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The polynucleotide confers pathogen or pest resistance

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800278000 - METHOD OF INTRODUCING A POLYNUCLEOTIDE MOLECULE INTO OR REARRANGEMENT OF GENETIC MATERIAL WITHIN A PLANT OR PLANT PART

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20110179523Method for Producing a Transgenic Plant Cell, a Plant or a Part Thereof with Increased Resistance Biotic Stress - The invention relates to the control of pathogens. Disclosed herein are methods of producing transgenic plants with increased pathogen resistance, expression vectors comprising polynucleotides encoding for functional proteins, and transgenic plants and seeds generated thereof.07-21-2011
20130031667Anti-nematode peptides and methods of use thereof - The invention provides novel polypeptides, and variants and fragments thereof, having pesticidal activity against nematodes. Particular embodiments of the invention provide isolated nucleic acids encoding pesticidal proteins, biopesticide compositions, expression cassettes, and transformed microorganisms and plants comprising a nucleic acid of the invention. These compositions find use in methods for controlling pests, especially plant parasitic nematodes.01-31-2013
20090138988MODIFICATION OF PLANT DISEASE RESISTANCE - The invention provides methods of increasing resistance to disease in a plant. Also provided are plant steroid biosynthesis enzyme coding sequences, including sequences for squalene synthase, constructs comprising these sequences, plants transformed therewith and methods of use thereof. Methods for producing a plant with increased disease resistance are also provided. In certain aspects of the invention, methods for producing plants transformed with the nucleic acids are provided, the transformed plants exhibiting improved disease resistance.05-28-2009
20130031666ENGINEERING BROAD-SPECTRUM DISEASE RESISTANCE AGAINST HAUSTORIUM-FORMING PATHOGENS USING RPW8 AS A DELIVERY VEHICLE - The present invention relates to the increased expression of RPW8 proteins causing an increased level of the RPW8 proteins at extrahaustorial membrane with subsequent induction of pathogen inhibition reactions against haustorium forming pathogens.01-31-2013
20120174259NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES THAT TARGET THE VACUOLAR ATPASE C SUBUNIT AND CONFER RESISTANCE TO COLEOPTERAN PESTS - This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of coleopteran pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in coleopteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of coleopteran pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.07-05-2012
20090089895ANTIFUNGAL POLYPEPTIDES - Compositions and methods for protecting a plant from a pathogen, particularly a fungal pathogen, are provided. Compositions include amino acid sequences, and variants and fragments thereof, for antipathogenic polypeptides that were isolated from fungal fermentation broths. Nucleic acids that encode the antipathogenic polypeptides are also provided. A method for inducing pathogen resistance in a plant using the nucleotide sequences disclosed herein is further provided. The method comprises introducing into a plant an expression cassette comprising a promoter operably linked to a nucleotide sequence that encodes an antipathogenic polypeptide of the invention. Compositions comprising an antipathogenic polypeptide or a transformed microorganism comprising a nucleic acid of the invention in combination with a carrier and methods of using these compositions to protect a plant from a pathogen are further provided. Transformed plants, plant cells, seeds, and microorganisms comprising a nucleotide sequence that encodes an antipathogenic polypeptide of the invention are also disclosed.04-02-2009
20090100544Drought Tolerant Corn with Reduced Mycotoxin - Transgenic corn plants having recombinant DNA for expressing a protein or proteins that provides water-deficit tolerance have improved yield under water deficit conditions and improved fungal resistance, and exhibit lower levels of colonization by mycotoxins in grain that is harvested from plants that experience water deficit tolerance.04-16-2009
20090193540GENERATION 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 PPR2 nucleic acid. The invention is further directed to methods of generating plants with a pathogen resistance phenotype.07-30-2009
20090193539GENERATION 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 PPR2 nucleic acid. The invention is further directed to methods of generating plants with a pathogen resistance phenotype.07-30-2009
20110197312Indigenous Viral Satellite RNA Associate with Cucumber Mosaic Virus used as a Biological Control Agent against Tomato Diseases caused by Virus Strains, Viroids, and Fungi - Viral satellite RNA associated with cucumber mosaic virus KU1 strain used as a biological control agent against a severe viral strain KU2 caused tomato necrosis. Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTV) caused tomato stunting, fusarium wilt disease in tomato caused by 08-11-2011
20130212739PROCESS FOR TRANSFECTING PLANTS - A process of transfecting a plant, comprising spraying parts of said plant with an aqueous suspension containing cells of an 08-15-2013
20110203015AXMI221z, AXMI222z, AXMI223z, AXMI224z, AND AXMI225z DELTA-ENDOTOXIN GENES 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 a toxin polypeptide 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 toxin nucleic acid molecules are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed, and antibodies specifically binding to those amino acid sequences. In particular, the present invention provides for isolated nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:21-32, or the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1-20, as well as variants and fragments thereof.08-18-2011
20110203013DELIVERING COMPOSITIONS OF INTEREST TO PLANT CELLS - Methods and mixtures for providing a composition of interest to a plant cell are provided. Methods using a mixture of particles are provided, wherein the mixture includes at least one nanoparticle associated with a microparticle via a lipid compound. Methods include methods for plant cell transformation, methods to increase transformation frequency, methods to increase gene targeting, and methods for plastid transformation. The nanoparticle comprises at least one composition of interest. Also provided are transformed plant cells, plants, and seeds produced using the methods and mixtures described herein. Further provided are the methods of making and using the mixtures of particles.08-18-2011
20120180160ANTIFUNGAL PLANT PROTEINS AND METHODS OF THEIR USE - DNA constructions that provide for production of potent antifungal proteins in transgenic plants and transformed yeast cells are described. Methods of using the DNA constructs to produce transgenic plants that inhibit growth of plant pathogenic fungi are also disclosed. The use of transformed yeast cells containing the DNA constructs to produce the antifungal proteins and methods of isolating the antifungal proteins are also described.07-12-2012
20100077506Peroxidase Gene Nematode Inducible Promotors and Methods of Use - The invention provides plant gene promoters and regulatory elements that are root-specific and/or induced by parasitic nematodes. The promoters of the invention are useful for controlling expression of nucleic acids of interest in plants roots.03-25-2010
20100043102Nematode Inducible Promotors and Methods of Use - The invention provides promoter polynucleotides that are root-specific and/or induced by parasitic nematodes. The promoters of the invention are useful for controlling expression of nucleic acids of interest in plant roots.02-18-2010
20100043101Method for controlling root parasitic plants - It is an objective to provide a method for controlling root parasitic plants. The present invention is directed to a method for protecting plants from root parasitic plants comprising regulating the activity of a protein associated with the strigolactone biosynthetic pathway (including the strigolactone biosynthetic and signalling pathway) in plants or expression of a gene encoding such a protein.02-18-2010
20090013435CLOSTERVIRUS-RESISTANT MELON PLANTS - The present invention relates to plant of the species 01-08-2009
20090144855Compositions and Methods Comprising Stinging Capsules/Cells For Delivering a Biologically Active Agent Into a Plant Cell - The invention relates to stinging cells or isolated capsules and to their use in compositions and methods for efficient delivery of biologically active agents into a plant cell or plant tissue. The biologically active agent to be delivered by the methods of the present invention is selected from a nucleic acid, a peptide, a polypeptide, a plant hormone, an enzyme, an herbicidal agent, an anti-viral agent, an anti-bacterial agent and an anti-fungal agent. Particularly, the invention is related to compositions and methods for the efficient transformation of polynucleotide construct into a plant cell or tissue, to obtain transgenic plants.06-04-2009
20120167251AXMI-031, AXMI-039, AXMI-040 AND AXMI-049, A FAMILY OF NOVEL DELTA-ENDOTOXIN GENES 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 a delta-endotoxin polypeptide 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 delta-endotoxin nucleic acid molecules are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed, and antibodies specifically binding to those amino acid sequences.06-28-2012
20130047299Defensin-Encoding Nucleic Acid Molecules Derived From Nicotiana Alata, Uses Therefor And Transgenic Plants Comprising Same - The present invention provides nucleic acid molecules derived from 02-21-2013
20100269226TISSUE SPECIFIC PROMOTERS - The invention relates to tissue specific promoters which can be used in plants for one or more of the following purposes: a. altering carbohydrate metabolism b. preventing memory substance loss c. expression of an invertase inhibitor d. expression of a fructosyl transferase e. expression of a levan sucrase f. expression of genes coding for transported proteins for N-compounds g. expression of characteristics which increase resistance/tolerance with respect to pathogens.10-21-2010
20090307799METHOD TO IDENTIFY DISEASE RESISTANT QUANTITATIVE TRAIT LOCI IN SOYBEAN AND COMPOSITIONS THEREOF - The present invention is in the field of plant breeding and genetics, particularly as it pertains to the genus, Glycine. More specifically, the invention relates to a method for screening soybean plants containing one or more quantitative trait loci for disease resistance, species of Glycine having such loci and methods for breeding for and screening of Glycine with such loci. The invention further relates to the use of exotic germplasm in a breeding program.12-10-2009
20090307798Polynucleotides and Methods for Making Plants Resistant to Fungal Pathogens - This invention relates to polynucleotide sequences encoding genes that can confer resistance to the plant pathogen 12-10-2009
20090106858Isolation and Characterization of the Csb3-1 Mutant of Arabidopsis Thaliana and Use Thereof as a Regulator of Resistance in Plants to Diseases Caused by Biotrophic Pathogens - The invention relates to the technical field of plant biotechnology and, more specifically, to the identification and characterization of the csb3-1 mutant of 04-23-2009
20120192311RIPENING PROMOTER - The presence of expansins was investigated in various developmental and ripening stages of cherry fruits by SDS PAGE and immunoblotting. An expansin gene and three fragments (242, 607, and 929 bp) of its promoter region were cloned. The genomic clone of the expansin gene contained three introns, two exons spanning a 1.6 kb and a 1.0 kb upstream region. Semi quantitative PCR analysis showed that this gene was ripening specific Chimeric promoter—GUS constructs were made and truncated forms of the expansin promoter were introduced into tomatoes by agroinjection and fruits were analyzed for GUS expression by histochemical GUS staining and enzyme activity assays. The 0.60 kb expansin promoter efficiently induced GUS expression in transgenic tomatoes, whereas constructs with the 0.25 kb promoter did not display significant GUS staining. The highest GUS activity was detected in tomatoes containing the 1.0 kb promoter construct. Both large base pair promoter constructs drove the expression of the GUS gene at an equal or higher rate than the tomato E8 promoter.07-26-2012
20120192310Novel Bacillus thuringiensis Gene With Lepidopteran Activity - The invention provides nucleic acids, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from strains of 07-26-2012
20090044296HRPN INTERACTORS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules configured to increase or decrease expression of a nucleic acid molecule that encodes a HrpN-interacting protein; nucleic acid constructs that include these nucleic acid molecules; host cells, transgenic plants, and transgenic plant seeds transformed thereby; and methods of increasing plant growth or imparting disease resistance to plants. Also disclosed are an isolated HIPM nucleic acid molecule and an isolated HIPM protein or polypeptide.02-12-2009
20130074218METHOD FOR OPTIMISING GENE EXPRESSION USING SYNONYMOUS CODON OPTIMISATION - The present invention discloses a method for modulating the quality of a selected phenotype that is displayed by an organism or part thereof and that results from the expression of a polypeptide-encoding polynucleotide by replacing at least one codon of that polynucleotide with a synonymous codon that has a higher or lower preference of usage by the organism or part thereof to produce the selected phenotype than the codon it replaces. The present invention is also directed to the use of a codon-modified polynucleotide so constructed for modulating the quality of a selected phenotype displayed by an organism or part thereof.03-21-2013
20130074217TRANSGENIC SOYBEAN PLANTS EXHIBITING IMPROVED INNATE IMMUNITY - This disclosure provides for compositions and methods to increase the innate immunity of soybean plants.03-21-2013
20130061350PLANTS AND SEEDS OF COMMON WHEAT CULTIVAR WB-700 - A wheat cultivar, designated WB-700, is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds, plants, and hybrids of wheat cultivar WB-700, and to methods for producing a wheat plant produced by crossing plants from wheat cultivar WB-700 with themselves or with plants from another wheat variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a wheat plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic wheat plants and plant parts produced by those methods. The invention also relates to wheat varieties or breeding varieties and plant parts derived from wheat cultivar WB-700, to methods for producing other wheat varieties, lines or plant parts derived from wheat cultivar WB-700, and to the wheat plants, varieties, and their parts derived from the use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid wheat seeds and plants produced by crossing wheat cultivar WB-700 with another wheat cultivar.03-07-2013
20110067144METHOD FOR CREATING BROAD-SPECTRUM RESISTANCE TO FUNGI IN TRANSGENIC PLANTS - The present invention relates to the creation of broad-spectrum resistance in transgenic plants by inserting inhibitory nucleic acid sequences inhibiting the expression of fungal genes.03-17-2011
20090271890METHOD FOR OBTAINING A PLANT WITH A LASTING RESISTANCE TO A PATHOGEN - Corresponding results were obtained with A method for obtaining a plant, in particular a cultivated lettuce plant (10-29-2009
20120117690NOVEL BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS CRYSTAL POLYPEPTIDES, POLYNUCLEOTIDES, AND COMPOSITIONS THEREOF - The present invention provides insecticidal polypeptides related to shuffled 05-10-2012
20120117689CHIMERIC PROMOTERS CAPABLE OF MEDIATING GENE EXPRESSION IN PLANTS UPON PATHOGEN INFECTION AND USES THEREOF - Described are synthetic promoters capable of mediating gene expression in plants upon pathogen infection. Furthermore, recombinant genes and vectors comprising said chimeric promoters as well as host cells transformed with such chimeric promoters, recombinant genes, or vectors are provided. Additionally, diagnostic compositions and kits comprising such chimeric promoters, recombinant genes, vectors or cells are described. Provided are further methods for the identification of compounds being capable of activating or inhibiting genes that are specifically expressed in plants upon pathogen infection employing the above described means. Furthermore, transgenic plant cells, plant tissue, and plants containing the above-described chimeric promoters, recombinant genes, and vectors as well as the use of the aforementioned chimeric promoters, recombinant genes, vectors and/or compounds identified by the method of the invention in plant cell and tissue culture, plant breeding, and/or agriculture are described.05-10-2012
20110023184AXMI-205 PESTICIDAL GENE AND METHODS FOR ITS 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 nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:2, 3, or 4, the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, 9, 10, or 11, as well as variants and fragments thereof.01-27-2011
20110023183Switchgrass Promoter and Uses Thereof - The subject application provides polynucleotides, compositions thereof and methods for regulating gene expression in a plant. Polynucleotides disclosed herein comprise novel sequences for a promoter that initiates transcription of an operably linked nucleotide sequence. Thus, various embodiments of the invention comprise the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 or 2 or fragments thereof that are capable of driving the expression of an operably linked nucleic acid sequence.01-27-2011
20130067620Improved Compositions and Methods for Pathogen Control in Plants - Methods and compositions for use in reducing biotic stress in plants by providing recombinant DNA molecules encoding methkyletone thioesterase into the cells of a plant in order to achieve a reduction in infestation by nematodes, insects and other pests are described. The plant cells in some cases produce one or more of 2-nonanone, 2-undecanone, 2-tridecanone and 2-pentadecanone. Also described are methods for making transgenic plants that express the recombinant DNA molecule for use in protecting plants from pest infestations.03-14-2013
20090100543AXMI-018, AXMI-020, AND AXMI-021, A FAMILY OF DELTA-ENDOTOXIN GENES 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 a delta-endotoxin polypeptide 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 delta-endotoxin 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:2, 4, or 6, or the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, 3, or 5, as well as variants and fragments thereof.04-16-2009
20120272404ISOLATED NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULE, GENIC CONSTRUCT, VECTOR, TRANSGENIC CELL, METHOD OF OBTAINING A CELL AND A TRANSGENIC PLANT, ISOLATED AND PURIFIED POLYPEPTIDE, BIODEGRADABLE PESTICIDE COMPOSITION, METHOD OF CONTROLLING A PEST, METHOD OF OBTAINING TRANSGENIC STRAINS RESISTANT TO AN INSECT PEST - The present invention belongs to an insecticide compound derived from a strain of 10-25-2012
20090188008COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF TARGET POLYNUCLEOTIDES - Methods and compositions which increase the concentration of an inhibitory RNA specific for a target sequence in a cell are provided. In one embodiment, the methods and compositions employ a first polynucleotide comprising a silencing element for a target pest sequence operably linked to a promoter active in the plant cell; and, a second polynucleotide comprising a suppressor enhancer element comprising the target pest sequence or an active fragment or variant thereof operably linked to a promoter active in the plant cell. The combined expression of the silencing element with the target pest sequence, or an active variant or fragment thereof, leads to the amplification of the inhibitory RNA produced from the silencing element over the achievable with only the expression of the silencing element alone. Thus, the various methods and compositions of the invention provide improved methods for the delivery of inhibitory RNA to a target organism.07-23-2009
20130104259AXMI-115, AXMI-113, AXMI-005, AXMI-163 AND AXMI-184: INSECTICIDAL PROTEINS AND METHODS FOR THEIR USE - Compositions and methods for conferring insecticidal activity to host cells are provided. Compositions comprising a coding sequence for a delta-endotoxin polypeptide are provided. The coding sequences can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in host cells. Compositions also comprise transformed host cells. In particular, isolated delta-endotoxin nucleic acid molecules are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed, and antibodies specifically binding to those amino acid sequences. In particular, the present invention provides for isolated nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:4, 5, 6, 13, or 14, or the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, 2, 3, 11, or 12, as well as variants and fragments thereof.04-25-2013
20090089894Metacaspase II in engineering soybean for disease resistance - The present invention is in the field of soybean genetics. More specifically, the invention relates to nucleic acid molecules from regions the soybean genome, which are associated with soybean 04-02-2009
20080295203EXPRESSION OF AN ANTIMICROBIAL PEPTIDE VIA THE PLASTID GENOME TO CONTROL PHYTOPATHOGENIC BACTERIA11-27-2008
