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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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20110179527Plants Having Increased Yield and Method for Making the Same - The present invention concerns a method for increasing plant yield in plants grown under non-stress growth conditions relative to yield in corresponding wild type plants grown under comparable conditions, the method comprising preferentially increasing activity in the cytosol of a plant cell of a type I DnaJ-like polypeptide or a homologue thereof. One such method comprises introducing and/or expressing in a plant, plant part or plant cell a type I DnaJ-like nucleic acid or variant thereof. The invention also relates to transgenic plants grown under non-stress conditions having introduced and/or expressed therein a type I DnaJ-like nucleic acid or variant thereof, which plants have increased plant yield relative to corresponding wild type plants grown under comparable conditions. The present invention also concerns constructs useful in the methods of the invention.07-21-2011
20090193542BRASSICA INDEHISCENT1 SEQUENCES - The present application provides 07-30-2009
20130212742LATICIFEROUS TISSUE-SPECIFIC SRPP PROMOTER FROM HEVEA BRASILIENSIS AND USES THEREOF - A laticiferous tissue-specific SRPP (small rubber particle-associated protein) promoter derived from 08-15-2013
20100107279YIELD-RELATED POLYNUCLEOTIDES 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.04-29-2010
20090307800Compositions and Methods of Use of Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Kinase Kinase - Methods and compositions for modulating plant response, development and yield under varying environmental conditions are provided. Methods employing MAPKKK are provided. The MAPKKK sequences are used in a variety of methods including modulating root development, modulating leaf and/or shoot development, modulating tolerance under abiotic stress and modulating yield. Transformed plants, plant cell, tissues, seed and expression vectors are also provided.12-10-2009
20110047647FUNCTIONAL EXPRESSION OF SHUFFLED YEAST NITRATE TRANSPORTER (YNT1) IN MAIZE TO IMPROVE NITRATE UPTAKE UNDER LOW NITRATE ENVIRONMENT - The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to altering NT activity, nitrogen utilization efficiency and/or uptake in plants. The invention relates to a method for the production of plants with maintained or increased yield under low nitrogen fertility. The invention provides isolated nitrate transporter variant (NT variant) nucleic acids and their encoded proteins. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells, and transgenic plants. Plants transformed with nucleotide sequences encoding the NT variant enzyme show improved properties, for example, increased yield.02-24-2011
20110023186METHOD FOR MODIFYING PLANT MORPHOLOGY, BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY - The present invention provides nucleotide sequences and corresponding amino acid sequences for plant cytokinin oxidase proteins. In addition, vectors, host cells, and transgenic plants comprising such sequences as well as methods for stimulating root growth and/or enhancing the formation of lateral or adventitious roots and/or altering root geotropism using such sequences are provided by the present invention. Also provided by the present invention are methods for altering various plant phenotypes including delaying onset to flowering, increasing leaf thickness, reducing vessel size, inducing parthenocarpy, increasing branching, increasing seed size and/or weight, embryo size and/or weight, and cotyledon size and/or weight using cytokinin oxidase proteins and/or nucleic acid molecules encoding cytokinin oxidase.01-27-2011
20090013437CONSTITUTIVE PHOTOMORPHOGENESIS 1 (COP1) NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCE FROM Zea mays AND ITS USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to an isolated COP1 nucleic acid sequence from a maize plant and the isolated COP1 nucleic acid sequence is named as ZmCOP1. The present invention also relates to a method of using the ZmCOP1 nucleic acid sequence to control the shade avoidance response of a crop plant for high density farming and yield enhancement.01-08-2009
20080295206P450 Polynucleotides, Polypeptides, and Uses Thereof11-27-2008
20080295205P450 Polynucleotides, Polypeptides, and Uses Thereof11-27-2008
20080282429Transplastomic Plants Free of the Selectable Marker Gene - The present invention relates to transplastomic plants free of the selectable marker gene, to a method of obtaining such plants and to the vectors used.11-13-2008
20090165174Cytokinin Oxidase Sequences and Methods of Use - Methods and compositions for modulating plant development are provided. Polynucleotide sequences and amino acid sequences encoding cytokinin oxidase polypeptides are provided. The sequences can be used in a variety of methods including modulating root development, modulating floral development, modulating leaf and/or shoot development, modulating seed size and/or weight, modulating tolerance under abiotic stress, and modulating resistance to pathogens. Polynucleotides comprising CKX promoters are also provided. The promoters can be used to regulate expression of a sequence of interest. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seed are also provided.06-25-2009
20110302673Transgenic Plants with Increased Yield - Polynucleotides are disclosed which are capable of enhancing yield of a plant transformed to contain such polynucleotides. Also provided are methods of using such polynucleotides and transgenic plants and agricultural products, including seeds, containing such polynucleotides as transgenes.12-08-2011
20090193541HIGH LEVEL EXPRESSION AND ACCUMULATION OF HETEROLOGOUS POLYPEPTIDE IN PLANT TISSUE - Compositions and methods for increasing the expression and/or accumulation of cellobiohydrolase enzyme in the vacuoles of plant cells are provided. The method involves targeting the enzyme to the vacuoles through the use of a barley polyamine oxidase (BPAO) vacuole sorting signal peptide. Plants transformed with an expression construct encoding the vacuole sorting signal peptide operably linked to the cellobiohydrolase enzyme direct expression of the polypeptide to the vacuoles of the plant cells. Transgenic plants, seeds, and plant tissues, and plant parts are provided. Downstream uses of transgenic plants or plant material expressing the constructs of the invention include agronomical and industrial uses, for example, human food, animal feed, biofuel, industrial alcohol, fermentation feedstocks, and the like.07-30-2009
20090178160Modulation of Triterpenoid Content in Plants - Compositions and methods for producing triterpenoid compounds, e.g., squalene, are disclosed.07-09-2009
20090151022NOVEL TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR FOR INCREASING KERNEL MASS AND YIELD IN PLANTS (831) - The present invention provides novel polynucleotides, related polypeptides and all conservatively modified variants of a novel transcription factor which is associated with kernel mass in plants. Methods are disclosed to alter the genetic composition of crop plants, enhance kernel size and to improve yield. The invention also includes vectors, cells, and modified plants.06-11-2009
20090151021Novel Stress-Related MicroRNA Molecules and Uses Thereof - Naturally occurring and synthetic novel stress-related miRNAs are provided which can be used to modify the stress tolerance of plants.06-11-2009
