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(11)EP 2 270 187 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
31.08.2011 Bulletin 2011/35

(43)Date of publication A2:
05.01.2011 Bulletin 2011/01

(21)Application number: 10010641.8

(22)Date of filing:  21.06.2002
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
C12N 15/29(2006.01)
A01H 5/00(2006.01)
C07K 14/415(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

(30)Priority: 22.06.2001 US 300152 P
22.06.2001 US 300241 P

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
02756376.6 / 1572880

(71)Applicants:
  • PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Des Moines, Iowa 50309 (US)
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Wilmington, DE 19898 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Cahoon, Rebecca E.
    Lincoln, Nebraska 68506 (US)
  • Herrmann, Rafael
    Wilmington, DE 19803 (US)
  • Harvell, Leslie T.
    New Castle, Delaware 19720 (US)
  • Lu, Albert, Laurence
    Newark, DE 19702 (US)
  • McCutchen, Billy Fred
    Clive, IA 50325 (US)
  • Navarro Acevedo, Pedro A.
    Ankeny, Iowa 50021 (US)
  • Simmons, Carl R.
    Des Moines, IA 50310 (US)
  • Wong, James F. H.
    Lummi Island, Washington 98262 (US)

(74)Representative: Bentham, Andrew 
J.A. Kemp & Co. 14 South Square Gray's Inn
London WC1R 5JJ
London WC1R 5JJ (GB)

  


(54)Defensin polynucleotides and methods of use


(57) Methods and compositions for modulating development and defense responses are provided. Nucleotide sequences encoding defensin proteins are provided. The sequences can be used in expression cassettes for modulating development, developmental pathways, and defense responses. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seed are also provided.







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