters having seed-specific promoter activity, and methods of expressing foreign proteins in seeds. The present inventors isolated the promoters of a number of genes that are expressed in rice seeds, constructed binary vectors in which each promoter is inserted upstream of the GUS reporter gene, and transformed rice using the 12-18-2008
20080313775Nitrate reductases from red algae, compositions and methods of use thereof - The NR enzymes described herein were discovered in the red algae of 12-18-2008
20090126041Regeneration - The invention relates to the field of regeneration of cells and the vegetative propagation of (micro)-organisms or specific parts such as tissues or organs thereof, for example of those cells grown in tissue or organ culture, and more in particular to the seedless propagation of plants. The invention provides a culture method for propagation of a plant from plant starting material wherein during regeneration of said starting material, especially in the phase of the development of the shoot-root body plan, root or shoot initiation is stimulated by a recombinant gene product or functional fragment thereof, for example derived from a gene involved in the regulation of plant development allowing reducing or omitting exogenous phytohormone addition to said culture.05-14-2009
20090126040Plant Vernalization Independence (VIP) Genes, Proteins, and Methods Of Use - The present invention relates to plant genes involved in regulating flowering, and especially to genes involved in the induction of flowering in response to cold, or vernalization. In particular, the present invention provides the identification, cloning, and characterization of genes involved in vernalization, and specifically of VIP genes, as well as to the proteins encoded by these genes, and to methods of using the VIP genes and proteins. Mutants of VIP genes, where the mutation is a knock-out mutation, confer a vernalization independence, or constitutively vernalized, phenotype in a plant which in the non-mutant form requires vernalization to flower.05-14-2009
20090126038Rna constructs - The present invention concerns concatemer and/or stabilized RNA constructs capable of forming dsRNA, optionally comprising a sequence capable of protecting the dsRNA against RNA processing in a host cell. The invention also relates to methods of producing these constructs and to methods for using these constructs. The constructs according to the present invention are particularly useful in plant pest control.05-14-2009
20100275323PERICARP-PREFERRED REGULATORY ELEMENT - The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a pericarp-preferred promoter and terminator isolated from the maize lipid transfer protein 1 coding region. 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.10-28-2010
20110055967ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS-INDUCIBLE 972 PROMOTER ISOLATED FROM RICE AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to environmental stress-inducible 972 promoter isolated from rice, a recombinant plant expression vector comprising said promoter, a method of producing a target protein by using said recombinant plant expression vector, a method of producing a transgenic plant using said recombinant plant expression vector, a transgenic plant produced by said method, a method of improving resistance of a plant to environmental stress by using said promoter, and a primer set for amplification of said promoter.03-03-2011
20110055966Environmental Stress-Inducible 996 Promoter Isolated from Rice and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to environmental stress-inducible 996 promoter isolated from rice, a recombinant plant expression vector comprising said promoter, a method of producing a target protein by using said recombinant plant expression vector, a method of producing a transgenic plant using said recombinant plant expression vector, a transgenic plant produced by said method, a method of improving resistance of a plant to environmental stress by using said promoter, and a primer set for amplification of said promoter.03-03-2011
20110055965CYCLE SINGLE-STRANDED NUCLEIC ACID COMPLEX AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a circular single-stranded nucleic acid complex comprising a sense strand RNA sequence, an antisense strand RNA sequence complementary to the sense strand RNA sequence, and two identical or different loop moieties connecting the sense and antisense strands, wherein the sense and antisense strands form a stem by pairing, and the loop moieties are selected from the group consisting of polyalkylene glycol, DNA, DNA-RNA chimera, a derivative thereof, and a combination thereof.03-03-2011
20110055963Stabilization and blueing of anthocyanin pigments using gene encoding aromatic acyltransferase capable of transferring an aromatic acyl group to the 3'-position of anthocyanin - A method of acylating the 3′ position of anthocyanin using an enzyme that transfers an aromatic acyl group to a sugar at the 3′ position of anthocyanin or a gene encoding the enzyme.03-03-2011
20120204287VIRAL BASED TRANSIENT-EXPRESSION VECTOR SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS - Disclosed herein are viral vectors suitable for transfection into woody trees for purposes of delivering and expressing beneficial genes. Specifically exemplified herein are vectors for transfecting citrus trees. The vectors allow for the expression of useful proteins, such as those that can protect the tree from disease. Specifically exemplified herein are methods of transfecting woody trees that allow multiple applications of vectors while avoiding superinfection exclusion.08-09-2012
20120311740MUTANT HYDROXYPHENYLPYRUVATE DIOXYGENASE POLYPEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE - Compositions and methods for conferring hydroxyphenyl pyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) herbicide resistance or tolerance to plants are provided. Compositions include amino acid sequences, and variants and fragments thereof, for mutant HPPD polypeptides. Nucleic acids that encode the mutant HPPD polypeptides are also provided. Methods for conferring herbicide resistance or tolerance, particularly resistance or tolerance to certain classes of herbicides that inhibit HPPD, in plants are further provided. Methods are also provided for selectively controlling weeds in a field at a crop locus and for the assay, characterization, identification and selection of the mutant HPPDs of the current invention that provide herbicide tolerance.12-06-2012
20120311739MUTANT HYDROXYPHENYLPYRUVATE DIOXYGENASE POLYPEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE - Compositions and methods for conferring hydroxyphenyl pyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) herbicide resistance or tolerance to plants are provided. Compositions include amino acid sequences, and variants and fragments thereof, for mutant HPPD polypeptides. Nucleic acids that encode the mutant HPPD polypeptides are also provided. Methods for conferring herbicide resistance or tolerance, particularly resistance or tolerance to certain classes of herbicides that inhibit HPPD, in plants are further provided. Methods are also provided for selectively controlling weeds in a field at a crop locus and for the assay, characterization, identification and selection of the mutant HPPDs of the current invention that provide herbicide tolerance.12-06-2012
20120311738MUTANT HYDROXYPHENYLPYRUVATE DIOXYGENASE POLYPEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE - Compositions and methods for conferring hydroxyphenyl pyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) herbicide resistance or tolerance to plants are provided. Compositions include amino acid sequences, and variants and fragments thereof, for mutant HPPD polypeptides. Nucleic acids that encode the mutant HPPD polypeptides are also provided. Methods for conferring herbicide resistance or tolerance, particularly resistance or tolerance to certain classes of herbicides that inhibit HPPD, in plants are further provided. Methods are also provided for selectively controlling weeds in a field at a crop locus and for the assay, characterization, identification and selection of the mutant HPPDs of the current invention that provide herbicide tolerance.12-06-2012
20120311737INDUCTION OF APOMIXIS IN SEXUALLY REPRODUCING CULTIVATED PLANTS AND USE FOR PRODUCING TOTALLY OR PARTIALLY APOMICTIC PLANTS - The invention relates to the use, for producing partially or totally apomictic plants, of a gene, of a transcript of this gene, or of the ORF thereof, encoding a protein comprising a DNA methyltransferase motif.12-06-2012
20100275325ARABIDOPSIS PROMOTERS - The present invention provides several promoters isolated from 10-28-2010
20100313298EXPRESSION CASSETTE, T-DNA MOLECULE, PLANT EXPRESSION VECTOR, TRANSGENIC PLANT CELL AS WELL AS THEIR USE IN THE MANUFACTURING OF A VACCINE - The described binary vector with containing the expression cassette of the S-HBsAg protein under the control of the constitutive 35S promoter as well as the method of transforming lettuce using a strain of 12-09-2010
20110016584USE OF VIRUS-INDUCED GENE SILENCING (VIGS) TO DOWN-REGULATE GENES IN PLANTS - The present invention provides nucleic acid molecules and methods to down-regulate by virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) vernalization genes in winter annuals, specifically the Flowering Locus C (FLC) gene in 01-20-2011
20110016583DROUGHT TOLERANT PLANTS AND RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENES ENCODING PROTEIN TYROSINE PHOSPHATASES - 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 protein tyrosine phosphatase.01-20-2011
20110016582Biosynthetic Engineering of Glucosinolates - The invention provides methods and materials, such as newly characterised genes, and novel processes, for converting a host from a phenotype whereby the host is unable to carry out glucosinolate (GSL) biosynthesis or chain elongation from an amino acid GSL-precursor to a phenotype whereby the host carries out said biosynthesis or elongation.01-20-2011
20110016581DELTA-8 DESATURASES AND THEIR USE IN MAKING POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS - Isolated nucleic acid fragments and recombinant constructs comprising such fragments encoding delta-8 desaturases along with a method of making long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) using these delta-8 desaturases in plants and oleaginous yeast.01-20-2011
20110016580Cell Division and Proliferation Preferred Regulatory Elements and Uses Thereof - The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences in a plant. The compositions are novel nucleic acid sequences which confer cellular division and/or proliferation-preferred regulation of operably attached nucleotide sequences. Methods for expressing an isolated nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences, expression cassettes, vectors and resultant plants are also provided.01-20-2011
20110167515PLANT SNF1-RELATED PROTEIN KINASE GENE - The present invention relates to the isolation, purification, characterization and use of the plant Snf1-related protein kinase (SnRK) gene and genetic products. The invention includes isolated and purified SnRK DNA and relates to methods of regulating water loss and plant drought tolerance, sucrose content, starch content, seed oil content, fatty acid synthesis, seed oil acyl composition, seed size/weight, resistance/tolerance to biotic stresses, increased root biomass, and/or carbon flux into other seed components, plant, using the gene, and to tissues and plants transformed with the gene. The invention also relates to transgenic plants, plant tissues and plant seeds having a genome containing an introduced DNA sequence of the invention, and a method of producing such plants and plant seeds.07-07-2011
20110023181Means for Improving Agrobiological Traits in a Plant by Providiing a Plant Cell Comprising in its Chloroplasts Enzymatic Activities for Converting Glycolate Into Malate - The present invention is concerned with the improvement of aghcobiological traits in plants. More specifically, it relates to a plant cell comprising in its chloroplasts enzymatic activities for converting glycolate into malate. Preferably, said plant cell comprises a first polypeptide having glycolat oxidase activity, a second polypeptide having malate synthase activity and a third polypeptide having catalase activity or a first polypeptide having glycolat dehydrogenase activity and a second polypeptide having malate synthase activity. Also encompassed is a plant comprising said plant cells as well as seeds obtainable from the said plants. The present invention, furthermore, relates to a method for producing a transgenic plant or a plant cell having an increased water use efficiency or increased yield. The present invention contemplates polynucleotides comprising a combination of nucleic acids encoding the aforementioned polypeptides as well as vectors comprising the polynucleotides and uses thereof.01-27-2011
20110061126PLANTS HAVING INCREASED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for increasing various plant yield-related traits by increasing expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a diatom high affinity nitrate transporter 2 (NRT2) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having increased expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a diatom NRT2 polypeptide, which plants have increased yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.03-10-2011
20110083230GENE CLUSTER INVOLVED IN BIOSYNTHESIS OF ISOPENTENYL DIPHOSPHATE IN THE NON-MEVALONATE PATHWAY OF HEVEA BRASILIENSIS - According to this invention, a gene cluster involved in the non-mevalonate pathway of 04-07-2011
20110126315NOVEL SELECTION MARKER GENE AND USE THEREOF - A DNA construct including a gene which is operably linked to a seed-specific promoter and which encodes a fusion protein of a seed protein and a fluorescent protein is used. This provides a technique for obtaining a target transformant in a relatively short time without requiring a complicated process, so as to produce a transgenic plant.05-26-2011
20110126314MODULATION OF COFFEE FLAVOUR PRECURSOR LEVELS IN GREEN COFFEE GRAINS - The present invention relates to isolated polynucleotides encoding cysteine proteinases; cysteine proteinase inhibitors; and aspartic endoproteinases. The invention also relates to a transformed host cell, preferably a plant cell, in which over- or under-expression of these polynucleotides result in altered levels of coffee flavour precursor levels, specifically, amino group-containing molecules such as amino acids, peptides and proteins, in green coffee grains.05-26-2011
20110126313METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR MODIFYING PLANT FLAVONOID COMPOSITION AND DISEASE RESISTANCE - The invention provides methods, compositions and transformation systems for modifying the levels of transcription factors in plants such as Solanaceous plants, and introducing disease resistance genes into plants, to produce products with elevated levels of antioxidant compounds, including but not limited to flavonols and chlorogenic acid, as well as exhibiting enhanced disease resistance, and optionally altered appearance. Preferred plants are those in which introduced genes are from Solanaceous species.05-26-2011
20110126311Variegation in plants - A variegated plant comprising a nucleic acid operatively linked to a regulatory region, the nucleic acid disrupts the expression of Cpn21. The nucleic acid is typically an antisense Cpn21 and the regulatory region may be an inducible regulatory region, a tissue specific regulatory region, or a developmental regulatory region.05-26-2011
20110035837PLANTS HAVING ALTERED AGRONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS UNDER NITROGEN LIMITING CONDITIONS AND RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENES ENCODING LNT3 POLYPEPTIDES - Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs particularly useful for altering agronomic characteristics of plants under nitrogen limiting conditions, 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 functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes an LNT3 or LNT3-like polypeptide.02-10-2011
20110138497Non-Diffusing Plant Virus Vector - The present invention is to provide a novel non-diffusing plant virus vector wherein virus vector infection and proliferation are possible only in a recombinant plant transfected with a gene necessary for viral proliferation, thereby enabling avoidance of unintended diffusion of a recombinant virus, a selective and specific expression system therefor, and a method of expression thereof which comprises combining a non-diffusing virus vector lacking a gene involved in intercellular movement of a cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) genome and a transgenic plant transfected with the lacked gene involved in intercellular movement for the non-diffusing virus vector to establish infection and proliferation selectively and specifically in the transgenic plant.06-09-2011
20110138496POLYPEPTIDE FOR IMPROVING TOLERANCE TO IRON DEFICIENCY IN PLANTS, AND USE THEREOF - The present invention provides a polypeptide which binds to a cis-element in the vicinity of a gene related to an iron-acquisition mechanism. The polypeptide can increase expression of the gene related to the iron-acquiring mechanism. This makes it possible to obtin a plant improved in tolerance to iron deficiency.06-09-2011
20110138495Methods and Compositions for Expressing Proteins In Plants - Methods and compositions comprising an expression construct and a suppressor of posttranscriptional gene silencing construct are described. The expression construct and suppressor construct may comprise a viral amplicon. The expression construct may comprise fusing the target gene to the 3′ and/or 5′ end of a gene encoding a transit peptide sequence or a signaling peptide sequences. The transit or signal peptide sequence directs the target gene product to a subcellular location. Methods comprise the production of several heterologous proteins in a single plant. The invention comprises methods for plant production and protein harvest that will yield useful amounts of the desired protein(s) in as little as one to two weeks after the initiation of the production cycle. Methods for the inoculation of recipient plants by spraying with recombinant 06-09-2011
20110016579Gene of transporter selective to mugineic acid-iron complex - The invention provides a method for creating a transgenic plant comprising a gene containing a DNA to encode a transporter protein which selectively absorbs mugineic acid-iron complex. The transgenic plant is useful as a plant capable of growing in alkaline soil containing no bivalent iron but containing, for example, trivalent iron.01-20-2011
20100199377Ubiquitin regulatory nucleic acids, vectors, and methods of using same - The invention is directed to a soybean polyubiquitin promoter, polyubiquitin terminator, sequences which hybridize to same and functional fragments thereof. The regulatory element of the invention provide improved expression in plants of operably linked nucleotide sequences. Expression vectors with the regulatory element is the subject of the invention, which may further include an operably linked nucleotide sequence. The invention is further directed to transformed plant tissue including the nucleotide sequence and to transformed plants and seeds thereof. The regulatory element is useful for driving a nucleotide sequence, for example a gene, or antisense expression or the like for the purpose of imparting agronomically useful traits such as, but not limited to, increase in yield, disease resistance, insect resistance, herbicide tolerance, drought tolerance and salt tolerance in plants.08-05-2010