20080216194METHOD TO PRODUCE STERILE MALE FLOWERS AND PARTENOCARPIC FRUITS BY GENETIC SILENCING, ASSOCIATED SEQUENCES AND VECTORS CONTAINING SAID SEQUENCES - Genes VvPI from 09-04-2008
20120036595Whole Seed Specific Promoter - The present invention is concerned with the provision of means and methods for gene expression. Specifically, it relates to a polynucleotide comprising an expression control sequence which allows for seed specific of a nucleic acid of interest being operatively linked thereto in plants. Furthermore, vectors, host cells, transgenic plants and methods for expressing nucleic acids of interest are provided which are based on the said polynucleotide.02-09-2012
20100100985Methods and Compositions for Increasing the Nitrogen Storage Capacity of a Plant - The present invention provides methods and compositions for making and using transgenic plants that exhibit increased nitrogen storage capacity compared to wild-type plants. Methods of the invention comprise inducing overexpression of monocot-derived vegetative storage proteins (VSPs) in plants, particularly in monocots. In some embodiments, at least one nucleotide construct comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding the ZmLox6 protein or a biologically active fragment or variant thereof is introduced into a plant. Depending upon the objective, the nucleotide construct may optionally comprise an operably linked coding sequence for a vacuolar sorting signal or plastid transit peptide in order to direct storage of the ZmLox6 protein or biologically active fragment or variant thereof into the vacuolar compartment or plastid compartment, respectively, of the cells in which the VSP is expressed. The invention further provides methods for producing plants with increased nitrogen content and/or increased nutritional value, which is desirable in commercial crops, including those used for forage, silage and grain production.04-22-2010
20090282582ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS RESPONSIVE PROMOTER AND METHOD OF TISSUE-SPECIFIC GENE EXPRESSION USING THE SAME - This invention concerns induction of gene expression specifically in given tissue with the use of a novel promoter that has environmental stress responsiveness and functions specifically in given tissue. It is realized by a method comprising: a step of preparing a plant having an arbitrary gene downstream of the environmental stress responsive promoter comprising DNA (a), (b), or (c) below; (a) DNA comprising the nucleotide sequence as shown in any of SEQ ID NO: 1 to 8; (b) DNA comprising a nucleotide sequence derived from the nucleotide sequence as shown in any of SEQ ID NO: 1 to 8 by deletion, substitution, or addition of one or a plurality of nucleotides and functioning as an environmental stress responsive promoter; or (c) DNA hybridizing under stringent conditions to DNA comprising the nucleotide sequence as shown in any of SEQ ID NO: 1 to 8 and functioning as an environmental stress responsive promoter; and a step of cultivating the plant in the presence of environmental stress, the method comprising inducing expression of the gene located downstream of the environmental stress responsive promoter in a tissue-specific manner.11-12-2009
20090089897Seed-Preferred Promoters - The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a tissue preferred promoter isolated from the sorghum δ-kafirin coding region. The sequences drive expression preferentially to endosperm tissue. A method for expressing a nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a nucleotide sequence operably linked to one or more of the regulatory sequences of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.04-02-2009
20110271403Metal Resistant Plants, and Methods of Manufacture Thereof - Disclosed herein is a transgenic plant transformed with an isolated nucleic acid comprising a plant arsenite-inducible RNA-associated protein coding sequence operatively linked to a plant-expressible transcription regulatory sequence, wherein the plant arsenite-inducible RNA-associated protein (AIRAP) coding sequence encodes a polypeptide that is at least 95% identical to a polypeptide sequence of SEQ ID NO:8, SEQ ID NO:9, SEQ ID NO:10, SEQ ID NO:11, SEQ ID NO:12, SEQ ID NO:13, or SEQ ID NO:14, wherein the plant arsenite-inducible RNA-associated protein coding sequence encodes a polypeptide that confers resistance to an environmental stress, wherein greater than or equal to about 25% of transgenic plants are resistant to an environmental stress, and wherein the environmental stress inhibits the growth of wild type plants.11-03-2011
20080276333Recombinant Constructs for Use in Reducing Gene Expression - Recombinant constructs useful for reducing the expression of at least one target nucleic acid fragment of interest and any substantially similar endogenous nucleic acid fragment of interest are disclosed. In particular, a recombinant construct comprising at least one nucleic acid of interest is inserted between two convergent promoters. A plant or plant organ stably transformed with this construct will have a reduction in expression of the target nucleic acid fragments of interest.11-06-2008
20080276334Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with plants - Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTS) isolated from soybean are disclosed. The ESTs provide a unique molecular tool for the targeting and isolation of novel genes for plant protection and improvement. The disclosed ESTs have utility in the development of new strategies for understanding critical plant developmental and metabolic pathways. The disclosed ESTs have particular utility in isolating genes and promoters, identifying and mapping the genes involved in developmental and metabolic pathways, and determining gene function. Sequence homology analyses using the ESTs provided in the present invention, will result in more efficient gene screening for desirable agronomic traits. An expanding database of these select pieces of the plant genomics puzzle will quickly expand the knowledge necessary for subsequent functional validation, a key limitation in current plant biotechnology efforts.11-06-2008
20120144529Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and a Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a FSM1-like (Fruit Sant/Myb) polypeptide, or a PIF3-like (PHYTOCHROME INTERACTING FACTOR) polypeptide, or an Uroporphyrinogen III decarboxylase (UROD) polypeptide, or an AS-MTT (Abiotic Stress Membrane Tethered Transcription factor) polypeptide, or an EXO-1 polypeptide, or a YiAP2 (Yield increasing Apetala 2) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a FSM1-like polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.06-07-2012
20090172839Compositions and Methods of Increasing Stress Tolerance in Plants - The present invention provides novel isolated FT polynucleotides and polypeptides encoded by the FT polynucleotides. Also provided are the antibodies that immunospecifically bind to a FT polypeptide or any derivative, variant, mutant or fragment of the FT polypeptide, polynucleotide or antibody. The invention additionally provides methods of constructing transgenic plants that have altered levels of FT polynucleotides and polypeptides.07-02-2009
20100011470METHODS AND MEANS OF INCREASING THE WATER USE EFFICIENCY OF PLANTS - The invention relates to methods of producing a desired phenotype in a plant by manipulation of gene expression within the plant. The method relates to means which inhibit the level of PK220 gene expression or activity, wherein a desired phenotype such as increased water use efficiency relative to a wild type control plant. The invention also relates to nucleic acid sequences and constructs useful such methods and methods of generating and isolating plants having decreased PK220 expression or activity.01-14-2010