20120102595Novel Antifungal Proteins and Methods of Use - Compositions and methods for protecting a plant from a pathogen, particularly a fungal pathogen, are provided. Compositions include amino acid sequences, and variants and fragments thereof, for novel variants of antipathogenic polypeptides generated through DNA shuffling that exhibit improved antipathogenic activity. Polynucleotides that encode the antipathogenic polypeptides are also provided. A method for inducing pathogen resistance in a plant using the polynucleotides disclosed herein is further provided. Compositions comprising an antipathogenic polypeptide or a microorganism comprising an antipathogenic polynucleotide of the invention in combination with a carrier and methods of using these compositions to protect a plant from a pathogen are further provided. Plants, plant cells, seeds, and microorganisms comprising an antipathogenic polynucleotide or polypeptide of the invention are also disclosed.04-26-2012
20110072537Genetically modified plants having desirable traits - A method for genetically modifying a turfgrass plant cell such that a plant, produced from said cell, is characterized as having modulated brassinolide activity as compared with a wild-type plant, said method comprising: introducing at least one exogenous BAS1 polynucleotide, homologue or functional fragment thereof, into a plant cell to obtain a transformed plant cell; and growing the transformed plant cell under conditions which permit expression of BAS1 gene product, homologue or functional fragment thereof, thereby producing a plant having modulated brassinolide activity, wherein the plant cell is a turf grass cell wherein said genetically modified plant further comprising a drought resistance, salt resistance, insect resistance and the like.03-24-2011
20100287663METHODS FOR PRODUCING PLANTS WITH ALTERED LEVELS OF SULPHATED SECONDARY METABOLITES - According to the present invention there is provided a method of producing a plant or a plant cell having an altered level of at least one glucosinolate, said method comprising obtaining a plant or plant cell comprising at least one active Adenosine-5′-Phosphosulphate Kinase (APS kinase, Apk) gene and preventing or inhibiting the production and/or function of the gene product encoded by at least one Adenosine-5′-Phosphosulphate Kinase (APS kinase, Apk) gene, preferably disrupting expression of at least one Adenosine-5′-Phosphosulphate Kinase (APS kinase, Apk) gene.11-11-2010
20080307544Method to Prime Plants in Order to Increase Their Pathogen Resistance - The invention provides a method for priming plants, thereby achieving an enhancing resistance by providing these plants with a gene construct comprising a DNA sequence coding for an RKS receptor. The resistance can then be induced by contacting said plants with the pathogen or with a signal compound.12-11-2008
20110283417Secreted Insecticidal Protein and Gene Compositions from Bacillus Thuringiensis and Uses Therefor - The present invention relates to the isolation and characterization of nucleotide sequences encoding novel insecticidal proteins secreted into the extracellular space from 11-17-2011
20090178158RESISTANCE AGAINST PARASITIC WEEDS - The seeds of parasitic plants of the genera 07-09-2009
20130025000PROMOTER FOR REGULATION OF GENE EXPRESSION IN PLANT ROOTS - The invention is directed to a promoter isolated from maize. The promoter of the invention have particular utility in driving root preferred expression, specifically root-cap expression, of heterologous genes that impart increased agronomic, horticultural and/or pesticidal characteristics to a given transgenic plant. The invention is also drawn to DNA molecules comprising the promoter of the invention and transformed plant tissues containing DNA molecules comprising a promoter of the invention operably linked to a heterologous gene or genes, and seeds thereof.01-24-2013
20080313776Soybean EF1A Promoter and Its Use in Constitutive Expression of Transgenic Genes in Plants - The promoter of a soybean translation elongation factor EF1 alpha and fragments thereof and their use in promoting the expression of one or more heterologous nucleic acid fragments in a tissue-independent or constitutive manner in plants are described.12-18-2008
20090094714Coleopteran-Toxic Polypeptide Compositions And Insect-Resistant Transgenic Plants - Disclosed are novel insecticidal polypeptides, and compositions comprising these polypeptides, peptide fragments thereof, and antibodies specific therefor. Also disclosed are vectors, transformed host cells, and transgenic plants that contain nucleic acid segments that encode the disclosed δ-endotoxin polypeptides. Also disclosed are methods of identifying related polypeptides and polynucleotides, methods of making and using transgenic cells comprising these polynucleotide sequences, as well as methods for controlling an insect population, such as Colorado potato beetle, southern corn rootworm and western corn rootworm, and for conferring to a plant resistance to a target insect species.04-09-2009
20120011617Regulatory Elements Associated with CBF Transcription Factors of Maize - Compositions and methods for regulating expression of a polynucleotide of interest in a plant are provided. Compositions include novel nucleotide sequences comprising an isolated stress-induced promoter natively linked to the maize ZmCBF2 coding region. A method for expressing a polynucleotide of interest in a plant or plant cell, using a regulatory sequence described herein, is provided. The method may comprise transforming a plant cell to comprise a polynucleotide sequence of interest 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.01-12-2012
20110289627MODIFIED CRY3A TOXINS AND NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCES CODING THEREFOR - Methods for making a modified Cry3A toxin are disclosed. Such methods include the insertion of a protease recognition site that is recognized by a gut protease of a target insect, such as corn rootworm, into at least one position of a Cry3A toxin so that a modified Cry3A toxin is thus designed. The coding sequence of the modified Cry3A toxin may be transformed into a host cell and the host cell grown under conditions that allow the host cell to produce the modified Cry3A toxin. The host cell may be a plant cell and the plant may be comprised in a transgenic plant. Thus, the transgenic plant may be used to produce the modified Cry3A toxin.11-24-2011
20110289625ALTERED LEAF MORPHOLOGY AND ENHANCED AGRONOMIC PROPERTIES IN PLANTS - The invention provides methods for enhancing agronomic properties in plants by down-regulation of a PALM transcription factor. Nucleic acid constructs for down-regulation of PALM are described. Transgenic plants are provided that comprise increased leafy tissue and increased disease resistance. Plants described herein may be used, for example, as improved forage crops or in biofuel production.11-24-2011
20110289626METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR CONFERRING RESISTANCE TO PESTS AND PATHOGENS OF PLANTS - Methods and materials for conferring pest resistance to plants are provided. Plants are transformed with a silencing construct homologous to a gene of a plant pest that is essential for the survival, development, or pathogenicity of the pest. This results in the plant producing RNAi to the selected gene, which, when ingested by the pest results in silencing of the gene and a subsequent reduction of the pest's ability to harm the plant. In other embodiments, the pest's reduced ability to harm the plant is passed on to pest progeny. Methods and materials for depathogenesis of pests is also provided.11-24-2011
20110289624GENE-TRANSFER VECTOR COMPRISING HELPER-COMPONENT PROTEASE GENE OF PAPAYA RINGSPOT VIRUS FOR BROAD-SPECTRUM VIRUS RESISTANCE IN CROPS AND USE THEREOF - Provided is a recombinant plasmid having a control sequence and a coding sequence fragment of Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) helper-component protease gene (HC-Pro gene) operably linked to the control sequence. A recombinant microorganism derived therefrom is also provided. A method for providing plants with resistance against virus is also provided. Use of PRSV HC-Pro gene or fragment thereof in generating plants with resistance against virus is also provided. It is proven that the PRSV HC-Pro transgenic plants can solve the problem resulting from breakdown by gene silencing suppression and provide broad-spectrum resistance to various PRSV strains of different geographical origins.11-24-2011
20090031449DEFENSIN POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND METHODS OF USE - Methods and compositions for modulating development and defense responses are provided. Nucleotide sequences encoding defensin proteins are provided. The sequences can be used in expression cassettes for modulating development, developmental pathways, and defense responses. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seed are also provided.01-29-2009
20090070896INSECT RESISTANT TRANSGENIC TURF GRASS - This invention relates to transgenic turf grass having resistance to turf grass pest insects. Methods of producing such insect-resistant transgenic turf grass lines are disclosed. The invention further relates to the use of the insect-resistant transgenic turf grass to eliminate or reduce the usage of spray-on insecticides to protect the turf grass from insect damage.03-12-2009
20110296553ENGINEERING BROAD AND DURABLE RESISTANCE TO GRAPEVINE FANLEAF VIRUS IN PLANTS - The present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules useful for conferring broad and durable resistance to grapevine fanleaf virus in plants. The invention also relates to methods of enhancing resistance to plant pathogens and plants or plant components (such as grape plants) expressing such nucleic acid molecules. In addition, the invention relates to products (e.g., foodstuffs including beverages such as wine or juice) derived from grape plants transformed with such nucleic acids.12-01-2011
20090188006PATHOGEN-INDUCIBLE SYNTHETIC PROMOTER - The invention relates to a pathogen-inducible synthetic promoter which is suitable for regulating the transcription of a nucleic acid, and includes a minimal promoter, characterized in that the minimal promoter includes a sequence motif a) dbrmwa or b) twcccmt which is disposed downstream from a TATA region and in front of a transcription starting point which is located on the minimal promoter and at which transcription of the nucleic acid to be regulated starts.07-23-2009
20100269220ENHANCING EXPRESSION OF VALUE-ADDED GENES BY TRANSGENIC EXPRESSION OF TOMBUSVIRUS-BASED P19 GENE MUTANTS - A method of enhancing expression of at least one desired gene product in a plant, comprises transgenically introducing a Tombusvirus p19/R43W mutant gene (SEQ. ID NO: 3) into the plant, expressing at least one desired gene product in the plant, wherein expression of said product is susceptible to RNA silencing; and co-expressing the transgenically introduced p19/R43W, to produce an amount of P19/R43W mutant protein (SEQ. ID NO: 4) sufficient to suppress silencing of expression of said desired gene product.10-21-2010
20100071089Method For Increasing Pathogen Resistance In Transgenic Plants - The invention relates to a method of increasing the resistance to one or more penetrating pathogen(s) in a monocotyledonous or dicotyledonous plant or a part of a plant, for example in an organ, tissue, a cell or a part of a plant cell, for example in an organell, wherein a DNA sequence which codes for an armadillo repeat ARM1 protein and which mediates an increased pathogen resistance, preferably an increased resistance to fungal pathogens, is increased into, and expressed in, the plant or plant cell; or wherein an endogenous DNA sequence which codes for an armadillo repeat ARM1 protein and which mediates an increased pathogen resistance, preferably an increased resistance to fungal pathogens, is increased in the plant or plant cell in comparison with the original, or wild-type, plant, or wherein the endogenous gene sequence or preferably the 5′-untranslated region (5′UTR) is modified in comparison with the original sequence. The invention also relates to plants, to parts of a plant, for example an organ, tissue, a cell or a part of a plant cell, for example an organelle, which are obtained by the above methods, and to corresponding propagation material.03-18-2010
20100170006METHODS FOR SCREENING OF NOVEL FUNCTIONS OF RECEPTOR LIKE KINASES - The disclosure relates to methods for modulating plant growth and organogenesis using dominant-negative receptor-like kinases.07-01-2010
20100170005USE OF SUBTILISIN (RNR9) POLYNUCLEOTIDES FOR ACHIEVING A PATHOGEN RESISTANCE IN PLANTS - The invention relates to a method of generating or increasing a pathogen resistance in plants by reducing the expression of at least one subtilisin polypeptide or a functional equivalent thereof. The invention relates to novel nucleic acid sequences coding for a 07-01-2010
20100011468FUNGUS RESISTANT PLANTS AND THEIR USES - The present invention relates to a novel method for increasing the resitance of a plant, in particular of a Solanaceae, preferably of potato and tomato, to plant pathogens of the phylum Oomyceta comprising increasing the activity of the polypeptide of the present invention. The invention further relates to polynucleotides and vectors comprising these polynucleotides. The invention furthermore relates to corresponding vectors, cells, transgenic plants and transgenic propagation material derived from them, methods to produce them and to their use for the production of foodstuffs, feeding stuffs, seed, pharmaceuticals or fine chemicals.01-14-2010
20100269222ROOT ACTIVE PROMOTERS, AND USES THEREOF - The present invention is directed to root active promoter sequences, polynucleotide constructs comprising the root active promoters and methods of identifying the root active promoters, or fragments thereof. The invention further relates to the use of the present root active promoters to modulate transcript levels.10-21-2010
20100269221Novel Bacillus Thuringiensis Gene with Lepidopteran Activity - The invention provides nucleic acids, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from strains of 10-21-2010
20100269227TISSUE SPECIFIC PROMOTERS - The invention relates to tissue specific promoters which can be used in plants for one or more of the following purposes: a. altering carbohydrate metabolism b. preventing memory substance loss c. expression of an invertase inhibitor d. expression of a fructosyl transferase e. expression of a levan sucrase f. expression of genes coding for transported proteins for N-compounds g. expression of characteristics which increase resistance/tolerance with respect to pathogens.10-21-2010
20100269225TISSUE SPECIFIC PROMOTERS - The invention relates to tissue specific promoters which can be used in plants for one or more of the following purposes: a. altering carbohydrate metabolism b. preventing memory substance loss c. expression of an invertase inhibitor d. expression of a fructosyl transferase e. expression of a levan sucrase f. expression of genes coding for transported proteins for N-compounds g. expression of characteristics which increase resistance/tolerance with respect to pathogens.10-21-2010
20090165171Transgenic Plants Exhibiting Increased Tolerance to Stress and Methods of Generating Same - Methods of increasing tolerance of a plant to stress are provided. According to an exemplary aspect a method of increasing tolerance of a plant to a biotic stress is provided. The method comprising expressing within the plant an exogenous thereby increasing the tolerance of the plant to the biotic stress. Also provided are nucleic acid constructs and transgenic plants comprising same.06-25-2009
20120110696LysM Receptor-Like Kinases To Improve Plant Defense Response Against Fungal Pathogens - Perception of chitin fragments (chitooligosaccharides) is an important first step in plant defense response against fungal pathogen. LysM receptor-like kinases (LysM RLKs) are instrumental in this perception process. LysM RLKs also play a role in activating transcription of chitin-responsive genes (CRGs) in plants. Mutations in the LysM kinase receptor genes or the downstream CRGs may affect the fungal susceptibility of a plant. Mutations in LysM RLKs or transgenes carrying the same may be beneficial in imparting resistance against fungal pathogens.05-03-2012
20090151020CHIMERIC AND PROLINE RICH PROTEIN PROMOTERS FOR EXPRESSION IN PLANTS - The present invention provides regulatory polynucleotide molecules isolated from plant proline rich protein genes and linked to a viral enhancer molecule. The invention further discloses compositions, polynucleotide constructs, transformed host cells, transgenic plants and seeds containing the regulatory polynucleotide sequences, and methods for preparing and using the same.06-11-2009
20090151019LATE BLIGHT RESISTANCE GENE FROM WILD POTATO - A novel resistance gene and its encoded protein isolated from the wild potato, 06-11-2009
20100251422Application of ERF genes from Bupleurum kaoi - The use of 09-30-2010
20090144853Control of Gene Expression in Plants - Disclosed is an isolated nucleic acid molecule, which molecule comprises at least 500 bases of the nucleotide sequence shown in FIG. 06-04-2009
20110197314Methods and Compositions for Controlling Plant Pests - Compositions and methods for conferring pesticidal activity to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions comprising a coding sequence for a delta-endotoxin polypeptide 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 delta-endotoxin nucleic acid molecules are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed, and antibodies specifically binding to those amino acid sequences. In particular, the present invention provides for isolated nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:13-24 or the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1-12 and 25-44, as well as variants and fragments thereof.08-11-2011
20110197313Pepper Hybrid E42.2346 - A hybrid pepper designated E42.2346 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of hybrid pepper E42.2346 to the plants of hybrid pepper E42.2346 and to methods for producing a hybrid plant, either inbred or hybrid, by crossing the hybrid E42.2346 with itself or another pepper plant. The invention further relates to methods for producing a pepper plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic plants produced by that method and to methods for producing other pepper lines, cultivars or hybrids derived from the hybrid pepper E42.2346.08-11-2011
20110179522DEFENSIN POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND METHODS OF USE - Methods and compositions for modulating development and defense responses are provided. Nucleotide sequences encoding defensin proteins are provided. The sequences can be used in expression cassettes for modulating development, developmental pathways, and defense responses. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seed are also provided.07-21-2011
20100122376METHODS OF ENHANCING THE RESISTANCE OF PLANTS TO BACTERIAL PATHOGENS - Methods are provided for enhancing the resistance of plants to bacterial pathogens. The methods involve transforming a plant with a polynucleotide molecule comprising a plant promoter operably linked to a nucleotide sequence that encodes a plant receptor that binds specifically with bacterial elongation factor-Tu. Further provided are expression cassettes, transformed plants, seeds, and plant cells that are produced by such methods.05-13-2010
20090089896PLANT METABOLITE EXPORTER GENE PROMOTERS - The invention provides plant gene promoters, and essential promoter elements, which are root-specific and/or induced by parasitic nematodes. The promoters of the invention are useful for controlling expression of nucleic acids of interest in plant roots.04-02-2009
20090083880MODIFIED PLANT DEFENSIN - The invention herein includes a general method for reducing or eliminating a toxic effect of transgenic defensin expression in a host plant. The invention also includes a method of modifying a nucleic acid encoding a defensin, a nucleic acid modified thereby and a modified defensin encoded by the modified nucleic acid sequence. The invention also includes a transgenic plant containing and expressing the modified defensin-coding nucleic acid sequence, the plant exhibiting reduced or eliminated toxic effects of defensin, compared with otherwise comparable transgenic plants expressing an unmodified defensin. The modified defensin is termed a chimeric defensin having a mature defensin domain of a first plant defensin combined with a C-terminal propeptide domain of a second plant defensin or a vacuolar translocation peptide.03-26-2009
20090094713Plant Regulatory Region that Directs Transgene Expression in the Maternal and Supporting Tissue of Maize Ovules and Pollinated Kernels - Compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant are provided. Compositions include a novel nucleotide sequence for a maize actin depolymerization factor 4 promoter. Also provided is a method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using a promoter sequence disclosed herein.04-09-2009
20100281572NEMATODE RESISTANT TRANSGENIC PLANTS - Compositions and methods for providing nematode resistance are provided. One aspect provides transgenic plants or cells comprising an inhibitory nucleic acid specific for one or more nematode esophageal polypeptides. Other aspects provide transgenic plants or cells resistant to at least two different root-knot nematode species.11-04-2010
