Patent Number: 8,796,506

Title: Transgenic sugar beet plants

Abstract: The invention relates to transgenic sugar beet plants having a phenotype of delayed bolting. The invention further relates to polynucleotides that are closely linked to the bolting gene or B gene within the sugar beet genome and can be used for the discrimination between the annual and biennial genotype or between different haplotypes within plant groupings of sugar beet plants exhibiting a biennial genotype.

Inventors: Gielen; Johannes Jacobus Ludgerus (Bouloc, FR), Craft; Thomas (Lund, SE), Pin; Pierre (Malmo, SE)

Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG

International Classification: C12N 15/82 (20060101); A01H 5/00 (20060101); C07H 21/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018