Patent Number: 7,786,344

Title: Selection method

Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for preparing transformed plant cells or organisms by transforming a population of plant cells which comprises at least one marker protein having a direct or indirect toxic effect for said population, with at least one nucleic acid sequence to be inserted in combination with at least one compound, preferably a DNA construct, capable of reducing the expression, amount, activity and/or function of the marker protein, with the transformed plant cells having a growth advantage over nontransformed cells, due to the action of said compound.

Inventors: Kock; Michael (Shifferstadt, DE), Frank; Markus (Mannheim, DE), Badur; Ralf (Limburgerhof, DE)

Assignee: BASF Plant Science GmbH

International Classification: C12N 15/82 (20060101); C12N 15/87 (20060101); A01H 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018