Floral Transformation – patent granted to Paradigm Genetics Inc.
The invention disclosed in this patent comprises an alternative protocol to adjust the cell density of the Agrobacteria used in the transformation step. This method should be useful in high throughput transformation protocols. According to the INPADOC patent family information, this patent is granted only in the United States.
Specific patent information
|Patent Number||Title, Independent Claims and Summary of Claims||Assignee|
|US 6353155 B1
||Title – Method for transforming plants
United States patent US 6353155 claims
The invention comprises an alternative protocol to adjust the cell density of the Agrobacteria used in the transformation step. According to the inventors, centrifugation and resuspension are avoided by direct dilution of the bacteria in an aqueous solution, thereby allowing sequential treatment of many more plants. The method is well-suited for the transformation of Arabidopsis thaliana (Brassicaceae), a model plant where such a high throughput transformation protocol might be required. No other plants are used in the only example provided as part of the patent specification.
Paradigm Genetics Inc.
Note: Patent information on this page was last updated on 23 February 2006.