Patent Number: 7,612,254

Title: Manipulation of plant polysaccharide synthases

Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for manipulation of plant polysaccharides and plant polysaccharide synthases. Compositions include novel nucleotide sequences encoding polysaccharide synthases polypeptides, and biologically active variants thereof. Further provided are methods for polysaccharide manipulation using the sequences disclosed herein. One method comprises stably incorporating into the genome of a plant cell, a nucleotide sequence of the present invention operably linked to a heterologous promoter and regenerating a stably transformed plant that expresses the nucleotide sequence.

Inventors: Dhugga; Kanwarpal S. (Johnston, IA), Tomes; Dwight T. (Van Meter, IA)

Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

International Classification: C12N 15/29 (20060101); C12N 15/52 (20060101); C12N 15/63 (20060101); C12N 15/82 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017