Patent Number: 6,169,232

Title: Nucleotide sequences of genes encoding sink protein and uses thereof for improving the nutritional quality of feeds

Abstract: The invention disclosed herein provides genes and methods of creating and using said genes for expression in the seed of a plant like corn. When the genes are expressed endogenously, the result in the production of proteins that increase the nutritional value of the feed made from said seed. Also disclosed is a method of designing genes for use in production of proteins that can be expressed in a manner whereby the nutritional value of feed can be increased.

Inventors: Hey; Timothy D. (Zionsville, IN), Merlo; Ann Owens (Carmel, IN), Walsh; Terence A. (Zionsville, IN)

Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC

International Classification: C07K 14/415 (20060101); C07K 14/81 (20060101); C12N 15/82 (20060101); C12N 005/04 (); C12N 005/10 (); C12P 021/06 (); C07K 001/00 (); A01H 009/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018