Patent Number: 6,294,712

Title: Nematode-resistant gene

Abstract: The present invention concerns a nucleic acid and, thus, the transcribed polypeptide, that induces resistance against sedentary nematodes in plants of the Solanaceae, Chenopodiaceae and/or Brassicaceae families. The nucleic acid comprises a translated region that is at least 60% homologous to the sequence of the HS1.sup.pro-1 gene from Beta procumbens. Methods of making and using a nucleic sequence of the invention are described, implementing recombinant DNA technology. For instance, vectors and plants can be engineered to contain a nucleic acid according to the invention. Furthermore, test kits containing the nucleic acid and/or a vector are provided.

Inventors: Kleine; Michael (Kiel, DE), Cai; Daguang (Kiel, DE), Jung; Christian (Daenischenhagen, DE)

Assignee: Jung; Christian

International Classification: C12N 15/82 (20060101); C07K 14/415 (20060101); C12N 005/04 (); C12N 015/29 (); C12N 015/82 (); A01H 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018