20130219559Method for hydrophobin production in plants and methods to produce hydrophobin multimers in plants and microbes - A novel method to produce hydrophobin monomers or multimers in plant tissues is disclosed. A novel method to produce hydrophobin multimers in 08-22-2013
20110209249Plants having improved growth characteristics and a method for making the same - The present invention is a method for improving plant growth by increasing activity of DP protein in shoot tissue. The invention also relates to transgenic plants having improved growth characteristics, which plants have increased expression of a DP nucleic acid specifically in shoot-tissue. The increased expression of the nucleic acid encoding a DP protein, according to the methods of the present invention, may be mediated by a shoot-tissue-specific promoter.08-25-2011
20090138991Plants having improved growth characteristics and method for making the same - The present invention concerns a method for improving the growth characteristics of plants by increasing expression of at least part of a Leucine Rich Repeat Receptor-Like Kinase (RKS11, RKS4 or an orthologue of these). One such method comprises introducing into a plant a nucleic acid encoding at least part of a Leucine Rich Repeat Receptor-Like Kinase (RKS11 or RKS4 or an orthologue thereof). The invention also relates to transgenic plants having introduced therein a nucleic acid or variant thereof encoding at least part of a Leucine Rich Repeat Receptor-Like Kinase (RKS11 or RKS4 or an orthologue thereof), which plants have improved growth characteristics relative to corresponding wild type plants. The present invention also concerns constructs useful in the methods of the invention.05-28-2009
20090138990Methods and compositions to increase plant resistance to stress - Methods and compositions to improve plant stress tolerance are disclosed. An 05-28-2009
20110145947Plant Expression Vector Expressing Auxin Synthesis Related Gene and the Use Thereof in Improving Cotton Fiber Trait - A method of expressing auxin synthetase gene specifically in cotton seed coat and fiber, which comprises constructing plant expression vector capable of expressing auxin synthetase gene specifically by fusing a tissue-specific promoter with an auxin synthetase gene, and then integrating the construct into a cotton genome. The method can significantly improve the yield and the quality of cotton fiber, thereby providing fiber with high quality for textile industry.06-16-2011
20110231956Environmentally Adjusted Transgenic Plants - The present invention relates to a novel transgenic plant having tolerance to salt stress. The plant is transformed with a recombinant nucleic acid encoding glutamic acid decarboxylase isolated from 09-22-2011
20090222952Plants Having Improved Growth Characteristics And A Method For Making The Same - The present invention concerns a method for increasing plant yield and/or increased stress resistance by decreasing the level of activity of a DEL1 polypeptide. One such method comprises introducing into a plant a nucleic acid comprising a variant DEL1 nucleic acid. Another method comprises downregulating expression of a DEL1 gene. The invention also relates to transgenic plants having introduced therein a variant DEL1 nucleic acid thereof, which plants have increased yield and/or increased stress resistance relative to control plants. The present invention also concerns a novel DEL1 protein and its encoding sequence, and constructs useful in the methods of the invention.09-03-2009
20090210968Drought Responsive Genes In Plants And Methods Of Their Use - Microarrays are employed to analyze soybean transcriptions under water stress conditions in both root and leaf tissues at vegetative stage. Novel drought responsive genes may be thus identified and may be used for enhancing drought tolerance in soybean or other plants through genetic/metabolic engineering. This disclosure pertains to nucleic acid molecules isolated from Soybean that encode polypeptides that may be important for drought tolerance. The disclosure also relates to methods of using these genes from soybean in transgenic plants to confer the desired agronomic traits, and to use such genes or regulatory elements thereof to assist germplasm enhancement by molecular breeding or to identify other factors or chemicals that may enhance a plant's capability to grow under drought conditions.08-20-2009
20120198587SOYBEAN TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS AND OTHER GENES AND METHODS OF THEIR USE - Gene expression is controlled at the transcriptional level by very diverse group of proteins called transcription factors (TFs). 5671 soybean (08-02-2012
20110145948Transgenic Plants Comprising as Transgene a Phosphatidate Cytidylyltransferase - Polynucleotides are disclosed which are capable of enhancing yield of a plant transformed to contain such polynucleotides. Also provided are methods of using such polynucleotides and transgenic plants and agricultural products, including seeds, containing such polynucleotides as transgenes.06-16-2011
20090271894COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING BIOMASS IN ENERGY CROPS - Methods for modulating plant biomass are provided. In some embodiments, the methods include the step of modulating in a plant cell the expression of an UPBEAT1 gene product. Also provided are improved energy crop plants, and seeds and parts thereof, which contain a heterologous nucleic acid that encodes an UPBEAT1 gene product and/orthat encodes an inhibitor of an UPBEAT1 gene product.10-29-2009
20080307545Enhanced Silk Exsertion Under Stress - The invention provides methods for enhancing maize silk exsertion under stress conditions and compositions relating to such methods, including nucleic acids and proteins. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells, and transgenic plants.12-11-2008
20100186119Highly Active Soybean Promoters and Uses Thereof - Soybean ubiquitin promoters and processes for expressing nucleic acids in transgenic plants under the control of a soybean ubiquitin promoter are described.07-22-2010
20090293154Isolated Polypeptides, Polynucleotides Encoding Same, Transgenic Plants Expressing Same and Methods of Using Same - Nucleic acid constructs are provided. These constructs comprise any of the, nucleic acid sequences at least 85% identical to nucleotide sequences selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 68, 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30, 32, 37, 42, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 64, 69, 70, 73, 77, 78, 79, 80, 84, 86, 87, 93, 94, 98, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108 and 109 and a promoter sequence capable of directing transcription of said nucleic acid sequence in a host cell. Also provided are transgenic plants expressing these nucleic acid constructs and methods of using same11-26-2009
20100235947Rice Pollen-Preferential Promoters And Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to rice genomic promoter sequences which promote transcription preferentially in microspores and/or pollen of plants. Also provided are chimeric genes comprising these promoter sequences, and plant transformation vectors comprising these chimeric genes. The present invention also discloses plant cells, plant tissues, plants, seeds and grains comprising these chimeric genes. The invention further discloses methods for expressing foreign nucleic acid sequences preferentially in pollen and for producing plants with modified pollen fertility.09-16-2010
