Applications by Monsanto Co.

Applications claiming sequences from dicot crops

Monsanto Company has patent applications claiming bulk sequences from dicot crops such as soybean and cotton. We include these patent applications here because many of the claimed sequences from these crops are orthologous to sequences from A. thaliana.

US 2007/83945

This patent application covers soybean sequences . It remained unpublished for 83 months instead of the normal 18 months.

Title, Independent Claims and Summary

Assignee and licensing information
US 2007/83945A1

  • Earliest priority – 10 Mar 2000
  • Filed – 2 Aug 2006
  • Publication – 12 Apr 07

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Title – Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with plants

Claim 1A substantially purified nucleic acid molecule, said nucleic acid molecule capable of specifically hybridizing to a second nucleic acid molecule having a nucleic acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 1 through SEQ ID NO: 304905 or complement or fragment thereof.
Claim 8A substantially purified nucleic acid molecule comprising a nucleic acid molecule or fragment thereof having a pair of defined ends, wherein said pair of defined ends are selected from the defined ends in Table A.
Claim 11A substantially purified protein or fragment thereof encoded by a first nucleic acid molecule which specifically hybridizes to a second nucleic acid molecule, said second nucleic acid molecule having a nucleic acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO:1 through SEQ ID NO:304905 or complements thereof.
Claim 12A transformed plant having a nucleic acid molecule which comprises:

(A) an exogenous promoter region which functions in a plant cell to cause the production of a mRNA molecule; which is linked to

(B) a structural nucleic acid molecule, wherein said structural nucleic acid molecule is selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO:1 through SEQ ID NO:304905 or complements thereof or fragment of either; which is linked to

(C) a 3′ non-translated sequence that functions in a plant cell to cause termination of transcription and addition of polyadenylated ribonucleotides to a 3′ end of said mRNA molecule.

Monsanto Co.

Remarks

We have no information that a corresponding patent application has been filed in any other country besides the USA.

US 2007/61916

This patent application covers cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) sequences.

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Title, Independent Claims and Summary

Assignee and licensing information
US 2007/61916A1

  • Earliest priority – 7 May 2001
  • Filed – 14 Jul 2006
  • Publication – 15 Mar 07

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Title -Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with plants and uses thereof for plant improvement

Claim 1A recombinant polynucleotide selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 1 through SEQ ID NO: 58,798.
Claim 2A recombinant polypeptide selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 58,799 through SEQ ID NO: 117,596.
Claim 3A method of producing a plant having an improved property, wherein said method comprises transforming a plant with a recombinant construct comprising a promoter region functional in a plant cell operably joined to a polynucleotide comprising a coding sequence for a polypeptide associated with said property, and growing said transformed plant, wherein said polypeptide is selected from the group consisting of:

a) a polypeptide useful for improving plant cold tolerance, wherein said polypeptide comprises a sequence identified as such in Table 1;

b) a polypeptide useful for manipulating growth rate in plant cells by modification of the cell cycle pathway, wherein said polypeptide comprises a sequence identified as such in Table 1;

c) a polypeptide useful for improving plant drought tolerance, wherein said polypeptide comprises a sequence identified as such in Table 1;

d) a polypeptide useful for providing increased resistance to plant disease, wherein said polypeptide comprises a sequence identified as such in Table 1;

e) a polypeptide useful for galactomannan production, wherein said polynucleotide comprises a sequence identified as such in Table 1;

f) a polypeptide useful for production of plant growth regulators, wherein said polypeptide comprises a sequence identified as such in Table 1;

g) a polypeptide useful for improving plant heat tolerance, wherein said polypeptide comprises a sequence identified as such in Table 1;

h) a polypeptide useful for improving plant tolerance to herbicides, wherein said polypeptide comprises a sequence identified as such in Table 1;

i) a polypeptide useful for increasing the rate of homologous recombination in plants, wherein said polypeptide comprises a sequence identified as such in Table 1;

j) a polypeptide useful for lignin production, wherein said polypeptide comprises a sequence identified as such in Table 1;

k) a polypeptide useful for improving plant tolerance to extreme osmotic conditions, wherein said polypeptide comprises a sequence identified as such in Table 1;

l) a polypeptide useful for improving plant tolerance to pathogens or pests, wherein said polypeptide comprises a sequence identified as such in Table 1;

m) a polypeptide useful for yield improvement by modification of photosynthesis, wherein said polynucleotide comprises a sequence identified as such in Table 1;

n) a polypeptide useful for modifying seed oil yield and/or content, wherein said polypeptide comprises a sequence identified as such in Table 1;

o) a polypeptide useful for modifying seed protein yield and/or content, wherein said polypeptide comprises a sequence identified as such in Table 1;

p) a polypeptide encoding a plant transcription factor, wherein said polypeptide comprises a sequence identified as such in Table 1;

q) a polypeptide useful for yield improvement by modification of carbohydrate use and/or uptake, wherein said polypeptide comprises a sequence identified as such in Table 1;

r) a polypeptide useful for yield improvement by modification of nitrogen use and/or uptake, wherein said polypeptide comprises a sequence identified as such in Table 1;

s) a polypeptide useful for yield improvement by modification of phosphorus use and/or uptake, wherein said polypeptide comprises a sequence identified as such in Table 1; and

t) a polypeptide useful for yield improvement by providing improved plant growth and development under at least one stress condition, wherein said polypeptide comprises a sequence identified as such in Table 1.

Monsanto Co.

Remarks

We have no information that a corresponding patent application has been filed in any other country besides the USA.