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DuPont Pioneer, formerly Pioneer Hi-Bred is the largest U.S. producer of hybrid seeds for agriculture. They are a major producer of genetically modified organisms . Wikipedia.

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DuPont Pioneer | Date: 2017-01-11

Methods and systems are provided which permit extraction of a dicot embryo of a dicot seed without damage to the dicot embryo. Methods disclosed herein provide embryos for uses in plant breeding and research procedures.


Markers associated with Sclerotinia whole plant field resistance are provided. Methods of identifying Sclerotinia resistant and susceptible plants, using the markers are provided. Methods for identifying and isolating QTLs are a feature of the invention, as are QTLs associated with Sclerotinia whole plant field resistance.


Patent
DuPont Pioneer and DuPont Company | Date: 2017-01-11

Methods and systems are provided which permit extraction of a monocot embryo (e.g., a corn embryo) of a monocot seed (e.g., a corn kernel) without damage to the monocot embryo. Methods disclosed herein provide embryos for uses in plant breeding and research procedures.


Markers associated with shatter resistance in Brassica are provided. Methods of identifying shatter resistant and susceptible plants, using the markers are provided. Methods for identifying and isolating QTLs are a feature of the invention, as are QTLs associated with shatter resistance in Brassica.


Transgenic oilseeds having increased total fatty acid content of at least 10% and altered fatty acid profiles when compared to the total fatty acid content of null segregant oilseeds are described. Novel DGAT genes are used to achieve the increase in seed storage lipids.


A method for treating silage to enhance the aerobic stability by increasing the fermentation and stabilization of silage by inhibiting growth of microorganisms selected from yeasts, molds and spore-forming bacteria and permitting earlier aerobic exposure is disclosed. The method comprises treating silage or feed with a composition comprising Lactobacillus buchneri strain LN7125, or Lactobacillus brevis strain LB5328, or Lactobacillus brevis strain LB7123, and mixtures or a mutant thereof which retains the silage preservative activity of LN7125, LB5328, or LB7123, or the antimicrobial components produced thereby. The strains of Lactobacillus buchneri and Lactobacillus brevis disclosed in the invention have been purified and isolated and have been found to improve aerobic stability of silage allowing earlier aerobic exposure post ensiling than is presently practiced.


Patent
DuPont Company and DuPont Pioneer | Date: 2017-05-17

The present disclosure includes the production of a mutant plant resistant to an herbicide of the phosphonomethylglycine family, e.g. glyphosate. Compositions and methods are provided for editing a nucleotide sequence of interest in a cell employing a guide polynucleotide/Cas endonuclease system, wherein the Cas endonuclease is guided by a guide polynucleotide to recognize and optionally introduce a double strand break at a specific target site into the genome of a cell. The nucleotide sequence of interest to be edited can be located within or outside the target site that is recognized by a Cas endonuclease. More specifically, compositions and methods are provided for editing an enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) nucleotide sequence in a cell. The methods and compositions employ a guide polynucleotide/Cas endonuclease system to provide for an effective system for editing EPSPS nucleotide sequences of within the genome of a cell. Also provided are compositions and methods for the production of glyphosate tolerant plant cells, plants explants, seeds and grain.


Patent
DuPont Pioneer and DuPont Company | Date: 2017-06-14

The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions include a novel nucleotide sequence for regulatory elements from Lamium Leaf Distortion Associated Virus. A method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory element sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant or plant cell with a nucleotide sequence operably linked to one of the regulatory elements of the present disclosure.


Patent
DuPont Pioneer | Date: 2017-01-18

The present disclosure provides DNA-guided CRISPR systems; polynucleotides comprising DNA, RNA and mixtures thereof for use with CRISPR systems; and methods of use involving such polynucleotides and DNA-guided CRISPR systems.


Patent
DuPont Pioneer and DuPont Company | Date: 2017-03-01

Methods and compositions are provided which employ a silencing element that, when ingested by a pest, such as a pest from the Lepidoptera order, they are capable of decreasing the expression of a target sequence in the pest. In specific embodiments, the decrease in expression of the target sequence controls the pest and thereby the methods and compositions are capable of limiting damage to a plant. The present invention provides target polynucleotides encoding polypeptides from specific protein families and various target polynucleotides set forth in SEQ ID NOS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, or 50 or active variants and fragments thereof, wherein a decrease in expression of one or more the sequences in the target pest controls the pest (i.e., has insecticidal activity). Further provided are silencing elements which when ingested by the pest decrease the level of the target polypeptide and thereby control the pest. In specific embodiment, the pest is Spodoptera frugiperda. Plants, plant part, bacteria and other host cells comprising the silencing elements or an active variant or fragment thereof of the invention are also provided.

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