20100251423PLANTS HAVING IMPROVED GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS UNDER REDUCED NUTRIENT AVAILABILITY AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for improving plant growth characteristics relative to wild type plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for increasing yield in plants grown under reduced nutrient availability, relative to corresponding wild type plants, comprising modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a class I homeodomain leucine zipper (HDZip) hox5 polypeptide or a homologue thereof.09-30-2010
20100251424PLANT REGULATORY SEQUENCES FOR SELECTIVE CONTROL OF GENE EXPRESSION - Promoters from male reproductive tissues are isolated from corn and wheat. These promoters can be used in plants to regulate transcription of target genes including genes for control of fertility, insect or pathogen tolerance, herbicide tolerance or any gene of interest.09-30-2010
20130219560REDUCTION OF POST-HARVEST PHYSIOLOGICAL DETERIORATION - The invention provides methods for transgenically controlling physiological post-harvest deterioration (PPD) in plants. Among other aspects, the invention also provides transgenic plants produced by the methods and constructs for creating the plants. According to the present invention, PPD is controlled by expressing one or more transgenes which modulate ROS production or cyanogen levels. Examplary transgenes include alternative oxidase, ROS scavengers, carotenoid biosynthesis genes, and cyanogen metabolism.08-22-2013
20110113512TRICHOME SPECIFIC PROMOTERS - Trichome specific plant promoters are provided herein. Also provided are transgenic cells and organisms, especially plant cell and plants, comprising an trichome specific promoter and methods for expressing nucleic acid sequences in cells and organisms using trichome specific promoters.05-12-2011
20090288226Method for manipulating growth, yield, and architecture in plants - This invention pertains to a method for manipulating the growth rate and/or yield and/or architecture of a genetically modified plant, as compared to a corresponding wild-type plant. The method relies on over-expression of an endogenous or exogenous gene encoding a cis-prenyltransferase enzyme. In a preferred embodiment, transgenic plants obtained by this method exhibit increased growth rates to maturity, increased seed production, and increased height, siliques, and leave area.11-19-2009
20110067145Specific Promoter Region Expresses in Actively Dividing Young Tissues and the Aging Tissues in Plants as Well as its Application - A promoter capable of activating expression specifically in both of the actively dividing young tissues and separate-related aging tissues in plants, characterized in that the promoter is a promoter of Oncidium ethylene receptor gene OgERS1, and has a sequence as shown in SEQ ID No: 3. A gene expression cassette is composed of a promoter having a DNA sequence as shown in SEQ ID No: 3, and a polynucleotide that is linked to the 3′ terminal of the promoter and has an open reading frame, wherein the promoter can activate the transcription of the polynucleotide in a organism having the gene expression cassette therein. A gene expression vector is composed of a promoter having a DNA sequence as shown in SEQ ID No: 3. A plant or parts of organ, tissue or cell of the plant has been transformed to contain the gene expression cassette described above.03-17-2011
20120144528INCREASING PLANT GROWTH BY MODULATING OMEGA-AMIDASE EXPRESSION IN PLANTS - The present disclosure relates to compositions and methods for increasing the leaf-to-root ratio of the signal metabolite 2-oxoglutaramate and related proline molecules in plants by modulating levels of ω-amidase to increase nitrogen use efficiency, resulting in enhanced growth, faster growth rates, greater seed and fruit/pod yields, earlier and more productive flowering, increased tolerance to high salt conditions, and increased biomass yields.06-07-2012
20100319087Methods for Transforming Plants to Express Delta-Endotoxins - Disclosed is a means of controlling plant pests by a novel method of expressing Cry2A 12-16-2010
20110004960Methods and Compositions for Increasing the Nitrogen Storage Capacity of a Plant - The present invention provides methods and compositions for making and using transgenic plants that exhibit increased nitrogen storage capacity compared to wild-type plants. Methods of the invention comprise inducing overexpression of monocot-derived vegetative storage proteins (VSPs) in plants, particularly in monocots. In some embodiments, at least one nucleotide construct comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding the ZmLox6 protein or a biologically active fragment or variant thereof is introduced into a plant. Depending upon the objective, the nucleotide construct may optionally comprise an operably linked coding sequence for a vacuolar sorting signal or plastid transit peptide in order to direct storage of the ZmLox6 protein or biologically active fragment or variant thereof into the vacuolar compartment or plastid compartment, respectively, of the cells in which the VSP is expressed. The invention further provides methods for producing plants with increased nitrogen content and/or increased nutritional value, which is desirable in commercial crops, including those used for forage, silage, and grain production.01-06-2011
20130139279WUSCHEL (WUS) GENE HOMOLOGS - This invention relates to isolated polynucleotides encoding WUS polypeptides. The invention further provides isolated WUS polypeptides. The invention also provides methods of using the polynucleotides to modulate the level of WUS, improve transformation efficiency, to stimulate plant cell growth, including stem cells, to stimulate organogenesis, to stimulate somatic embryogenesis, to induce apomixis, and to provide a positive selection for cells comprising the polynucleotide. The invention also relates to cells, plants and seeds comprising the polynucleotides of the invention or produced by the methods of the invention.05-30-2013
20100333231Maize Promoter P95 and Methods of Use - A promoter isolated from 12-30-2010
20110093984Gene Capable of Being Expressed Specifically in Endosperm of Plant, Promoter for the Gene, and Use of the Gene and the Promoter - The present inventors identified a novel rice glutelin gene, GluD-1, which is expressed specifically in seeds. The promoter of the GluD-1 gene was confirmed to induce seed-specific gene expression, and to induce expression of downstream genes specifically in the endosperm during the early stage of seed maturation process. More specifically, the GluD-1 promoter can induce strong expression of an exogenous gene in sites including the endosperm.04-21-2011
20090313723Methods for altering organ mass, controlling fertility and enhancing asexual reproduction in plants - The invention provides methods of altering organ mass, controlling fertility and enhancing asexual reproduction in plants through the modulation of plant growth and cell proliferation. The methods involve producing transgenic plants comprising a recombinant expression cassette containing an ANT nucleic acid linked to a plant promoter.12-17-2009
20090249518Modification 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. 1 or SEQ ID No. 7 and being capable of regulating expression of a gene.10-01-2009