20110154533Cloning and Sequencing of the Ferulate Esterase Gene From Lactobacillus Buchneri LN4017 - Embodiments of the present invention include polypeptides having ferulate esterase activity and the nucleic acid sequences that encode them. Methods of the embodiments utilize these ferulate esterase polypeptides and nucleic acid sequences to enhance the digestibility of plant cell walls and the accessibility of carbohydrates in plants. The invention provides for transgenic plants and bacteria transformed with expression vectors containing a DNA sequence encoding ferulate esterase from 06-23-2011
20100115662MANIPULATION OF GLUTAMINE SYNTHETASES (GS) TO IMPROVE NITROGEN USE EFFICIENCY AND GRAIN YIELD IN HIGHER PLANTS - The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides of the protein GS. The invention provides genomic sequence for the GS gene. GS is responsible for controlling nitrogen utilization efficiency in plants. Glutamine synthase sequences are provided for improving grain yield and plant growth. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells and transgenic plants.05-06-2010
20110088121Genes for improving salt tolerance and drought tolerance of plant and the uses thereof - Provide a nucleotide coding sequence and another nucleotide coding sequence artificially synthesized according to biased codons of plant. Construct recombinant vectors containing the genes as above and transform them into host cells including prokaryotic cells and eukaryotic cells. It is confirmed that the resulting transgenic plant has improved salt and drought tolerance after the said genes are expressed in the plant.04-14-2011
20100077503Transferases, Epimerases, Polynucleotides Encoding These and Uses Thereof - The invention provides compositions and methods for modulating GDP-L-Galactose Guanyltransferase (also known as GDP-L-Galactose phosphorylase) activity; and/or GDP-D-Mannose epimerase activity; and/or ascorbate content in plants. The invention provides plants and plant cells with increased GDP-L-Galactose Guanyltransferase activity; and/or GDP-D-Mannose epimerase activity. The invention provides plants and plant cells with increased ascorbate content as a result of: over-expression of GDP-L-Galactose Guanyltransferase; over-expression of GDP-D-Mannose epimerase; or in particular over-expression of a combination of GDP-L-Galactose Guanyltransferase and GDP-D-Mannose epimerase.03-25-2010
20090300794Manipulation Of The Nitrogen Metabolism - The present invention relates to the manipulation of the nitrogen metabolism in photosynthetic active organisms, preferably in plants. In particular, the present invention relates to a process for the enhanced nitrogen assimilation, accumulation and/or utilization and/or for the increased total nitrogen content in a photosynthetic active organism.12-03-2009
20090300791Plant promoters and uses thereof - The invention concerns tools, methods and compositions for modifying plants and/or protein expression in plants. The invention concerns in particular transcriptional promoters enabling specific expression in the trichomes, constructs containing said promoters, and their uses for genetically modifying cells, seeds or plants. The invention also concerns methods for producing transgenic plants expressing proteins or metabolites of interest. The invention is generally applicable to any plant having glandular trichomes, and to the expression of any protein of industrial interest, in particular therapeutic or phytosanitary.12-03-2009
20090293147Methods For Improving Plant Growth - The present invention provides methods and compositions for making and using transgenic plants that exhibit increased nitrogen storage capacity compared to wild-type plants. Methods of the invention comprise inducing overexpression of monocot-derived vegetative storage proteins (VSPs) in plants, particularly in monocots. In some embodiments, at least one nucleotide construct comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding the ZmLox6 protein or a biologically active fragment or variant thereof is introduced into a plant. Depending upon the objective, the nucleotide construct may optionally comprise an operably linked coding sequence for a vacuolar sorting signal or plastid transit peptide in order to direct storage of the ZmLox6 protein or biologically active fragment or variant thereof into the vacuolar compartment or plastid compartment, respectively, of the cells in which the VSP is expressed. The invention further provides methods for producing plants with increased nitrogen content and/or increased nutritional value, which is desirable in commercial crops, including those used for forage, silage, and grain production.11-26-2009
20090293144PLANT NUCLEIC ACIDS ASSOCIATED WITH CELLULAR pH AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates generally to the field of plant molecular biology and agents useful in the manipulation of plant physiological or biochemical properties. More particularly, the present invention provides genetic and proteinaceous agents capable of modulating or altering the level of acidity or alkalinity in a cell, group of cells, organelle, part or reproductive portion of a plant. Genetically altered plants, plant parts, progeny, subsequent generations and reproductive material including flowers or flowering parts having cells exhibiting an altered cellular pH compared to a non-genetically altered plant are also provided.11-26-2009
20090293143Zea mays ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase activase promoter - The present invention provides gene regulatory element polynucleotide molecules, including a promoter and a leader, identified from the ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase activase (RUA) 11-26-2009
20090205077COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE MODIFICATION OF GENE EXPRESSION - Novel isolated plant polynucleotide promoter sequences are provided, together with genetic constructs comprising such polynucleotides. Methods for using such constructs in modulating the transcription of DNA sequences of interest are also disclosed, together with transgenic plants comprising such constructs.08-13-2009
20110191901METHODS FOR BREEDING GLYPHOSATE RESISTANT PLANTS AND COMPOSITIONS THEREOF - A plant comprising SEQ. ID. NO. 2 or a functional portion thereof, wherein SEQ ID. NO. 2 is not native to said plant. A glyphosate resistant grass of economic value comprises a nucleic acid molecule that encodes an EPSPS enzyme. In some embodiments, the nucleic acid molecule comprises a sequence of SEQ. ID. NO. 1, or a functional portion thereof. In some embodiments, the EPSPS enzyme can be a polypeptide molecule comprising an amino acid sequence that is essentially of SEQ. ID. NO. 2, or portion thereof. Embodiments include a DNA construct comprising a SEQ. ID. NO. 1 or a functional portion thereof and transgenic methods for inserting the DNA construct into a plant. Some embodiments include non-transgenic glyphosate resistant turfgrasses.08-04-2011
20110191900CRY1F AND CRY1AC TRANSGENIC COTTON LINES AND EVENT-SPECIFIC IDENTIFICATION THEREOF - This invention relates to plant breeding and the protection of plants from insects. More specifically, this invention includes novel transformation events of cotton plants comprising one or more polynucleotide sequences, as described herein, inserted into specific site(s) within the genome of a cotton cell. In highly preferred embodiments, said polynucleotide sequences encode “stacked” Cry1F and Cry1Ac lepidopteran insect inhibitory proteins. However, the subject invention includes plants having single cry1F or cry1Ac events, as described herein. Additionally, the invention is related to cotton plants derived from that transformation event and to assays for detecting the presence of the event in a sample. More specifically, the present invention provides DNA and related assays for detecting the presence of certain insect-resistance events in cotton. The assays are based on the DNA sequences of recombinant constructs inserted into the cotton genome and of the genomic sequences flanking the insertion sites. These sequences are unique. Based on these insert and border sequences, event-specific primers were generated. PCR analysis demonstrated that these cotton lines can be identified in different cotton genotypes by analysis of the PCR amplicons generated with these event-specific primer sets. Thus, these and other related procedures can be used to uniquely identify these cotton lines. Kits and conditions useful in conducting the assays are also provided. These materials and methods can also be used to assist breeding programs to further develop traits in cotton.08-04-2011
20110191899ENGINEERED LANDING PADS FOR GENE TARGETING IN PLANTS - A method for producing a transgenic plant includes providing a nucleic acid molecule comprising at least two regions of nucleic acid sequence that lack sequence homology with genomic DNA of the plant cell, and at least two zinc finger nuclease recognition sites, wherein the at least two regions of nucleic acid sequence that lack sequence homology with genomic DNA of the plant cell flank the at least two zinc finger nuclease recognition sites. A plant cell or tissue having the nucleic acid molecule stably integrated into the genome of the plant cell is transformed. A plant is regenerated from the plant cell. Transgenic plants are produced by the method. Seeds are produced by the transgenic plants.08-04-2011
20110191898Compositions and Methods for Enhanced Amino Acid Levels in Plants - Threonine is an essential amino acid for humans and in the animal feed industry where its levels in feed rations can significantly impact the cost of production of important meat sources, such as swine and poultry. Threonine as well as essential amino acids lysine and methionine are all synthesized via the aspartate family pathway. Aspartate kinase (AK) is the first enzyme in the pathway, and catalyzes the ATP-dependent phosphorylation of aspartate to form β-aspartyl phosphate. AK constitutes the main regulatory step controlling the metabolic flux through the pathway, and is subject to end product inhibition by Lys and/or Thr. The current invention provides a method to produce a transgenic high free threonine soybean via the overexpression of feed-back-resistant AK enzymes in developing soybean plants and seeds. These modifications provide a method to enhance both plant nitrogen metabolism and crop growth performance.08-04-2011
20110191896METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR INCREASING PLANT DISEASE RESISTANCE AND YIELD - The present invention discloses novel plant homologs of the 08-04-2011
20110191894METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS RELATING TO CONROLLED INDUCTION OF PLANT SENESCENCE - Methods and compositions for promoting senescence in plants are provided. Methods and compositions for promoting senescence in plants by increased expression of an exogenous or endogenous abscisic-acid-activated protein kinase-interacting protein, AKIP. In specific embodiments, transgenic plants are provided expressing increased abscisic-acid-activated protein kinase-interacting protein, AKIP, during the developmental stage of senescence, thereby promoting enhanced plant senescence.08-04-2011
20110191893GENOTYPES, ALLELES AND MOLECULAR MARKERS ASSOCIATED WITH ASIAN SOYBEAN RUST, AS WELL AS METHODS, PROCESSES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to screening methods for rust resistance or tolerance, in particular, Asian soybean rust (ASR—08-04-2011
20100031390Gibberellin 2-Oxidase - A nucleic acid sequence is provided which encodes a gibberellin 2-oxidase gene which catalyses the 2β-oxidation of a gibberellin molecule to introduce a hydroxyl group at C-2 and further catalyses the oxidation of the hydroxyl group introduced at C-2 to yield the ketone derivative. Such sequences can find application in the preparation of transgenic plants with altered levels of gibberellin 2-oxidase.02-04-2010
20100031388MUTANT HISTIDINE KINASE THAT CONFERS SPONTANEOUS NODULATION IN PLANTS - Formation of nitrogen fixing root nodules in legumes is induced by perception of lipochitin-oligosaccharide signal molecules secreted by compatible 02-04-2010
20100017909Nitrate transport components - This invention relates to isolated nucleic acid fragments encoding high affinity nitrate transport components. The invention also relates to the construction of recombinant DNA constructs encoding all or a portion of nitrate transport components, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the recombinant DNA construct may alter levels of the nitrate transport components in a transformed host cell.01-21-2010
20090144852AXMI-066 AND AXMI-076: DELTA-ENDOTOXIN PROTEINS AND METHODS FOR THEIR USE - 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 isolated nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:5, 2, or 10, the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:4, 1, 3, 4, 6, 9, or 11, or the nucleotide sequence deposited in a bacterial host as Accession No. B-50045, as well as variants and fragments thereof.06-04-2009
20080313773PRODUCTION OF ARTIFICIAL MICRORNAS USING SYNTHETIC MICRORNA PRECURSORS - The invention provides methods and compositions useful in target sequence suppression, target sequence validation and target sequence down regulation. The invention provides polynucleotide constructs useful for producing artificial microRNA (amiRNA) using synthetic amiRNA precursors.12-18-2008
20100293664CONTROL OF PLANT GENE EXPRESSION - This invention provides an isolated promoter polynucleotide comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO:1, and variants and fragments thereof capable of controlling transcription of an operably linked polynucleotide in a plant. The invention also provides the constructs, vectors, host cells, plant cells and plants transformed with the isolated promoter polynucleotide. The invention also provides methods of use of the isolated promoter polynucleotide.11-18-2010
20090094711Methods of affecting plant growth with microRNA - Provided herein are compositions and methods for producing transgenic plants. In specific embodiments, transgenic plants comprise a construct comprising a polynucleotide encoding microRNA167 (miR167), or precursor thereof, operably linked to a plant pericycle-specific promote, wherein the miR167 is ectopically overexpressed in the transgenic plants, and wherein the promoter is optionally a constitutive or inducible promoter. In some embodiments, the transgenic plant has an improved agronomic or nutritional characteristic when cultivated in nitrogen-rich conditions as compared to a wild type plant cultivated in the same conditions. Also provided herein are commercial products (e.g., pulp, paper, paper products, or lumber) derived from the transgenic plants (e.g., transgenic trees) produced using the methods provided herein.04-09-2009
20100275328METHOD OF SELECTIVELY PRODUCING MALE OR FEMALE STERILE PLANTS - A method of producing male or female sterile plants comprising the steps of transforming plant material with a polynucleotide which encodes at least one enzyme which reacts with a non-phytotoxic substance to produce a phytotoxic one, and regenerating the thus transformed material into a plant, wherein the said non-phytotoxic substance is applied to the plant up to the time of male or female gamete formation and/or maturation, so that the non-phytotoxic substance provides for the production of a phytotoxic one which selectively prevents the formation of or otherwise renders the said gametes non-functional, wherein the enzyme is expressed preferentially in either male or female reproductive structures and the non-phytotoxic substance is a D-alpha amino acid, or a peptide derivative of a non-protein D-alpha amino acid, characterised in that the enzyme is a mutant D-amino acid oxidase, obtainable from 10-28-2010
20090044292COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS RELATING TO TRANSGENIC PLANTS AND CELLULOSIC ETHANOL PRODUCTION - Transgenic lignocellulosic plants are provided according to embodiments of the present invention, the transgenic plants transformed with an expression cassette encoding a protein operably linked to a signal peptide which targets the protein to a cell wall of the transgenic plant, where at least 5% of the total amino acid residues of the protein are tyrosine, lysine, serine, threonine or cysteine. Methods of increasing lignin-protein bonds in a lignocellulosic plant are provided according to embodiments of the present invention which include expressing a recombinant nucleic acid in a lignocellulosic plant, the recombinant nucleic acid encoding a protein operably linked to a signal peptide which targets the protein to the cell wall of a plant, where at least 5% of the total amino acid residues of the protein are tyrosine, lysine, serine, threonine or cysteine.02-12-2009
20100146664Resistance to Abiotic Stress in Plants - The invention relates to a method for conferring tolerance to abiotic stress to plants or plant cells. This is done by introducing a gene coding for an RKS protein, especially a gene coding for an RKS subgroup II protein, more specifically RKS1, RKS4 or truncated RKS4, or a gene from RKS subgroup III, more preferably RKS12. The effect of overexpression of the RKS gene may be enhanced by additionally treating the plant with a brassinosteroid compound.06-10-2010
20110307973METHOD FOR PRODUCING PLANTS WITH IMPROVED OR SUPPRESSED BLUE LIGHT RECOGNITION CAPABILITIES - The present invention relates to a method for producing plants with improved or suppressed blue light recognition capabilities.12-15-2011
20110307972FARMESENE SYNTHASE - A new farnesene synthase was isolated from tomato. The farnesene synthase shows surprising properties with regard to the end products formed and its gene has, on a nucleotide level, low sequence identity with known farnesene synthase genes from other sources. The invention relates to isolated polynucleotides, polypeptides encoded by said polynucleotides, genetic constructs, vectors, hosts, in particular plants, harbouring such polynucleotides, polypeptides and genetic constructs, and seed derived from such plants.12-15-2011
20120042409PLANT TRANSFORMATION USING DNA MINICIRCLES - The invention provides methods and compositions for producing and using minicircle DNA molecules that are useful for plant transformation. The invention also provides methods for transforming plant cells and plants with such minicircle DNA molecules, plant cells and plants produced by such methods, and plants transformed with minicircle DNA molecules. The methods and compositions of the invention are particularly useful for producing “intragenic plants” which do not contain any non-native DNA.02-16-2012
20090172833Nucleic Acid Molecules and Other Molecules Associated with Transcription in Plants - The present invention is in the field of plant biochemistry. More specifically the invention relates to nucleic acid sequences from plant cells, in particular, nucleic acid sequences from maize, soybean and 07-02-2009
20090172832EXPRESSION OF RUBISCO ENZYME FROM A NON-RUBISCO LOCUS - The invention relates to a method for transformation of plant chloroplasts with genetic constructs by insertion of a RUBISCO gene in a non-RUBISCO site of the chloroplast genome to generate transformed plants that produce large amounts of a functional RUBISCO enzyme.07-02-2009
