Patents and Plant Patents
June, 2003-July, 2004
From the Institute of Biological Chemistry
Project 0197: The Flexibility of the Light Reactions of Photosynthesis.
Kramer, David M. (Pullman, WA); Sacksteder, Colette, (St. Paul, MN); "Methods for Determining the Physiological State of a Plant." U.S. Patent no. 6,624,887, filed September 23, 2003.
Project 0202: Unraveling the Molecular Interactions at Lignin Initiation Sites and in Heartwood Formation.
Lewis, Norman G. (Pullman, WA); Davin, Laurence B. (Pullman, WA); Dinkova-Kostova, Albena T. (Baltimore, MD); Fujita, Masayuki (Kita-gun, JP); Gang, David R. (Ann Arbor, MI); Sarkanen, Simo (Minneapolis, MN); Ford, Joshua D. (Pullman, WA). "Nucleotide Sequence Encoding Pinoresinol/Lariciresinol Reductase Proteins and Their Methods of Use." U.S. Patent no. 6,635,459, filed October 21, 2003.
Kasahara, Hiroyuki, (Wako, JP); Davin, Laurence B., (Pullman, WA); Lewis, Norman G. (Pullman, WA); Aryl Propenal Double Bond Reductase. Patent no. 6,703,229; filed March 9, 2004.
Project 0962: Diterpene Biosynthesis in Taxol Production and Conifer Defense.
Croteau, Rodney B. (Pullman, WA); Wildung, Mark R. (Colfax, WA); "Compositions and Methods for Taxol Biosynthesis." U.S. Patent no. 6,610,527, filed August 26, 2003.
From Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Project 0604: Breeding Superior Raspberry Cultivars for the Pacific Northwest.
Moore, Pat, (Puyallup, WA); "Raspberry Cultivar Named WSU 1090. Plant Variety Protection Patent no.: PP14,522, filed February 10, 2004. Being sold as "Cascade Delight."
From Plant Pathology
Project 0947: Metabolites of Biocontrol Agents that Suppress Root Pathogens of Wheat and Barley.
Thomashow, Linda S. (Pullman, WA); Delaney, Shannon M. (Schiller Park, IL); Mavrodi, Dmitri V. (Pullman, WA); Weller, David M. (Pullman, WA) Sequences Encoding PhzO and Methods. U.S. Patent no. 6,737,260, filed May 18, 2004.