20110179526PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED YIELD-RELATED TRAITS AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a DOF-C2 (DNA-binding with one finger, subgroup C2) domain transcription factor polypeptide or a MYB7 polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding an a DOF-C2 domain transcription factor polypeptide or a MYB7 polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention also provides constructs comprising the DOF-C2 domain transcription factor polypeptide or the MYB7 polypeptide, useful in performing the methods of the invention.07-21-2011
20090217418Means and methods of controlling plant seed germination - A method of controlling germination of seed is provided in which a nucleic acid encoding a protein which causes inhibition of germination is transformed into a plant, operably linked with a promoter that expresses during germination. The protein is one in which a restoring substance can be applied to the seed and restores germination. Also provided is an amylase germination preferred promoter.08-27-2009
20110078824Compositions and Methods for Increasing Plant Tolerance to High Population Density - Compositions and methods for suppressing the shade-avoidance response of plants and improving plant yield are provided. Compositions of the invention include an early flowering 3 (ELF3) maize gene, the promoter for this gene, an 03-31-2011
20110078822Methods and Compositions for Enhanced Yield by Targeted Expression of Knotted1 - Methods and compositions for modulating expression of knotted1 (kn1) polypeptides in seed and reproductive tissue are provided. Polynucleotide sequences encoding knotted1 transcription factor polypeptides are expressed in a spatially and/or temporally regulated manner with expression preferentially in developing flowers, pods, ears and/or seeds, or to other reproductive structures during flowering and seed development, to create a sequestered effect resulting in plants that produce increased yield and may have greater flower, pod, ear and/or seed retention. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues and seed are also provided.03-31-2011
20110078823PROMOTION OF SOMATIC EMBRYOGENESIS IN PLANTS BY WUSCHEL GENE EXPRESSION - The present invention relates to methods for promoting somatic embryogenesis from a tissue or organ of a plant, by overexpressing a Wuschel gene in said tissue or organ. In one embodiment, such overexpression can be used as a silent selectable marker for transgenic plants. In another embodiment, such expression can be used to confer apomixis to a plant. In another embodiment, such overexpression can be used to create haploid plants, which can be used to produce dihaploid plants.03-31-2011
20110252506PROMOTION OF SOMATIC EMBRYOGENESIS IN PLANTS BY WUSCHEL GENE EXPRESSION - The present invention relates to methods for promoting somatic embryogenesis from a tissue or organ of a plant, by overexpressing a Wuschel gene in said tissue or organ. In one embodiment, such overexpression can be used as a silent selectable marker for transgenic plants. In another embodiment, such expression can be used to confer apomixis to a plant. In another embodiment, such overexpression can be used to create haploid plants, which can be used to produce dihaploid plants.10-13-2011
20110061132FUNCTIONAL EXPRESSION OF YEAST NITRATE TRANSPORTER (YNT1) IN MAIZE TO IMPROVE NITRATE UPTAKE - The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to altering NT activity, nitrogen utilization and/or uptake in plants. The invention relates to a method for the production of plants with maintained or increased yield under low or normal nitrogen fertility. The invention provides isolated nitrate transporter (NT) nucleic acids and their encoded proteins. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells, and transgenic plants. Plants transformed with nucleotide sequences encoding the NT enzyme show improved properties, for example, increased yield.03-10-2011
20110041216Nitrate reductases from red algae, compositions and methods of use thereof - The NR enzymes described herein were discovered in the red algae of 02-17-2011
20080313777Secondary Wall Forming Genes From Maize and Uses Thereof - The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides of the class of genes involved in maize secondary wall (ZmSCW) formation. The invention provides genomic sequence for the ZmSCW genes. ZmSCW are responsible for controlling plant growth, secondary cell wall development and yield in crop plants.12-18-2008
20090007298Taxus Transformation Transformed Cells, and Related Compositions and Methods - Reported herein are methods for obtaining stably transformed callus in 01-01-2009
20110055975NITROGEN-REGULATED SUGAR SENSING GENE AND PROTEIN AND MODULATION THEREOF - The present invention relates to a nitrogen-regulated GATA transcription factor gene required for sugar sensing and the modulation of the expression of this gene to modulate a characteristic in a plant. The GATA transcription factor of the present invention is involved in regulating sugar sensing in plants and its expression is influenced by nitrogen status. Increased expression of this or substantially similar genes can produce plants with improved nitrogen utilization and increased yield.03-03-2011
20120311742METHOD FOR MODIFYING PLANT MORPHOLOGY, BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY - The present invention relates to methods for increasing seed size and/or weight, embryo size and/or weight, and cotyledon size and/or weight. The methods comprise expression of a cytokinin oxidase in plants or plant parts, preferably in seeds, embryos and/or cotyledons. The methods result in increases in: yield, growth of seedlings, early vigor, and stress tolerance. The invention also relates to isolated plant cytokinin oxidase proteins, nucleic acid sequences encoding cytokinin oxidase proteins as well as to vectors, host cells, transgenic cells and plants comprising such sequences.12-06-2012
20100325752Cytokinin Oxidase Promoter from Maize - The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions and methods include expression cassettes and transformed plants and provide for downregulation of cytokinin oxidase in a plant.12-23-2010
20080250535METHOD OF SELECTIVELY PRODUCING MALE OR FEMALE STERILE PLANTS - A method of producing male or female sterile plants comprising the steps of transforming plant material with a polynucleotide which encodes at least one enzyme which reacts with a non-phytotoxic substance to produce a phytotoxic one, and regenerating the thus transformed material into a plant, wherein the said non-phytotoxic substance is applied to the plant up to the time of male or female gamete formation and/or maturation, so that the non-phytotoxic substance provides for the production of a phytotoxic one which selectively prevents the formation of or otherwise renders the said gametes non-functional, wherein the enzyme is expressed preferentially in either male or female reproductive structures, characterised in that (i) the non-phytotoxic substance is a D-alpha amino acid, and (ii) the enzyme is a D-amino acid oxidase.10-09-2008
20110016586TRANSGENIC PLANTS COMPRISING AS TRANSGENE A CLASS I TCP OR CLAVATA 1 (CLV1) OR CAH3 POLYPEPTIDE HAVING INCREASED SEED YIELD AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants relative to control plants, by increasing expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a Yield-Enhancing Polypeptide (YEP). The YEP may be a Class I TCP or a CAH3 or a Clayata 1 (CLV1) polypeptide with a non-functional C-terminal domain. The present invention also concerns plants having increased expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a YEP, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits in plants relative to control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.01-20-2011
