Patent Number: 6,307,124

Title: Nucleic acid molecules encoding soluble starch synthases from maize

Abstract: Nucleic acid molecules are described encoding enzymes involved in the starch synthesis in plants. These enzymes are a novel isotype of soluble starch synthesis from maize. Furthermore, the invention relates to vectors containing such nucleic acid molecules and to host cells, which have been transformed with the nucleic acid molecules, in particular to transformed plant cells or plants regenerable therefrom, which exhibit an increased or reduced activity of the described proteins.

Inventors: Kossmann; Jens (Golm, DE), Frohberg; Claus (Berlin, DE)

Assignee: PlantTec Biotechnologie GmbH

International Classification: C12N 15/82 (20060101); C12N 9/10 (20060101); C12N 015/29 (); C12N 005/04 (); C12N 015/82 (); A01H 005/00 (); C12P 019/04 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018