20100122375COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING DISEASE RESISTANCE IN PLANTS - Compositions and methods for enhancing disease resistance in plants by modulating levels or activities of GmUBox1 polynucleotides and polypeptides are provided. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seed are also provided having enhanced disease resistance.05-13-2010
20100095402Materials and methods for engineering resistance to tomato yellow leaf curl virus (tylcv) in plants, - The subject invention concerns materials and methods for providing genetically-engineered resistance in plants to geminivirus, such as, using polynucleotides containing all or a portion of a replication associated protein (Rep) gene of TYLCV and all or a portion of a Rep intergenic region (IR). Virus-resistant plants produced according to the present invention have horticulturally acceptable phenotypic traits. Methods of the invention comprise transforming a plant with a polynucleotide wherein when the polynucleotide is expressed in the plant, the transformed plant exhibits resistance to plant viral infections. An exemplified embodiment utilizes a polynucleotide comprising a Rep gene derived from a Florida isolate of TYLCV. The methods of the invention can be used to provide resistance to TYLCV infection in plants such as tomato and tobacco. The present invention also concerns transformed and transgenic plants and plant tissue that comprise a polynucleotide of the invention.04-15-2010
20110203014AXMI218, AXMI219, AXMI220, AXMI226, AXMI227, AXMI228, AXMI229, AXMI230, AND AXMI231 DELTA-ENDOTOXIN GENES 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 a toxin polypeptide 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 toxin nucleic acid molecules are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed, and antibodies specifically binding to those amino acid sequences. In particular, the present invention provides for isolated nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:13-30, or the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1-12, as well as variants and fragments thereof.08-18-2011
20110173718HERBICIDE TOLERANT PLANTS - The present invention relates, inter alia, a method of selectively controlling weeds at a locus comprising crop plants and weeds, wherein the method comprises application to the locus of a weed controlling amount of a pesticide composition comprising an homogentisate solanesyltransferase (HST) inhibiting herbicide and/or hydroxyphenyl pyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) inhibiting herbicide, wherein the crop plants comprise at least one recombinant polynucleotide which comprises a region which encodes an HST; to a method of selectively controlling weeds at a locus comprising crop plants and weeds, wherein the method comprises application to the locus of a weed controlling amount of a pesticide composition comprising an homogentisate solanesyltransferase (HST) inhibiting herbicide, wherein the crop plants comprise at least one recombinant polynucleotide which comprises a region which encodes a HPPD enzyme and to recombinant polynucleotides and vectors for utilised in the methods. The present invention further relates to a herbicidal composition comprising a HPPD-inhibiting herbicide and a HST-inhibiting herbicide.07-14-2011
20090077690DEFENSIN POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND METHODS OF USE - Methods and compositions for modulating development and defense responses are provided. Nucleotide sequences encoding defensin proteins are provided. The sequences can be used in expression cassettes for modulating development, developmental pathways, and defense responses. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seed are also provided.03-19-2009
20090165173NOVEL NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCES AND THEIR USE IN METHODS FOR ACHIEVING PATHOGEN RESISTANCE IN PLANTS - The invention relates to novel RacB cDNA sequences from barley and to expression cassettes and vectors comprising these promoter sequences. The invention furthermore relates to transgenic plants transformed with these expression cassettes or vectors, to cultures, parts or transgenic propagation material derived from them, and to their use for the production of foodstuffs, feeding stuffs, seed, pharmaceuticals or fine chemicals. The invention furthermore relates to methods of generating or increasing a pathogen resistance in plants by reducing the expression of an RacB protein or of a functional equivalent thereof.06-25-2009
20090229011DISEASE-RESISTANT PLANTS AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING THE SAME - It is the object of the present invention to provide disease-resistant plants which have been transformed to cause an effective defense reaction, and methods for producing the same. The present invention provides expression cassettes comprising a promoter capable of promoting a constitutive, inducible, or organ- or phase-specific gene expression, and a gene, under the control of said promoter, encoding an elicitor protein.09-10-2009
20100281570MAIZE 18KD OLEOSIN SEED-PREFERRED REGULATORY ELEMENT - The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences of interest in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a seed-preferred promoter associated with the maize 18 KD OLE (18 kilodalton oleosin) coding region. A method for expressing a nucleotide sequence of interest in a plant using the regulatory sequence disclosed herein is provided.11-04-2010
20080209589Soybean Cultivar S060077 - A soybean cultivar designated S060077 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar S060077, to the plants of soybean S060077, to plant parts of soybean cultivar S060077 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing soybean cultivar S060077 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 S060077, to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar S060077 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 S060077 with another soybean cultivar.08-28-2008
20100132069PATHOGEN-INDUCIBLE PROMOTERS AND THEIR USE IN ENHANCING THE DISEASE RESISTANCE OF PLANTS - Methods for producing pathogen-inducible promoters for the expression of genes in plants are provided. The pathogen-inducible promoters are inducible by one, two, three, or more plant pathogens. Methods for producing R genes that are inducible in a plant by more than one plant pathogen are further provided. Additionally, provided are R genes and other nucleic acid molecules comprising the pathogen-inducible promoters and that are made by such methods as well as plants, plant parts, plant cells, seeds, and non-human host cells comprising the R genes and other nucleic acid molecules05-27-2010
20110271400DEFENSE PEPTIDES AGAINST FUNGAL INFECTION AND METHOD OF THEIR USE - , the fungal pathogen that causes Asian soybean rust, has the potential to cause significant losses in soybean yield in many production regions of the U.S. To assist the development of new modes of soybean resistance to fungal infection, peptides were identified from combinatorial phage-display peptide libraries which inhibit germ tube growth from urediniospores of 11-03-2011
20090119798Barley Row Type Gene and Use Thereof - The present invention provides the chromosomal location and structure of a gene involved in the determination of row type and panicle morphology of barley. The present inventors have found that the row type and panicle morphology of barley can be altered by introducing the Vrs1 gene provided by the present invention into barley and regulating its expression. Furthermore, the present inventors found the possibility of enhancing the resistance of barley to 05-07-2009
20100287664Genes for enhancing resistance to magnaporthe oryzae and uses thereof - The present invention relates to Pi5-1 and Pi5-2 proteins which enhance resistance to 11-11-2010
20100005545Compositions and Methods of Using RNA Interference of SCA1-Like Genes for Control of Nematodes - The present invention concerns double stranded RNA compositions and transgenic plants capable of inhibiting expression of essential genes in parasitic nematodes, and methods associated therewith. Specifically, the invention relates to the use of RNA interference to inhibit expression of a target essential nematode gene, which is a nematode sca1-like gene, and relates to the generation of plants that have increased resistance to parasitic nematodes.01-07-2010
20100138957HYBRID PEPTIDES HAVING ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING HYBRID PEPTIDES - The present invention concerns the development and utilization of hybrid lytic peptides derived from non-venomous molecular sources to confer a high level of sustainable resistance to phytopathogens in transgenic plants. In an exemplified embodiment, a composition of the invention comprises a cecropin-pleurocidin hybrid peptide of 27 amino acids. The peptide was designed based on optimization of critical molecular and physiochemical parameters. Peptides of the invention offer significantly enhanced antimicrobial activity and molecular properties associated with low cytotoxicity. Transgenic plants of grapevine (06-03-2010
20080250530Nucleic Acids Encoding Anthelmintic Agents And Plants Made Therefrom - The present invention provides DNA constructs, transgenic plants containing such constructs, and methods of making the plants. The DNA constructs encode a polypeptide that when expressed results in the production of fatty acid compounds having anthelmintic activity. Transgenic plants expressing such a polypeptide can exhibit enhanced resistance to plant parasitic nematodes, particularly when expressed in vegetative tissues. Transgenic plants expressing such a polypeptide can also be useful for non-pesticidal industrial uses.10-09-2008
20080235822NUCLEIC ACIDS ENCODING CHIMERIC POLYPEPTIDES ALLOWING EXPRESSION OF PLANT-NOXIOUS PROTEINS - This invention relates to nucleic acids encoding chimeric polypeptides comprising vacuole targeting sequences and plant-noxious sequences and especially pest control proteins. The polypeptides are useful in methods for targeting non-vacuolar harmful proteins to plant vacuoles. Chimeric polypeptides of the invention containing pest control proteins are useful for conferring pest resistance on plants and in the production of compositions useful as pesticides.09-25-2008
20090265807Polynucleotides and polypeptides in plants - The invention relates to plant transcription factor polypeptides, polynucleotides that encode them, homologs from a variety of plant species, and methods of using the polynucleotides and polypeptides to produce transgenic plants having advantageous properties compared to a reference plant. Sequence information related to these polynucleotides and polypeptides can also be used in bioinformatic search methods and is also disclosed.10-22-2009
20090265808P15 HAIRPIN CONSTRUCTS AND USE - The present invention concerns a method of genetic modification of a TGB-3 wild type viral sequence for reducing or suppressing the possible deleterious effects of the agronomic properties of a transformed plant or plant cell by said TGB-3 viral sequence. The invention further relates to genetically modified TGB-3 viral sequences suitable to induce gene silencing. In particular hairpin constructs based on such sequences proved highly efficient to induce a PTGS mechanism and degradation of the whole of RNA2 thereby. When plants are transformed accordingly the spread of the virus in the plant is significantly reduced or blocked.10-22-2009
20090265809Modified Cry3A Toxins and Nucleic Acid Sequences Coding Therefor - Methods for making a modified Cry3A toxin are disclosed. Such methods include the insertion of a protease recognition site that is recognized by a gut protease of a target insect, such as corn rootworm, into at least one position of a Cry3A toxin so that a modified Cry3A toxin is thus designed. The coding sequence of the modified Cry3A toxin may be transformed into a host cell and the host cell grown under conditions that allow the host cell to produce the modified Cry3A toxin. The host cell may be a plant cell and the plant may be comprised in a transgenic plant. Thus, the transgenic plant may be used to produce the modified Cry3A toxin.10-22-2009
20080235823ROOT ACTIVE PROMOTERS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention is directed to root active promoter sequences, polynucleotide constructs comprising the root active promoters and methods of identifying the root active promoters, or fragments thereof. The invention further relates to the use of the present root active promoters to modulate transcript levels.09-25-2008
20080209590Soybean Cultivar S060293 - A soybean cultivar designated S060293 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar S060293, to the plants of soybean S060293, to plant parts of soybean cultivar S060293 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing soybean cultivar S060293 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 S060293, to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar S060293 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 S060293 with another soybean cultivar.08-28-2008
20100005544Nematode Inducible Plant MTN3-Like Gene Promotors and Regulatory Elements - The invention provides promoter polynucleotides that are root-preferred and/or induced by parasitic nematodes. The promoter polynucleotides of the invention are useful for controlling expression of nucleic acids of interest in plant roots.01-07-2010
20100005543TOXIN GENES 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 a delta-endotoxin polypeptide 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 delta-endotoxin nucleic acid molecules are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed, and antibodies specifically binding to those amino acid sequences. In particular, the present invention provides for isolated nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:61-121 and 133-141, or the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1-60, 124-132, and 142-283, as well as variants and fragments thereof.01-07-2010
20130219555PATHOGEN-INDUCIBLE PROMOTERS AND THEIR USE IN ENHANCING THE DISEASE RESISTANCE OF PLANTS - Methods for producing pathogen-inducible promoters for the expression of genes in plants are provided. The pathogen-inducible promoters are inducible by one, two, three, or more plant pathogens. Methods for producing R genes that are inducible in a plant by more than one plant pathogen are further provided. Additionally, provided are R genes and other nucleic acid molecules comprising the pathogen-inducible promoters and that are made by such methods as well as plants, plant parts, plant cells, seeds, and non-human host cells comprising the R genes and other nucleic acid molecules08-22-2013
20100269224Multiple Virus Resistance in Plants - The present invention provides gene targets, constructs and methods for the genetic control of plant disease caused by multiple plant viruses. The present invention relates to achieving a plant protective effect through the identification of target coding sequences and the use of recombinant DNA technologies for post-transcriptionally repressing or inhibiting expression of the target coding sequences of plant-parasitic viruses. Protein-expression based approaches may also be utilized to augment phenotype resistance. Thus, transcription of a single transgenic event comprising one or more plant expression cassettes can allow for broad spectrum resistance of a plant to multiple plant viral strains and species among the 10-21-2010
20100138961AXMI-010, A DELTA-ENDOTOXIN GENE AND METHODS FOR ITS USE - Compositions and methods for conferring pesticidal activity to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions comprising a coding sequence for a delta-endotoxin polypeptide 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 delta-endotoxin 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:2, or the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, as well as variants thereof.06-03-2010
20100138959Method of Fabricating Bioinsecticide Obtained from Mammalian Galectin - A bioinsecticide is fabricated. Galectin widely found in mammalian is used for the fabrication. The bioinsecticide thus fabricated targets on chitin of peritrophic membrane in intestinal tract for killing insect. The bioinsecticide can be easily decomposed. The present invention is highly safe; is environment protected; and can be widely applied.06-03-2010
20110209248NOVEL SUGAR TRANSPORTERS - A novel class of transporter protein, referred to as SWEET, GLUE or Glü, is disclosed. These transporters provide a novel system for the transportation of sugars across membranes within a cell and between the inside and outside of a cell. Such transporters are useful for understanding and altering the sugar concentration within certain organs of an organism, and within certain organelles within the cell. These transporters are also useful in protecting plants from a pathogen attack.08-25-2011
20090126042Polynucleotides 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 NO: 26, 106, 107, 109, 110, 112, 114, 115, 118, 119, 122, 123, 124, 126, 95 or 96, 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.05-14-2009
20110209247Transgenic Plant Having Enhanced Drought Tolerance - The present invention relates to the field of transgenic plants with novel phenotypes, especially plants with enhanced drought and pathogen resistance. Provided are transgenic crop plants comprising integrated in their genome a chimeric gene, characterized by said chimeric gene comprising a transcription regulatory sequence active in plant cells operably linked to a nucleic acid sequence encoding a protein having the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 3 or a protein at least 70% identical to SEQ ID NO: 3, or an ortholog protein or a functional fragment thereof. In addition to enhanced drought tolerance the transgenic plants may show enhanced disease resistance and enhanced root structure.08-25-2011
20110209246Nucleic 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.08-25-2011
20090188005METHODS FOR GENETIC CONTROL OF PLANT PEST INFESTATION AND COMPOSITIONS THEREOF - The present invention is directed to controlling plant pest infestation, and particularly plant nematode infestation, by inhibiting one or more biological functions in the plant pest. The invention discloses methods and compositions for use in controlling plant pest infestation by providing one or more different recombinant double stranded RNA molecules in the diet of the pest in order to achieve a reduction in pest infestation through suppression of pest gene expression. The invention is also directed to methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, to methods for detecting cells comprising the disclosed sequences, and to methods for detecting the disclosed sequences in biological samples.07-23-2009
20090183278Novel Bacillus Thuringiensis Gene with Coleopteran Activity - The invention provides nucleic acids, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from strains of 07-16-2009
20090183279Novel Bacillus Thuringiensis Gene with Coleopteran Activity - The invention provides nucleic acids, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from strains of 07-16-2009
20090183276Novel Bacillus Thuringiensis Gene with Coleopteran Activity - The invention provides nucleic acids, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from strains of 07-16-2009
20090183277Novel Bacillus Thuringiensis Gene with Coleopteran Activity - The invention provides nucleic acids, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from strains of 07-16-2009
20090055969AXMI-028 AND AXMI-029, A FAMILY OF NOVEL DELTA-ENDOTOXIN GENES 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 a delta-endotoxin polypeptide 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 delta-endotoxin 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:2, 4, 15, 17, or 19, or the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, 3, 14, 16, or 18, as well as variants and fragments thereof.02-26-2009
20090144857RECEPTORS FOR HYPERSENSITIVE RESPONSE ELICITORS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention is directed to an isolated protein which serves as a receptor in plants for a plant pathogen hypersensitive response elicitor. Also disclosed are nucleic acid molecules encoding such receptors as well as expression vectors, host cells, transgenic plants, and transgenic plant seeds containing such nucleic acid molecules. Both the protein and nucleic acid can be used to identify agents targeting plant cells to enhance a plant's receptivity to treatment with a hypersensitive response elicitor and to directly impart plant growth enhancement as well as resistance against disease, insects, and stress.06-04-2009
20090144854Novel Bacterial Proteins with Pesticidal Activity - Provided are pesticidal, particularly insecticidal, proteins which resemble S-layer proteins, as well as variants or mutants thereof, and DNAs encoding them. Further provided are methods and means for using said DNA or protein for controlling pests, particularly plant insect pests.06-04-2009
20090025103DEFENSIN POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND METHODS OF USE - Methods and compositions for modulating development and defense responses are provided. Nucleotide sequences encoding defensin proteins are provided. The sequences can be used in expression cassettes for modulating development, developmental pathways, and defense responses. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seed are also provided.01-22-2009
