Patent application filed by the National Institute of Agrobiological Resources (JP)

The present disclosure is directed to transformation of monocot plants by infecting intact seed with Agrobacterium. Dependent claims recite that the seed is pre-germinated. Gramineae and more specifically rice are preferred embodiments mentioned in dependent claims.

Specific Patent Information

Patent Number Title, Independent Claims and Summary of Claims

Asignee

EP 1 198 985 A1

  • Earliest priority – 22 July 1999
  • Filed – 22 July 1999
  • Expected expiry – N/A
  • Status -pending
Title – Method for super-rapid transformation of monocotyledon

Claim 1A method for transforming a monocotyledon, comprising a step of infecting an intact seed with an Agrobacterium which contains a desired recombinant gene.

The present EP application recites:

  • method of transforming monocot plant by infecting intact seed of a monocot with Agrobacterium.

Note:  because intact seed are mentioned in the broadest claim, transforming a damaged  seed could be outside the scope of the claims.

National Institute of Agrobiological Resources (JP)
AU775233 B2

  • Earliest priority – 22 July 1999
  • Filed – 22 July 1999
  • Granted – 22 July 2004
  • Expected expiry – 21 July 2019
Title – Method for super-rapid transformation of monocotyledon

Claim 1A method for transforming a monocotyledon, comprising a step of infecting an intact seed with an Agrobacterium which contains a desired recombinant gene wherein the seed is a germinated seed which is germinated by preculturing four to five days after sowing on a medium comprising 2,4-D.

The granted independent claim of this patent is limited to transforming an intact germinated seed that has been precultured for four to five days after sowing with 2,4-D.

Remarks National phase entry of PCT application WO 01/06844 in Canada (CA 2366104) and China (CN 1352522) are still pending.

Note: Patent information on this page was last updated on 5 February 2006.