Genome Coverage in Applications and Patents by For-Profit Companies

A number of companies have claimed rice genes sequences in U.S. patent applications and issued patents. Here we present graphs showing the percentage of each chromosome that is claimed in patent applications and patents assigned to seven different companies.

For the plots below, the percent coverage for each chromosome is shown. For example, if the entire sequence of a particular rice chromosome were claimed in patents or applications, the plot would read 100% for that chromosome. The Y axes show the percent coverage, and the X-axes show the chromosome of the rice genome. Note: the scales of the Y axes have been adjusted to reflect the data for each company.

Monsanto (includes Calgene, Delta Pine, Seminis, Agracetus, Dekalb, Emergent, Produsem, Mahendra, Stoneville, and Pharmacia)

Applications

Granted Patents

Missing Asset, Sorry for any inconvenience

Syngenta (includes Torrey Mesa, Zeneca, Ciba Geigy, Novartis, Advanta, Garst, Agripro, and Danisco)

Applications

Granted Patents

Missing Asset, Sorry for any inconvenience

DuPont (includes Pioneer)

Applications

Granted Patents

Missing Asset, Sorry for any inconvenience

BASF (includes American Cyanamid)

Applications

Granted Patents
Missing Asset, Sorry for any inconvenience

Bayer (includes Aventis, Rhone-Poulenc, Plant Genetic Systems, Hoechst, Proagro, Agrevo, Biogentic, Planttec, Sementes, Nunza, Agrinomics, and Rorer)

Applications

Granted Patents

Missing Asset, Sorry for any inconvenience