20080263727Increased seed size and seed number through transgenic over expression of revoluta protein during early embryo development - The present invention provides methods and compositions for increasing the seed size and/or seed number in plants. In particular, the methods and compositions provide for the over expression of a plant growth and/or development related or associated gene during embryo development. Transgenic plants transformed with genetic constructs having the plant growth and/or development associated gene under the control of an early phase-specific embryo promoter provides mature plants in the field that produce larger and/or more seeds. Methods for selection growth and development associated genes that provide transgenic plants with a higher yield phenotype are also provided.10-23-2008
20080222754Methods of Modulating Glucosinolate Production in Plants - The present invention relates to methods for modulating glucosinolate production in plants, specifically by modulating CYP83A1 expression. The present invention also relates to transgenic plants that over-express and underexpress CYP83A1.09-11-2008
20090172840NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES AND CORRESPONDING POLYPEPTIDES CONFERRING AN ALTERED FLOWERING TIME IN PLANTS - The present invention relates to isolated nucleic acid molecules and their corresponding encoded polypeptides able to confer the trait of altered flowering time in plants. The present invention further relates to using the nucleic acid molecules and polypeptides to make transgenic plants, plant cells, plant materials or seeds of a plant having flowering times that are altered with respect to wild-type plants grown under similar conditions. Altered flowering time includes both plants having an early flowering time and a late flowering time with respect to wild-type plants grown under similar conditions. Flowering time in plants may be altered either with respect to the normal time at which wild-type plants flower within their normal life cycle or altered temporally such that the entire life cycle of the plant is accelerated or prolonged using the nucleic acid molecules and polypeptides of the present invention.07-02-2009
20080320613MODULATING MYO-INOSITOL CATABOLISM IN PLANTS - Compositions and methods for modulating MIOX activity are provided. Such compositions include nucleotide sequences for novel MIOX sequences obtained from maize, amino acid sequences for the proteins encoded by the nucleotide sequences of the invention, and variants and fragments thereof. Methods of the invention involve introducing into a plant a nucleotide construct comprising a MIOX nucleotide sequence operably linked to a promoter that drives expression in a plant. Expression of the novel nucleotide sequences disclosed herein confers advantageous agronomic properties on a plant. Transformed plants, plant cells, and seeds are additionally provided.12-25-2008
20090158465TRANSGENIC PLANTS WITH ENHANCED DROUGHT-RESISTANCE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE PLANTS - Mutation of ELO2 is newly demonstrated to result in plants with increased sensitivity to abscisic acid (ABA).06-18-2009
20120017335ZINC KNUCKLE PROTEINS - TZP proteins and method of their use for improving plant characteristics are disclosed.01-19-2012
20120017334Nitrogen Use Efficient Transgenic Plants - The present invention relates to glutamate decarboxylase (GAD) gene sequence isolated from 01-19-2012
20120159670Regulatory Nucleic Acid Molecules for Enhancing Seed-Specific and/or Seed-Preferential Gene Expression in Plants - The present invention is in the field of plant molecular biology and provides methods for production of high expressing seed-specific and/or seed-preferential promoters and the production of plants with enhanced seed-specific and/or seed-preferential expression of nucleic acids wherein nucleic acid expression enhancing nucleic acids (NEENAs) are functionally linked to said promoters and/or introduced into plants.06-21-2012
20110107460NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES MEDIATING PLANT MALE FERTILITY AND METHOD OF USING SAME - Nucleotide sequences mediating male fertility in plants are described, with DNA molecule and amino acid sequences set forth. Promoter sequences and their essential regions are also identified. The nucleotide sequences are useful in mediating male fertility in plants. In one such method, the homozygous recessive condition of male sterility causing alleles is maintained after crossing with a second plant, where the second plant contains a restoring transgene construct having a nucleotide sequence which reverses the homozygous condition. The restoring sequence is linked with a hemizygous sequence encoding a product inhibiting formation or function of male gametes. The maintainer plant produces only viable male gametes which do not contain the restoring transgene construct. Increase of the maintainer plant is also provided by self-fertilization, and selection for seed or plants which contain the construct.05-05-2011
20090133162Method of increasing plant organ and seed size in a plant - The present invention provides methods and DNA molecules useful for producing transgenic plants with agronomically desired traits based on altered sizes of plant organs and tissues.05-21-2009
20120317679TEMPORAL SEED PROMOTERS FOR EXPRESSING GENES IN PLANTS - The present invention relates to the field of plant genetic engineering. More specifically, the present invention relates to seed specific gene expression during a defined period of embryogenesis. The present invention provides promoters capable of transcribing heterologous nucleic acid sequences in seeds, and methods of modifying, producing, and using the same.12-13-2012
20100175149Stress-Related Polypeptides and Methods of Use in Plants - A transgenic plant transformed by a Stress-Related Polypeptide (SRP) coding nucleic acid, wherein expression of the nucleic acid sequence in the plant results in the plant's increased growth under normal or stress conditions and/or increased tolerance to environmental stress as compared to a wild type variety of the plant. Also provided are agricultural products, including seeds, produced by the transgenic plants. Also provided are isolated SRPs, and isolated nucleic acid coding SRPs, and vectors and host cells containing the latter.07-08-2010
20100175150DOF (DNA BINDING WITH ONE FINGER) SEQUENCES AND METHODS OF USE - Methods and compositions are provided to improve nitrogen use efficiency in plants or plant parts, increase carbon fixation in a plant or plant part, increase grain yield or biomass production of the plant, and/or increase the stress tolerance of the plant. The compositions and methods of the invention modulate these various phenotypes by modulating the level of at least one Dof (for DNA binding with one finger) polypeptide having a Dof domain or a biologically active variant or fragment of a Dof domain.07-08-2010
20100050295METHODS AND MEANS FOR REMOVAL OF A SELECTED DNA SEQUENCE - Alternative and/or improved methods are described for the exact removal of a selected subfragment from a DNA molecule by intrachromosomal recombination between two directly repeated DNA sequences using a rare-cleaving double stranded break inducing DNA endonuclease expressed under control of a micro-spore specific promoter. These methods can be applied for the exact exchange of a target DNA fragment for a DNA fragment of interest in plant cells and plants.02-25-2010
