University of Toledo U.S. Patents

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Process for transforming Gramineae and the products thereof
A method of producing transformed Gramineae comprising making a wound in a seedling in an area of the seedling containing rapidly dividing cells and inoculating the wound with vir.sup.+ Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Also, this same method wherein the vir.sup.+ A. tumefaciens contains a vector comprising genetically-engineered T-DNA. There are further provided a transformed pollen grain of a Gramineae, a pollen grain of a Gramineae produced by a plant grown from a seedling infected with vir.sup.+ A. tumefaciens, a pollen grain of a Gramineae produced by a plant grown from a seedling infected with vir.sup.+ A. tumefaciens containing a vector comprising genetically-engineered T-DNA, a pollen grain of a Gramineae whose cells contain a segment of T-DNA, and Gramineae derived from each of these pollen grains. There are also provided a transformed Gramineae plant, a transformed Gramineae plant derived from a seedling infected with vir.sup.+ Agrobacterium tumefaciens, a transformed Gramineae plant derived from a seedling infected with vir.sup.+ A. tumefaciens containing a vector comprising genetically-engineered T-DNA and a Gramineae plant whose cells contain a segment of T-DNA. Finally, there are provided transformed Gramineae derived from seedlings infected with vir.sup.+ Agrobacterium tumefaciens and transformed Gramineae derived from seedlings infected with vir.sup.+ A. tumefaciens containing a vector comprising genetically-engineered T-DNA.
Agrobacterium mediated transformation of germinating plant seeds
A non-tissue culture process using Agrobacterium-mediated vectors to produce transgenic plants from seeds of such plants as the common bean and soybean.
Process for transforming gladiolus
A method of producing a transformed Gladiolus plant comprising: removing a piece of tissue from a corm; inoculating the tissue with vir+ Agrobacterium tumefaciens; incubating the inoculated tissue until a tumor forms; culturing at least a portion of the tumor in hormone-free medium until a cormel forms; and growing the cormel to produce the transformed plant. Also, methods of producing a transformed Gladiolus corm or seed comprising growing a transformed Gladiolus plant, prepared as just described, until the corm or seed is formed. Finally, transformed Gladiolus plants, corms and seeds.
Process for transforming gramineae and the products thereof
A method of producing transformed Gramineae comprising making a wound in a seedling in an area of the seedling containing rapidly dividing cells and inoculating the wound with vir+ Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Also, this same method wherein the vir+ A. tumefaciens contains a vector comprising genetically-engineered T-DNA. There are further provided a transformed pollen grain of a Gramineae, a pollen grain of a Gramineae produced by a plant grown from a seedling infected with vir+ A. tumefaciens, a pollen grain of a Gramineae produced by a plant grown from a seedling infected with vir+ A. tumefaciens containing a vector comprising genetically-engineered T-DNA, a pollen grain of a Gramineae whose cells contain a segment of T-DNA, and Gramineae derived from each of these pollen grains. There are also provided a transformed Gramineae plant, a transformed Gramineae plant derived from a seedling infected with vir+ Agrobacterium tumefaciens, a transformed Gramineae plant derived from a seedling infected with vir+ A. tumefaciens containing a vector comprising genetically-engineered T-DNA and a Gramineae plant whose cells contain a segment of T-DNA. Finally, there are provided transformed Gramineae derived from seedlings infected with vir+ Agrobacterium tumefaciens and transformed Gramineae derived from seedlings infected with vir+ A. tumefaciens containing a vector comprising genetically-engineered T-DNA.
Agrobacterium mediated transformation of germinating plant seeds
A non-tissue culture process using Agrobacterium-mediated vectors to produce transgenic plants from seeds of such plants as the common bean and soybean.