20080250526Stress Tolerant Transgenic Plants Over-Expressing Genes of Ascorbic Acid Synthesis-Cell Wall - Methods are provided for increasing plant growth rate, biomass and tolerance to stress by genetically engineering plants to contain and express a gene of the ascorbic acid synthesis-cell wall synthesis network (e.g. GlcUA reductase, GLOase or MIOX). Transgenic plants that are genetically engineered in such a manner are also provided.10-09-2008
20120042411GENE TARGETING IN PLANTS - An isolated polynucleotide sequence that encodes for a multi domain recombination protein, comprising a donor DNA-Binding domain (BDB); and a chromosomal binding domain (CBD). A plant cell can be transformed by introducing into the cell a first nucleic acid sequence, which comprises a plant nuclear promoter operably linked to a first nucleic acid sequence comprising the stated polynucleotide sequence, and a second nucleic acid sequence, which comprises a donor nucleic acid sequence and at least two flanking sequences capable of binding to a donor binding domain of the protein, the sequences being located adjacent to each end of the donor polynucleotide sequence forming left and right borders thereto.02-16-2012
20080295201Soybean promoters LTP2 and flower-preferred expression thereof in transgenic plants11-27-2008
20120042413Compositions And Methods Comprising Sequences Having Hydroxyphenylpyruvate Dioxygenase (HPPD) Activity - Compositions and methods comprising polynucleotides and polypeptides having 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) activity and having insensitivity to an HPPD inhibitor are provided. Further provided are nucleic acid constructs, plants, plant cells, explants, seeds and grain having the HPPD sequences. Various methods of employing the HPPD sequences are provided. Such methods include, for example, methods for producing an HPPD inhibitor tolerant plant, plant cell, explant or seed and methods of controlling weeds in a field containing a crop employing the plants and/or seeds disclosed herein. Methods are also provided to identify additional HPPD variants. Further provided are various methods and compositions that allow the various HPPD polypeptides and variant and fragments thereof to be expressed in a chloroplast or transported to a chloroplast.02-16-2012
20120042410ABSCISIC ACID CARRIER GENE AND TRANSGENIC PLANT EXPRESSING THE SAME - The present invention relates to carrier genes of abscisic acid and the transgenic plant prepared using such genes, and more specifically to genes that enhance resistance to salt or dryness in relation to abscisic acid transport and the recombinant vectors including the genes, the transgenic plant prepared using the recombinant vector, a transgenic plant that is superior in terms of resistance to base and dryness, a method for environmental purification in arid regions based on the plants, and the development of crops having enhanced yields.02-16-2012
20120042414CHIMERIC PROMOTERS AND METHODS OF USE - 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.02-16-2012
20120042412Methods And Compositions For Targeting Sequences Of Interest To The Chloroplast - Chimeric polynucleotides comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a chloroplast transit peptide operably linked to a heterologous polynucleotide of interest are provided, wherein the chloroplast transit peptide comprises an amino acid sequence having the chloroplast transit peptide sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO:1 or a biologically active variant or fragment thereof or wherein the chloroplast transit peptide comprises the sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 58 or an active variant or fragment thereof. Chimeric polypeptides encoding the same, as well as, cells, plant cells, plants and seeds are further provided which comprise the chimeric polynucleotides. Compositions further include HPPD polypeptides and polynucleotides encoding the same as set forth in SEQ ID NOS: 57 and 60 or active variants and fragments thereof. Such sequences comprise the chloroplast transit peptide as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 58 or an active variants or fragments thereof. Cells, plant cells, plants and seeds are further provided which comprise such sequences. Methods of use of the various sequences are also provided.02-16-2012
20120210460NITRATE-RESPONSIVE PROMOTER - The present invention provides methods for screening for nitrate-regulated promoter and enhancer elements in plant cells. The present invention also provides expression cassettes that contain nitrate-regulated promoters operably linked to heterologous polynucleotide sequences. The expression cassettes of the present invention are useful for expressing polypeptides, proteins and nucleic acid molecules in plant cells treated with nitrates and nitrites.08-16-2012
20120047603DROUGHT TOLERANT PLANTS AND RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENES ENCODING FATTY ACID DESATURASE FAMILY POLYPEPTIDES - 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 Fatty Acid Desaturase Family (FADF) polypeptide.02-23-2012
20120047602RNA-Mediated Induction of Gene Expression in Plants - The present invention is in the field of plant genetics and provides methods for increasing gene expression of a target gene in a plant or part thereof. In addition the invention relates to methods for modifying the specificity of plant specific promoters and for engineering small non-coding activating RNA (sncaRNA) in order to increase expression of a target gene in a plant or part thereof. The present invention also provides methods for the identification of sncaRNA, and its primary transcripts in a plant capable of increasing gene expression in a plant or part thereof.02-23-2012
20120047601Method of Reducing Acetylation in Plants to Improve Biofuel Production - The invention provides methods for engineering plants to have reduced levels of acetylation by decreasing expression of one or more Cas1L genes. Such plants can be used, e.g., to increase yield for biofuel production.02-23-2012
20120210459Design and Implementation of Novel and/or Enhanced Bacterial Microcompartments for Customizing Metabolism - Herein is described a bacterial microcompartment catalog comprising a total of 634 gene sequences encoding bacterial microcompartments, the proteins of each can be inserted into a host organism and if needed, expressed using an inducible expression system. Disclosed are at least 32 types of gene clusters which provide microcompartments having metabolizing or other enzyme activity. The expression of these microcompartments can be used to provide or enhance an organism's carbon fixation and/or sequestration activity or biomass production or, generally speaking additional or enhanced metabolic activities to an organism.08-16-2012
20120210461GENERATING GENOTYPIC VARIATIONS IN PLANT GENOMES BY GAMETE INFECTION - A method of generating genotypic variation in a genome of a plant is disclosed. The method comprising introducing into a gamete or a gamete producing tissue of the plant at least one viral expression vector encoding at least one chimeric nuclease which comprises a DNA binding domain, a nuclease and a localization signal to a DNA-containing organelle, wherein the DNA binding domain mediates specific targeting of the nuclease to the genome of the plant, wherein the introducing is performed such that the gamete or gamete producing tissue expresses the chimeric nuclease but not all plant tissues express the chimeric nuclease, thereby generating genotypic variation in the genome of the plant.08-16-2012
20120005778BRITTLE STALK 2 GENE FAMILY AND RELATED METHODS AND USES - This invention relates to isolated polynucleotides encoding BRITTLE STALK 2-like (Bk2L) family polypeptides. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a portion of a Bk2L polypeptide, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of the Bk2L polypeptide in a transformed host cell.01-05-2012
20120005777Process for the Production of Fine Chemicals - The present invention relates to a process for the production of fine chemicals in a microorganism, a plant cell, a plant, a plant tissue or parts thereof. The invention furthermore relates to nucleic acid molecules, polypeptides, nucleic acid constructs, vectors, antisense molecules, antibodies, host cells, plant tissue, propagtion material, harvested material, plants, microorganisms as well as agricultural compositions and to their use.01-05-2012
20120005775NITRATE TRANSPORT COMPONENTS - This invention relates to isolated nucleic acid fragments encoding high affinity nitrate transport components. The invention also relates to the construction of recombinant DNA constructs encoding all or a portion of nitrate transport components, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the recombinant DNA construct may alter levels of the nitrate transport components in a transformed host cell.01-05-2012
20120005776NONVIRAL VECTORS FOR DELIVERING POLYNUCLEOTIDES TO PLANTS - Methods and compositions for delivering polynucleotides are provided. One embodiment provides a non-viral vector comprising a recombinant polynucleotide-binding protein comprising a protein transduction domain operably linked to a targeting signal. Methods for modifying the genome of non-nuclear organelles are also provided.01-05-2012
20120005774USE OF TREHALASE TO OBTAIN DROUGHT RESISTANCE IN PLANTS - The present invention relates to the use of trehalase to obtain drought and/or salt resistance in plants. More specifically, it relates to genetically modified constructs, transformed into plants and resulting in overexpression of trehalase, whereby the transformed plants show a significantly better drought resistance during the drought period, and a better recovery when water is supplied after the drought period.01-05-2012
20090007294Genetic Engineering of Male Sterility in Plants - Disclosed herein are methods of achieving male sterility in plants. Specifically exemplified herein is the transformation of the plastid genome with a vector expressing the phaA gene. Expression of the phaA gene in plastids results in plants that do not exhibit pleiotropic effects with the exception of male sterility. Also disclosed are stably transformed plants and cells, as well as example vectors for expressing the phaA gene in plastids.01-01-2009
20110167516METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE INTRODUCTION AND REGULATED EXPRESSION OF GENES IN PLANTS - Compositions and methods are provided for the introduction and the regulated expression of genes in plants. Compositions include promoter constructs that provide a level of activity useful for the regulated expression of site-specific recombinases, while avoiding premature excision. Further provided are isolated polynucleotides encoding novel babyboom polypeptides, expression cassettes, and plants comprising the same. Methods for the introduction of genes into plants are provided, including methods for plastid transformation and methods for the transformation of tissues from mature seeds and leaves.07-07-2011
20110167517IDENTIFICATION OF DIURNAL RHYTHMS IN PHOTOSYNTHETIC AND NON-PHOTSYNTHETIC TISSUES FROM ZEA MAYS AND USE IN IMPROVING CROP PLANTS - The present disclosure provides polynucleotide sequences relating to the diurnal cycling in maize leaf and ear tissues. The disclosure provides polynucleotide sequences and the use of encoded polypeptides associated with the oscillation. The disclosed sequences are responsible for controlling plant growth, source-sink relationships and yield in crop plants.07-07-2011
20110167514NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES AND CORRESPONDING POLYPEPTIDES CONFERRING MODULATED PLANT CHARACTERISTICS - The present invention relates to isolated nucleic acid molecules and their corresponding encoded polypeptides. The present invention further relates to the uses of these nucleic acid molecules and polypeptides. For example, the nucleic acid molecules and polypeptides could be used in making enzymes or used to make plants, plant cells, plant materials or seeds of a plant having such modulated growth or phenotype characteristics that are altered with respect to wild type plants grown under similar conditions.07-07-2011
20120117687DROUGHT TOLERANT PLANTS AND RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENES ENCODING MIR827 - 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 miR827 microRNA.05-10-2012
20120017330NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES AND POLYPEPTIDES ENCODED THEREBY USEFUL FOR MODIFYING PLANT CHARACTERISTICS - Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides encoded thereby are described, together with the use of those products for making transgenic plants with increased tolerance to abiotic stress (e.g., high or low temperature, drought, flood).01-19-2012
20120023617PLANTS HAVING ALTERED AGRONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS UNDER NITROGEN LIMITING CONDITIONS AND RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENES ENCODING SNF2 DOMAIN-CONTAINING POLYPEPTIDES - Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs particularly useful for altering agronomic characteristics of plants under nitrogen limiting conditions, 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 functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a SNF2 domain-containing polypeptide.01-26-2012
20120023615TRANSPLASTOMIC PLANTS FREE OF THE SELECTABLE MARKER - The present invention relates to transplastomic plants free of the selectable marker gene, particularly to leguminous plants, to methods for obtaining such plants and to the vectors and constructs used.01-26-2012
20120023613PLANTS HAVING ALTERED AGRONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS UNDER NITROGEN LIMITING CONDITIONS AND RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENES ENCODING LNT9 POLYPEPTIDES - Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs particularly useful for altering agronomic characteristics of plants under nitrogen limiting conditions, 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 functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes an LNT9 polypeptide.01-26-2012
20120117688Expression Cassettes for Endosperm-Specific Expression in Plants - The present invention relates to an expression cassette for regulating seed-specific expression of a polynucleotide of interest, said expression cassette comprising a transcription regulating nucleotide sequence, to a vector comprising said expression cassette, host cells and transgenic plants comprising the expression cassette, and methods of producing said transgenic plants.05-10-2012
20120174256RECOMBINANT DNA MOLECULE ENCODING 5' UTR CAPABLE OF PREVENTING INHIBITION OF TRANSLATION UNDER ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSES - An object of the present invention is to identify sequence features of the 5′ UTR, which are involved in changes in the translational state of plants under environmental stresses, and to provide a recombinant DNA molecule, an expression vector, a transformant, and the like, having the above sequence features. The present invention provides a recombinant DNA molecule encoding mRNA containing the 5′ UTR (a) or (b) defined below, a vector obtained by ligating the recombinant DNA molecule to a site immediately downstream of the transcription initiation point of a promoter, and a transformant comprising the vector:07-05-2012
20120159666GENE CAPABLE OF INCREASING SEED PROTEIN CONTENT AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF - According to the present invention, a gene having a novel function that can cause an increase or decrease in seed protein content is searched for. A chimeric protein obtained by fusing a transcription factor consisting of a protein comprising an amino acid sequence shown in any of the even-numbered SEQ ID NOS: 1 to 76 and a functional peptide capable of converting an arbitrary transcription factor into a transcriptional repressor or a transcription factor consisting of a protein comprising an amino acid sequence shown in any of the even-numbered SEQ ID NOS: 77 to 84 is expressed in a plant.06-21-2012
20120110695PLANT YIELD IMPROVEMENT BY STE20-LIKE GENE EXPRESSION - The present invention concerns a method for increasing plant yield by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a Ste20-like polypeptide or a homologue thereof. One such method comprises introducing into a plant a Ste20-like nucleic acid or variant thereof. The invention also relates to transgenic plants having introduced therein a Ste20-like nucleic acid or variant thereof, which plants have increased yield relative to control plants. The present invention also concerns constructs useful in the methods of the invention.05-03-2012
20090113572Starchy-endosperm and/or germinating embryo-specific expression in mono-cotyledonous plants - The present invention relates to the field of agricultural biotechnology. Disclosed herein are expression constructs with expression specificity for the starchy endosperm and/or the germinating embryo, transgenic plants comprising such expression constructs, and methods of making and using such DNA constructs and transgenic plants.04-30-2009
20110107456REPRODUCTIVE ABLATION CONSTRUCTS - The present invention relates to the regulation of reproductive development, particularly to the genetic ablation of reproductive tissues in angiosperm and gymnosperm species. Reproductive-preferred promoters, regulatory elements, and cytotoxic nucleotide sequences are disclosed herein, as are constructs and methods for genetic ablation.05-05-2011
20110107455Novel Selectable Marker Genes - The subject invention relates to a novel gene referred to herein as DSM-2. This gene was identified in 05-05-2011
20090133155Modification of Flavonoid Biosynthesis in Plants - The present invention relates to nucleic acids encoding flavonoid biosynthetic enzymes, flavonoid-regulating transcription factors and a flavonoid-specific membrane transporter in plants, and the use thereof for the modification of flavonoid biosynthesis in plants. The present invention also relates to constructs and vectors including such nucleic acids, and related polypeptides. More particularly, the protein involved in flavonoid biosynthesis is selected from the group consisting of TRANSPARENT TESTA 12 (TT12), TRANSPARENT TESTA GLABRA 1 (TTG1), TRANSPARENT TESTA 2 (TT2), TRANSPARENT TESTA 8 (TT8), leucoanthocyanidin dioxygenase (LDOX), cinnamate-4-hydroxylase (C4H), 4-coumaroyl:CoA-ligase (4CL); and functionally active fragments and variants thereof.05-21-2009
20100095401Grain Quality Through Altered Expression of Seed Proteins - The present invention is directed to compositions and methods for altering the levels of seed proteins in seed or grain. The invention is directed to the alteration of seed protein levels in plants, resulting in grain and seed with increased digestibility/nutrient availability, improved amino acid composition/nutritional quality, increased response to feed processing, improved silage quality, and increased efficiency of wet milling. The invention is further directed to nucleotide sequences encoding a sorghum delta-kafirin2 protein, sequences encoding a sugar cane delta prolamin2 protein, sequences encoding a sorghum LKR protein, and the amino acid sequences so encoded. Methods of using such sequences are also provided.04-15-2010
20120317677TRANSGENIC PLANTS WITH ENHANCED AGRONOMIC TRAITS - 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 traits12-13-2012