20100011469ANTHER-SPECIFIC EXPRESSION PROMOTER IN PLANT AND APPLICATION THEREOF - The invention provides an anther-specific expression promoter in plant, wherein said promoter is a promoter of 01-14-2010
20090019606Plants Having Increased Yield And A Method For Making The Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for increasing plant yield relative to control plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for increasing plant yield comprising increasing expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a MYB (DNA-binding) domain transcription factor (MYB-TF) polypeptide. In a particular embodiment, the present invention concerns a method for increasing plant yield comprising preferentially increasing expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a MYB-TF polypeptide, in the endosperm of a plant seed. The present invention also concerns plants having increased expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a MYB-TF polypeptide, as well as plants having preferentially increased expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a MYB-TF polypeptide in the endosperm of seeds, which plants have increased yield relative to control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.01-15-2009
20080301838Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with plants - Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) isolated from soybean are disclosed. The ESTs provide a unique molecular tool for the targeting and isolation of novel genes for plant protection and improvement. The disclosed ESTs have utility in the development of new strategies for understanding critical plant developmental and metabolic pathways. The disclosed ESTs have particular utility in isolating genes and promoters, identifying and mapping the genes involved in developmental and metabolic pathways, and determining gene function. Sequence homology analyses using the ESTs provided in the present invention, will result in more efficient gene screening for desirable agronomic traits. An expanding database of these select pieces of the plant genomics puzzle will quickly expand the knowledge necessary for subsequent functional validation, a key limitation in current plant biotechnology efforts.12-04-2008
20120272407COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ALTERING TOCOTRIENOL CONTENT - The invention provides isolated nucleic acids and their encoded polypeptides that alter tocol content in seeds. The invention further provides expression cassettes, host cells and transformed plants containing the nucleic acids. The present invention further provides methods for altering tocol content in seeds.10-25-2012
20110277188Change in Plant Architecture - The present invention relates to method for generating plants having altered architecture by introducing into plants, isolated nucleic acid molecules that can be used to produce transgenic plants characterized by altered plant architecture, carbon and nitrogen partitioning, enhanced biomass and or improved harvestable yield and to plants so generated and parts of these plants. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method for modifying a plant so as to produce a plant exhibiting an altered phenotype. Also provided are isolated nucleic sequence that encodes GAD polypeptide, vectors capable of expressing such nucleic acid molecules, host cells containing such vectors, and polypeptide encoded by such nucleic acids.11-10-2011
20130014291Cytokinin Oxidase-Like Sequences and Methods of Use - Methods and compositions for modulating plant development are provided. Polynucleotide sequences and amino acid sequences encoding cytokinin oxidase polypeptides are provided. The sequences can be used in a variety of methods including modulating root development, modulating floral development, modulating leaf and/or shoot development, modulating seed size and/or weight, modulating tolerance under abiotic stress, and modulating resistance to pathogens. Polynucleotides comprising CKX promoters are also provided. The promoters can be used to regulate expression of a sequence of interest. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seed are also provided.01-10-2013
20080250534Plants Having Improved Growth Characteristics and Method for Making the Same - The present invention concerns a method for improving the growth characteristics of plants by increasing activity in a plant of an RNA-binding protein or a homologue thereof, wherein said RNA-binding protein or homologue thereof is either: (i) a polypeptide having RNA-binding activity and comprising either 2 or 3 RNA 10 recognition motifs (RRMs) and a motif having at least 75% sequence identity to motif I: PIYEAAVVALPVVVKERLVRILRLGIATRYD and/or a motif having at least 50% sequence identity to motif II: RFDPFTGEPYKFDP; or (ii) an RBP1 polypeptide or homologue thereof having (a) RNA-binding activity; (b) two RRM domains, (c) the following two motifs: (i) KIFVGGL; and (ii) 15 RPRGFGF, allowing for up to three amino acid substitutions and any conservative change in the motifs; and (d) having at least 20% sequence identity to the amino acid represented by SEQ ID NO: 15. The invention also concerns to transgenic plants having introduced therein an RNA-binding protein-encoding nucleic acid or variant thereof, which plants have improved growth characteristics relative to corresponding wild type plants. The present invention also concerns constructs useful in the methods of the invention.10-09-2008
20130180009Compositions and Methods for Expression of a Sequence in a Reproductive Tissue of a Plant - Compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant are provided. Compositions include promoter sequences with direct expression in an egg cell or embryonic cell-preferred manner. Such compositions find use in, for example, a method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant; detection of specific cell types in the ovule and targeted ablation of specific cell types.07-11-2013
20130180010Methods and Compositions for Modulating Expression or Activity of a RKD Polypeptide in a Plant - Methods and compositions are provided to increase the activity/level of an RKD polypeptide or an active variant or fragment thereof in an unreduced ovule plant cell that is outside of the embryo sac. In specific embodiments, such modulation of activity/level of the RKD polypeptide promotes an egg cell-like state in an unreduced ovule plant cell that is outside of the embryo sac. Such methods and compositions can employ an expression construct comprising a RKD polypeptide or active variant or fragment thereof operably linked to an ovule tissue-preferred promoter, in particular an ovule tissue-preferred promoter that is active in at least one non-gametophyte tissue in a plant ovule and is active in an unreduced cell that is outside of the embryo sac.07-11-2013
20130180011Transgenic Plants Comprising as Transgene a Class I TCP or Clavata 1 (CLV1) or CAH3 Polypeptide Having Increased Seed Yield and a Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants relative to control plants, by increasing expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a Yield-Enhancing Polypeptide (YEP). The YEP may be a Class I TCP or a CAH3 or a Clavata1 (CLV1) polypeptide with a non-functional C-terminal domain. The present invention also concerns plants having increased expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a YEP, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits in plants relative to control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.07-11-2013
