Patent Number: 6,166,302

Title: Modified Bacillus thuringiensis gene for lepidopteran control in plants

Abstract: Synthetic DNA sequences which are optimized for expression in plants, particularly maize, and which encode a Bacillus thuringiensis protein that is toxic to specific insects are provided, along with methods for the engineering of any synthetic insecticidal gene in maize.

Inventors: Merlo; Donald J. (Carmel, IN), Folkerts; Otto (Carmel, IN)

Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC

International Classification: C07K 14/195 (20060101); C07K 14/325 (20060101); C12N 15/82 (20060101); A01H 005/00 (); A01H 005/10 (); C12N 015/32 (); C12N 015/82 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017