20110099667PLANTS HAVING ALTERED AGRONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS UNDER NITROGEN LIMITING CONDITIONS AND RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENES ENCODING LNT1 POLYPEPTIDES AND HOMOLOGS THEREOF - Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs particularly useful for altering agronomic characteristics of plants under nitrogen limiting conditions, 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 functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes an LNT1 polypeptide.04-28-2011
20110099666MODIFICATION OF PLANT LIGNIN CONTENT - DNA constructs comprising a first DNA segment that corresponds to at least a portion of a gene in the monolignol biosynthetic pathway, a spacer DNA segment, and a second DNA segment that is complementary to the first DNA segment can be used to reduce or modulate the lignin content in plants. In some embodiments, DNA constructs comprise at least a portion of a gene for 4CL, C3H, CCR, C4H or CCoAOMT. Vascular-preferred and constitutive promoters can be used to drive expression of the constructs.04-28-2011
20110099665LEAFY COTYLEDON 1 TRANSCRIPTIONAL ACTIVATOR (LEC1) VARIANT POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND POLYPEPTIDES COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF INCREASING TRANSFORMATION EFFICIENCY - The present invention provides LEC1 variants. The LEC1 variants comprise a LEC1 A domain, a LEC1 B domain and a LEC1 C domain, where the LEC1 B domain has at least one mutation and/or is chimeric with respect to the LEC1 A or C domain. The invention also includes methods of preparing such LEC1 variants, and methods of using such LEC1 variants to modulate the level or activity of LEC1 variants in a plant cell. Modulation of LEC1 activity or levels can be used for different purposes such as increasing transformation efficiency, stimulating growth of somatic embryos, improving the growth and recovery of transformants, inducing apomixes, increasing transformation frequency, enhancing tissue culture response and the like.04-28-2011
20110099664Producing process of sterile plants, plants obtained by the process, and use of the plants - Transcription of a gene associated with formation of floral organs is suppressed to produce a sterile plant. A plant cell is transfected with a chimeric gene that includes (i) a coding gene of a transcription factor that promotes expression of a gene associated with formation of floral organs, and (ii) a polynucleotide that encodes a functional peptide that converts an arbitrary transcription factor into a transcription repressor, and a chimeric protein in which the transcription factor is fused with the functional peptide is expressed in the plant cell. The expression of the gene associated with formation of floral organs is dominantly suppressed by the chimeric protein, and as a result a male sterile plant is produced that cannot properly form pollen. The chimeric protein also suppresses expression of a gene associated with dehiscence of anther, and as a result a plant is produced in which dehiscence of anther is suppressed. Further, the chimeric protein suppresses expression of target genes of a transcription factor associated with formation of stamen and pistil, and as a result a double flowered plant is produced.04-28-2011
20090133156NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES AND POLYPEPTIDES ENCODED THEREBY USEFUL FOR MODIFYING PLANT CHARACTERISTICS AND PHENOTYPES - Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides encoded thereby are described, together with the use of those products for making transgenic plants.05-21-2009
20090133157METHOD OF PRODUCING FRUIT OF CAPSICUM PLANT WITH VITAMIN C CONTENT INCREASED - The object of the present invention is to provide a method of producing a fruit of a 05-21-2009
20090133153Polypeptide participating in pyridoxine biosynthesis, polynucleotide encoding the polypetide and those uses - The present invention discloses a polypeptide participating in pyridoxine biosynthesis, a polynucleotide coding the polypeptide and those uses. Particularly, this present invention discloses a polypeptide participating in pyridoxine biosynthesis, a polynucleotide coding the polypeptide, a method for inducing plant growth inhibition, a method for screening a compound inducing plant growth inhibition, and composition for inducing plant growth inhibition which comprises the compound obtained by the screening method.05-21-2009
20120124698HERBICIDE-TOLERANT PLANTS THROUGH BYPASSING METABOLIC PATHWAY - The invention concerns a novel method for making herbicide-tolerant plants, in particular to HPPD inhibiting herbicides, the nucleic acid sequences coding for enzymes capable of being used in said method, expression cassettes containing them and transgenic plants comprising at least one of said expression cassettes.05-17-2012
20120124697PLANTS WITH ALTERED ROOT ARCHITECTURE, RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENES ENCODING NUCLEOSIDE DIPHOSPHATASE KINASE (NDK) POLYPEPTIDES AND HOMOLOGS THEREOF - Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs particularly useful for altering root structure of plants, 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 functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a polypeptide useful for altering plant root architecture.05-17-2012
20120167248Regulatory Nucleic Acid Molecules for Enhancing Constitutive Gene Expression in Plants - The present invention is in the field of plant molecular biology and provides methods for production of high expressing constitutive promoters and the production of plants with enhanced constitutive expression of nucleic acids wherein nucleic acid expression enhancing nucleic acids (NEENAs) are functionally linked to said promoters and/or introduced into plants.06-28-2012
20120317676METHOD OF PRODUCING PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED TRANSPIRATION EFFICIENCY AND PLANTS PRODUCED THEREFROM - The present invention provides methods of selecting plants having modified transpiration efficiency using plant ERECTA gene sequences and nucleic acids linked thereto, and to methods of producing plants having modified transpiration efficiency using isolated plant ERECTA gene sequences, in both traditional plant breeding and genetic engineering approaches. The invention further extends to plants produced by the methods described.12-13-2012
20090106856Selection System for Wheat - The present invention relates to improved methods for the incorporation of DNA into the genome of a wheat plant based on a D-alanine or D-serine selection. Preferably, the transformation is mediated by 04-23-2009
20120317678Gene Dro1 Controlling Deep-Rooted Characteristics of Plant and Utilization of Same - To provide a gene that controls the deep rooting of a plant, a transgenic plant introduced with the gene, a method for controlling the deep rooting of a plant using the gene, and such, high-resolution linkage analysis was performed for a genetic locus (Dro1 locus) capable of controlling the deep rooting of a plant, which was detected between a shallow-rooted rice cultivar IR64 and a deep-rooted rice cultivar Kinandang Patong in a large-scale segregating population. As a result, it was revealed that the gene region of Dro1 is located in a region of 6.0 kbp sandwiched between Dro1-INDEL09, which is an InDel marker, and Dro1-CAPS05, which is a CAPS marker. Furthermore, it was confirmed that a transgenic plant transformed with the Kinandang Patong-type Dro1 gene shows a significantly high ratio of deep rooting. It was also confirmed that a plant having the Kinandang Patong-type Dro1 gene is resistant to drought.12-13-2012
20120131695Chalcone synthase dihyrdoflavonol 4-reductase and leucoanthocyanidine reductase from clover, medic ryegrass or fescue - The present invention relates to nucleic acid fragments encoding amino acid sequences for flavonoid biosynthetic enzymes in plants, and the use thereof for the modification of, for example, flavonoid biosynthesis in plants, and more specifically the modification of the content of condensed tannins. In particularly preferred embodiments, the invention relates to the combinatorial expression of chalcone synthase (CHS) and/or dihydroflavonol 4-reductase (BAN) and/or leucoanthocyanidine reductase (LAR) in plants to modify, for example, flavonoid biosynthesis or more specifically the content of condensed tannins.05-24-2012
20120131694CHIMERIC REGULATORY SEQUENCES COMPRISING INTRONS FOR PLANT GENE EXPRESSION - The present invention relates to a method of using a dicot intron or elements thereof to enhance transgene expression in plants. The present invention also provides constructs, transgenic plants and seeds containing the polynucleotide useful for expressing transgene in plants.05-24-2012
20100218275METHOD FOR INCREASING SALT TOLERANCE OF PLANT BY OVEREXPRESSING SYFBP/SBPASE GENE ISOLATED FROM SYNECHOCYSTIS AND PLANT PRODUCED BY THE SAME - The present invention relates to a method for increasing salt tolerance of a plant by overexpressing SyFBP/SBPase gene isolated from 08-26-2010
20120167247INHIBITION OF BOLTING AND FLOWERING OF A SUGAR BEET PLANT - The present invention provides means for inhibiting the bolting and flowering of sugar beet plant, including an isolated nucleic acid having a sequence or partial sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1-3, which can be used to produce a sugar beet, in which bolting post-vernalization is inhibited.06-28-2012
20100077504TEMPORAL SEED PROMOTERS FOR EXPRESSING GENES IN PLANTS - The present invention relates to the field of plant genetic engineering. More specifically, the present invention relates to seed specific gene expression during a defined period of embryogenesis. The present invention provides promoters capable of transcribing heterologous nucleic acid sequences in seeds, and methods of modifying, producing, and using the same.03-25-2010
20100205691NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES REGULATING GENE EXPRESSION AND CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS UTILIZING SAME - Novel plant derived regulatory sequences and constructs and methods of using such sequences for directing expression of exogenous polynucleotide sequences in plants are provided08-12-2010
20100205690Plants With Increased Yield - The present invention disclosed herein provides a method for producing a plant with increased yield as compared to a corresponding wild type plant comprising increasing or generating one or more activities in a plant or a part thereof. The present invention further relates to nucleic acids enhancing or improving one or more traits of a transgenic plant, and cells, progenies, seeds and pollen derived from such plants or parts, as well as methods of making and methods of using such plant cell(s) or plant(s), progenies, seed(s) or pollen. Particularly, said improved trait(s) are manifested in an increased yield, preferably by improving one or more yield-related trait(s), e.g. low temperature tolerance.08-12-2010
20100205689Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and a Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a NITR (Nitrite Reductase) polypeptide or an ASNS (Asparagine Synthase) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a NITR polypeptide or an ASNS polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention also provides constructs comprising NITR-encoding nucleic acids or ASNS-encoding nucleic acids, useful in performing the methods of the invention.08-12-2010
20100205688INCREASING TOLERANCE OF PLANTS TO LOW LIGHT CONDITIONS - Methods and materials for modulating (e.g., increasing or decreasing) low light tolerance in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding polypeptides that confer plants with tolerance to low light are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to transform plant cells. Also disclosed are plants having increased low light tolerance and plant products produced from plants having increased low light tolerance.08-12-2010
20100205692REGULATORY SEQUENCES FOR EXPRESSING GENE PRODUCTS IN PLANT REPRODUCTIVE TISSUE - Expression cassettes causing specific regulatory control of transgene expression in plants, wherein the expression cassettes include regulatory sequences from the MADS gene family for expression of recombinant gene products in the reproductive tissue of plants for the purpose of generating abiotic stress tolerant plants.08-12-2010
20120137386Plants Having Modulated Carbon Partitioning and a Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for modulating carbon partitioning in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for modulating carbon partitioning in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a particular type of NAC transcription factor. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a NAC transcription factor, which plants have modulated carbon partitioning relative to control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.05-31-2012
20120216314GENE CAPABLE OF IMPARTING ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS RESISTANCE TO PLANTS AND METHOD FOR UTILIZING THE SAME - According to the present invention, environmental stress resistance is imparted to a plant or the environmental stress resistance of a plant is improved. At least one gene selected from the group consisting of an LRR-RLP gene selected from a 1st group (including At2g33080), an LRR-RLK gene selected from a 2nd group (including At1g69990), and an LRR-RLK gene selected from a 3rd group (including At5g39390) is introduced into a plant, or an expression control region of an endogenous gene is altered in a plant.08-23-2012
20120137385TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS - The invention provides polynucleotide sequences isolated from plants encoding transcription factors. Polypeptides encoded by the polynucleotides are also provided. Products and methods of use are disclosed.05-31-2012
20110185451PMMOV Resistant Capsicum Plants - The present invention relates to a plant of the 07-28-2011
20110185450PLANT 1-DEOXY-D-XYLULOSE 5-PHOSPHATE REDUCTOISOMERASE - This invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid fragment encoding a 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate reductoisomerase. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a portion of the 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate reductoisomerase, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of the 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate reductoisomerase in a transformed host cell.07-28-2011
20110185449Modified Xylan Production - Methods and means for producing xylan structures in plants having a non-native saccharide moiety substitution side chain component, plants and plant cells comprising modified xylan structures, methods of identifying mutant plants comprising xylan structures in plants having a non-native saccharide moiety substitution pattern side chain component, uses thereof, and isolated xylan structures and uses thereof.07-28-2011
20100175147Functional expression of higher plant nitrate transporters in Pichia Pastoris - The present invention relates to a system for functional expression of higher plant nitrate transporter (Nrt) genes in 07-08-2010
20100175146YIELD ENHANCEMENT IN PLANTS BY MODULATION OF MAIZE MADS BOX TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR ZMM28 - Compositions and methods for modulating flower organ development, leaf formation, phototropism, apical dominance, fruit development, initiation of roots, and for increasing yield in a plant are provided. The compositions include a ZMM28 sequence. Compositions of the invention comprise amino acid sequences and nucleotide sequences selected from SEQ ID NOS: 1-2 as well as variants and fragments thereof. Nucleotide sequences encoding the ZMM28 sequences are provided in DNA constructs for expression in a plant of interest are provided for modulating the level of a ZMM28 sequence in a plant or a plant part are provided. The methods comprise introducing into a plant or plant part a heterologous polynucleotide comprising a ZMM28 sequence of the invention. The level of the ZMM28 polypeptide can be increased or decreased. Such method can be used to increase the yield in plants; in one embodiment, the method is used to increase grain yield in cereals.07-08-2010
20100287660Modification of Lignin Biosynthesis Via Sense Suppression - The present invention relates to the modification of lignin biosynthesis in plants, to enzymes involved in the lignin biosynthetic pathway and nucleic acids encoding such enzymes and, more particularly, to methods of modifying lignin biosynthesis via sense suppression and to related nucleic acids and constructs.11-11-2010
20100287657Novel Nucleotide Sequences Encoding Nicotiana Beta-1,2-Xylosyltransferase - Provided are novel β1,2-xylosyltransferase nucleotide sequences and uses thereof.11-11-2010
20100299784PROMOTER, PROMOTER CONTROL ELEMENTS, AND COMBINATIONS, AND USES THEREOF - The present invention is directed to promoter sequences and promoter control elements, polynucleotide constructs comprising the promoters and control elements, and methods of identifying the promoters, control elements, or fragments thereof. The invention further relates to the use of the present promoters or promoter control elements to modulate transcript levels in plants, and plants containing such promoters or promoter control elements.11-25-2010
20100299782PLANT CO2 SENSORS, NUCLEIC ACIDS ENCODING THEM, AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM - The invention provides compositions and methods for manipulating the exchange of water and/or carbon dioxide (CO11-25-2010
20080289062Sorghum aluminum tolerance gene, SbMATE - The major aluminum tolerance gene, the SbMATE gene, encodes a root citrate efflux transporter that is Al-inducible at the level of gene transcription and is also Al-activated at the level of protein function. High level of expression of the SbMATE gene and the protein was found in roots. SbMATE orthologs with high degree of sequence homology were found in other higher plants, including rice. Successful transformation of 11-20-2008
20110191902Methods and Compositions for Increasing Storage-Life of Fruit - The invention provides methods and compositions for producing plants with fruit having increased post-harvest storage life, the method comprising reducing the expression or activity in the plant, of a polypeptide with the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, or a variant of the polypeptide. The invention provides host cells, plant cells and plants transformed with the polynucleotides of the invention. The invention also provides methods for selecting plants with fruit having increased post-harvest storage life. The invention also provides plants produced and selected by the methods of the invention.08-04-2011
20080263723ALFALFA VARIETY NAMED MAGNUM VI - Disclosed is an alfalfa seed designated Magnum VI and deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-8324. Also disclosed are plants, or parts thereof, grown from the seed of the cultivar, plants having the morphological and physiological characteristics of the Magnum VI cultivar, and methods of using the plant or parts thereof in an alfalfa breeding program.10-23-2008
20100050293IMPROVEMENT OF NITROGEN RESPONSIVENESS IN PLANTS THROUGH THE EXPRESSION OF PATHWAYS FOR THE FORMATION AND CATABOLISM OF NOVEL N-RICH COMPOUNDS - The invention provides for the regulation of opine synthesis and catabolism providing improved nitrogen responsiveness, utilizing opine synthase and oxidase nucleic acids and their encoded proteins. The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to altering nitrogen utilization and/or uptake in plants. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells, and transgenic plants.02-25-2010
