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Summary for Patent: 8,853,493
|Title:||Virus induced gene silencing (VIGS) for functional analysis of genes in cotton|
|Abstract:||The invention relates to the functional analysis of genes in cotton by employing the Virus Induced Gene Silencing (VIGS) method. More specifically this method induces gene silencing in cotton with the help of the Tobacco Rattle Virus (TRV) vectors RNA1 and RNA2 and phenotypic effects on the cotton plant can be analysed Moreover this invention also provides transient expression vector TRV RNA2 in order to transiently express genes in cotton plants and plant tissue under the influence of a strong subgenomic promoter.|
|Inventor(s):||Ye; Jian (Singapore, SG), Chua; Nam Hai (Singapore, SG), Qu; Jing (Singapore, SG), Geng; Yun Feng (Singapore, SG), Bu; Yun Ping (Singapore, SG)|
|Assignee:||Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited (Singapore, SG)|
|Patent Claims:||1. A method of virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) in cotton comprising: (a) inserting a nucleic acid comprising a first silencing sequence capable of silencing a first
desired gene into a vector comprising a tobacco rattle virus (TRV) RNA2 sequence to produce a vector comprising a modified TRV RNA2 sequence; (b) preparing a mixed culture of Agrobacterium comprising Agrobacterium containing a vector comprising a
modified TRV RNA1 sequence and Agrobacterium containing the vector comprising the modified TRV RNA2 sequence, wherein the modified TRV RNA1 sequence is a TRV RNA1 sequence into which an intron has been inserted, wherein the insertion is within positions
corresponding to 10919-10922 of SEQ ID NO: 1; (c) introducing the mixed culture of Agrobacterium into plant tissue of cotton to produce infected plant tissue; and (d) growing the infected plant tissue for a sufficient to produce systemic TRV infection
in the infected plants and to thereby induce gene silencing of the first desired gene.
2. The method of claim 1, wherein the vector comprising TRV RNA2 and the vector comprising TRV RNA1 are synthetic plant vectors.
3. The method of claim 1, wherein the first silencing sequence is a sequence of a sense strand of the first desired gene.
4. The method of claim 1, wherein the first silencing sequence is a sequence of an antisense strand of the first desired gene.
5. The method of claim 1, wherein the first silencing sequence encodes a short hairpin RNA (shRNA) or a precursor microRNA (miRNA).
6. The method of claim 1, wherein the nucleic acid further comprises a second silencing sequence capable of silencing a second desired gene.
7. The method of claim 1, wherein the nucleic acid comprises multiple silencing sequences capable of silencing multiple desired genes.
8. The method of claim 1, wherein the desired gene is a candidate transcription factor gene.
9. The method of claim 1, wherein the desired gene is a candidate gene in smRNA biosynthesis.
10. The method of claim 1, wherein the desired gene is selected from the group consisting of (a) a candidate gene in a proanthocyanidin or anthocyanidin biosynthetic pathway, (b) a candidate gene in cotton fiber development, (c) a candidate gene in a chlorophyll or arotenoid biosynthetic pathway and (d) a candidate gene in a flavonoid biosynthetic pathway.
11. The method of claim 10, wherein the candidate gene in cotton fiber development is a candidate gene in cotton fiber initiation, elongation, secondary wall deposition, maturation or seed development.
12. The method of claim 1, wherein the cotton tissue is a cotton plant, a cotton seedling, a cotton ovule or cotton fiber.
13. The method of claim 1, wherein the cotton is a diploid variety, a tetraploid variety, a variety of an inter-species cross or a variety of an interspecies cross.
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|PCT Filed||June 10, 2010||PCT Application Number:||PCT/SG2010/000220|
|PCT Publication Date:||December 16, 2010||PCT Publication Number:||WO2010/144058|
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|Schering||INTRON A||interferon alfa-2b||VIAL||103132||001||1986-06-04||Start Trial||Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited (Singapore, SG)||2039-02-26||RX||search|
|Schering||INTRON A||interferon alfa-2b||VIAL||103132||002||1986-06-04||Start Trial||Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited (Singapore, SG)||2039-02-26||RX||search|
|Schering||INTRON A||interferon alfa-2b||VIAL||103132||003||1986-06-04||Start Trial||Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited (Singapore, SG)||2039-02-26||RX||search|
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|Country||Patent Number||Publication Date|
|Australia||2010259295||Feb 02, 2012|
|Australia||2010259295||May 07, 2015|
|China||102803496||Nov 28, 2012|
|China||107129998||Sep 05, 2017|
|European Patent Office||2440666||Apr 18, 2012|
|European Patent Office||2440666||Feb 20, 2013|
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