20090210966rice blast susceptibility gene pi21, resistance gene pi21 and uses thereof - The present inventors succeeded in isolating the rice field resistance gene pi21 by linkage analysis, and found that field resistance to blast in plants could be modified by introducing or controlling the expression of the gene. Thus, it became possible to efficiently confer plants with field resistance. It also became possible to select, at an early stage, rice plants having field resistance to blast. Moreover, by changing the tissue specificity of expression and the expression level of the gene involved in field resistance, varieties having resistance as well as high practical use can be grown.08-20-2009
20110145945Nematode-Resistant Transgenic Plants - The invention provides nematode-resistant transgenic plants and seed comprising polynucleotides encoding 06-16-2011
20120079620STORAGE-INDUCED PROMOTER - A promoter with an organ-specific activity in plants. The promoter is characterized in that it exhibits greater activity in the storage organs of plants than in other organs of said plants and that the promoter activity is modified after the harvest of the storage organs and is greater than prior to said harvest.03-29-2012
20090178159PLANTS WITH ALTERED ROOT ARCHITECTURE, INVOLVING THE RUM1 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.07-09-2009
20100180351NOVEL GENES ENCODING INSECTICIDAL PROTEINS - The present invention relates to novel DNA sequences encoding insecticidal Cry1 C proteins derived from 07-15-2010
20090271891Pathogen Inducible Plant Thehalose-6-Phophate Phophatase Gene Promoters and Regulatory Elements - The invention provides plant gene promoters and regulatory elements that are root-specific and/or induced by parasitic nematodes. The promoters of the invention are useful for controlling expression of nucleic acids of interest in plants roots.10-29-2009
20090100542Promoter for epidermis-specific, pathogen-inducible transgenic expression in plants - The invention relates to promoter regions, under the control of which transgenes can be expressed in plants in an epidermis-specific and pathogen-inducible manner. The invention also relates to recombinant nucleic acid molecules, including said promoters, to transgenic plants and plant cells, transformed with said nucleic acid molecules and to methods for producing the same. Said invention also provides nucleic acid molecules, including a promoter according to the invention, nucleic acid sequences or transgenes, which can convey resistance to pathogens, plants and cell plants, transformed with said nucleic acid molecules and methods for producing the same. Said invention also relates to the use of the promoter region according to the invention for analyzing pathogen-induced signal transduction pathways in plant cells.04-16-2009
20090222950Soybean Cultivar S070157 - A soybean cultivar designated S070157 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar S070157, to the plants of soybean S070157, to plant parts of soybean cultivar S070157 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing soybean cultivar S070157 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 S070157, to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar S070157 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 S070157 with another soybean cultivar.09-03-2009
20090144856Methods for producing pathogen-resistant plants with allene oxide synthase and divinyl ether synthase, and the amino acid and nucleotide sequences thereof - The present invention relates to enzymes from the cytochrome P450 family and to the nucleotide sequences encoding them, and to their use in a method for the generation of pathogen-resistant plants.06-04-2009
20100146668INSECT-RESISTANT PROTEIN AND INSECT-RESISTANCE GENE ENCODING THE INSECT-RESISTANT PROTEIN - There are provided an insect-resistant protein exhibiting a sufficient resistance to insects even in a small amount; an insect-resistance gene encoding said insect-resistant protein; a recombinant vector containing said insect-resistance gene; a host cell and a plant cell having the recombinant vector transferred thereinto; a transformant transformed by the insect-resistance gene and a method for producing the same; a protein recovered thereby; and an insect-resistant agent comprising them as active ingredients. In accordance with the present invention, the insect-resistant protein derived from a plant, comprises a first amino acid sequence having a 50% or more homology with the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO:1 in Sequence Listing, a second amino acid sequence having a 50% or more homology with the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO:2 in Sequence Listing and a third amino acid sequence having a 50% or more homology with the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 3 in Sequence Listing, wherein the second amino acid sequence has at least one spppp sequence.06-10-2010
20100146667Transgenic plants expressing L3 delta proteins are resistant to trichothecene fungal toxins - Disclosed are specific mutants of L3 and transgenic plants that produce them. The plants exhibit increased resistance to fungal toxins that target ribosomal L3 protein. Also disclosed are transgenic plants that co-produce L3 mutant and an RIP protein, and exhibit increased resistance to various fungal toxins and viruses, while reducing toxicity normally associated with production of the RIP. Uses of the L3 mutants in animals are further disclosed.06-10-2010
20090260106ANTIFUNGAL POLYPEPTIDES - Compositions and methods for protecting a plant from a pathogen, particularly a fungal pathogen, are provided. Compositions include novel amino acid sequences, and variants and fragments thereof, for antipathogenic polypeptides that were isolated from microbial fermentation broths. Nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences that encode the antipathogenic polypeptides of the invention are also provided. A method for inducing pathogen resistance in a plant using the nucleotide sequences disclosed herein is further provided. The method comprises introducing into a plant an expression cassette comprising a promoter operably linked to a nucleotide sequence that encodes an antipathogenic polypeptide of the invention. Compositions comprising an antipathogenic polypeptide or a transformed microorganism comprising a nucleic acid of the invention in combination with a carrier and methods of using these compositions to protect a plant from a pathogen are further provided. Transformed plants, plant cells, seeds, and microorganisms comprising a nucleotide sequence that encodes an antipathogenic polypeptide of the invention, or variant or fragment thereof, are also disclosed.10-15-2009
20090260107Coleopteran-Resistant Transgenic Plants and Methods of Their Production - Disclosed are nucleic acid segments comprising synthetically-modified genes encoding Coleopteran-toxic 10-15-2009
20110119789TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS FOR INCREASING YIELD - The invention is directed to transgenic plants transformed with nucleic acids that encode a plant transcription factor that increases the transgenic plant's size and yield and/or delays flowering in the plant, and methods of using and producing the transgenic plants.05-19-2011
20080229449Lepidopteran-active bacillus thuringiensis delta-endotoxin polynucleotides, compositions, and methods of use - Disclosed are 09-18-2008
20100162439PESTICIDAL 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 06-24-2010
20100162437FUNCTIONAL R-GENE FROM SOLANUM BULBOCASTANUM - The invention relates to a resistance gene and functional homologues or fragments thereof isolated from 06-24-2010
20090070895VACUOLE TARGETING PEPTIDE AND NUCLEIC ACID - The present invention relates to a plant vacuole targeting sequence X03-12-2009
20120246758Methods for Increasing the Resistance of Plants to Fungi by Silencing the Fungal SMT1-Gene - The present invention relates to methods for generating or increasing resistance to at least one fungi, in particular soy bean rust, in a plant or a part of a plant by the expression of RNA which is at least partial complementary and/or identical to the STM1-gene, wherein the RNA is capable to provide ds-RNA and/or siRNA and/or miRNA. Moreover, the invention relates to respective plants, parts thereof and vector constructs capable to provide such RNA and the use of such vector constructs to provide fungal resistant plants.09-27-2012
20120198585ENHANCING DROUGHT TOLERANCE AND BACTERIAL RESISTANCE OF CROP SPECIES BY FUNCTIONAL INTERFERENCE OF 14-3-3 - The present invention generally relates to plants and methods of producing modified plants that exhibit enhanced drought resistance and bacterial resistance relative to non-modified plants.08-02-2012
20120198586NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES THAT TARGET THE VACUOLAR ATPASE H SUBUNIT AND CONFER RESISTANCE TO COLEOPTERAN PESTS - This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of coleopteran pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in coleopteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of coleopteran pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.08-02-2012
20100263089USE OF POLYPEPTIDE DERIVED FROM A PA1B LEGUME ALBUMEN AS INSECTICIDE - The invention concerns the use of a polypeptide derived from a PAlb legume albumen as insecticide, particularly for protecting cereal grains against insect pests.10-14-2010
20100192256Novel Bacillus Thuringiensis Gene with Lepidopteran Activity - The invention provides nucleic acids, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from strains of 07-29-2010
20100192254METHOD OF INCREASING RESISTANCE AGAINST SOYBEAN RUST IN TRANSGENIC PLANTS - The present invention relates to a method of increasing resistance against soybean rust in transgenic plants and/or plant cells, as well as to the use of a nucleic acid molecule for the production of these plants and/or plant cells. In these plants, the content and/or the activity of at least one MLO protein is altered in comparison to the wild-type plants. Furthermore, the invention relates to transgenic plants and/or plant cells having an increased resistance against soybean rust and to expression vectors comprising a sequence that is identical, homologous or complementary to a sequence encoding an functional or non-functional MLO or fragments thereof.07-29-2010
20100186114Modification of Plant Flavonoid Metabolism - 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: MADS box factor, WRKY box factor, MYC factor, TT1, HLH factor, MYB factor, FMT, UG3E, GST, OMT, RT, CYTb5, laccase, and ABC transporter proteins, and functionally active fragments and variants thereof.07-22-2010
20100186115Maize Tissue-Preferred Promoter - 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.07-22-2010
20100180352Compositions and Methods of Using RNA Interference for Control of Nematodes - The present invention relates to the use of RNA interference to inhibit expression of plant parasitic nematode target let-70 genes, and relates to the generation of plants that have increased resistance to parasitic nematodes.07-15-2010
20100218277METHOD OF PLASTID TRANSFORMATION IN ASTERACEAE, VECTOR FOR USE THEREIN AND PLANTS THUS OBTAINED - The present invention relates to a method for the transformation of plastid genomes of plant species, in particular Asteraceae plant species, comprising the steps of providing a transformation vector carrying a DNA sequence of interest; subjecting a plant material, which comprises plastids, to a transformation treatment in order to allow the plastids to receive the transformation vector; placing the thus treated plant material for a period of time into contact with a culture medium without selection agent; subsequently placing the plant material into contact with a culture medium comprising a selection agent; and refreshing the culture medium comprising a selection agent to allow plant material comprising plastids that have acquired the DNA of interest to grow into transformants.08-26-2010
20100218276MAIZE MULTIDRUG RESISTANCE-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND METHODS OF USE - Compositions and methods are provided for modulating the level of phytate in plants. More specifically, the invention relates to methods of modulating the level of phytate utilizing nucleic acids comprising multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP) nucleotide sequences to modulate the expression of MRP(s) in a plant of interest. The compositions and methods of the invention find use in agriculture for improving the nutritional quality of food and feed by reducing the levels of phytate and/or increasing the levels of non-phytate phosphorus in food and feed. The invention also finds use in reducing the environmental impact of animal waste.08-26-2010
20100186116Maize Tissue-Preferred Promoter - 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.07-22-2010
20100186113Root-Tip 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 root tip-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.07-22-2010
20100186112Novel Environmental Stress Resistance Transcription Factor and Method For Enhancing Environmental Stress Resistance of Plants Using the Same - The present invention relates to a novel environmental stress-resistant transcription factor and a method for enhancing the environmental stress resistance of plants using the same. More particularly, the invention relates to an environmental stress-resistant transcription factor isolated from barley and a method for enhancing the environmental stress resistance of plants by introducing a vector comprising the transcription factor into the plants.07-22-2010
20090077688DEFENSIN POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND METHODS OF USE - Methods and compositions for modulating development and defense responses are provided. Nucleotide sequences encoding defensin proteins are provided. The sequences can be used in expression cassettes for modulating development, developmental pathways, and defense responses. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seed are also provided.03-19-2009
20090077691Root-Preferred 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 root-preferred promoter and terminator isolated from the maize MSY 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.03-19-2009
20090077687NEMATODE RESISTANT TRANSGENIC PLANTS - Compositions and methods for providing nematode resistance are provided. One aspect provides transgenic plants or cells comprising an inhibitory nucleic acid specific for one or more nematode esophageal polypeptides. Other aspects provide transgenic plants or cells resistant to at least two different root-knot nematode species.03-19-2009
20100162438INDUCTION OF Xa27 BY THE avrXa27 GENE IN RICE CONFERS BROAD-SPECTRUM RESISTANCE TO Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae AND ENHANCED RESISTANCE TO Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola - The present invention generally provides a method to generate broad-spectrum resistance to bacterial blight disease in plants. More specifically, the present invention provides a method to generate broad-spectrum resistance to 06-24-2010
20100218278METHOD FOR IMPROVED STRESS TOLERANCE - A method of improving the vigor or yield of a crop plant is disclosed herein. The method involves introgressing a transgenic event comprising transgenes that encode an insecticidal protein and selectable marker protein into a crop plant, wherein the transgenic event and/or a protein thereof modulates in a transgenic crop plant tolerance to at least one abiotic stress condition when grown in a location essentially free of an insect pest population that is susceptible to the insecticidal protein.08-26-2010
20100218279PLANT RESISTANCE TO BANANA BUNCHY TOP VIRUS - This invention relates to a nucleic acid construct. The construct includes a nucleic acid molecule configured to silence Banana bunchy top virus (BBTV), a 5′ DNA promoter sequence, and a 3′ terminator sequence. The nucleic acid molecule, the promoter, and the terminator are operatively coupled to permit transcription of the nucleic acid molecule. The present invention also relates to expression vectors, host cells, and transgenic plants containing the nucleic acid construct of the present invention. Also disclosed are methods of imparting BBTV resistance to plants.08-26-2010
20100223693METHODS OF USING PLANTS CONTAINING THE GDHA GENE - Disclosed are new effects of increased gdhA gene expression on plants that are susceptible to 09-02-2010
20100223694Recombinant DNA Constructs and Methods for Controlling Gene Expression - The present invention provides molecular constructs and methods for use thereof, including constructs including heterologous miRNA recognition sites, constructs for gene suppression including a gene suppression element embedded within an intron flanked on one or on both sides by non-protein-coding sequence, constructs containing engineered miRNA or miRNA precursors, and constructs for suppression of production of mature microRNA in a cell. Also provided are transgenic plant cells, plants, and seeds containing such constructs, and methods for their use. The invention further provides transgenic plant cells, plants, and seeds containing recombinant DNA for the ligand-controlled expression of a target sequence, which may be endogenous or exogenous. Also disclosed are novel miRNAs and miRNA precursors from crop plants including maize and soy.09-02-2010
20100235946PLANT TRANSCRIPTIONAL FACTORS AS MOLECULAR MARKERS - The present invention discloses methods for identification and use of nucleotide sequences associated with loci encoding plant transcription factors as markers for genetic mapping and breeding in plant species including legume species such as 09-16-2010
20100212048METHODS FOR COUPLING RESISTANCE ALLELES IN TOMATO08-19-2010
20100251421DIRECT REGENERATION OF PLANTLETS IN JATROPHA CURCAS - This invention provides an efficient process for in vitro propagation of 09-30-2010
20100138958Plant Responses - The present invention relates to methods and uses for improving traits in plants which are important in the field of agriculture. In particular, the methods and uses of the invention use a plant Hsf to increase plant productivity, water use efficiency, drought or pathogen resistance.06-03-2010
20100122374Disease resistance in plants by introducing transcription factor gene - The present inventors analyzed genes involved in plant disease resistance. As a result, they discovered the transcription factor gene OsWRKY45, which is induced in leaf blades of rice plants by activating the systemic acquired resistance (SAR) that plants inherently have, i.e., by treating rice plants with benzothiadiazole (hereafter may be abbreviated as BTH), which is an agent thought to induce disease resistance in plants. It was further discovered that rice blast disease resistance and rice bacterial leaf blight resistance were markedly improved by reintroducing the gene into rice plants and constitutively expressing it.05-13-2010
20100100984Transgenic Plants Exhibiting Increased Resistance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses or Accelerated Flowering Time and Methods for Producing the Same - The invention relates to plants, especially transgenic plants, plant parts and plant cells overproducing a secretory phospholipase A2 protein (e.g. sPLA2-a or sPLA2-b) and having an enhanced resistance against a wide range of abiotic (e.g., against osmotic stress) and biotic stress (e.g., bacterial, or fungal infections) conditions as well as inducing early flowering. The invention also comprises nucleic acid sequences encoding a secretory phospholipase A2 or functional isoforms thereof and the use of such sequences for rendering plants resistant against abiotic and biotic stress conditions. The invention is useful for mitigating crop damages by a wide variety of pathogen infections and stress conditions and for accelerating flowering time.04-22-2010
20110113511Viral promoter, truncations thereof, and methods of use - 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 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 promoter of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant that expresses the nucleotide sequence.05-12-2011
20100199383Novel Bacillus Thuringiensis Gene with Coleopteran Activity - The invention provides nucleic acids, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from strains of 08-05-2010
20090328255NITROGEN LIMITATION ADAPTABILITY GENE AND PROTEIN AND MODULATION THEREOF - The present invention relates to a nitrogen-regulated RING-like ubiquitin E3 ligase gene required for sugar sensing and the modulation of the expression of this gene to modulate a characteristic in a plant. The RING-like ubiquitin E3 ligase of the present invention is involved in mediating nitrogen limitation adaptive responses 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.12-31-2009
20090328254NOVEL VIP3 TOXINS AND METHODS OF USE - Nucleic acid molecules encoding novel Vip3 toxins that are highly active against a wide range of lepidopteran insect pests are disclosed. The nucleic acid molecules can be used to transform various prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms to express the Vip3 toxins. These recombinant organisms can be used to control lepidopteran insects in various environments.12-31-2009
20100192257LATE BLIGHT RESISTANCE GENES AND METHODS - This invention provides novel gene sequences, compositions and methods for enhancing the resistance in crops, in particular but not limited to, potato, to late blight caused by the oomycete pathogen 07-29-2010