20110271404Plants Having Enhanced Yield-Related Traits and a Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding an ASPAT (Asparatate AminoTransferase) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding an ASPAT polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention also provides hitherto unknown ASPAT-encoding nucleic acids and constructs comprising the same, useful in performing the methods of the invention. Furthermore, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for increasing various plant yield-related traits by increasing expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a MYB91 like transcription factor (MYB91) polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having increased expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding an MYB91 polypeptide, which plants have increased yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention additionally relates to nucleic acid sequences, nucleic acid constructs, vectors and plants containing said nucleic acid sequences. Even furthermore, the present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for improving various plant growth characteristics by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a GASA (Gibberellic Acid-Stimulated 11-03-2011
20130091603REPRODUCTIVE ABLATION CONSTRUCTS - The present invention relates to the regulation of reproductive development, particularly to the genetic ablation of reproductive tissues in angiosperm and gymnosperm species. Reproductive-preferred promoters, regulatory elements, and cytotoxic nucleotide sequences are disclosed herein, as are constructs and methods for genetic ablation.04-11-2013
20130104262Drought Responsive Genes In Plants And Methods of Their Use - Microarrays are employed to analyze soybean transcriptions under water stress conditions in both root and leaf tissues at vegetative stage. Novel drought responsive genes may be thus identified and may be used for enhancing drought tolerance in soybean or other plants through genetic/metabolic engineering. This disclosure pertains to nucleic acid molecules isolated from Soybean that encode polypeptides that may be important for drought tolerance. The disclosure also relates to methods of using these genes from soybean in transgenic plants to confer the desired agronomic traits, and to use such genes or regulatory elements thereof to assist germplasm enhancement by molecular breeding or to identify other factors or chemicals that may enhance a plant's capability to grow under drought conditions.04-25-2013
20130125261DNA SEQUENCE CONTAINING THE PROMOTER REGION AND REGULATORELEMENTS OF THE MEC1 GENE, EXPRESSED IN CASSAVA ROOTS, FOR USE IN GENETIC IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS - The present invention refers to a promoter and/or specific regulatory regions for the expression of genes of interest in roots. The invention further describes DNA constructs containing the polynucleotide of the invention operatively linked to a heterologous and/endogenous gene. Besides, the invention refers to the use of these constructions in the form of expression vectors, recombinant vectors and in plants, plant cells or transgenic protoplasts. The invention further describes a method employing such constructs containing the polynucleotide of the invention for the production of plants, plant cells or transgenic protoplasts. Thus, the expression of the transgene only in the part of interest enables the accumulation of the exogenous transcript only in the root, favoring the implementation of strategies that aim at increasing the aggregated value, the generation of cultivars more adapted to environmental stress, to pathogens and pests, agrochemicals, besides plants with a high nutritional value and high therapeutic value. In addition to these advantages, the present invention is a new alternative to expression systems in vegetable organisms and may be used for generating new cultivars and improvement programs.05-16-2013
20130133109CLOSTEROVIRUS VECTORS AND METHODS - The present disclosure relates to the development and use of Closterovirus-based vectors for the delivery of nucleotides to plants. Specifically, the present disclosure provides viral vectors based on Grapevine leafroll-associated virus-2 for the delivery and expression of genes in plants, particularly grape plants. Methods of making and using these vectors, as well as the plants transformed by these vectors, are also contemplated.05-23-2013
20130152231FUNCTIONAL EXPRESSION OF YEAST NITRATE TRANSPORTER (YNT1) IN MAIZE TO IMPROVE NITRATE UPTAKE - The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to altering NT activity, nitrogen utilization and/or uptake in plants. The invention relates to a method for the production of plants with maintained or increased yield under low or normal nitrogen fertility. The invention provides isolated nitrate transporter (NT) nucleic acids and their encoded proteins. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells, and transgenic plants. Plants transformed with nucleotide sequences encoding the NT enzyme show improved properties, for example, increased yield.06-13-2013
20110314572COTTON PLANT WITH SEED-SPECIFIC REDUCTION IN GOSSYPOL - A method is disclosed for reducing the level of gossypol in cottonseed. The method generally includes selectively inducing RNA gene silencing in the seed of a transgenic cotton plant, to interfere with expression of the δ-cadinene synthase gene or the δ-cadinene-8-hydroxylase gene in the seed of the cotton plant without substantially affecting expression of that gene in the foliage, floral parts, and roots of the plant. The transgenic cotton plant comprises at least one of a δ-cadinene synthase gene trigger sequence and/or a δ-cadinene-8-hydroxylase gene trigger sequence operably linked to one or more a seed-specific promoter gene sequences, and the trigger sequence(s) is/are able to induce RNA gene silencing when expressed in cottonseed of the plant. Also disclosed are expression cassettes, vectors, cells, seeds, and plants containing at least one of a δ-cadinene synthase gene trigger sequence and/or a δ-cadinene-8-hydroxylase gene trigger sequence operably linked to one ore more a seed-specific promoter DNA sequences.12-22-2011
20090144858GENETIC METHOD - The present invention describes a method of increasing plan yield. Also described are DNA constructs comprising DNA sequences coding for proteins involved in sucrose transport, metabolism and uptake operably linked to controllable promoter regions and plants transformed with said constructs. More particularly a method for the controlled production of said proteins resulting in an alteration in plant growth characteristics, flowering time and in yield is described.06-04-2009
20120066795Plant Promoter Operable in Basal Endosperm Transfer Layer of Endosperm and Uses Thereof - The present invention provides an isolated promoter or an active fragment or derivative thereof capable of conferring selective expression on a gene to which it is operably connected in the endosperm of a developing plant seed and preferably in the basal endosperm transfer layer (BETL) of endosperm. The present invention also provides expression vectors and constructs and transgenic plant cells, plant parts and whole plants comprising the promoter, active fragments and derivatives, and well as methods of modulating one or more plant phenotypes employing the promoter, active fragments and derivatives.03-15-2012

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