20100050292Galactosyltransferase - The invention discloses DNA molecules encoding galactosyltransferases, recombinant host cells, tissues or organisms comprising dysfunctional galactosyltransferase gene(s), recombinant host cells, tissues or organisms comprising an introduced functional galactosyltransferase gene, methods for the production of proteins therewith, methods for the production of galactosyltransferase and vectors and uses thereof.02-25-2010
20100275326ENGINEERED DICOTYLEDONOUS PROMOTERS CAPABLE OF EXPRESSING IN MONOCOTYLEDONOUS PLANTS - The present invention relates to an engineered plant expression element. More specifically the present invention provides polynucleotide molecules and constructs, wherein said polynucleotide molecules comprise a promoter from a dicotyledonous species in which the native dicotyledonous TATA box to TSS region is substituted with a TATA box to TSS region of a promoter from a viral or monocotyledonous source, resulting in a chimeric promoter, or promoter element, which when operably linked to a transcribable polynucleotide molecule expresses said transcribable polynucleotide molecule in a monocotyledonous plant. The present invention also relates to a vector, a cell, and a transgenic plant containing the chimeric promoter operably linked to a transcribable molecule, including a reporter gene or a gene of agronomic interest.10-28-2010
20120180159DROUGHT TOLERANT PLANTS AND RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENES ENCODING FERROCHELATASES - 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 ferrochelatase.07-12-2012
20120180157ISOLATION AND TARGETED SUPPRESSION OF LIGNIN BIOSYNTHETIC GENES - The subject invention concerns materials and methods for modulating lignin biosynthesis in sugarcane plants. In one embodiment, lignin biosynthesis is down-regulated. Genes and the proteins encoded thereby that can be targeted for achieving down-regulation of lignin in sugarcane include, for example, 4-coumarate-CoA ligase (4CL). In one embodiment, the 4CL gene is 4CL-M, 4CL-N, or 4CL-L. The subject invention also concerns a sugarcane plant, specific plant tissue, and plant cells having modulated (e.g., down-regulated) lignin biosynthesis. The subject invention also concerns methods for producing a sugarcane plant having modulated (e.g., decreased or down-regulated) biosynthesis of lignin.07-12-2012
20090089891TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR STRESS-RELATED PROTEINS AND METHODS OF USE IN PLANTS - A transgenic plant transformed by a transcription factor stress-related protein (TFSRP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the plant results in increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic plants. Also provided are isolated TFSRP, and isolated nucleic acid coding TFSRP, and vectors and host cells containing the latter. Further provided are methods of producing transgenic plants expressing TFSRP, methods of increasing expression of other genes of interest using the TFSRP, methods of identifying novel TFSRP, and methods of modifying the expression of TFSRP in plants.04-02-2009
20100011465Protein Kinase Stress-Related Polypeptides and Methods of Use in Plants - A transgenic plant transformed by a Protein Kinase Stress-Related Polypeptide (PKSRP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the plant results in increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic plants. Also provided are isolated PKSRPs, and isolated nucleic acid coding PKSRPs, and vectors and host cells containing the latter.01-14-2010
20100011466Signal Transduction Stress-Related Proteins and Methods of Use in Plants - A transgenic plant transformed by a Signal Transduction Stress-Related Protein (STSRP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the plant results in increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic plants. Also provided are isolated STSRPs, and isolated nucleic acid coding STSRPs, and vectors and host cells containing the latter.01-14-2010
20100011464PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for increasing seed yield in plants by increasing expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a Dwarf1 (DWF1) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having increased expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a DWF1 polypeptide, which plants have increased seed yield relative to control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in performing the methods of the invention.01-14-2010
20100011463Compositions and Methods Using RNA Interference for Control of Nematodes - The present invention concerns double stranded RNA compositions and transgenic plants capable of inhibiting expression of genes essential to establishing or maintaining nematode infestation in a plant, and methods associated therewith. Specifically, the invention relates to the use of RNA interference to inhibit expression of a target plant gene, which is a 50657480 gene or a homolog thereof, and relates to the generation of plants that have increased resistance to parasitic nematodes.01-14-2010
20100011461Nucleic acid molecules encoding enzymes having fructosyltransferase activity, and their use - Nucleic acid molecules are described which encode polypeptides having the enzymatic activity of a fructosyltransferase. Also, vectors, host cells and transgenic plants are described which contain such nucleic acid molecules. Furthermore, processes for producing polyfructose, particularly that of the inulin type, using the hosts described and/or the fructosyltransferase produced by them are described.01-14-2010
20120185963Nucleic Acid Molecules and Their Use in Plant Sterility - The present invention provides a method for disrupting pollen development in a plant, the method comprising inhibiting the expression of an endogenous nucleic acid molecule which is, under normal conditions, detectably expressed in anther tissue of a plant during pollen formation, and which codes for a protein belonging to the MYB class of DNA binding transcription factors. Particularly, the nucleic acid molecule whose expression is blocked encodes MYB 32 or MYB 103. The invention also provides nucleic acid molecules for use in the method, use of the method in producing male sterile plants and transgenic plants produced in accordance with the method.07-19-2012
20120084881DROUGHT TOLERANT PLANTS - The present invention relates to the field of transgenic and non-transgenic plants with novel phenotypes. Provided are SlPP2C1 proteins and nucleic acid sequences encoding these, which are useful in conferring novel phenotypes to plants, especially drought tolerance.04-05-2012
20120084880CONTROL OF GENE EXPRESSION IN PLANTS - The invention provides the isolated promoter polynucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 from perennial ryegrass (04-05-2012
20120227134Plants with Increased Yield - A method for producing a plant with increased yield as compared to a corresponding wild type plant whereby the method comprises at least the following step: increasing or generating in a plant or a part thereof one or more activities of a polypeptide selected from the group consisting of 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase, 3-ketoacyl-CoA thiolase, 3′-phosphoadenosine 5′-phosphate phosphatase, 4-diphosphocytidyl-2-C-methyl-D-erythritol kinase, 5OS chloroplast ribosomal protein L21, 57972199. R01.1-protein, 60952769. R01.1-protein, 60S ribosomal protein, ABC transporter family protein, AP2 domain-containing transcription factor, argonaute protein, AT1 G29250.1-protein, AT1 G53885-protein, AT2G35300-protein, AT3G04620-protein, AT4G01870-protein, AT5G42380-protein, AT5G47440-protein, CDS5394-protein, CDS5401_TRUNCATED-protein, cold response protein, cullin, Cytochrome P450, delta-8 sphingolipid desaturase, galactinol synthase, glutathione-S-transferase, GTPase, haspin-related protein, heat shock protein, heat shock transcription factor, histone H2B, jasmonate-zim-domain protein, mitochondrial asparaginyl-tRNA synthetase, Oligosaccharyltransferase, OS02G44730-protein, Oxygen-evolving enhancer protein, peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase, peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase family protein, plastid lipid-associated protein, Polypyrimidine tract binding protein, PRLI-interacting factor, protein kinase, protein kinase family protein, rubisco subunit binding-protein beta subunit, serine acetyltransferase, serine hydroxymethyltransferase, small heat shock protein, S-ribosylhomocysteinase, sugar transporter, Thioredoxin H-type, ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme, ubiquitin-protein ligase, universal stress protein family protein, and Vacuolar protein.09-06-2012
20120227133Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and a Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding an O-FUT polypeptide, or a By-Pass (BPS) polypeptide, or a SIZ1 polypeptide, or a bZIP-S polypeptide, or a SPA15-like polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding an O-FUT polypeptide, or a By-Pass (BPS) polypeptide, or a SIZ1 polypeptide, or a bZIP-S polypeptide, or a SPA15-like polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention also provides hitherto unknown an O-FUT, or By-Pass (BPS) polypeptide, or SIZ1, or bZIP-S, or SPA15-like-encoding nucleic acids, and constructs comprising the same, useful in performing the methods of the invention.09-06-2012
20120227132CELL NUMBER POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND POLYPEPTIDES AND METHOS OF USE THEREOF - The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides of the protein CNR. The invention provides genomic sequence for the CNR gene. CNR is responsible for controlling cell number.09-06-2012
20090019599Pepper Hybrid E 499524 - Hybrid pepper cultivar designated ‘E 499524’ which is a Sweetbite type and suitable for covered cultivation and open field, is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of hybrid pepper cultivar ‘E 499524’ and to the plants of hybrid pepper cultivar ‘E 499524’. The invention also relates to methods for producing a pepper plant, either inbred or hybrid, by crossing the hybrid cultivar ‘E 499524’ with itself or another pepper cultivar. The invention further relates to methods for producing other pepper cultivars derived from the hybrid ‘E 499524’.01-15-2009
20090019600Pepper Hybrid 'E 499526' - Hybrid pepper cultivar designated ‘E 499526’ which is a Sweetbite type and suitable for covered cultivation and open field, is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of hybrid pepper cultivar ‘E 499526’ and to the plants of hybrid pepper cultivar ‘E 499526’. The invention also relates to methods for producing a pepper plant, either inbred or hybrid, by crossing the hybrid cultivar ‘E 499526’ with itself or another pepper cultivar. The invention further relates to methods for producing other pepper cultivars derived from the hybrid ‘E 499526’.01-15-2009
20120233723HERBICIDE-RESISTANT RICE PLANTS, POLYNUCLEOTIDES ENCODING HERBICIDE RESISTANT ACETOHYDROXYACID SYNTHASE LARGE SUBUNIT PROTEINS, AND METHODS OF USE - Herbicide-resistant rice plants, isolated polynucleotides that encode herbicide resistant and wild-type acetohydroxyacid synthase large subunit 1 (AHASL1) polypeptides, and the amino acid sequences of these polypeptides, are described. Expression cassettes and transformation vectors comprising the polynucleotides of the invention, as well as plants and host cells transformed with the polynucleotides, are described. Methods of using the polynucleotides to enhance the resistance of plants to imidazolinone herbicides, and methods for controlling weeds in the vicinity of herbicide-resistant plants are also described.09-13-2012
20120233725Method of Using Carbon Nanotubes to Affect Seed Germination and Plant Growth - A method of increasing the probability and rate of seed germination, increasing vegetative biomass, and increasing water uptake in seeds, in which a seed is introduced to an effective concentration of carbon nanomaterial. The effective concentration of carbon nanomaterial 09-13-2012
20120233724GENERATION OF PLANTS WITH ALTERED PROTEIN, FIBER, OR OIL CONTENT - 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.09-13-2012
20100313297Phosphate use efficiency - Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides encoded thereby are described, together with the use of those products for making transgenic plants with increased tolerance to pH or increased phosphorus efficiency.12-09-2010
20080313770Methods and compositions for modulating tocol content - Compositions comprising a modulated tocol content in a plant or plant part are provided. In specific embodiments, the compositions and methods of the invention modulate tocol content by modulating the level of a polypeptide having a LEC1-type B domain in combination with modulating the level of at least one other polypeptide involved in tocol biosynthesis. Plants, plant parts, grain, seed and oil having the modulated tocol level are also provided. Methods to enhance oxidative stress tolerance of a plant or plant part, increase shelf-life, enhance the nutritional value, and improve tissue quality are also provided.12-18-2008
20080301835Protein Kinase Stress-Related Polypeptides and Methods of Use in Plants - A transgenic plant transformed by a Protein Kinase Stress-Related Polypeptide (PKSRP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the plant results in increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic plants. Also provided are isolated PKSRPs, and isolated nucleic acid coding PKSRPs, and vectors and host cells containing the latter.12-04-2008
20080301834Plastid Transformation System to Prevent the Intramolecular Recombination of Transgene - The present invention relates to a plastid transformation system capable of preventing second recombination events of heterologous genes inserted into plastid genomes. More specifically, this invention relates to a plastid transformation vector carrying a promoter and a terminator derived from organisms other than tobacco. The inventive recombinant expression vector for plastid transformation is capable of mass-producing exogenous proteins on a level par with conventional vectors carrying promoter/terminator couples of tobacco origin. At the same time, it is capable of preventing second recombination events within plastids. Thus, the vector of this invention is greatly useful in producing transgenic plants since it can effect a secure introduction of heterologous genes and support normal transformation and heterologous gene expression.12-04-2008
20110004956GENES FOR ENHANCING NITROGEN UTILIZATION EFFICIENCY IN CROP PLANTS - The invention provides isolated NUE (nitrogen utilization efficiency) nucleic acids and their encoded proteins. The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to altering nitrogen utilization and/or uptake in plants. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells and transgenic plants.01-06-2011
20120240287Expression Cassettes for Embryo-Specific Expression in Plants - An expression cassette for regulating embryo-specific expression of a polynucleotide of interest, comprising a transcription regulating nucleotide sequence, is provided. Vectors, host cells and transgenic plants comprising said expression cassette, and methods of producing said transgenic plants are also provided.09-20-2012
20120266325Plant Stress Tolerance Related Protein GmSIK1 and Encoding Gene and Use Thereof - Provided are a plant stress tolerance related protein GmSIK1 and encoding gene and use thereof. The GmSIK1 protein has the amino acid sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2. The transgenic plant with enhanced stress tolerance such as drought tolerance and/or salt tolerance can be obtained from introducing the encoding gene of GmSIK1 protein into plant cell.10-18-2012
20110047644COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE MODIFICATION OF GENE TRANSCRIPTION - Novel isolated polynucleotides that encode plant transcription factors are provided, together with genetic constructs comprising such polynucleotides. Methods for using such constructs in modulating the expression of endogenous and/or heterologous genes are also disclosed, together with transgenic plants comprising such constructs.02-24-2011
20120324600CONSTITUTIVE SYNTHETIC PLANT PROMOTERS AND METHODS OF USE - Control of transgene expression in planta is dependent upon genetic elements that affect both transcription and translation of mRNA transcripts. The disclosed invention describes the combination of DNA elements from four different plant viruses that function as an activator of transcription and enhancer of translation of mRNA transcripts in transgenic plants.12-20-2012
20120331580MUTANT HYDROXYPHENYLPYRUVATE DIOXYGENASE POLYPEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE - Compositions and methods for conferring hydroxyphenyl pyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) herbicide resistance or tolerance to plants are provided. Compositions include amino acid sequences, and variants and fragments thereof, for mutant HPPD polypeptides. Nucleic acids that encode the mutant HPPD polypeptides are also provided. Methods for conferring herbicide resistance or tolerance, particularly resistance or tolerance to certain classes of herbicides that inhibit HPPD, in plants are further provided. Methods are also provided for selectively controlling weeds in a field at a crop locus and for the assay, characterization, identification and selection of the mutant HPPDs of the current invention that provide herbicide tolerance.12-27-2012
20110231954GL9 TRANSCRIPTIONAL CONTROL SEQUENCES - The present invention relates to transcriptional control sequences derived from GL9 genes, wherein the transcriptional control sequences direct specific or preferential expression of an operably connected nucleotide sequence of interest in one or more parts of a plant seed.09-22-2011
20110239325POLYNUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCE OF FRUIT SOFTENING ASSOCIATED A-MANNOSIDASE AND ITS USES FOR ENHANCING FRUIT SHELF LIFE - The present invention provides isolated polynucleotide sequences encoding α-mannosidase. The present invention further provides DNA constructs comprising the polynucleotide sequence coding for α-mannosidase in sense or anti-sense orientation, RNAi contructs, 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 α-mannosidase protein accumulation, having enhanced fruit shelf life.09-29-2011
20100251417PROTEIN PRODUCTION IN PLANTS - A method for synthesizing a protein of interest within a plant or a portion of a plant is provided. The method involves introducing one or more than one nucleic acid sequence encoding a protein of interest operatively linked with a regulatory region obtained from a photosynthetic gene that is active in the plant, in a transient manner. The plant is then maintained under conditions that permit the nucleic acid sequence encoding the protein of interest to be expressed in the plant or the portion of the plant. The plant may be pruned prior to the introducing one or more than one nucleic acid sequence.09-30-2010
20120278944ALTERED SENESCENCE FOR IMPROVED FORAGE QUALITY - The invention provides methods and compositions for enhancing agronomic properties in plants through modification of senescence. Nucleic acid constructs therefore are also described. Transgenic plants are also provided that exhibit enhanced agronomic properties. Plants described herein may be used, for example, as improved forage crops.11-01-2012
20120090050GENERATION OF PLANTS WITH ALTERED PROTEIN, FIBER, OR OIL CONTENT - 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.04-12-2012
