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110050: A Novel Enzyme That Synthesizes Sesquiterpenes to Provide Insect Resistance in Plants

Zingiberene is a sesquiterpene produced by many plant species including ginger, turmeric, cultivated tomato, and its wild relatives. It is synthesized at particularly high levels in the trichomes of certain accessions of the wild tomato species Solanum habrochaites and is a potent insect repellent. The identification of a gene from S. habrochai...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Cornelius Barry, Eliana GonzaleS-Vigil
Keywords(s): Insect Resistance, Terpene, Transgenic Crops Category(s): Biotechnology, Agriculture

090067: High Starch in Plant Leaves at Senescence

Currently, there is a great interest in using plant biomass, instead of grain, to produce ethanol. Starch can easily be used to make ethanol and would improve ethanol production from cellulose. In most plants, though, starch accumulated during the day is usually broken down each night, resulting in very little starch accumulation in the leaves....
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Thomas Sharkey, Sean Weise
Keywords(s): Biofuel, Ethanol, Maize, Transgenic Crops Category(s): Biotechnology, Agriculture

090022: Production of Oil in Vegetative Tissues

Production of alternative fuels such as biodiesel is on the rise around the world and in the U.S. due to a strong and growing desire to reduce dependency on petroleum-derived diesel fuel. The acceptance of biodiesel has been slowed due to its higher cost relative to petroleum-derived diesel. The higher cost of biodiesel is directly related to the c...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Christoph Benning, Changcheng Xu, Binbin Lu, Jinpeng Gao
Keywords(s): Biodiesel, Biofuel, Oil Crops, Transgenic Crops Category(s): Agriculture, Biotechnology, Energy

000085: Divinyl Ether Synthase Gene and Protein and Uses Thereof

Pesticides are useful and necessary to protect crops from insects and weeds that would otherwise cause harm or destruction. However, pesticides are often burdensome to the environment and sometimes harmful to humans and wildlife. For this reason, alternative technologies are sought that will lessen and ideally eliminate the need to use pesticid...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Gregg Howe, Aya Itoh
Keywords(s): Crop Protection, Divinyl Ether Synthetase, Plant Pathogen, Transgenic Crops Category(s): Biotechnology, Chemicals, Agriculture