20090320160SOYBEAN TRANSCRIPTION TERMINATORS AND USE IN EXPRESSION OF TRANSGENIC GENES IN PLANTS - Five novel plant transcription terminators MYB2, KTI1, PIP1, EF1A2, and are isolated from soybean and their functions in the regulation of RNA transcription and processing in plants are described.12-24-2009
20090320159Nucleic acid compositions conferring disease resistance - This invention encompasses the identification and isolation of genes that confer disease control properties in plants, as well as plants comprising such genes. These genes are derived from the following sources: 12-24-2009
20090013434Recombinant DNA constructs and methods for controlling gene expression - The present invention provides molecular constructs and methods for use thereof, including constructs including heterologous miRNA recognition sites, constructs for gene suppression including a gene suppression element embedded within an intron flanked on one or on both sides by non-protein-coding sequence, constructs containing engineered miRNA or miRNA precursors, and constructs for suppression of production of mature microRNA in a cell. Also provided are transgenic plant cells, plants, and seeds containing such constructs, and methods for their use. The invention further provides transgenic plant cells, plants, and seeds containing recombinant DNA for the ligand-controlled expression of a target sequence, which may be endogenous or exogenous. Also disclosed are novel miRNAs and miRNA precursors from crop plants including maize and soy.01-08-2009
20080289064Cotton Cultivar DP 141 B2RF - A cotton cultivar, designated DP 141 B2RF, is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of cotton cultivar DP 141 B2RF, to the plants of cotton DP 141 B2RF and to methods for producing a cotton plant produced by crossing the cultivar DP 141 B2RF with itself or another cotton variety. The invention further relates to hybrid cotton seeds and plants produced by crossing the cultivar DP 141 B2RF with another cotton cultivar.11-20-2008
20090019602MASTER ACTIVATORS OF PATHOGEN RESPONSIVE GENES - Disclosed is a complete plant MAP kinase cascade (e.g., MEKK1, MKK4/MKK5, and MPK3/MPK6) and WRKY22/WRKY29 transcription factors that function downstream of the flagellin receptor FLS2, a leucine-rich-repeat (LRR) receptor kinase. Activation of such a MAPK cascade confers resistance to both bacterial and fungal pathogens. Also disclosed are disease-resistant plants expressing one or more members of this MAP kinase signaling cascade. Such members include constitutively active MEKK1 (ΔMEKK1), MKK4 (MKK4a), and MKK5 (MKK5a) or wild-type WRKY29.01-15-2009
20110239327Nematicidal Effects of Cysteine Proteinases and Methods of Use Thereof to Treat Nematode Infestation - This invention provides methods and compositions for control of nematicidal damage to economically important plants by contacting the nematodes with cysteine proteinases. The cysteine proteinases may be provided as crude plant extracts or as refined enzyme extracts. In addition, the cysteine proteinases may be provided by the plants expressing these enzymes. Furthermore, the cysteine proteinase treatment according to this invention may be utilized to potentiate the anti-nematode effects of a non-enzymatic nematicide.09-29-2011
20090106860Regulatory Elements Associated with CBF Transcription Factor of Rye - The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a stress-induced promoter endogenously associated with the rye CBF31 coding region. A method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant or plant cell using the regulatory sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a heterologous nucleotide sequence operably linked to a regulatory sequence of the present invention and optionally regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.04-23-2009
20100293667Environmental Stress-inducible Promoter and its Application in Crops - The subject application provides polynucleotides, compositions thereof and methods for regulating gene expression in a plant using a promoter that initiates transcription in an inducible manner. In a further aspect of the invention, methods for modulating expression of a gene product in a stably transformed plant comprising the steps of (a) transforming a plant cell with a DNA construct comprising the disclosed promoter or fragments thereof that are capable of driving the expression of an operably linked nucleic acid sequence operably linked to at least one nucleotide sequence; (b) growing the plant cell under plant growing conditions and (c) regenerating a stably transformed plant from the plant cell wherein the induced expression of the operably linked nucleotide sequence alters the phenotype of the plant.11-18-2010
20090038031AXMI-028 AND AXMI-029, A FAMILY OF NOVEL DELTA-ENDOTOXIN GENES 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 a delta-endotoxin polypeptide 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 delta-endotoxin 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:2, 4, 15, 17, or 19, or the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, 3, 14, 16, or 18, as well as variants and fragments thereof.02-05-2009
20120174258NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES THAT CONFER RESISTANCE TO COLEOPTERAN PESTS - This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of coleopteran pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in coleopteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of coleopteran pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.07-05-2012
20100306875RESISTANCE GENE AND USES THEREOF - The invention provides methods for producing a plant with altered resistance to powdery mildew, 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 of fragment thereof. The invention also provides isolated polypeptides, polynucleotides, constructs and vectors useful for producing a 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.12-02-2010
20100306876MEG1 ENDOSPERM-SPECIFIC PROMOTERS AND GENES - The present invention relates to promoters that enable gene expression which is both specific to the endosperm and early during the development of the endosperm, as well as nucleic acid molecules encoding basal endosperm transfer cell layer (BETL) proteins.12-02-2010
20100313302Viral Promoter, Truncations Thereof, and Methods of Use - 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 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 promoter of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant that expresses the nucleotide sequence.12-09-2010
20110010801MAIZE CYSTATIN PROMOTER FOR PERICARP PREFERRED EXPRESSION - The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences of interest in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a pericarp-preferred promoter associated with the maize cystatin coding region. A method for expressing a nucleotide sequence of interest in a plant using the regulatory sequence disclosed herein is provided.01-13-2011
20110010802Antifungal Plant Proteins and Methods of their Use - DNA constructions that provide for production of potent antifungal proteins in transgenic plants and transformed yeast cells are described. Methods of using the DNA constructs to produce transgenic plants that inhibit growth of plant pathogenic fungi are also disclosed. The use of transformed yeast cells containing the DNA constructs to produce the antifungal proteins and methods of isolating the antifungal proteins are also described.01-13-2011
20100192255Novel Bacillus Thuringiensis Gene with Lepidopteran Activity - The invention provides nucleic acids, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from strains of 07-29-2010
20110030096AXMI-192 Family of Pesticidal Genes 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 a toxin polypeptide 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 toxin nucleic acid molecules are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed, and antibodies specifically binding to those amino acid sequences. In particular, the present invention provides for isolated nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:28-62, or the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1-27, as well as variants and fragments thereof.02-03-2011
20110030095METHOD FOR INCREASING THE RESISTANCE OF A PLANT TO ENDOPARASITIC NEMATODES - The invention relates to a method for increasing the resistance of a plant to an endoparasitic nematode by inhibiting in said plant a microtubule associated protein of the MAP65 protein family.02-03-2011
20110035838Recombinant DNA Constructs and Methods for Controlling Gene Expression - The present invention provides molecular constructs and methods for use thereof, including constructs including heterologous miRNA recognition sites, constructs for gene suppression including a gene suppression element embedded within an intron flanked on one or on both sides by non-protein-coding sequence, constructs containing engineered miRNA or miRNA precursors, and constructs for suppression of production of mature microRNA in a cell. Also provided are transgenic plant cells, plants, and seeds containing such constructs, and methods for their use. The invention further provides transgenic plant cells, plants, and seeds containing recombinant DNA for the ligand-controlled expression of a target sequence, which may be endogenous or exogenous. Also disclosed are novel miRNAs and miRNA precursors from crop plants including maize and soy.02-10-2011
20110035839Recombinant DNA Constructs and Methods for Controlling Gene Expression - The present invention provides molecular constructs and methods for use thereof, including constructs including heterologous miRNA recognition sites, constructs for gene suppression including a gene suppression element embedded within an intron flanked on one or on both sides by non-protein-coding sequence, constructs containing engineered miRNA or miRNA precursors, and constructs for suppression of production of mature microRNA in a cell. Also provided are transgenic plant cells, plants, and seeds containing such constructs, and methods for their use. The invention further provides transgenic plant cells, plants, and seeds containing recombinant DNA for the ligand-controlled expression of a target sequence, which may be endogenous or exogenous. Also disclosed are novel miRNAs and miRNA precursors from crop plants including maize and soy.02-10-2011
20110041213NOVEL BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS INSECTICIDAL PROTEINS - The invention pertains to novel insecticidal compounds derived from 02-17-2011
20110041214Genetic Markers For Orobanche Resistance in Sunflower - Methods for identifying sunflower plants or germplasm that display resistance, improved resistance, or susceptibility to 02-17-2011
20110041212STORAGE-INDUCED PROMOTER - The invention relates to a promoter with an organ-specific activity in plants. Said promoter is characterised in that it exhibits greater activity in the storage organs of plants than in other organs of said plants and that the promoter activity is modified after the harvest of the storage organs and is greater than prior to said harvest.02-17-2011
20090025104METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR AN INTEGRATED DUAL SITE-SPECIFIC RECOMBINATION SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE AND CLEAN TRANSGENIC PLANTS - The present invention provides a method of producing a transgenic hybrid plant having no or reduced sexual reproduction, the method comprising: (a) stably transforming a first plant with a first nucleic acid construct comprising: (i) a promoter, P1; (ii) a site specific recombinase, RS1; (iii) a promoter, P2; (iv) a selectable marker, SM1; (v) a promoter P3; (vi) at least one nucleotide sequence the expression of which results in no or reduced sexual reproduction, NRSR; and (vii) at least two target sites, TRS2, specific for a site specific recombinase, RS2 that is different from the site specific recombinase, RS1, and further wherein P1 is operably located upstream of RS1, P2 is operably located upstream of SM1, P3 is operably located upstream, of NRSR, a first TRS2 is located immediately downstream of P1 and a second TRS2 is located upstream of NRSR; (b) stably transforming a second plant with a second nucleic acid construct comprising: (i) a promoter, P4; (ii) a site specific recombinase, RS2, that is different from the site specific recombinase, RS1, of (a); (iii) a selectable marker, SM2; (iv) at least one nucleotide sequence of interest, NOI; (v) at least two target sites, TRS1, specific for the site specific recombinase, RS1; and (vi) at least two target sites, TRS2, specific for the site specific recombinase, RS2, and further wherein P4 is operably located upstream of SM2, RS2 is located downstream of SM2, a first TRS1 is located immediately downstream of P4, a second TRS1 is located immediately downstream of SM2, a first TRS2 is located immediately upstream of RS2 and downstream of the second TRS1, a second TRS2 is located immediately downstream of RS2 and the NOI is located immediately downstream of the second TRS2; and (c) cross-pollinating the stably transformed first plant of (a) with the stably transformed second plant of (b) to produce a transgenic hybrid plant having no or reduced sexual reproduction.01-22-2009
20110023182ENZYMES INVOLVED IN TRITERPENE SYNTHESIS - This invention relates to isolated polynucleotides encoding enzymes consisting of a carboxypeptidase-like protein, a methyltransferase and a glucosyltransferase, involved in the biosynthesis of β-amyrin-derived triterpenes in plants and seeds. The invention also relates to the construction of recombinant DNA constructs comprising all or a portion of the isolated polynucleotides of the invention, in sense or antisense orientation, operably linked to at least one regulatory sequence.01-27-2011
20090083881METHOD FOR PREVENTING MUTATION OF PATHOGENS EXPOSED TO TRANSGENIC PLANTS - A method for preventing mutation of pathogens or pest insects due to exposure to genetically-modified or transgenic plants, comprising: (a) introducing separately a plurality of resistance genes conferring pest and disease resistance to a given recipient plant variety or combinations of the varieties to form a plurality of transgenic plant lines each harboring different resistance genes; (b) multiplying the transgenic plant lines separately to obtain separate transgenic plant lines; and (c) mixing seeds of the separate transgenic plant lines in a specific weight ratio to form a final transgenic product. Additionally, small number of seeds of the non-transformed plants is incorporated in the transgenic plant lines according to demand. As a result, an excessive selective pressure for targeted insects and pathogens are alleviated considerably, the possibility of auto mutation of the targeted insects and pathogens will be reduced, and the application duration of transgenic crop varieties will be prolonged effectively.03-26-2009
20100138960Nucleic Acids Encoding Anthelmintic Agents And Plants Made Therefrom - The present invention provides DNA constructs, transgenic plants containing such constructs, and methods of making the plants. The DNA constructs encode a polypeptide that when expressed results in the production of fatty acid compounds having anthelmintic activity. Transgenic plants expressing such a polypeptide can exhibit enhanced resistance to plant parasitic nematodes, particularly when expressed in vegetative tissues. Transgenic plants expressing such a polypeptide can also be useful for non-pesticidal industrial uses.06-03-2010
20090077689DEFENSIN POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND METHODS OF USE - Methods and compositions for modulating development and defense responses are provided. Nucleotide sequences encoding defensin proteins are provided. The sequences can be used in expression cassettes for modulating development, developmental pathways, and defense responses. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seed are also provided.03-19-2009
20090300797PLANT HAVING IMPROVED GROWTH ABILITY AND DISEASE RESISTANCE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF - Disclosed is a transgenic plant improved in growth ability and disease resistance. Also disclosed is a method for production of the transgenic plant. It is found that a transgenic plant having DNA encoding a glutathione-binding plastid-type fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolase introduced therein is improved in growing ability and disease resistance compared to a wild-type one.12-03-2009
20090031448DEFENSIN POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND METHODS OF USE - Methods and compositions for modulating development and defense responses are provided. Nucleotide sequences encoding defensin proteins are provided. The sequences can be used in expression cassettes for modulating development, developmental pathways, and defense responses. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seed are also provided.01-29-2009
20110179521PLANT SHOWING RESISTANCE TO MULTIPLE DISEASES AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - It is found that multiple different resistance genes adjacent to each other on the genome of 07-21-2011
20100037349VARIANTS OF NRR ACTIVATE PLANT DISEASE RESISTANCE - Methods and compositions for improving plant disease resistance by expression of NPR1-biding domain/transcriptional activation domain fusions are provided.02-11-2010
20090313721Novel Bacillus Thuringiensis Gene with Lepidopteran Activity - The invention provides nucleic acids, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from strains of 12-17-2009
20090313722Novel Bacillus Thuringiensis Gene with Lepidopteran Activity - The invention provides nucleic acids, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from strains of 12-17-2009
20100050294METHOD FOR MODIFYING INSECT RESISTANCE OF PLANTS BY UTILIZING RNAI TECHNIQUE - A method for improving insect resistance of plants, in which dsRNA of insect's gene is expressed in plants by using transgenic technique, and then the interfering RNAs are formed in the plants. The interfering RNAs then enter into insects' bodies after being ingested by the insect that eats the plant, and conduct RNA interference against the target gene, thereby expression of the target gene is suppressed by RNA interference. A new plant-mediated method for improving insect resistance by suppressing the growth of insects by RNA interference mechanism.02-25-2010
20100064390SOYBEAN MTH1 PROMOTER AND ITS USE IN CONSTITUTIVE EXPRESSION OF TRANSGENIC GENES IN PLANTS - The promoter of a soybean metallothionein protein (MTH1) and fragments thereof and their use in promoting the expression of one or more heterologous nucleic acid fragments in a tissue-independent or constitutive manner in plants are described.03-11-2010
20090217416Genetic marker linked to gene locus involved in barley resistance to yellow mosaic disease and use thereof - Through creation of a detailed linkage map of barley and QTL analysis thereof, there have been found five genetic markers linked to gene locus involved in barley resistance to yellow mosaic disease and situated on barley 1H chromosome, two genetic markers linked to gene locus involved in barley resistance to yellow mosaic disease and situated on barley 2H chromosome barley resistance to yellow mosaic disease, five genetic markers linked to gene locus involved in barley resistance to yellow mosaic disease and situated on barley 3H chromosome, four genetic markers linked to gene locus involved in barley resistance to yellow mosaic disease and situated on barley 4H chromosome, and two genetic markers linked to gene locus involved in barley resistance to yellow mosaic disease and situated on barley 5H chromosome.08-27-2009
20100037348AXMI-010, A DELTA-ENDOTOXIN GENE AND METHODS FOR ITS USE - Compositions and methods for conferring pesticidal activity to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions comprising a coding sequence for a delta-endotoxin polypeptide 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 delta-endotoxin 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:2, or the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, as well as variants thereof.02-11-2010
20100071090COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR EXPRESSION OF A HETEROLOGOUS NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCE IN PLANTS - The present invention provides compositions and methods for targeting polypeptides to the chloroplasts of higher plants. Compositions include expression cassettes having a nucleotide sequence encoding a chloroplast targeting peptide (CTP) operably linked to a nucleotide sequence of interest, wherein the CTP is derived from 03-18-2010
20100064388Use of Alanine Racemase Genes to Confer Nematode Resistance to Plants - The invention provides alanine racemase encoding polynucleotides, which are capable of conferring increased nematode resistance in a plant. Specifically, the invention relates to methods of producing transgenic plants with increased nematode resistance, expression vectors comprising polynucleotides encoding alanine racemase, and transgenic plants and seeds generated thereof.03-11-2010
