Global patent index - EP 0970222 A1

EP 0970222 A1 2000-01-12 - METHOD FOR MODULATING THE BIOMASS OF PLANTS

Title (en)

METHOD FOR MODULATING THE BIOMASS OF PLANTS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUR MODULATION DER BIOMASSE IN PFLANZEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE DE MODULATION DE LA BIOMASSE DE PLANTES

Publication

EP 0970222 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98907060 A

Priority

  • GB 9800597 W
  • GB 9704338 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9839454A1] This invention relates to a method of modulating the biomass of plants comprising incorporating into the genome of a said plant a DNA which modulates the production or function of an endogenous plant cinnamoyl CoA reductase gene (CCR). The gene for CCR is involved in the production of lignin in plants. Its modulation can be obtained by gene silencing via sense or antisense downregulation or cosuppression.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

C12N 15/53; A01H 1/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A01H 1/00 (2006.01); C12N 9/02 (2006.01); C12N 15/09 (2006.01); C12N 15/53 (2006.01); C12N 15/82 (2006.01); C12Q 1/68 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

C12N 9/0008 (2013.01); C12N 15/8255 (2013.01); C12N 15/8261 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9839454A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9839454 A1 19980911; AU 6304198 A 19980922; CA 2281982 A1 19980911; EP 0970222 A1 20000112; GB 9704338 D0 19970423; JP 2001513647 A 20010904

INPADOC legal status

2003-03-19 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20020903

2002-09-18 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP APPLICATION

- Owner name: SYNGENTA LIMITED

2001-03-28 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP APPLICATION

- Owner name: SYNGENTA LIMITED

2000-01-12 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991004

2000-01-12 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE