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Bangladesh Jute Research Institute and Rafia Hasina | Date: 2013-08-15

The present invention discloses isolated polynucleotide encoding enzymes, derived from the fungus Macrophomina phaseolina (M. phaseolina), responsible for degrading pectin, and it comprises and/or consists of nucleotide sequences set forth in SEQ. ID Nos. 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50, 53, 56, 59, 62, 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31, 34, 37, 40, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58 and 61, or the complement of such sequences. The present invention also relates to isolated polypeptide encoded by the polynucleotide sequences set forth in SEQ ID Nos. 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57, 60 and 63; a recombinant gene construct comprising the polynucleotide; a transformant and a transgenic fungus comprising the recombinant gene construct, with or having enhanced production of pectin degrading enzyme. The polypeptide of the invention can be used for, amongst other things, manufactured fruit juice, textile products, pulp and paper, coffee, tea and oil extraction and pectic waste water treatment.


Patent
Bangladesh Jute Research Institute | Date: 2013-08-15

The present invention relates to the field of plant breeding and disease resistance in respect of lignin degradation of plant by Macrophomina phaseolina (M. phaseolina). The present invention discloses isolated polynucleotide encoding of the lignin degrading enzymes, produced by Macrophomina phaseolina, comprising and consisting of nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ. ID Nos. 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50, 53, 56, 59, 62, 65, 68, 71, 74, 77, 80, 83, 86, 89, 92, 95, 98, 101, 104, 107, 110, 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31, 34, 37, 40, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58, 61, 64, 67, 70, 73, 76, 79, 82, 85, 88, 91, 94, 97, 100, 103, 106 and 109 or the complement of such sequences. The present invention also relates to isolated polypeptide encoded by the polynucleotide sequences set forth in SEQ ID Nos. 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57, 60, 63, 66, 69, 72, 75, 78, 81, 84, 87, 90, 93, 96, 99, 102, 105, 108 and 111; a recombinant gene construct comprising the polynucleotide; a transformant and a transgenic fungus comprising the recombinant gene construct, having enhanced production of lignin degrading enzyme. The invention provides polypeptides having an oligomerase activity, e.g., enzymes that convert recalcitrant soluble oligomerase to fermentable sugar in saccharification process of biomass.


The present invention provides nucleotide sequences of Macrophomina phaseolina (M. phaseolina) that encodes proteins/enzymes with cellulolytic activity, including a cellulase activity, a endoglucanase, a cellobiohydrolase, a -glucosidase, a a-glucosidase, a xylanase, a mannanse, a -xylosidase, a a-xylosidase, a galactosidase, an arabinofuranosidase, a a-fucosidases, a -galactanase, an unsaturated -glucuronyl hydrolase and/or oligomerase activity. Vectors, expression constructs and host cells comprising and/or consisting of the nucleotide sequences of the enzyme genes are also provided. The invention further provides methods for producing the enzymes and methods for modifying the enzymes in order to improve their desirable characteristics. The enzymes of the invention can be used in a variety of, but not limited to, pharmaceutical, agricultural, food and feed processing, biofuel, energy efficiency and industrial contexts. These enzymes are also useful for complete hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass into simple sugar that can then be fermented to liquid fuels and chemical feedstocks.


Patent
Bangladesh Jute Research Institute | Date: 2015-12-02

Disclosed are polynucleotides encoding polypeptides that comprise the biosynthetic pathway for lignin in the jute plant. The present invention relates generally to the field of plant lignin biosynthesis genes, polypeptides encoded by such genes, and the use of such polynucleotide and polypeptide sequences for controlling plant lignin production. Also disclosed are methods for using the polynucleotides and polypeptides to influence the quality and amount of fiber produced by jute.


Patent
Bangladesh Jute Research Institute | Date: 2015-12-16

Disclosed are polynucleotides encoding polypeptides that comprise the biosynthetic pathway for lignin in the jute plant. The present invention relates generally to the field of plant lignin biosynthesis genes, polypeptides encoded by such genes, and the use of such polynucleotide and polypeptide sequences for controlling plant lignin production. Also disclosed are methods for using the polynucleotides and polypeptides to influence the quality and amount of fiber produced by jute.


Patent
Bangladesh Jute Research Institute | Date: 2015-12-02

Disclosed are polynucleotides encoding polypeptides that comprise the biosynthetic pathway for lignin in the jute plant. The present invention relates generally to the field of plant lignin biosynthesis genes, polypeptides encoded by such genes, and the use of such polynucleotide and polypeptide sequences for controlling plant lignin production. Also disclosed are methods for using the polynucleotides and polypeptides to influence the quality and amount of fiber produced by jute.


Patent
Bangladesh Jute Research Institute | Date: 2012-04-25

Disclosed are polynucleotides encoding polypeptides that comprise the biosynthetic pathway for lignin in the jute plant. The present invention relates generally to the field of plant lignin biosynthesis genes, polypeptides encoded by such genes, and the use of such polynucleotide and polypeptide sequences for controlling plant lignin production. Also disclosed are methods for using the polynucleotides and polypeptides to influence the quality and amount of fiber produced by jute.


Patent
Bangladesh Jute Research Institute | Date: 2015-12-16

Disclosed are polynucleotides encoding polypeptides that comprise the biosynthetic pathway for lignin in the jute plant. The present invention relates generally to the field of plant lignin biosynthesis genes, polypeptides encoded by such genes, and the use of such polynucleotide and polypeptide sequences for controlling plant lignin production. Also disclosed are methods for using the polynucleotides and polypeptides to influence the quality and amount of fiber produced by jute.


Patent
Bangladesh Jute Research Institute | Date: 2012-06-08

The invention further relates to vectors, host cells, seeds, and plants comprising such a nucleic acid molecule. One aspect of the invention is an isolated antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof that specifically binds to a polypeptide molecule of the present invention. One aspect of the invention is a plane or plant cell transfected by a vector of the present invention. One aspect of the invention relates to isolated nucleic acid molecules and fragments thereof encoding enzymes or proteins involved in disease resistance in jute.


The present invention relates to the isolated polynucleotide encoding homeobox-leucine zipper protein HAT22 (HD-ZIP protein 22) from the plants Corchorus olitorius and Corchorus capsularis and corresponding polypeptide derived thereof. The present invention also relates to the plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a homeobox-leucine zipper HAT22 polypeptide or a homologue thereof, which has the ability to modify, preferably to increase/enhance, the fiber length, plant height, and/or plant biomass. More specifically, the invention relates to polypeptides having homeobox-leucine zipper protein HAT22 activity, polynucleotides encoding these polypeptides, and methods of making and using these polynucleotides and polypeptides. The present invention further provides vectors, expression constructs and host cells comprising and/or consisting of the nucleotide sequences of the homeobox-leucine zipper protein HAT22 (HD-ZIP protein 22). The invention also provides methods for producing the said protein and methods for modifying the said protein in order to improve their desirable characteristics. The said protein of the invention can be used in a variety of ways, including increasing/enhancing the fiber length, height and biomass of plants and fiber yield.

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