20120090049SEED SPECIFIC USP PROMOTERS FOR EXPRESSING GENES IN PLANTS - The present invention relates to the field of plant genetic engineering. More specifically, the present invention relates to seed specific gene expression. The present invention provides promoters capable of transcribing heterologous nucleic acid sequences in seeds, and methods of modifying, producing, and using the same.04-12-2012
20110277183ALTERATION OF PLANT ARCHITECTURE CHARACTERISTICS IN PLANTS - This invention provides isolated polynucleotides, polypeptides, and recombinant DNA constructs useful for conferring an alteration in one or more plant architecture characteristics. Also provided are methods utilizing these polynucleotides, polypeptides, and recombinant DNA constructs. In certain embodiments, the recombinant DNA construct comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter that is functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a Squatty-Crinkle-Leaf Polypeptide.11-10-2011
20110277182MAIZE ACC SYNTHASE 3 GENE AND PROTEIN AND USES THEREOF - Methods and compositions for modulating plant development are provided. Nucleotide sequences and amino acid sequences encoding ACC Synthase 3 (ACS3) proteins are provided. The sequences can be used in a variety of methods including modulating development, modulating response to stress, and modulating stress tolerance of a plant. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seed are also provided.11-10-2011
20110277180Expression of Cry3B Insecticidal Protein in Plants - The present invention discloses methods and compositions comprising a group of novel expression cassettes which provide significantly improved levels of accumulation of Coleopteran inhibitory Cry3B and Cry3B variant amino acid sequences when these are expressed in plants. The preferred embodiments of the invention provide at least up to ten fold higher levels of insect controlling protein relative to the highest levels obtained using prior compositions. In particular, transgenic maize expressing higher levels of a protein designed to exhibit increased toxicity toward Coleopteran pests deliver superior levels of insect protection and are less likely to sponsor development of populations of target insects that are resistant to the insecticidally active protein.11-10-2011
20110277178Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with plants and uses thereof for plant improvement - 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.11-10-2011
20100229258STABLE, FERTILE, HIGH POLYHYDROXYALKANOATE PRODUCING PLANTS AND METHODS OF PRODUCING THEM - Transgenic plants that produce high levels of polyhydroxybutyrate and methods of producing them are provided. In a preferred embodiment the transgenic plants are produced using plastid transformation technologies and utilize genes which are codon optimized. Stably transformed plants able to produce greater than 10% dwt PHS in tissues are also provided.09-09-2010
20120331581POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND POLYPEPTIDES INVOLVED IN POST-TRANSCRIPTIONAL GENE SILENCING - This invention relates to isolated nucleic acid fragments encoding polypeptides involved in post-transcriptional gene silencing. The invention also relates to construction of a recombinant DNA construct encoding all or a portion of the polypeptide involved in post-transcriptional gene silencing, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the recombinant DNA construct results in production of altered levels in a transformed host cell of the polypeptide involved in post-transcriptional gene silencing.12-27-2012
20120331579TRANSGENIC PLANT MALE STERILITY - The invention relates to a reversible transgenic plant male sterility system wherein the male sterility is induced by amiRNA and a reversible transgenic plant male sterility system comprising a male sterility construct comprising an isolated nucleic acid encoding a precursor amiRNA encoding an amiRNA targeted to a gene involved in pollen development, and a male fertility restorer construct comprising an isolated nucleic acid encoding a mutated copy of the gene involved in pollen development, or multiple copies of said gene involved in pollen development, or a single copy of said gene involved in pollen development under the control of a strong promoter.12-27-2012
20120331578Method for Producing Recombinant Glycoproteins Having Beta1,2-Bound Xylose Residues - A DNA molecule is provided which comprises a sequence according to SEQ ID NO: 8 having an open reading frame from base pair 227 to base pair 1831 or having at least 50% homology to the above-indicated sequence, or hybridizing with the above-indicated sequence under stringent conditions, or comprising a sequence which has degenerated to the above-indicated DNA sequence because of the genetic code, the sequence coding for a plant protein having β1,2-xylosyltransferase activity or being complementary thereto.12-27-2012
20120291154CORN PLANTS AND SEED ENHANCED FOR ASPARAGINE AND PROTEIN - The present invention relates to a corn plant and seed with enhanced levels of protein and amino acids. The invention also relates to DNA constructs that provide expression in transgenic corn cells of an asparagine synthetase enzyme. The DNA constructs are used in a method to produce transgenic corn plants and seeds and to select for plants and seeds with enhanced levels of protein and amino acids.11-15-2012
20100199379PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND/OR INCREASED ABIOTIC STRESS RESISTANCE, AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a Yield Enhancing Protein (YEP). The YEP is selected from a Nucleosome Assembly Protein 1-like polypeptide (NAP1-like), a Like Sm polypeptide (Lsm protein), a truncated Cyclin H (CycH08-05-2010
20100199378SHADE TOLERANCE IN PLANTS - Materials and Methods for increasing shade tolerance in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding shade-tolerance polypeptides are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to transform plant cells. Also disclosed are plants having increased shade tolerance and plant products produced from plants having increased shade tolerance.08-05-2010
20100199376Protein Involved in Restoration of Cytoplasmic Male Sterility to Fertility and Gene Encoding the Protein and Gene - The object of the present invention is to isolate Rf gene, particularly Rf1 gene derived from radish, and identify its structure. The present invention provides a protein involved in restoration of a cytoplasmic male sterile individual to fertility which has 14 or more pentatricopeptide repeat (hereafter may be abbreviated to PPR) motifs, wherein a group of the motifs is divided into 3 or more blocks, each of the individual blocks has at least 2 or more PPR motifs, and the block in a carboxyl terminal (C terminal) side has 4 PPR motifs.08-05-2010
20100170000Rna constructs - The present invention concerns concatemer and/or stabilized RNA constructs capable of forming dsRNA, optionally comprising a sequence capable of protecting the dsRNA against RNA processing in a host cell. The invention also relates to methods of producing these constructs and to methods for using these constructs. The constructs according to the present invention are particularly useful in plant pest control.07-01-2010
20100132068Cosmid Vector For Plant Transformation And Use Thereof - The present invention aims to provide novel vectors for plant transformation.05-27-2010
20120151628GENERATION OF PLANTS WITH ALTERED PROTEIN, FIBER, OR OIL CONTENT - 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.06-14-2012
20120151627SELECTABLE MARKER GENE AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF IN TRANSPLASTOMIC PLANTS - Compositions and method for the generation of transplastomic plants are provided.06-14-2012
20120151626METHOD FOR EXCISION OF PLANT EMBRYOS FOR TRANSFORMATION - This invention describes a simple method useful for the excision and isolation of maize immature embryos. The embryos are useful for plant tissue culture and transformation methods.06-14-2012
20130019339PLANT TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS - This invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid fragment encoding a transcription factor. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a portion of the transcription factor, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of accumulated oil in a transformed host cell.01-17-2013
20130019340PLANT RESISTANT TO ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAMEAANM Maruyama; KaoruAACI Yokohama-ShiAACO JPAAGP Maruyama; Kaoru Yokohama-Shi JPAANM Shinozaki; KazuoAACI KanagawaAACO JPAAGP Shinozaki; Kazuo Kanagawa JP - An object of the present invention is to provide a plant having environmental stress resistance. The present invention provides a transgenic plant having environmental stress resistance, in which an exogenous DNA encoding a transcription factor selected from the group consisting of transcription factors from 01-17-2013
20110162101Plant Transcription Factors - This invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid fragment encoding a transcription factor. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a portion of the transcription factor, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of accumulated oil in a transformed host cell.06-30-2011
20080250529Ubiquitin regulatory nucleic acids, vectors, and methods of using same - The invention is directed to a soybean polyubiquitin promoter, polyubiquitin terminator, sequences which hybridize to same and functional fragments thereof. The regulatory element of the invention provide improved expression in plants of operably linked nucleotide sequences. Expression vectors with the regulatory element is the subject of the invention, which may further include an operably linked nucleotide sequence. The invention is further directed to transformed plant tissue including the nucleotide sequence and to transformed plants and seeds thereof. The regulatory element is useful for driving a nucleotide sequence, for example a gene, or antisense expression or the like for the purpose of imparting agronomically useful traits such as, but not limited to, increase in yield, disease resistance, insect resistance, herbicide tolerance, drought tolerance and salt tolerance in plants.10-09-2008
20080250528Rice Glutelin Gene Promoters - A nucleic acid containing a glutelin gene promoter. Disclosed are transformed plant cells and transgenic plants containing a nucleic acid that includes the promoter operably linked to a sequence encoding heterologous protein. Also disclosed are methods of making the transformed plant cells and transgenic plants and methods for expressing a polypeptide.10-09-2008
20080250527Antibiotic Resistance Conferrred by a Plant Abc Transporter Gene when Expressed in Transgenic Plants - The use of selectable marker genes, such as the kanamycin resistance encoding neomycin phosphotransferase (nptII), has been invaluable in transgenic plant production. The subject invention provides a new selectable marker gene, an Arabidopsis thaliana ATP binding cassette (ABC) transporter, Atwbc19 and methods of using the gene for the identification of transgenic plants. Since ABC transporters are endogenous to plants, there should be less controversy using Atwbc19, as a selectable marker in transgenic plants with regards to concerns of horizontal gene transfer.10-09-2008
20080235821NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES ENCODING RAMOSA3 AND SISTER OF RAMOSA3 AND METHODS OF USE FOR SAME - The invention relates to the isolation and characterization of a maize gene, RAMOSA3 (RA3), responsible for meristem development and inflorescence development including branching. The gene, gene product, and regulatory regions may be used to manipulate branching, meristem growth, inflorescence development and arrangement, and ultimately to improve yield of plants. The invention includes the gene and protein product as well as the use of the same for temporal and spatial expression in transgenic plants to alter plant morphology and affect yield in plants. The invention also includes the gene and protein product for SISTER OF RAMOSA3 (SRA).09-25-2008
20080229445Plants Having Increased Yield and Method for Making the Same - The invention concerns a method for increasing plant yield by introducing into a plant a cyclin A nucleic acid, preferably encoding a cyclin A protein, which cyclin A nucleic acid is operably linked to a seed-preferred promoter. By using this method, plant yield may be increased in optimal and sub-optimal growing conditions. The method results in plants having increased yield relative to corresponding wild type plants and relative to transgenic plants constitutively expressing cyclin A.09-18-2008
20090070894PLANTS HAVING IMPROVED GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for increasing plant yield relative to suitable control plants plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for increasing plant yield comprising increasing expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a Dof (DNA-binding with one finger) domain transcription factor polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having increased expression of a nucleic acid encoding a Dof domain transcription factor polypeptide, which plants have increased yield relative to suitable control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.03-12-2009
20080222753Manipulation of Ammonium Transporters (AMTS) to Improve Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Higher Plants - The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides of the protein AMT. The invention provides genomic sequence for the AMT gene. AMT is responsible for controlling nitrogen utilization efficiency in plants.09-11-2008
20080222752Methods for Enhancing Expression of Secondary Cell Wall Cellulose Synthases in Plants - Described are methods for making transgenic plants capable of expressing secondary cell wall cellulose synthases and methods of enhancing expression of secondary cell wall cellulose synthases in plants. Also described are plants produced by the methods. Plants comprising at least three exogenous polynucleotides encoding secondary cell wall cellulose synthases are also provided.09-11-2008
20080222751Process for converting storage reserves of dicotyledonous seeds into compositions comprising one or more gene products - The present invention is related to a process based on a source-sink principle, for producing products of interest from crushed or uncrushed germinating dicotyledonous seeds comprising an expression system, which is induced or can be induced during germination. The product is either a seed derived composition comprising one or more gene products. Alternatively, it is a product of interest obtained by placing the composition in contact with a substrate, containing a substance capable of being transformed by the seed derived composition as such, dried or in down-stream processed form.09-11-2008
20080222750NONVIRAL VECTORS FOR DELIVERING POLYNUCLEOTIDES TO PLANTS - Methods and compositions for delivering polynucleotides are provided. One embodiment provides a non-viral vector comprising a recombinant polynucleotide-binding protein comprising a protein transduction domain operably linked to a targeting signal. Methods for modifying the genome of non-nuclear organelles are also provided.09-11-2008
20130180005Method to Screen Plants for Genetic Elements Inducing Parthenogenesis in Plants - Compositions and methods for producing a plant population lacking sexually derived embryos are provided. Compositions include suppression cassettes encoding polynucleotides and promoters resulting in parthenogenesis. Further provided are parthenogenesis genetic elements used to prevent sexual reproduction in self-reproducing plants.07-11-2013
20110271397MOLECULAR CLOCK MECHANISM OF HYBRID VIGOR - Methods are provided including methods of promoting growth vigor in plants. In one embodiment, a method for promoting growth vigor in a plant comprises providing a plant comprising a circadian clock gene; and modifying expression of the circadian clock gene or modifying activity of a protein produced by the circadian clock gene so as to modify a flowering time of the plant; modify a starch, sugar, chlorophyll, metabolite, or nutrient content of the plant, or increase biomass or yield of the plant. In some embodiments, methods are provided including preparing a transgenic plant and using circadian clock genes as DNA and/or expression markers to select and predict the best combinations of parents to make hybrid plants with enhanced vigor.11-03-2011
20110271396Chimeric Compositions and Methods for Regulating Plant Gene Expresssion - The invention provides a method for producing a chimeric promoter polynucleotide capable of controlling transcription of an operably linked polynucleotide in a plant cell or plant, wherein the method comprises combining: a) at least one sequence motif comprising a sequence with at least 70% identity to SEQ ID NO:1, 11 or 12, and b) another polynucleotide sequence. The invention also provides chimeric promoters polynucleotides comprising the sequences defined in a) and b). The invention also provides constructs, vectors, host cells, plant cells and plants comprising the chimeric promoter polynucleotides of the invention. The invention also provided methods for modifying gene expression and phenotype of plant cells and plants by transforming the plant cells and plants with the chimeric promoter polynucleotides of the invention.11-03-2011
20120255064FLORAL TRANSITION GENES IN MAIZE AND USES THEREOF - The invention provides isolated floral transition nucleic acids and their encoded proteins. The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to altering floral transition in plants. The invention further provides regulatory elements, recombinant expression cassettes, host cells and transgenic plants.10-04-2012
20130097727MELON VARIETY NUN 96141 ME - The invention relates to the field of 04-18-2013
20130097725SOYBEAN NODULATION FACTOR RECEPTOR PROTEINS, ENCODING NUCLEIC ACIDS AND USES THEREFOR - The invention provides GmNFR1α, GmNFR1β, GmNFR5α, and GmNFR5β soybean nodulation factor receptor proteins, a receptor complex, and encoding nucleic acids. Also provided are GmNFR1α, GmNFR1β, GmNFR5α, and GmNFR5β promoters, which may be useful for expressing autologous or heterologous sequences in plants, such as soybean. Variant proteins and nucleic acids including RNA splice variants, mis-sense mutants, and non-sense mutants are also described. Also provided are genetically-modified plants and methods of producing genetically-modified plants. Over-expression of soybean nodulation factor receptor proteins by genetically-modified plants may lead to enhanced and/or otherwise facilitated nodulation and/or nitrogen fixation. Genetically-modified plants with down-regulated nodulation factor receptor expression, such as by RNAi or antisense constructs, may exhibit inhibited, diminished, or otherwise reduced nodulation and/or nitrogen fixation.04-18-2013
20130104255Proteins Associated with Abiotic Stress Response and Homologs - This invention relates generally to nucleic acid sequences encoding proteins and homologs that are associated with abiotic stress responses and abiotic stress tolerance in plants. In particular, this invention relates to nucleic acid sequences encoding proteins that confer drought, heat, cold, and/or salt tolerance to plants.04-25-2013
20130104258METHYLTRANSFERASE NUCLEIC ACIDS AND POLYPEPTIDES - This disclosure relates to the isolation and sequencing of nucleic acid molecules that encode methyltransferase polypeptides from a 04-25-2013