20090165172METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR INCREASING BIOMASS IN GENETICALLY MODIFIED PERENNIALS USED FOR BIOFUELS - Genes can be introduced into plants that confer desirable traits such as, drought and stress tolerance, insect and pest resistance, as well as traits for enhancing biofuel production, such as increased vegetative biomass and prolonged vegetative growth. The development of reproductive structures diverts resources from vegetative growth resulting in lower biomass and fixed growing seasons. Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for generating controlled vegetative growth and prolonged growing seasons for the purpose of increasing biomass in plants used for biofuels.06-25-2009
20090031447Use of a tospoviral nucleid acid molecule for broad-spectrum transgenic resistance against different tospoviruses - A use of a tospoviral nucleic acid molecule of the sequence of nt (nucleotide) 3975-4928 in accordance with GenBank Accession No. AF133128 or a full complement thereof comprising the steps of: (a) obtaining at least one fragment made from the tospoviral nucleic acid molecule; (b) obtaining a transgene from the at least one fragment; (c) introducing the transgene into a plant to generate a transgenic plant; (d) culturing the transgenic plant; (e) selecting a transgenic plant with broad-spectrum resistance; and (f) obtaining the transgenic plant with broad-spectrum resistance.01-29-2009
20110107457METHOD FOR PRODUCING A TRANSGENIC PLANT CELL, A PLANT OR A PART THEREOF WITH INCREASED RESISTANCE TO PLANT DISEASE - The invention relates to the control of pathogens. Disclosed herein are methods of producing transgenic plants with increased pathogen resistance, expression vectors comprising polynucleotides encoding for functional proteins, and transgenic plants and seeds generated thereof.05-05-2011
20110154536Novel Bacillus thuringiensis Gene with Lepidopteran Activity - The invention provides nucleic acids, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from strains of 06-23-2011
20110154535Novel Bacillus thuringiensis Gene with Coleopteran Activity - The invention provides nucleic acids, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from strains of 06-23-2011
20110078820METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TRANSGENIC PLANTS PRODUCING ANTIMICROBIAL PEPTIDES FOR ENHANCED DISEASE RESISTANCE - The present invention provides methods and compositions for producing transgenic plants having increased disease resistance resulting from the expression of exogenous nucleotide sequences encoding antimicrobial peptides.03-31-2011
20110072538Use of a Chimeric Gene 4-CL Encoding 4-Coumarate:CoA Ligase in Brassicaceae - The use of a lignin monomer synthetic gene 4-CL encoding 4-coumarate: CoA ligase from 03-24-2011
20110061129Disease Resistant Transgenic Plants - Provided are transgenic plants, seed and plant parts which display increased resistance to fungal disease or mycotoxin. Also provided are methods of making transgenic plants with increased resistance to fungal disease or mycotoxin.03-10-2011
20110061128IN PLANTA RNAi CONTROL OF FUNGI - The present invention relates to control of fungal and oomycete plant pathogens by inhibiting one or more biological functions. The invention provides methods and compositions for such control. By feeding one or more recombinant double stranded RNA molecules provided by the invention to the pathogen, a reduction in disease may be obtained through suppression of gene expression. The invention is also directed to methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, and to particular combinations of transgenic agents for use in protecting plants from pathogen infection.03-10-2011
20130160160METHOD FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSGENE TRANSCRIPTION - The present invention relates to constructs and methods for improving expression of transgenes in plants, animals and humans.06-20-2013
20110258737RICE GENE CAPABLE OF IMPARTING WIDE-SPECTRUM DISEASE RESISTANCE - A three-step screening of selection for resistance against pathogenic bacteria infection, selection for resistance against pathogenic fungi infection, and selection for sensitivity to salicylic acid was carried out on 10-20-2011
20120204291STRESS TOLERANT PLANTS - The invention relates to methods for increasing stress tolerance in plants by expressing a nucleic acid encoding a FId polypeptide and a nucleic acid sequence encoding a FNR polypeptide in a plant.08-09-2012
20100281569MAIZE 17KD OLEOSIN SEED-PREFERRED REGULATORY ELEMENT - The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences of interest in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a seed-preferred promoter associated with the maize 17 KD OLE (17 kilodalton oleosin) coding region. A method for expressing a nucleotide sequence of interest in a plant using the regulatory sequence disclosed herein is provided.11-04-2010
20100269223DIG-3 INSECTICIDAL CRY TOXINS - DIG-3 Cry toxins, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, and transgenic plants that produce such toxins are useful to control insect pests.10-21-2010
20120204290AGRONOMICALLY ELITE LETTUCE WITH QUANTITATIVE BREMIA LACTUCA RESISTANCE - The invention provides compositions and methods relating to the separation of quantitative Downy Mildew resistance traits from linked but undesirable agronomic traits. The invention further provides plants, plant parts, and seeds comprising such Downy Mildew Resistance traits, which do not comprise alleles specifying undesirable agronomic traits that are genetically linked to the resistance traits.08-09-2012
20100071088Plant Expression Constructs and Methods of Utilizing Same - A Geminivirus based expression construct being capable of systemic symptomeless spread in a plant host is provided as well as methods of utilizing same for plant gene expression, gene silencing and plant protection.03-18-2010
20100064389Polynucleotides Encoding Truncated Sucrose Isomerase Polypeptides for Control of Parasitic Nematodes - The invention provides polynucleotides encoding N-terminal truncated forms of sucrose isomerase polypeptides which are capable of conferring increased nematode resistance in a plant. The invention also provides methods of producing transgenic plants with increased nematode resistance, seeds of such transgenic plants, and expression vectors, all of which comprise the polynucleotides of the invention.03-11-2010
20090241222TANDEM REAPEAT DNA CONSTRUCTS PRODUCING PROTEINS THAT ATTACK PLANT PATHOGENIC VIRUSES, FUNGI, AND BACTERIA BY DISRUPTING TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS ESSENTIAL FOR REPLICATION THEREOF IN PLANTS - Methods and compositions reduce growth of Geminiviruses employing a compound with the following structure:09-24-2009
20090241221TANDEM REAPEAT DNA CONSTRUCTS PRODUCING PROTEINS THAT ATTACK PLANT PATHOGENIC VIRUSES, FUNGI, AND BACTERIA BY DISRUPTING TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS ESSENTIAL FOR REPLICATION THEREOF IN PLANTS - Methods and compositions reduce growth of Geminiviruses employing a compound with the following structure:09-24-2009
20090222949Constructs and Methods for Generating Plants Exhibiting Altered Plasmodesmatal Conductance - A plant cell including a heterologous polynucleotide sequence capable of directing overexpression of a reversibly glycosylated polypeptide or a functional portion thereof is provided.09-03-2009
20090126043GENERATION OF PLANTS WITH IMPROVED PATHOGEN RESISTANCE AND DROUGHT TOLERANCE - The present invention is directed to plants that display a pathogen resistance and increased drought tolerance phenotype due to altered expression of a PRDT1 nucleic acid. The invention is further directed to methods of generating plants with a pathogen resistance and increased drought tolerance phenotype.05-14-2009
20090106859Root-Preferred 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 root-preferred promoter and terminator isolated from the maize 6PGD 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.04-23-2009
20080282426MOBILIZATION OF VIRAL GENOMES FROM T-DNA USING SITE-SPECIFIC RECOMBINATION SYSTEMS - The invention relates to methods and compositions for site-specific recombinase-mediated mobilization of viral replicons and associated DNAs of interest from T-DNA. The methods of the invention comprise 11-13-2008
20110055968NOVEL BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS CRYSTAL POLYPEPTIDES, POLYNUCLEOTIDES, AND COMPOSITIONS THEREOF - The present invention provides insecticidal polypeptides related to shuffled 03-03-2011
20080216192Potato Cultivar FL 2086 - A potato cultivar designated FL 2086 is disclosed. The invention relates to the tubers of potato cultivar FL 2086, to the seeds of potato cultivar FL 2086, to the plants of potato FL 2086, to the plant parts of potato cultivar FL 2086 and to methods for producing a potato plant produced by crossing potato cultivar FL 2086 with itself or with another potato variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a potato plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic potato plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to potato cultivars or breeding cultivars and plant parts derived from potato variety FL 2086, to methods for producing other potato cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from potato cultivar FL 2086 and to the potato plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid potato tubers, seeds, plants and plant parts produced by crossing potato cultivar FL 2086 with another potato cultivar.09-04-2008
20110167518ZEA MAYS SARK PROMOTER AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a Zea maize SARK promoter isolated from maize. 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.07-07-2011
20110119788METHOD FOR GENERATING RESISTANCE AGAINST CITRUS DISEASES CAUSED BY INSECTS, FUNGI, OOMYCETES, BACTERIA OR NEMATODES - The invention consists in modifying the levels of accumulation and emission of monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes in citrus as a mechanism to achieve systemic resistance against pathogens or repellency against pests. The alteration of the content of d-limonene and other terpenes is achieved by genetic transformation via the introduction of a gene that encodes an enzyme with d-limonene synthase activity, from a citrus fruit or plant or from another living organism, in antisense or RNAi (RNA interference) configuration. Genetic modification is achieved either by 05-19-2011
20110126316USE OF RICE POLYPEPTIDES/NUCLEIC ACIDS FOR PLANT IMPROVEMENT - A method of making a transgenic plant by transforming into a host plant a recombinant DNA construct that expresses in the transgenic plant a rice polypeptide and the transgenic plant thus produced.05-26-2011
20110138498Modulation of receptor-like kinases for promotion of plant growth - The invention provides the disclosure of a novel plant growth pathway involving several receptor like kinases. The pathway was shown to work largely independent of brassinosteroids and involves several members of the CrRLK1L family of receptor kinases. According to the invention, HERK1, HERK2, FER, THE1 and the brassinosteroid BES1 may be modulated to influence plant growth and elongation. The invention includes methods, and transformed plants, cells tissues and seeds with increased cellular elongation and other related yield traits.06-09-2011
20100011467METHOD FOR INCREASING RESISTANCE TO PATHOGENS IN TRANSGENIC PLANTS - The present invention relates to a method of increasing the pathogen resistance in transgenic plants and/or plant cells, where a DNA sequence which codes for a protein with a leucine-rich-repeat (LRR) domain and/or a kinase activity is introduced into the plant or plant cell and expressed therein. The present invention also relates to the use of nucleic acids which code for such a protein, for the generation of transgenic plants or plant cells with an increased pathogen resistance. The present invention furthermore relates to nucleic acid sequences which code for a protein which confers an increased pathogen resistance in plants.01-14-2010
20100115663Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase Herbicide Resistant Sorghum - The present invention provides for compositions and methods for producing crop plants that are resistant to herbicides. In particular, the present invention provides for sorghum plants, plant tissues and plant seeds that contain altered acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) genes and proteins that are resistant to inhibition by herbicides that normally inhibit the activity of the ACC protein.05-06-2010
20100115665VIRUS TOLERANT PLANTS AND METHODS OF PRODUCING SAME - The present invention relates to plants with enhanced tolerance to viral diseases, particularly to diseases caused by insect-transmitted viruses. The invention discloses transgenic plants expressing GroEL protein, and to engrafted plant comprising said transgenic plants or parts thereof, that are tolerant to insect-transmitted viral diseases. The present invention further discloses means and methods of producing same.05-06-2010
20100115664Use of Trehalase Genes to Confer Nematode Resistance to Plants - The invention provides transgenic plants that exhibit increased resistance to nematode infection by virtue of overexpression of a gene that encodes trehalase in nematode-induced syncytia. Expression vectors comprising trehalase-encoding polynucleotides and methods of employing such vectors to increase nematode resistance of plants are also provided.05-06-2010
20100077508Novel Bacillus Thuringiensis Gene with Lepidopteran Activity - The invention provides nucleic acids, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from strains of 03-25-2010
20100077507Novel Bacillus Thuringiensis Gene with Lepidopteran Activity - The invention provides nucleic acids, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from strains of 03-25-2010
20090293148Improved Methods Controlling Gene Expression - The present invention is in the field of genetics, especially plant genetics, and provides agents capable of controlling gene expression. The present invention specifically provides sequences of naturally occurring, tissue-specifically expressed microRNAs. The invention further provides for transgenic expression constructs comprising sequences encoding said microRNAs. By incorporation of the microRNA encoding sequence the expression from said expression construct is specifically silenced in the tissue where the naturally occurring microRNA is naturally expressed. Thereby the expression profile resulting from the promoter is modulated and leakiness is reduced. The invention further provides for a method for modulating transgenic expression by incorporating sequences encoding said microRNAs into transgenic expression constructs. The compositions and methods of the invention can be used to enhance performance of agricultural relevant crops and for therapy, prophylaxis, research and diagnostics in diseases and disorders, which afflict mammalian species.11-26-2009
20090205078Maize Leaf- and Stalk-Preferred Promoter - 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.08-13-2009
20110154537Novel Bacillus thuringiensis Gene with Coleopteran Activity - The invention provides nucleic acids, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from strains of 06-23-2011
20110191903ENGINEERING PLANT RESISTANCE TO DISEASES CAUSED BY PATHOGENS - Methods for identifying one or more amino acid substitutions in an oxalate oxidase (OXOX) variant polypeptide that confer maintained or increased OXOX activity are described herein. Methods and compositions for increasing a plant's resistance to a pathogen using the modified OXOX variant polypeptides are provided. Transformed plants, plant cell, tissues, seed, and expression vectors are also provided.08-04-2011
20100031391ANTIFUNGAL POLYPEPTIDES - Compositions and methods for protecting a plant from a pathogen, particularly a fungal pathogen, are provided. Compositions include an amino acid sequence, and variants and fragments thereof, for an antipathogenic polypeptide that was isolated from a fungal fermentation broth. Nucleic acid molecules that encode the antipathogenic polypeptides of the invention, and antipathogenic domains thereof, are also provided. A method for inducing pathogen resistance in a plant using the nucleotide sequences disclosed herein is further provided. The method comprises introducing into a plant an expression cassette comprising a promoter operably linked to a nucleotide sequence that encodes an antipathogenic polypeptide of the invention. Compositions comprising an antipathogenic polypeptide or a transformed microorganism comprising a nucleic acid of the invention in combination with a carrier and methods of using these compositions to protect a plant from a pathogen are further provided. Transformed plants, plant cells, seeds, and microorganisms comprising a nucleotide sequence that encodes an antipathogenic polypeptide of the invention are also disclosed.02-04-2010
20100024069EXPRESSION AND USE OF NOVEL PESTICIDAL TOXINS - A novel pesticidal toxin that is highly active against a wide range of lepidopteran insect pests is disclosed. The DNA encoding the pesticidal toxin can be used to transform various prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms to express the pesticidal toxin. These recombinant organisms can be used to control lepidopteran insects in various environments.01-28-2010
20100017914INSECTICIDAL PROTEINS - Compositions and methods for controlling plant pests are disclosed. In particular, novel engineered hybrid insecticidal proteins (eHIPs) having toxicity to at least corn rootworm are provided. By fusing unique combinations of complete or partial variable regions and conserved blocks of at least two different 01-21-2010
20100017913DISEASE RESISTANT PLANTS - The invention provides transgenic plants with resistance to infection by a root-infecting fungal plant pathogen such as 01-21-2010
20100017912COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS USING RNA INTERFERENCE OF CAD-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 CAD-like plant gene, and relates to the generation of plants that have increased resistance to parasitic nematodes.01-21-2010
20100017911VIRAL-BASED TRANSIENT-EXPRESSION VECTOR SYSTEM FOR TREES - Disclosed herein are viral vectors suitable for transfection into woody trees for purposes of delivering and expressing beneficial genes with increased stability. 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.01-21-2010
20090126044SYNTHETIC GENES ENCODING CRY1AC - Compositions and methods for conferring pesticidal activity to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions containing a synthetic nucleotide sequence encoding a Cry1Ac protein are provided. The coding sequences can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in plants and bacteria. Compositions also include transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated pesticidal nucleic acid molecules are provided, wherein the nucleotide sequences are set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6, as well as variants and fragments thereof.05-14-2009
20090138989Methods and Compositions for Selecting Corn Plants Resistant to Diplodia Ear Rot - The present invention relates to the field of plant breeding and disease resistance. More specifically, the invention includes a method for breeding corn plants containing quantitative trait loci that are associated with diplodia ear rot (DER), a fungal disease associated with 05-28-2009
20090188007PLANTS HAVING TOMATO TORRADO VIRUS RESISTANCE - The present invention relates to a tomato plant having within its genome at least one allele of a gene that confers resistance to Tomato torrado virus (ToTV), said virus having been deposited with the Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH on 24 Nov. 2004 under depositors reference number ToTV-E01 (DSM 16999).07-23-2009
20110154534Wheat plants with immunity to wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) - The present invention provides a transgenic wheat cell or wheat plant, the wheat cell or wheat plant comprising a chimeric DNA molecule which encodes a dsRNA molecule which is capable of inhibiting wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) replication, wherein the wheat cell or plant is immune to WSMV. The present invention also provides a chimeric DNA, the chimeric DNA comprising (i) a wheat expressible promoter; (ii) a region which encodes a dsRNA which is capable of inhibiting WSMV replication; and (iii) a transcription termination and polyadenylation signal. Finally, the present invention provides a process for producing the aforementioned transgenic wheat cell or plant, comprising (i) introducing a chimeric DNA molecule comprising (a) a wheat expressible promoter; (b) a region which encodes a dsRNA which is capable of inhibiting WSMV replication; and (c) a transcription termination and polyadenylation signal into a parental wheat cell; and optionally (ii) regenerating a wheat plant from the wheat cell comprising the chimeric DNA molecule; and (iii) identifying and/or selecting a plant which is immune to WSMV.06-23-2011
20090172836Resistance to Powdery Mildew and Absence of Necrosis in Cucumis Sativus - The present invention relates to a powdery mildew-resistant 07-02-2009
20120042416Antibody fusion-mediated plant resistance against Oomycota - The present invention relates to fusion proteins comprising anti-Oomycotic proteins or peptides linked to an antibody or fragment thereof specifically recognising an epitope of an Oomycota. The invention is also directed to polynucleotides coding for the fusion proteins. The embodiments of the present invention are particularly useful for the protection of plants against Oomycota. The invention therefore comprises transgenic plants expressing the fusion proteins of the present invention.02-16-2012
