Patent assigned to Rhône-Poulenc Agro
The invention disclosed in the following patent is directed to the use of an inflorescence of a monocot as a target tissue to be transformed with Agrobacterium. In the method, a dissected inflorescence or a callus derived from the dissected inflorescence is co-cultivated with Agrobacterium.
Specific Patent Information
|Patent Number||Title, Independent Claims and Summary of Claims||Assignee|
||Title– Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of monocots
The United States patent US 6037522 claims
Dependent claims also recite transgenic monocots, seeds or progeny of transgenic monocots produced by the methods.
The patent describes that “heterologous nucleic acid” is nucleic acid which is not normally found in Agrobacterium T-DNA or the monocot that is to be transformed and includes all synthetically engineered and biologically derived genes which may be introduced into a plant by genetic engineering, including, but not limited, to nonplant genes, modified genes, synthetic genes, portion of genes, and genes from monocots and other plant species.
(now Aventis CropScience,
|Remarks||The related Australian application AU 46163/99 A1 was abandoned on March 15, 2001.|
Note: Patent information on this page was last updated on 2 February 2006.