20130104257CONSTRUCT AND METHOD FOR EXPRESSING TRANSGENES USING A BRASSICA BIDIRECTIONAL CONSTITUTIVE PROMOTER - Provided are constructs and methods for expressing multiple genes in plant cells and/or plant tissues using a disclosed bidirectional promoter from 04-25-2013
20130104256Isolated eIF-5A and Polynucleotides Encoding Same - The present invention relates to unique isoforms of eukaryotic initiation Factor 5A (“eIF-5A”): senescence-induced eIF-5A; wounding-induced eIF-5A; and growth eIF-5A, as well as polynucleotides that encode these three factors. The present invention also relates to methods involving modulating the expression of these factors. The present invention also relates to deoxyhypusine synthase (“DHS”), polynucleotides that encode DHS, and methods involving modulating the expression of DHS.04-25-2013
20130125255Transgenic Plants With Increased Stress Tolerance and Yield - Polynucleotides are disclosed which are capable of enhancing a growth, yield under water-limited conditions, and/or increased tolerance to an environmental stress of a plant transformed to contain such polynucleotides. Also provided are methods of using such polynucleotides and transgenic plants and agricultural products, including seeds, containing such polynucleotides as transgenes.05-16-2013
20130125254CITRUS TRISTEZA VIRUS BASED VECTORS FOR FOREIGN GENE/S EXPRESSION - Disclosed herein are viral vectors based on modifications of the Citrus Tristeza virus useful for transfecting citrus trees for beneficial purposes. Included in the disclosure are viral vectors including one or more gene cassettes that encode heterologous polypeptides. The gene cassettes are positioned at desirable locations on the viral genome so as to enable expression while preserving functionality of the virus. Also disclosed are methods of transfecting plants and plants transfected with viral vector embodiments.05-16-2013
20130125256NITRATE TRANSPORT COMPONENTS - This invention relates to isolated nucleic acid fragments encoding high affinity nitrate transport components. The invention also relates to the construction of recombinant DNA constructs encoding all or a portion of nitrate transport components, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the recombinant DNA construct may alter levels of the nitrate transport components in a transformed host cell.05-16-2013
20110277181DROUGHT TOLERANT PLANTS AND RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENES ENCODING DTP21 POLYPEPTIDES - 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.11-10-2011
20110277179Plants With Increased Yield - This invention relates generally to a plant cell with enhanced nitrogen use efficiency and/or increased biomass production as compared to a corresponding non-transformed wild type plant cell by increasing or generating one or more activities of polypeptides associated with enhanced nitrogen use efficiency in plants.11-10-2011
20130133103MANIPULATION OF GLUTAMINE SYNTHETASES (GS) TO IMPROVE NITROGEN USE EFFICIENCY AND GRAIN YIELD IN HIGHER PLANTS - The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides of the protein GS. The invention provides genomic sequence for the GS gene. GS is responsible for controlling nitrogen utilization efficiency in plants. Glutamine synthase sequences are provided for improving grain yield and plant growth. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells and transgenic plants.05-23-2013
20130133102TARGETING SIGNAL FOR INTEGRATING PROTEINS, PEPTIDES AND BIOLOGICAL MOLECULES INTO BACTERIAL MICROCOMPARTMENTS - A conserved region of sequence in bacterial microcompartment (BMC) enzymes and proteins was identified. Peptide sequences derived from this conserved region of native BMC proteins and enzymes appear to target the hexameric facets of BMC shell proteins. These peptides were predicted to share general properties of a predicted alpha helical conformation, flanked by poorly conserved segment(s) of primary structure); for each type of encapsulated protein, and for each functionally distinct BMC. These peptides can be used as targeting signals for integrating biomolecules and molecules into bacterial microcompartments or for attaching molecules or biomolecules to native or non-native bacterial microcompartment shell proteins.05-23-2013
20130133106ISOLATED POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND METHODS AND PLANTS USING SAME FOR REGULATING PLANT ACIDITY - Provided are isolated polynucleotides comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide, wherein the polypeptide modulates acidity of a plant. Also provided are nucleic acid constructs and plant cells comprising same and methods of using same for modulating acidity of a plant.05-23-2013
20130133104PLANTS HAVING ALTERED AGRONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS UNDER NITROGEN LIMITING CONDITIONS AND RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENES ENCODING LNT5 POLYPEPTIDES AND HOMOLOGS THEREOF - Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs particularly useful for altering agronomic characteristics of plants under nitrogen limiting conditions 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 functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a LNT5 polypeptide.05-23-2013
20110061127S-ADENOSYL-L-METHIONINE SYNTHETASE PROMOTER AND ITS USE IN EXPRESSION OF TRANSGENIC GENES IN PLANTS - A constitutive plant S-adenosyl-L-methionine synthetase (SAMS) promoter and subfragments thereof and their use in promoting the expression of one or more heterologous nucleic acid fragments in plants are described.03-10-2011
20110219474PLANT SEEDS WITH ALTERED STORAGE COMPOUND LEVELS, RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENES ENCODING OXIDOREDUCTASE MOTIF POLYPEPTIDES - This invention is in the field of plant molecular biology. More specifically, this invention pertains to isolated nucleic acid fragments encoding ORM proteins in plants and seeds and the use of such fragments to modulate expression of a gene encoding ORM protein activity in a transformed host cell.09-08-2011
20100281567TRANSGENIC PLANTS HAVING ALTERED LEVELS OF AROMATIC AMINO ACIDS AND METABOLITES DERIVED THEREFROM - The present invention relates to means and methods for altering the level of at least one of the aromatic amino acids phenylalanine, tryptophan and tyrosine and secondary metabolites in plants. Particularly, the present invention discloses transgenic plants comprising polynucleotides encoding chorismate mutase and prephenate dehydratase enzymes, having elevated amounts of at least one of phenylalanine, tyrosine and modified amount of at least one secondary metabolite derived therefrom, and reduced amount of tryptophan and at least one secondary metabolite derived from tryptophan.11-04-2010
20080209588Expression Cassettes For Seed-Preferential Expression In Plants - The present invention relates to expression cassettes comprising transcription regulating sequences with seed-preferential or seed-specific expression profiles in plants obtainable from 08-28-2008
20080201799PROTEIN KINASE STRESS-RELATED PROTEINS AND METHODS OF USE IN PLANTS - A transgenic plant transformed by a Protein Kinase Stress-Related Protein (PKSRP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the plant results in increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic plants. Also provided are isolated PKSRPs, and isolated nucleic acid coding PKSRPs, and vectors and host cells containing the latter.08-21-2008
20080201798PEA LINE 08540793 - The invention provides seed and plants of the pea line designated 08540793. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pea line 08540793, and to methods for producing a pea plant produced by crossing a plant of pea line 08540793 with itself or with another pea plant, such as a plant of another line. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to parts of a plant of pea line 08540793, including the seed, pod, and gametes of such plants.08-21-2008
20110225674Transformed plants or algae with highly expressed chloroplast protein BPG2 - This invention provides a transformed plant or alga with increased chlorophyll, comprising an overexpressed foreign DNA which codes for a chloroplast protein BPG2 or a homologue thereof, and a method for producing the transformed plant or alga.09-15-2011
20110239324Production of Plants with Decreased Nitrite Content - The present invention relates in one aspect to a method for producing a transgenic plant, comprising introducing into an unmodified plant an exogenous gene encoding a nitrite reductase, wherein expression of the nitrite reductase encoded by the exogenous gene reduces nitrite content in the transgenic plant relative to the unmodified plant. Also provided are transgenic plants and plant cells comprising an exogenous gene encoding a nitrite reductase, as well as associated uses, chimaeric genes and plant transformation vectors.09-29-2011
20120278945NOVEL AUTOTETRAPLOID CLONE 'CIMAP-KHUS 40' OF VETIVER (VETIVERIA ZIZANIODES) USEFUL FOR CARBON SEQUESTRATION AND SOIL CONSERVATION - The present invention relates to the development of a novel clone of Vetiver [11-01-2012
20130152226COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODIFYING GENE EXPRESSION USING THE PROMOTER OF UBIQUITIN CONJUGATING PROTEIN CODING GENE OF SOYBEAN PLANTS - A polynucleotide isolated from soybean plants capable of initiating transcription and with sequence identity to SEQ ID No. 1 is provided. In some aspects, the polynucleotide has sequence identity to SEQ ID No. 1 of at least 40%, is the reverse complement or the reverse of such sequences. In some aspects, the polynucleotide is linked to expression enhancers or sequences of interest. In some embodiments, a recombinant vector comprises the polynucleotide. In some aspects, the recombinant vector comprises enhancers, termination sequences, or sequences of interest. In some embodiments a transformed cell, plant, plant part, or propagulum comprise the polynucleotide.06-13-2013
20130152225Plant Stress Tolerance Related Protein TaDREB4B and Encoding Gene and Use Thereof - Provided are a plant stress tolerance related protein TaDREB4B and encoding gene and use thereof. The TaDREB4B protein has the amino acid sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO. 1, which can be expressed under induction by drought, high salt, high temperature, low temperature, pathogenic bacteria, ABA, ethylene, JA and SA, and can specially regulate the transcriptional expression of gene comprising the DRE/CRT cis element (core sequence: CCGAC), thereby enhancing the drought resistance, salt tolerance, high temperature tolerance and resistance to pathogenic bacteria of powdery mildew of plant.06-13-2013
20100287658Vriesea hybrid named 'MUNDO' - A new and distinct 11-11-2010
20100299785SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LARGE-SCALE INFILTRATION OF PLANTS - The present invention relates to a system and method for the infiltration of plants in a continuous or quasi-continuous operation mode. The system and method of the present invention combine mechanical (automatic and manual) movable and manipulable units and/or containers with vacuum infiltration chambers to enable large-scale infiltration of plants.11-25-2010
20100299783FUSION POLYNUCLEOTIDE FOR BIOSYNTHESIS OF BETA-CAROTENE USING BICISTRONIC GENE EXPRESSION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING BETA-CAROTENE USING THE SAME - The present invention relates to fusion polynucleotides for biosynthesis of beta-carotene and a method for producing beta-carotene using the same. More particularly, it relates to fusion polynucleotides encoding phytoene synthase, connective sequences of FMDV-derived 2A sequence or internal ribosome entry site (IRES) and carotene desaturase, and a method for producing beta-carotenes using the same. Fusion polynucleotides and the recombinant vector using the same of the present invention have the effect of expression both phytoene synthase gene and carotene desaturase gene stably within cell transformants. Accordingly, fusion polynucleotides of the present invention can be used to regulate the biosynthetic metabolism of plant producing beta-carotene. Furthermore, it can be applied to effectively increase the content of beta-carotene, a useful metabolite.11-25-2010
20100299781RESPONSES TO SINGLET OXYGEN - The physiological response of an organism to singlet oxygen is altered by modulating the interaction between an anti-sigma factor, ChrR, and a sigma factor, σ11-25-2010
20100299780PLANT SUPEROXIDIE DISMUTASE EXPRESSION RESISTANT TO MICRO-RNA REGULATION - This invention provides variant sequences to miR398 targets in copper/zinc superoxide dismutase (CSD) genes resulting in resistance to down regulation of the CSD by the miR398.11-25-2010
20100293665Plants With Increased Yield (KO NUE) - This invention relates generally to transformed plant cells and plants or parts thereof comprising an inactivated or down-regulated gene resulting an increased yield, in particular an increased yield-related trait, e.g. an increased nutrient use efficiency, such as an enhanced nitrogen use efficiency and/or increased biomass production as compared to, e.g. non-transformed, wild type cells and methods of producing such plant cells or plants or parts thereof.11-18-2010
20130139278NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES AND POLYPEPTIDES ENCODED THEREBY USEFUL FOR MODIFYING PLANT CHARACTERISTICS AND PHENOTYPES - Plants, plant cells, plant material, seed of plants and regenerated plants comprising a nucleic acid molecule that encodes an amino acid sequence which confers at least one improved characteristic to said plants, plant cells, plant material, seed of plants and regenerated plants as compared to wild-type plants cultivated under identical conditions.05-30-2013
20090119797GRO-1 HERBICIDE RESISTANCE GENE AND METHODS FOR ITS USE - Compositions and methods for conferring herbicide resistance to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions comprising a coding sequence for a polypeptide that confers resistance or tolerance to glyphosate herbicides are provided. The coding sequences can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in plants. Compositions also comprise transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated nucleic acid molecules corresponding to glyphosate resistant nucleic acid sequences are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed. In particular, the present invention provides for isolated nucleic acid molecules comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:3 or the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, 2, or 4.05-07-2009
20100319083Method of producing plants having enhanced transpiration efficiency and plants produced therefrom - The present invention provides methods of selecting plants having modified transpiration efficiency using plant ERECTA gene sequences and nucleic acids linked thereto, and to methods of producing plants having modified transpiration efficiency using isolated plant ERECTA gene sequences, in both traditional plant breeding and genetic engineering approaches. The invention further extends to plants produced by the methods described.12-16-2010
20120284872MANIPULATION OF AMMONIUM TRANSPORTERS (AMTS) TO IMPROVE NUE IN HIGHER PLANTS - The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides of the protein AMT. The invention provides genomic sequence for the AMT gene. AMT is responsible for controlling nitrogen utilization efficiency in plants.11-08-2012
20120284871PROTEIN EXPRESSION SYSTEMS - Disclosed herein are methods and materials, and particularly viral derived sequences, for boosting gene expression in plants and other eukaryotic cells. The methods and materials may be used for boosting expression of heterologous genes encoding proteins of interest.11-08-2012
20120284870WOOD AND CELL WALL GENE MICROARRAY - The invention provides polynucleotide and polypeptide sequences isolated from 11-08-2012
20130160158MANIPULATION OF GLUTAMINE SYNTHETASES (GS) TO IMPROVE NITROGEN USE EFFICIENCY AND GRAIN YIELD IN HIGHER PLANTS - The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides of the protein GS. The invention provides genomic sequence for the GS gene. GS is responsible for controlling nitrogen utilization efficiency in plants. Glutamine synthase sequences are provided for improving grain yield and plant growth. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells and transgenic plants.06-20-2013
20130185823MESOPOROUS SILICA NANOPARTICLE-MEDIATED DELIVERY OF DNA INTO ARABIDOPSIS ROOT - Transient gene expression is a powerful tool for plant genomics studies. Recently, the use of nanomaterials has drawn great interest. Delivery with mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) has many advantages. We used surface-functionalized MSNs to deliver and express foreign DNA in 07-18-2013
20110302671EMBRYO SAC-SPECIFIC GENES - The present invention relates to isolated nucleotide sequences useful for the production of plants with a modified embryo sac, embryo and or endosperm development, and to transgenic cells and plants transformed with the nucleotide sequences.12-08-2011
20110314570DROUGHT TOLERANT PLANTS AND RELATED CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS INVOLVING GENES ENCODING ZINC-FINGER (C3HC4-TYPE RING FINGER) FAMILY POLYPEPTIDES - 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 Zinc-Finger (C3HC4-type RING finger) family polypeptide.12-22-2011
20110321191CONTROL OF TARGETED TURNOVER OF KEY ETHYLENE HORMONE SIGNALING PATHWAY PROTEINS TO MODULATE ETHYLENE SENSITIVITY IN PLANTS - A gene expression system for controllable expression of ethylene response in a plant cell includes an activation cassette comprising a DNA-binding domain that recognizes a response element; an ecdysone receptor ligand binding domain; and an activation domain; and a target cassette comprising an inducible promoter, which comprises, in operative association, the response element and a minimal promoter responsive to the activation domain. The inducible promoter controls the expression of a nucleic acid sequence that encodes a selected regulatory protein that modifies sensitivity to ethylene of certain signal proteins in the plant. Interaction among the components of the activation cassette and target cassette, when in a plant cell, in the presence of an inducing composition, increases expression of the selected regulatory protein, and in turn decreases expression and accumulation of the signal protein in the plant, thereby and decreasing ethylene sensitivity in the plant cell. This increase in the expression of the regulatory protein, particularly in the presence of ethylene, is controlled by the timing, the concentration and the duration of the application of the inducing composition. Transgenic plant cells, tissues, organs and entire plants are provided, which in the presence of the inducing composition control ethylene sensitivity. Ethylene sensitivity and/or ethylene production in such transgenic plants and tissues may be controlled for purposes of manipulating ripening, flower senescence and other ethylene sensitive functions of the plant.12-29-2011
20110321190METHOD OF POSITIVE PLANT SELECTION USING SORBITOL DEHYDROGENASE - Transgenic plants and methods of culturing them using sorbitol as a sole carbon source are provided. One embodiment provides a method and system for positively selecting transgenic plants carrying and expressing a gene of interest. The transgenic plants are engineered to express sorbitol dehydrogenase in an amount effective to allow the transgenic plant to grow using sorbitol as the sole carbon source. In a preferred embodiment, the plant to be transformed does not have endogenous sorbitol dehydrogenase activity. Representative plants that can be transformed, include but are not limited to members of the Brassica family, industrial oilseeds, 12-29-2011