20120047607Novel Bacillus thuringiensis Gene with Coleopteran Activity - The invention provides nucleic acids, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from strains of 02-23-2012
20120047606Novel Bacillus thuringiensis Gene with Lepidopteran Activity - The invention provides nucleic acids, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from strains of 02-23-2012
20120047605Novel Bacillus thuringiensis Gene with Lepidopteran Activity - The invention provides nucleic acids, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from strains of 02-23-2012
20120047604NOVEL KINASE-START GENE CONFERRING RESISTANCE TO PLANT DISEASE AND TRANSGENIC PLANTS COMPRISING IT - An isolated nucleic acid molecule comprising a nucleotide sequence which encodes a polypeptide comprising both a steroidogenic acute regulatory protein-related lipid transfer (START) domain and a kinase domain is provided, as well as plant cells and transgenic plants comprising said nucleic acid molecule, said transgenic plants being resistant to plant disease.02-23-2012
20120210464INSECTICIDAL PROTEINS - Improved compositions and methods for controlling pests are disclosed. In particular, novel engineered Cry1Ba (eCry1Ba) proteins having improved toxicity to lepidopteran insect pests are provided. By substituting at least one amino acid in domain I of a Cry1Ba protein an engineered Cry1Ba protein having substantially altered insecticidal properties is designed. Further, a method of making the engineered Cry1Ba proteins and methods of using the ecry1Ba nucleic acid sequences, for example in transgenic plants to express eCry1B proteins to confer protection from insect damage are disclosed.08-16-2012
20120210462SYNTHETIC INSECTICIDAL PROTEINS ACTIVE AGAINST CORN ROOTWORM - Traditionally, the primary method for impacting insect pest populations is the application of broad-spectrum chemical insecticides. However, there is increasing concern about the environmental hazards associated with the production and use of synthetic chemical pesticides. Thus, there is substantial interest in developing alternative pesticides, including biological control of insect pests of agricultural significance using a microbial agent or another species of insect. The present invention provides compositions and methods for such biological control. Modified Cry3 pesticidal polypeptides, polynucleotides encoding such polypeptides, and methods of use are disclosed. The modified polynucleotides provided herein can be used to transform organisms and cells of hosts comprising plant, insects, and microorganisms. The expression of modified polypeptides can provide the host with improved insecticidal activity against one or more insect pathogens.08-16-2012
20120210463Root-Preferred Promoter and Methods of Use - 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 promoter for the gene encoding 08-16-2012
20080282425Method for Increasing Pathogen-Resistance in Transgenic Plants by Expression of Peroxidase - The present invention relates to a method for the production of transgenic plants and/or plant cells, respectively, with increased pathogen resistance, characterized in that a DNA sequence, which encodes a protein with the activity of a peroxidase, is inserted into the plant and expressed therein. The invention at hand also relates to the use of nucleic acids encoding a peroxidase for the production of transgenic plants, or plant cells, respectively, with increased pathogen resistance. Further, the invention at hand relates to nucleic acid sequences encoding a peroxidase of barley.11-13-2008
20090133158BS3 RESISTANCE GENE AND METHODS OF USE - Isolated nucleic acid molecules that confer resistance to the plant pathogen 05-21-2009
20120011616Modification of Plant Development and Morphology - A method of modifying morphology in a plant by introducing into a plant at least one chimaeric gene having a promoter sequence operably associated with a nucleic acid sequence, the promoter sequence being operable to direct expression in specific cells of the plant and the nucleic acid sequence encoding at least one gene product capable of altering the metabolism of or causing death of the specific cells and/or nearby cells. In particular, the promoter sequence is operable to direct expression in lateral bud or lateral shoot and the nucleic acid encoding at least one gene product capable of disrupting the metabolism of or causing the death of the lateral bud or lateral shoot or nearby cells. Preferably the promoter sequence has the sequence shown as SEQ ID No. 1 or SEQ ID No. 7 or SEQ ID No. 4, or a part thereof capable of regulating expression of a gene, or a sequence having at least 60%, preferably at least 75%, homology to SEQ ID No. I or SEQ ID No. 7 and being capable of regulating expression of a gene.01-12-2012
20120017331RESISTANCE TO DOWNY MILDEW OF ONION CAUSED BY THE FUNGUS PERONOSPORA DESTRUCTOR - The present invention relates to plants of the 01-19-2012
20120023620PRODUCTION OF FUNCTIONALIZED LINEAR DNA CASSETTE AND QUANTUM DOT/NANOPARTICLE MEDIATED DELIVERY IN PLANTS - Methods for introducing a functionalized linear nucleic acid cassette molecule of interest into a plant cell comprising a cell wall include use of nanoparticles. In some embodiments, the cell comprising a cell wall is a cultured plant cell. Methods include genetically or otherwise modifying plant cells and for treating or preventing disease in any plant, especially crop plants. Transgenic plants include a nucleic acid molecule of interest produced by regeneration of whole plants from plant cells transformed with functionalized linear nucleic acid cassette molecules.01-26-2012
20120023619LINEAR DNA MOLECULE DELIVERY USING PEGYLATED QUANTUM DOTS FOR STABLE TRASFORMATION IN PLANTS - Methods for introducing a linear nucleic acid molecule of interest into a cell comprising a cell wall include use of nanoparticles coated with polyethylene glycol. In some embodiments, the cell comprising a cell wall is a plant cell. Methods include genetically or otherwise modifying plants and for treating or preventing disease in plant cells comprising a cell wall. Transgenic plants include a nucleic acid molecule of interest produced by regeneration of whole plants from plant cells transformed with linear nucleic acid molecules.01-26-2012
20120023618METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR CONFERRING RESISTANCE TO PESTS AND PATHOGENS OF PLANTS - Methods and materials for conferring pest resistance to plants are provided. Plants are transformed with a silencing construct homologous to a gene of a plant pest that is essential for the survival, development, or pathogenicity of the pest. This results in the plant producing RNAi to the selected gene, which, when ingested by the pest results in silencing of the gene and a subsequent reduction of the pest's ability to harm the plant. In other embodiments, the pest's reduced ability to harm the plant is passed on to pest progeny. Methods and materials for depathogenesis of pests is also provided.01-26-2012
20120030834METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ROOT KNOT NEMATODE CONTROL - The present invention discloses gene targets, constructs and methods for the genetic control of plant disease caused by nematodes of the genus 02-02-2012
20120159668Polynucleotides derived from chickpea and uses thereof - Polynucleotides isolated from chickpea are disclosed herein. The disclosed polynucleotides of the present invention provide genotype-dependent spatial information on the presence and relative abundance of each gene. The transcriptomic analysis of the polynucleotides revealed (649) non-cannonical genes besides many unexpected candidates with known biochemical functions, which have never been associated with pathostress-responsive transcriptome. The polynucleotides disclosed in the present invention can be used as a molecular tool for isolation of novel genes from plants that can be used for plant improvement. Further, the polynucleotide responsible for improving immunity against fungal pathogen in plants is disclosed herein. The present invention also provides a method of improving immunity against fungal pathogen in plants. Transgenic plants exhibiting improved immunity against fungal pathogen are also provided in the present invention.06-21-2012
20120159667VARIANTS OF NRR ACTIVATE PLANT DISEASE RESISTANCE - Methods and compositions for improving plant disease resistance by expression of NPR1-biding domain/transcriptional activation domain fusions are provided.06-21-2012
20110107458SOMATIC OVULE SPECIFIC PROMOTER AND METHODS OF USE - Compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant are provided. Compositions include nucleotide sequences for an 05-05-2011
20110107459GENES AND METHODS FOR INCREASING DISEASE RESISTANCE IN PLANTS - The present invention relates to the regulation of the natural defense system of plants through the introduction of foreign/native genes into plant cells, preferably into their genomes. More specifically, the methods relate to increasing citrus plant disease resistance by over-expressing genes involved in the innate plant defense system.05-05-2011
20100095404Use of Nematode Chitinase Genes to Control Plant Parasitic Nematodes - The invention provides transgenic plants with increased nematode resistance which comprise a polynucleotide that encodes a nematode chitinase, seeds of such transgenic plants, expression vectors comprising polynucleotides encoding nematode chitinases, and methods for conferring nematode resistance to crop plants.04-15-2010
20100095403PearlI1-Like Pathogen Control Genes and Methods of use in Plants - The invention provides pEARLI1-like polynucleotides which are capable of conferring increased nematode resistance to a plant. Also provided are inhibitory polynucleotides based on pEARLI1-like genes, which are capable of conferring resistance to necrotrophic fungi to plants. Specifically, the invention relates to transgenic plants, transgenic seeds, and expression vectors based on polynucleotides encoding pEARLI1-like genes, and methods of use thereof.04-15-2010
20110099668Expressing GLK in plants - The present invention provides, in part, GLK1 nucleic acid molecules and polypeptides that can be used to confer resistance to a pathogen in a plant. The present invention also provides methods of detecting disease resistance genes and plants.04-28-2011
20090133159SOYBEAN EF1A2 PROMOTER AND ITS USE IN CONSTITUTIVE EXPRESSION OF TRANSGENIC GENES IN PLANTS - The promoter of a soybean translation elongation factor EF1 alpha and fragments thereof and their use in promoting the expression of one or more heterologous nucleic acid fragments in a tissue-independent or constitutive manner in plants are described.05-21-2009
20120124699Plant Defense Genes and Proteins and Methods of Use - Methods and compositions for modulating development and defense responses are provided. Nucleotide sequences encoding plant defense proteins are provided. The sequences can be used in expression cassettes for modulating development, developmental pathways, and defense responses. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seed are also provided.05-17-2012
20120167250VIRAL PROMOTER, TRUNCATIONS THEREOF, AND METHODS OF USE - 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 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 promoter of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant that expresses the nucleotide sequence.06-28-2012
20120167249VIRAL PROMOTER, TRUNCATIONS THEREOF, AND METHODS OF USE - 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 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 promoter of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant that expresses the nucleotide sequence.06-28-2012
20110179520TISSUE-ENHANCED PROMOTERS - Tissue-enhanced promoter sequences were identified that enhance expression of a polypeptide in one or more plant tissues. These promoters may be used to produce transgenic plants that have an altered trait relative to control plants. In preferred embodiments, the transgenic plants with the improved traits are morphologically and/or developmentally similar to control plants (examples of the latter include wild-type or non-transformed plants of the same species). Any of these tissue-enhanced promoters may be incorporated into a nucleic acid construct that comprises a polynucleotide regulated by one such promoter and that encodes a polypeptide or RNA molecule that, when ectopically expressed, confers an improved trait in plants.07-21-2011
20120137387METHODS FOR GENETIC CONTROL OF INSECT INFESTATION IN PLANTS AND COMPOSITIONS THEREOF - The present invention relates to control of pest infestation by inhibiting one or more biological functions. The invention provides methods and compositions for such control, By feeding one or more recombinant double stranded RNA molecules provided by the invention to the pest, a reduction in pest infestation is obtained through suppression of gene expression. The invention is also directed to methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, and to particular combinations of transgenic pesticidal agents for use in protecting plants from pest infestation.05-31-2012
20120137388Cucumber Vein Yellowing Virus (CVYV) Resistant Cucumber Plants (Cucumis Sativus L.) - Molecular markers genetically linked to, and capable of identifying, a genetic locus in the cucumber plant (05-31-2012
20120174260NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES THAT TARGET THE RHO1 SMALL GTP-BINDING PROTEIN AND CONFER RESISTANCE TO COLEOPTERAN PESTS - This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of coleopteran pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in coleopteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of coleopteran pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.07-05-2012
20100299786MARKER GENETICALLY LINKED TO TOBAMOVIRUS RESISTANCE IN CUCUMBER AND THE USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to a molecular marker genetically linked to, and capable of identifying, a genetic locus in the cucumber plant (11-25-2010
20100024068Antimicrobial Peptides and Uses Thereof - The subject invention pertains to methods and materials for enhancing microbial resistance in plants. Specifically exemplified herein are grapevines transformed with polynucleotides that express a peptide which confers antimicrobial resistance.01-28-2010
20120185964METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR STRESS TOLERANCE IN PLANTS - We characterise a plant transcription factor and disclose its use in modifying plant responses to stress conditions, including freezing, drought, salinity and pathogen invasion. Microarray analyses were performed indicating that such tolerance occurs via the increase of antifreeze proteins localized in the cellular apoplast which inhibit the growth of large extracellular ice crystals. We also disclose the use of such proteins.07-19-2012
20120084882NEMATODE-RESISTANT TRANSGENIC PLANTS - The present invention provides expression vectors encoding double stranded RNAs that target certain plant genes required for maintenance of parasitic nematode infection, nematode-resistant transgenic plants that express such double-stranded RNAs, and methods associated therewith. The targeted plant gene is a GLABRA-like gene, a homeodomain-like gene, a trehalose-6-phosphate phosphatase-like gene, an unknown gene having at least 80% homology to SEQ ID NO:16, a ringH2 finger-like gene, a zinc finger-like gene, or a MIOX-like gene.04-05-2012
20120260368Genes Implicated In Resistance To Soybean Cyst Nematode Infection And Methods Of Their Use - Genes whose expressions are up-regulated or down-regulated in plant roots in response to nematode infection are disclosed. These genes may play an important role in plant defense against SCN infection. Several nematode-inducible promoters have also been identified in plants which ma be used in nematode inducible gene expression construct. Expression of these SCN responsive genes may be manipulated to obtain SCN resistant lines.10-11-2012
20090300796Transgenic Plant-Based Methods for Plant Pests Using Rnai - The present invention relates to methods for controlling pest infestation using double stranded RNA molecules. The invention provides methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, as well as pesticidal agents and commodity products produced by the inventive plants.12-03-2009
20090019601Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with plants and uses thereof for plant improvement - Recombinant 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 recombinant polynucleotides and polypeptides find use in production of transgenic plants to produce plants having improved properties.01-15-2009
20120233726NOVEL BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS GENE WITH LEPIDOPTERAN ACTIVITY - The invention provides nucleic acids, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from strains of 09-13-2012
20080301836Selection of transcription factor variants - The invention relates to a method for selection of modified plant transcription factor polypeptides, polynucleotides that encode them, and methods of producing transgenic plants having advantageous properties, including increased biotic resistance and abiotic stress tolerance, as compared to wild-type or control plants. Without modifications, the transcription factor sequences, when overexpressed in plants, often produce adverse morphological and developmental effects. The disclosed method allows selection of modifications that mitigate these adverse morphological and developmental effects.12-04-2008
20120240288CONTROL OF PESTS IN PLANTS - The present invention relates to the field of controlling pests, such as insects, using a virus to express pest genes in hosts. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method for rapidly screening for pest genes which can lead to mortality of the pest when the pest has ingested host tissues expressing virus-linked pest gene sequences. The present invention also relates to a method for controlling pests by viral expression of target pest sequences to modify endogenous expression of pest genes in cells or tissues of the pest.09-20-2012
20110047646Armyworm Insect Resistance Management in Transgenic Plants - This invention relates to a process for preventing or delaying the development of resistance in populations of 02-24-2011
20110047645Compositions and Methods of Using RNA Interference for Control of Nematodes - The present invention provides double stranded RNA compositions and transgenic plants capable of inhibiting expression of essential genes in parasitic nematodes, and methods associated therewith. Specifically, the invention relates to the use of RNA interference to inhibit expression of a target essential nematode gene, which is a nematode innexin-like, pas-1, tep-1, snurportin-1 like, pol delta S, prs-4, rtp-1 or rpn-5 gene, and relates to the generation of plants that have increased resistance to parasitic nematodes,02-24-2011
20120272405REPELLENT COMPOSITIONS AND GENETIC APPROACHES FOR CONTROLLING HUANGLONGBING - The invention provides a method for controlling Huanglongbing (HLB) disease of citrus plants through expressing genes encoding synthases for sesquiterpenes such as β-caryophyllene, and α-copaene, and combinations thereof, in citrus plants. Methods of controlling HLB comprising applying at least one purified sesquiterpene, which repels 10-25-2012
20120278946ISOLATION OF PROTEINS INVOLVED IN POSTTRANSCRIPTIONAL GENE SILENCING AND METHODS OF USE - The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to methods of increasing viral resistance in a plant, methods of increasing transgene expression in a plant, and methods of suppressing expression of a native gene in a plant. In some embodiments, the disclosure also relates to polypeptides involved in post-translational gene silencing (PTGS), for e.g., a protein active in PTGS or a suppressor of PTGS. The disclosure further relates to transgenic plant cells in which PTGS is altered (e.g., enhanced or suppressed) according to some embodiments.11-01-2012
20110277185INSECTICIDAL PROTEINS FROM BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS - The invention pertains to novel insecticidal compounds derived from 11-10-2011
20110277184Insecticidal proteins from bacillus thuringiensis - The invention pertains to novel insecticidal compounds derived from 11-10-2011
20120331582METHOD TO CONTROL SPIDER MITES - The present invention relates to a method of controlling spider mites on plants. More specifically, the invention relates to plants expressing RNAi of one or more essential genes of the spider mite, and the use of those plants to control the spider mite proliferation into pest proportions. In a preferred embodiment, the spider mite is 12-27-2012
20120291157GPAV GENE RESISTANT TO NEMATODES IN THE SOLANACEA - The invention relates to a GpaV gene providing resistance to nematodes in plants belonging to the nightshade family, and in particular potatoes (11-15-2012
20120291158SOYBEAN TRANSCRIPTION TERMINATORS AND USE IN EXPRESSION OF TRANSGENIC GENES IN PLANTS - Five novel plant transcription terminators MYB2, KTI1, PIP1, EF1A2, and MTH1 are isolated from soybean and their functions in the regulation of RNA transcription and processing in plants are described.11-15-2012
20100132070Plant Defense Genes and Proteins and Methods of Use - Methods and compositions for modulating development and defense responses are provided. Nucleotide sequences encoding plant defense proteins are provided. The sequences can be used in expression cassettes for modulating development, developmental pathways, and defense responses. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seed are also provided.05-27-2010
