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Plant Genes Available Technologies

Each year, approximately 60 new patents are issued by the U.S. Patent Office for USDA inventions. The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) transfers these inventions through licenses to the private sector for commercialization. Below are links to technologies that are available for licensing. Please contact OTT licensing staff for more information on a specific invention.

Subject Matter

Docket

Title

Description

Plant Genes

89.09

BETA VULGARIS SERINE PROTEINASE INHIBITOR GENE BVSTI MEDIATES INSECT RESISTANCE IN TRANSGENIC PLANTS

The USDA cloned a sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) gene that we show increases insect resistance in genetically engineered plants.

Plant Genes

145.12

NOVEL CYTOCHROME P450 ENZYMES FROM SORGHUM BICOLOR

Two cDNA clones, designated SbPRH1 and SbPRH2, were isolated from sorghum that code for cytochrome P450 enzymes that catalyze the formation of benzoquinine sorgoleone, a allelochemical that has the potential of becoming a natural herbicide.  The identification of SbPRH1 and SbPRH2 provides new genetic engineering opportunities in plants for altering sorgoleone content and related phenolic lipids in crop plants to potentially generate novel plant germplasm possessing enhanced resistance to diseases and/or the ability to resist weed infestations.

Plant Genes

62.09

DEVELOPMENT OF VERY EARLY FLOWERING AND NORMAL FRUITING PLUM WITH FERTILE SEEDS

This invention is the development of transgenic plum genotypes to flower very early and produce normal fruits and fertile seeds from pot-grown plum trees to drastically reduce the time interval from seed to seed generation for faster production of improved plum cultivars through conventional breeding, as well as through genetically engineering. 

Plant Genes

180.11

USE OF THE PPTAC1 GENE FOR CONTROLLING TREE ARCHITECTURE

The invention is a gene identified from peach that can be manipulated to influence branching angle and thus, overall tree architecture.

Plant Genes

65.04

SOLANUM BULBOCASTANUM POLYUBIQUITIN BUL409 PROMOTER AND USES THEREOF

The invention relates to isolated Solanum Bulbocastanum Bul 409 promoter sequences and uses thereof.

Plant Genes

9.10

DUAL UNI-DIRECTIONAL RECOMBINASE MEDIATED
CASSETTE EXCHANGE

The invention relates to novel methods for carrying out recombinase mediated cassette exchange and uses thereof.  This strategy is intended for genome engineering of any crop species.  It uses site-specific recombinases for both genome targeted integration and simultaneously marker removal.

Plant Genes

1.10

VACCINE FOR CONTROL OF CURTOVIRUS
INFECTION OF PLANTS

Method for induced silencing of Curtoviruses by treating plants with a suspension
of Agrobacterium tumefaciens containing a construct that induces transient silencing of the primary curtoviruses (Beet severe curly top virus, Beet mild curly top virus, and Beet curly top virus) affecting agriculture in the United States.

 

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