20110321189POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND POLYPEPTIDES INVOLVED IN POST-TRANSCRIPTIONAL GENE SILENCING - This invention relates to isolated nucleic acid fragments encoding polypeptides involved in post-transcriptional gene silencing. The invention also relates to construction of a recombinant DNA construct encoding all or a portion of the polypeptide involved in post-transcriptional gene silencing, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the recombinant DNA construct results in production of altered levels in a transformed host cell of the polypeptide involved in post-transcriptional gene silencing.12-29-2011
20110321188Solanum lycopersicum histidine decarboxylase gene-derived fruit-specific expression promoter and uses thereof - The present invention relates to a 12-29-2011
20110321187PLANT PLASTID TRANSFORMATION METHOD - Method for heterologous protein production in plant cell plastids comprising introducing into plant cells nucleic acid components that encode heterologous proteins under the control of promoters operative in plastids, vectors, host cells, plants and uses thereof.12-29-2011
20110321186MODULATION OF PLANT CELL WALL DEPOSITION VIA HDZIPI - The instant invention is predicated, in part, on the functional characterization of homeodomain/leucine zipper (HDZip) polypeptides which modulate various aspects of cell wall deposition in plants, including secondary cell wall deposition. The present invention provides, among other things, methods for modulating cell wall deposition in plant cells; plant cells and plants having modulated cell wall deposition; and methods for determining and/or predicting the rate and/or extent of cell wall deposition in plant cells and plants.12-29-2011
20130191942Transgenic Plants - Disclosed herein are transgenic plants having recombinant DNA which expresses a G1073 transcription factor which provides enhanced resistance and/or tolerance to water deficit. More specifically the DNA constructs comprise a polynucleotide which encodes at least a functional part of a G1073 transcription factor or a homologous transcription factor.07-25-2013
20130191941MODULATING LIGHT RESPONSE PATHWAYS IN PLANTS, INCREASING LIGHT-RELATED TOLERANCES IN PLANTS, AND INCREASING BIOMASS IN PLANTS - Methods and materials for modulating low light and/or shade tolerance, and red light specific responses in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding low light and/or SD+EODFR-tolerance polypeptides are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to transform plant cells. Also disclosed are plants having increased low light and/or SD+EODFR tolerance. In addition, methods and materials involved in increasing UV-B tolerance in plants and methods and materials involved in modulating biomass levels in plants are provided.07-25-2013
20130191943TRANSGENIC PLANTS HAVING ALTERED BIOMASS COMPOSITION - Methods and materials for modulating biomass composition in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding biomass composition-modulating polypeptides are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to transform plant cells. Also disclosed are plants having altered biomass composition and plant products produced from plants having altered biomass composition.07-25-2013
20120291155MEANS FOR INDUCING APOXIMIS IN CULTIVATED PLANTS HAVING SEXUAL REPRODUCTION AND USE THEREOF FOR THE PRODUCTION OF COMPLETELY OR PARTIALLY APOMICTIC PLANTS - The invention relates to the use of a gene of the Argonaute family, a transcript of said gene or the ORF of said gene in order to produce plants that are completely or partially apomictic. The invention can be used to control apomixis in cultivated species having sexual reproduction.11-15-2012
20120011615DNA Encoding Ring Zinc-Finger Protein and the use of the DNA in Vectors and Bacteria and in Plants - The present inventions relate to compositions and methods for providing stress tolerant transgenic plants comprising a RING domain zinc-finger motif transcription factor protein. More particularly, the invention relates to compositions and methods comprising a RING-H2 domain transcription factor protein for providing drought and salt tolerant plants, in particular comprising a recombinant XERICO gene and protein.01-12-2012
20120023616METHODS FOR PREVENTING OR INHIBITING MICROBIAL INFECTION OF PLANTS AND PLANT EXHIBITING RESISTANCE TO MICROBIAL INFECTION - This invention provides a method for preventing or inhibiting infection with a plant-infecting microorganism and imparting resistivity to plants, a method for preparing plants having resistance to diseases caused by microorganisms such as plant pathogenic filamentous fungi, and a microbial pesticide formulation. The method for preventing or inhibiting infection of a host plant with plant-infecting microorganisms comprises degrading α-1,3-glucan on cell walls of the microorganisms by α-1,3-glucanase.01-26-2012
20120023614ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS-INDUCIBLE 557 PROMOTER ISOLATED FROM RICE AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to environmental stress-inducible 557 promoter isolated from rice, a recombinant plant expression vector comprising said promoter, a method of producing a target protein by using said recombinant plant expression vector, a method of producing a transgenic plant using said recombinant plant expression vector, a transgenic plant produced by said method, a method of improving resistance of a plant to environmental stress by using said promoter, and a primer set for amplification of said promoter.01-26-2012
20130198898METHOD AND CONSTRUCT FOR SYNTHETIC BIDIRECTIONAL SCBV PLANT PROMOTER - Provided are constructs and methods for expressing multiple genes in plant cells and/or plant tissues. The constructs provided comprise at least one bi-directional promoter linked to multiple gene expression cassettes, wherein the bi-directional promoter comprises a functional promoter nucleotide sequence from Sugar Cane Bacilliform Virus promoter. In some embodiments, the constructs and methods provided employs a bi-directional promoter based on a minimal core promoter element from a 08-01-2013
20130198897MODIFYING ENZYME ACTIVITY IN PLANTS - The present invention is directed to targeting genes and genomes, modifying the activity of enzymes and protein expression in plants. In particular, the present invention relates to methods for reducing the activity of one or more endogenous glycosyltransferases such as N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase, β(1,2)-xylosyltransferase and a(1,3)-fucosyl-transferase in a plant cell and to plants obtained by said method.08-01-2013
20130198896Systems and methods for the production of linear and branched-chain hydrocarbons - A system and method is provided for producing linear and branched hydrocarbons and in particular triterpenes in plant cells. The system and method includes a transformed plant cells with an isolated nucleic acid encoding a farnesyl diphosphate synthase (FPS) and with an isolated nucleic acid encoding a triterpene synthase.08-01-2013
20130198895METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR OBTAINING MARKER-FREE TRANSGENIC PLANTS - The invention provides methods and compositions for identifying transgenic seed that contain a transgene of interest, but lack a marker gene. Use of an identification sequence that results in a detectable phenotype increases the efficiency of screening for seed and plants in which transgene sequences not linked to a gene of interest have segregated from the sequence encoding a gene of interest.08-01-2013
20130198899PREPARATION AND USE OF PLANT EMBRYO EXPLANTS FOR TRANSFORMATION - The present invention relates to excision of explant material comprising meristematic tissue from seeds, and storage of such material prior to subsequent use in plant tissue culture and genetic transformation. Methods for tissue preparation, storage, and transformation are disclosed, as is transformable meristem tissue produced by such methods, and apparati for tissue preparation.08-01-2013
20130198900"THIAMINE PYROPHOSPHATE (TPP) RIBOSWITCH MUTANTS PRODUCING VITAMIN B1 ENRICHED FOOD AND FEED CROPS" - The present invention provides bioengineered organisms producing elevated levels of thiamine and/or thiamine derivatives. Particularly, the present invention discloses that modifying TPP-responsive riboswitch results in accumulation of thiamine and/or its derivatives.08-01-2013
20130198894USE OF ACTIVE CYTOKININ SYNTHASE GENE - Cytokinin is a plant hormone that regulates various physiological activities including cell division, cell cycle, cellular senescence, and axillary buds outgrowth. The present invention provides a method for producing a transformed plant by introducing an isolated nucleic acid or recombinant vector containing the isolated nucleic acid into a plant cell such that the amount of active cytokinin synthesized from nucleotide cytokinin is increased in the plant cell and by regenerating a plant body from the plant cell.08-01-2013
20120047600CAFFEOYL COA REDUCTASE - The invention provides methods for increasing lignin content in plants by expression of a cinnamoyl CoA reductase 2 (CCR2) coding sequence in the plant. Also provided are methods for reducing lignin content in a plant by down-regulation of CCR2 expression in the plant. Nucleic acid molecules for modulation of CCR2 expression and transgenic plants the same are also provided. Plants described herein may be used, for example, as improved biofuel feedstock and as highly digestible forage crops. Methods for processing plant tissue and for producing biofuels by utilizing such plants are also provided.02-23-2012
20120066792Novel Genes Involved In Biosynthesis - The invention provides a novel MYB class transcription factor gene (nucleic acid sequences, protein sequences, and variants and fragments thereof) designated MYB14 by the applicants, that is useful for manipulating the production of flavonoids, specifically condensed tannins, in plants. The invention provides the isolated nucleic acid molecules encoding proteins with at least 70% identity to any one of MYB14 polypeptide sequences of SEQ ID NO: 14 and 46 to 54. The invention also provides, constructs, vectors, host cells, plant cells and plants genetically modified to contain the polynucleotide. The invention also provides methods for producing plants with altered flavonoid, specifically condensed tannin production, making use of the MYB14 nucleic acid molecules of the invention.03-15-2012
20120066791RICE TRANSGENIC EVENT 17314 AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The present invention provides a transgenic rice event 17314 and plants, plant cells, seeds, plant parts, and commodity products derived from event 17314. The present invention also provides polynucleotides specific for event 17314 and plants, plant cells, seeds, plant parts, and commodity products comprising polynucleotides specific for event 17314. The invention also provides methods related to event 17314.03-15-2012
20130205441CHLOROPLAST TRANSIT PEPTIDE - This disclosure concerns compositions and methods for targeting peptides, polypeptides, and proteins to plastids of plastid-containing cells. In some embodiments, the disclosure concerns chloroplast transit peptides that may direct a polypeptide to a plastid, and nucleic acid molecules encoding the same. In some embodiments, the disclosure concerns methods for producing a transgenic plant material (e.g., a transgenic plant) comprising a chloroplast transit peptide, as well as plant materials produced by such methods, and plant commodity products produced therefrom.08-08-2013
20130205442PROMOTION OF SOMATIC EMBRYOGENESIS IN PLANTS BY WUSCHEL GENE EXPRESSION - The present invention relates to methods for promoting somatic embryogenesis from a tissue or organ of a plant, by overexpressing a Wuschel gene in said tissue or organ. In one embodiment, such overexpression can be used as a silent selectable marker for transgenic plants. In another embodiment, such expression can be used to confer apomixis to a plant. In another embodiment, such overexpression can be used to create haploid plants, which can be used to produce dihaploid plants.08-08-2013
20130205440SYNTHETIC BRASSICA-DERIVED CHLOROPLAST TRANSIT PEPTIDES - This disclosure concerns compositions and methods for targeting peptides, polypeptides, and proteins to plastids of plastid-containing cells. In some embodiments, the disclosure concerns chloroplast transit peptides that may direct a polypeptide to a plastid, and nucleic acid molecules encoding the same. In some embodiments, the disclosure concerns methods for producing a transgenic plant material (e.g., a transgenic plant) comprising a chloroplast transit peptide, as well as plant materials produced by such methods, and plant commodity products produced therefrom.08-08-2013
20130097726METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR WEED CONTROL - The present invention provides novel compositions for use to enhance weed control. Specifically, the present invention provides for methods and compositions that modulate 4-hydroxyphenyl-pyruvate-dioxygenase in weed species. The present invention also provides for combinations of compositions and methods that enhance weed control.04-18-2013
20120096582RICE TRANSGENIC EVENT 17053 AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The present invention provides a transgenic rice event 17053 and plants, plant cells, seeds, plant parts, and commodity products derived from event 17053. The present invention also provides polynucleotides specific for event 17053 and plants, plant cells, seeds, plant parts, and commodity products comprising polynucleotides specific for event 17053. The invention also provides methods related to event 17053.04-19-2012
20120096587ISOLATED POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND POLYPEPTIDES, AND METHODS OF USING SAME FOR INCREASING NITROGEN USE EFFICIENCY, YIELD, GROWTH RATE, VIGOR, BIOMASS, OIL CONTENT, AND/OR ABIOTIC STRESS TOLERANCE - Provided are methods of increasing nitrogen use efficiency, yield, biomass, growth rate, vigor, oil content, fiber yield, fiber quality and/or abiotic stress tolerance of a plant by expressing within the plant an exogenous polynucleotide comprising a nucleic acid sequence at least 80% identical to SEQ ID NO:1-467, 785-3047; or an exogenous polynucleotide encoding a polypeptide at least 80% identical to SEQ ID NO:468-784, 3048-4333, 4335-4682. Also provided isolated polynucleotide comprising a nucleic acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs:1-467, 785-3047, which can be used to increase nitrogen use efficiency, yield, biomass, growth rate, vigor, oil content, fiber yield, fiber quality and/or abiotic stress tolerance of a plant.04-19-2012
20120096586MARKERLESS TRANSFORMATION - Methods for identification of successful transformation without a need for in vitro selection are provided. Direct detection of nucleotide sequences of interest is described which eliminate the need for use of ancillary nucleotide sequences.04-19-2012
20120096585SYSTEM FOR EXPRESSION OF GENES IN PLANTS - The present invention provides trans-complementation systems for expressing gene products in plants. In general, the invention provides systems including a carrier vector and a producer vector, both based on plant viruses. The producer vector is defective for at least one function needed for successful systemic infection of a plant, e.g., replication, cell-to-cell movement, or long distance movement. The carrier vector supplies the missing function in trans. Certain producer vectors lack a functional coat protein coding sequence, in which case the corresponding producer vector supplies coat protein in trans. The invention also provides novel plant viral vectors and methods of use, e.g., to produce polypeptides or active RNAs in plants.04-19-2012
20120096584NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES AND POLYPEPTIDES ENCODED THEREBY USEFUL FOR MODIFYING PLANT CHARACTERISTICS - The present invention relates to isolated nucleic acid molecules and their corresponding encoded polypeptides able confer the trait of modulated low light sensitivity and modulated flowering time. The present invention further relates to the use of these nucleic acid molecules and polypeptides in making transgenic plants, plant cells, plant materials or seeds of a plant having such modulated growth or phenotype characteristics that are altered with respect to wild type plants grown under similar conditions.04-19-2012
20120096581METHODS OF PRODUCING POLYKETIDE SYNTHASE MUTANTS AND COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention comprises crystalline polyketide synthases, isolated non-native polyketide synthases having the structural coordinates of said crystalline polyketide synthases, and nucleic acid encoding such non-native polyketide synthases. Also disclosed are methods of producing mutant polyketide synthases, and methods of altering the activity and/or substrate specificity of putative polyketide synthases.04-19-2012
20130212735MODULATING THE LEVEL OF COMPONENTS WITHIN PLANTS - Materials and Methods for identifying lignin regulatory region-regulatory protein associations are disclosed. Materials and methods for modulating lignin accumulation are also disclosed. In addition, methods and materials for modulating (e.g., increasing or decreasing) the level of a component (e.g., protein, oil, lignin, carbon, a carotenoid, or a triterpenoid) in plants are disclosed.08-15-2013
20130212736ENZYME DIRECTED OIL BIOSYNTHESIS IN MICROALGAE - The present invention is related to biosynthetic oil compositions and methods of making thereof. In some embodiments, the invention relates to the use of endogenous enzymes in plants capable of synthesizing oil. In preferred embodiments, said plants are algae. In further embodiments, said algae are from the family 08-15-2013
20130212737GLYPHOSATE RESISTANT PLANTS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - Provided are plants, plant parts, plant organs, plant seeds, and/or plant cells having glyphosate resistance comprising a nucleic acid encoding a polypeptide having at least 90% identity with SEQ ID NO: 1, and associated methods.08-15-2013
20130212738COMPOSITION FOR PHYTOCHELATIN TRANSPORT - A composition for transportation of phytochelatin including two DNA molecule encoding two members of ABCC (multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP)) subfamily of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter protein in a plant is provided. The composition for transportation of phytochelatin can be useful in accumulating and sequestering phytochelatin alone or in combination with a harmful substance by transporting the phytochelatin and/or harmful substance into the vacuole of a cell, thereby reducing a content of the toxic substance from cytosol, and also reducing it from translocation from the root to the shoot of a plant. Therefore, the DNA molecule can be useful to develop a crop in which the toxic substance present in edible parts, such as leaves, stems and fruits, of the plant is reduced in content. Furthermore, the DNA molecule can be useful to develop inedible plants for phytoremediation or phytoextraction due to an increase in accumulated amount of and resistance against arsenic, an arsenic compound and cadmium, thereby making it possible to achieve phytoremediation or phytoextraction in an environmentally friendly and economic manner.08-15-2013