20120151629Nematode-Resistant Transgenic Plants - The invention provides nematode-resistant transgenic plants and seed that express polynucleotides encoding AP2/EREBP transcription factors, harpin-induced proteins, TINY-like transcription factors, annexins, laccases, isoflavone 7-O-methyltransferases, anthocyanidin 3-glucoside rhanmosyltransferases, hsr201-like, or AUX/IAA proteins. The invention also provides methods of producing transgenic plants with increased resistance to plant parasitic nematodes and expression vectors for use in such methods.06-14-2012
20110162102Novel root-knot-nematode-resistance gene and application thereof - This invention relates to an excellent root-knot nematode-resistance gene and a method for using the same. More particularly, this invention relates to a novel root-knot nematode-resistance gene that is unaffected by high temperature and is applicable to and quantitatively resistant to a wide variety of root-knot nematode species and strains and a root-knot nematode-resistant transgenic plant into which such gene has been introduced.06-30-2011
20090119799Maize Antimicrobial Protein Useful for Enhancing Plant Resistance to Pathogens - Compositions and methods for protecting a plant from a pathogen, particularly a fungal pathogen, are provided. Compositions include novel amino acid sequences, and variants and fragments thereof, for antipathogenic polypeptides that were isolated from maize. Nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences that encode the antipathogenic polypeptides of the embodiments are also provided. A method for inducing pathogen resistance in a plant using the nucleotide sequences disclosed herein is further provided. The method comprises introducing into a plant a DNA construct comprising a promoter operably linked to a nucleotide sequence that encodes an antipathogenic polypeptide of the embodiments. Compositions comprising an antipathogenic polypeptide or a transformed microorganism comprising a nucleic acid of the embodiments in combination with a carrier and methods of using these compositions to protect a plant from a pathogen are further provided. Transformed plants, plant cells, seeds, and microorganisms comprising a nucleotide sequence that encodes an antipathogenic polypeptide of the embodiments, or variant or fragment thereof, are also disclosed.05-07-2009
20080250531ENZYMES INVOLVED IN TRITERPENE SYNTHESIS - This invention relates to isolated polynucleotides encoding a CYP51H. The invention also relates to the construction of recombinant DNA constructs comprising all or a portion of the isolated polynucleotide of the invention, in sense or antisense orientation, operably linked to at least one regulatory sequence.10-09-2008
20080244791ROOT SPECIFIC PROMOTERS - Promoters and genes involved in avenacin production in oats are cloned, characterized and shown to be useful in root-specific expression of genes operatively linked to these promoters when introduced into plants.10-02-2008
20090300795AUTOACTIVATED RESISTANCE PROTEIN - The invention relates to nucleic acid, which codes for an autoactivated resistance protein for creating a resistance to pathogens in plants, characterized in that the nucleic acid has a limited portion of an NBS-LRR resistance gene, which extends from the 5′-end of the coded region of the NBS-LRR resistance downstream to the beginning of the NBS domain of the NBS-LRR resistance gene, the NBS-LRR resistance gene not being a TIR-NBS-LRR resistance gene.12-03-2009
20080229447Transformation of immature soybean seeds through organogenesis - The present disclosure provides methods for the transformation of soybean cells or tissue and regeneration of the soybean cells or tissue into transformed plants. The disclosed methods utilize an explant prepared from an immature soybean seedling which can be induced directly to form shoots that give rise to transgenic plants via organogenesis. The disclosed methods do not require germination and are rapid and efficient.09-18-2008
20110247096Plant Root-Specific Nematode Resistance - The invention provides expression vectors comprising root-specific promoters in operative association with polynucleotides that are down-regulated in syncytia of nematode-infected plants, for use in methods of producing transgenic plants with increased resistance to nematode infestation. The invention also provides nematode-resistant transgenic plants and seeds comprising such expression vectors.10-06-2011
20130180006Pollen Preferred Promoters and Methods of Use - Compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant are provided. Compositions include nucleotide sequences encompasses a strong pollen preferred promoter which drives strong, specific expression of gene products in pollen. Also provided is a method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using a promoter sequence disclosed herein.07-11-2013
20130180007Somatic Ovule Specific Promoters and Methods of Use - Compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant are provided. Compositions include nucleotide sequences for several Arabidopsis thaliana ovule somatic tissue-preferred promoters AT-CYP86C1, AT-PPM, AT-EXT, AT-GILT1 and AT-TT2. Also provided is a method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using a promoter sequence disclosed herein.07-11-2013
20130180008Ovule Specific Promoter and Methods of Use - Compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant are provided. Compositions include nucleotide sequences for an 07-11-2013
20120255065Novel Bacterial Proteins with Pesticidal Activity - Provided are pesticidal, particularly insecticidal, proteins which resemble S-layer proteins, as well as variants or mutants thereof, and DNAs encoding them. Further provided are methods and means for using said DNA or protein for controlling pests, particularly plant insect pests.10-04-2012
20130091601NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES THAT TARGET RPA70 AND CONFER RESISTANCE TO COLEOPTERAN PESTS - This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of coleopteran pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in coleopteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of coleopteran pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.04-11-2013
20130091600NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES THAT TARGET PP1-87B AND CONFER RESISTANCE TO COLEOPTERAN PESTS - This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of coleopteran pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in coleopteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of coleopteran pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.04-11-2013
20130091599Cosmid Vector for Transforming Plant and Use Thereof - The present invention provides novel cosmid vectors for plant transformation. The cosmid vectors have a full length of 15 kb or less and contain: 1) an origin of replication of an IncP plasmid, but not any origin of replication of other plasmid groups; 2) the trfA1 gene of an IncP plasmid; 3) an oriT of an IncP plasmid; 4) the incC1 gene of an IncP plasmid; 5) a cos site of lambda phage, which is located outside the T-DNA; 6) a drug resistance gene expressed in 04-11-2013
20130091598Nematode-Resistant Transgenic Plants - The present invention concerns double stranded RNA compositions and transgenic plants capable of inhibiting expression of plants genes, 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 plant a CLASP1 gene, an Aspartic Proteinase Delta Subunit gene, a Secreted Protein 1 gene, a Lectin Receptor Kinase-like gene, a Pectin Methylesterase-like gene, and an N PY1 gene, and relates to the generation of plants that have increased resistance to parasitic nematodes.04-11-2013
20130097730NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES THAT TARGET RPS6 AND CONFER RESISTANCE TO COLEOPTERAN PESTS - This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of coleopteran pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in coleopteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of coleopteran pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.04-18-2013
20130104260Use of Armadillo Repeat (ARM1) Polynucleotides for Obtaining Pathogen Resistance in Plants - The invention relates to a method of generating or increasing a pathogen resistance in plants by reducing the expression of at least one Armadillo repeat polypeptide or a functional equivalent thereof. The invention relates to novel nucleic acid sequences coding for a 04-25-2013
20130125257CORN WITH INCREASED YIELD AND NITROGEN UTILIZATION EFFICIENCY - The subject invention relates in part to the use of insect-protected corn to modify fertility recommendations for given yield targets on any transgenic corn type.05-16-2013
20130133108EXTRACTS FROM PIRIN+ AND PIRIN- PLANTS AND USES THEREOF - The present disclosure provides methods of making and using plant extracts that include quercetin, which are generated from transgenic plants that have decreased pirin activity (prn-). Such transgenic plants and their extracts can be used to increase tolerance of a plant to a stressor, such as UV light, as well as treat tumor cells (such as kill cancer cells), prevent certain types of fungal infections (such as 05-23-2013
20130133107GENES ENCODING NEMATODE TOXINS - Compositions and methods for conferring nematicidal activity to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions including a coding sequence for nematicidal 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 include transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated nematicidal 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 including nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:4, 5, 8, 9, 13, 14, 47, 48, or 49, the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 15, 45, or 46, as well as variants and fragments thereof.05-23-2013
20100281571POLYNUCLEOTIDES 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 NO: 26, 106, 107, 109, 110, 112, 114, 115, 118, 119, 122, 123, 124, 126, 95 or 96, 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.11-04-2010
20100281568TRANSFORMATION OF POINSETTIA PLANTS - The invention relates to a process for the 11-04-2010
20080289065Peptide Aptamers That Bind to the Rep Proteins of Ssdna Viruses - Polypeptides and fusion proteins that bind to eukaryotic viruses, in particular, eukaryotic single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) viruses are provided. The polypeptides and fusion proteins bind to the replication initiation proteins (Rep) of ssDNA viruses and optionally inhibit viral replication and/or viral infection. The virus can be a plant pathogen or animal pathogen. Consensus sequences used to identify polypeptides that bind to eukaryotic viruses are also provided.11-20-2008
20130097731PEST-RESISTANT PLANTS CONTAINING A COMBINATION OF A SPIDER TOXIN AND A CHITINASE - An isolated polynucleotide is disclosed comprising: 04-18-2013
20080201801Invertebrate MicroRNAs - This invention provides plants having resistance to invertebrate pests. More specifically, this invention discloses a non-natural transgenic plant cell expressing at least one invertebrate miRNA in planta for suppression of a target gene of an invertebrate pest or of a symbiont associated with the invertebrate pest. Also provided are recombinant DNA constructs for expression of at least one invertebrate miRNA in planta, a non-natural transgenic plant containing the non-natural transgenic plant cell of this invention, a non-natural transgenic plant grown from the non-natural transgenic plant cell of this invention, and non-natural transgenic seed produced by the non-natural transgenic plants, as well as commodity products produced from a non-natural transgenic plant cell, plant, or seed of this invention. This invention further provides a method of suppressing at least one target gene of an invertebrate pest of a plant or of a symbiont associated with the invertebrate, including providing a plant including the non-natural transgenic plant cell of this invention, wherein the invertebrate is the invertebrate pest, the recombinant DNA is transcribed in the non-natural transgenic plant cell to the recombinant miRNA precursor, and when the invertebrate pest ingests the recombinant miRNA precursor, the at least one target gene is suppressed.08-21-2008
20080201800Antifungal Plant Proteins and Methods of Their Use - DNA constructions that provide for production of potent antifungal proteins in transgenic plants and transformed yeast cells are described. Methods of using the DNA constructs to produce transgenic plants that inhibit growth of plant pathogenic fungi are also disclosed. The use of transformed yeast cells containing the DNA constructs to produce the antifungal proteins and methods of isolating the antifungal proteins are also described.08-21-2008
20110258736Pathogen Control Genes and Methods of Use in Plants - This invention provides methods for conferring increased pathogen resistance to a plant. Specifically, the invention relates to methods of producing transgenic plants with increased nematode resistance, expression vectors comprising polynucleotides encoding polypeptides with anti-nematode activity, and transgenic plants and seeds generated thereof.10-20-2011
20130152228Method of Increasing Resistance Against Fungal Infection in Transgenic Plants by HCP-2-Gene - The present invention relates to a method of increasing resistance against fungal infection in transgenic plants and/or plant cells. In these plants, the content and/or the activity of a HCP-2-protein are increased in comparison to the wild-type plants not including a recombinant HCP-2-gene.06-13-2013
20130152227ENHANCED DISEASE RESISTANCE BY INTRODUCTION OF NH3 - Methods and compositions for improving plant resistance by expression of NPR homolog 3 (NH3) polypeptides are provided.06-13-2013
20100319084METABOLIC ENGINEERING FOR PLANT DISEASE RESISTANCE - The invention provides methods and compositions for making a dicotyledonous plant that is susceptible to Phymatotrichopsis Root Rot (PRR) more resistant to PRR, by metabolic engineering of the plant's flavonoid and isoflavonoid biosynthetic pathways. Thus, methods for increasing the synthesis and accumulation of medicarpin and/or 7,4′-dihydroxyflavone in plants such as alfalfa are provided.12-16-2010
20120284873APOMICTIC SOYBEAN VARIETIES AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING SAID VARIETIES - The present invention provides apomictic soybean varieties and methods of making the same.11-08-2012
20130160159GEMINI VIRUS REPLICATION INHIBITOR - A replication inhibitor, which is an agent for inhibiting replication of a geminivirus, and comprises a zinc finger protein that can specifically bind to at least full length of stem loop region DNA of the geminivirus, or a part thereof, and can inhibit formation of a stem loop structure.06-20-2013
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20130198902MULTIPLE VIRUS RESISTANCE IN PLANTS - The present invention provides gene targets, constructs and methods for the genetic control of plant disease caused by multiple plant viruses. The present invention relates to achieving a plant protective effect through the identification of target coding sequences and the use of recombinant DNA technologies for post-transcriptionally repressing or inhibiting expression of the target coding sequences of plant-parasitic viruses. Protein-expression based approaches may also be utilized to augment phenotype resistance. Thus, transcription of a single transgenic event comprising one or more plant expression cassettes can allow for broad spectrum resistance of a plant to multiple plant viral strains and species among the geminiviruses, tospoviruses, and potexviruses.08-01-2013
20130198903COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR EXPRESSION OF A HETEROLOGOUS NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCE IN PLANTS - The present invention provides compositions and methods for targeting polypeptides to the chloroplasts of higher plants. Compositions include expression cassettes having a nucleotide sequence encoding a chloroplast targeting peptide (CTP) operably linked to a nucleotide sequence of interest, wherein the CTP is derived from 08-01-2013
20130198901NOVEL REPORTER CONSTRUCTS FOR COMPOUND SCREENING - The instant description provides reporter constructs, transgenic cells, and transgenic organisms and methods for identifying agents that can regulate gene expression and improve performance.08-01-2013
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20120042415TRANSGENIC PLANTS EXPRESSING L3 DELTA PROTEINS ARE RESISTANT TO TRICHOTHECENE FUNGAL TOXINS - Disclosed are specific mutants of L3 and transgenic plants that produce them. The plants exhibit increased resistance to fungal toxins that target ribosomal L3 protein. Also disclosed are transgenic plants that co-produce L3 mutant and an RIP protein, and exhibit increased resistance to various fungal toxins and viruses, while reducing toxicity normally associated with production of the RIP. Uses of the L3 mutants in animals are further disclosed.02-16-2012
20120066793METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR CONTROLLING PLANT PESTS - Compositions and methods for conferring pesticidal activity to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions comprising a coding sequence for a delta-endotoxin polypeptide 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 delta-endotoxin nucleic acid molecules are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed, and antibodies specifically binding to those amino acid sequences. In particular, the present invention provides for isolated nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:13-24 or the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1-12 and 25-44, as well as variants and fragments thereof.03-15-2012
20130205443PATHOGEN RESISTANT CITRUS COMPOSITIONS, ORGANISMS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS - The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to pathogen resistant citrus compositions, organisms, systems, and methods. For example, a composition may comprise a peptide (e.g., a defensin peptide) and/or a nucleic acid (e.g., a defensin nucleic acid). A pathogen resistant citrus plant may comprise, in some embodiments, a defensin peptide and/or an expressable nucleic acid encoding a defensin peptide.08-08-2013
20080229448Plant Stress Tolerance from Modified Ap2 Transcription Factors - The invention relates to modified plant transcription factor polypeptides, polynucleotides that encode them, homologs from a variety of plant species, and methods of using the polynucleotides and polypeptides to produce transgenic plants having advantageous properties, including increased abiotic or biotic stress tolerance, as compared to wild-type or control plants. The modifications to the plant transcription factor sequences are responsible for producing fewer and less severe adverse morphological and developmental characteristics in plants overexpressing these sequences than would be caused by overexpressing the sequences without the modifications.09-18-2008
20120073016AXMI-150 DELTA-ENDOTOXIN GENE AND METHODS FOR ITS USE - Compositions and methods for conferring pesticidal activity to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions including 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 include 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 having nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:2, the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12, as well as variants and fragments thereof.03-22-2012
20130097728AXMI115 VARIANT INSECTICIDAL GENE AND METHODS FOR ITS USE - Compositions and methods for conferring pesticidal activity to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. The toxin coding sequences can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for expression in plants and bacteria. Compositions include transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, polynucleotide sequences and the toxin proteins encoded thereby are provided. Also provided are antibodies specifically binding to those amino acid sequences. In particular, the invention encompasses nucleotide sequences encoding fusion proteins, as well as biologically active variants and fragments thereof, wherein the fusion protein contains the C-terminal portion of SEQ ID NO:43. The fusion protein may also contain the N-terminal portion of SEQ ID NO:45. The invention also includes the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO:47 and 1-14, or a nucleotide sequence encoding the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:48 and 15-31, including biologically active variants and fragments thereof.04-18-2013
20130097729Aphicidal Toxins and Methods - Provided are chimeric aphicidal and insecticidal toxin proteins comprising peptide, peptide multimer or fusion protein containing such peptide which binds to the gut of sap-sucking insects, e.g., aphids, thrips, leafhoppers, or other target interest. When bound, this peptide mediates the binding of the chimeric aphicidal or other insecticidal protein to the target insect gut. Also described are coding sequences, vectors, and transgenic plants genetically modified to contain and express such aphicidal or insecticidal proteins. Thus, the use of such transgenic plants reduces economic loss due to feeding by the target insect and also reduces loss due to plant diseases spread by the target insect.04-18-2013

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