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Methods of using viral replicase polynucleotides and polypeptides

United States Patent

December 18, 2007
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The invention provides novel methods of using viral replicase polypeptides and polynucleotides. Included are methods for increasing transformation frequencies, increasing crop yield, providing a positive growth advantage, modulating cell division, transiently modulating cell division, and for providing a means of positive selection.
Gordon-Kamm; William J. (Urbandale, IA), Lowe; Keith S. (Johnston, IA), Bailey; Matthew A. (Des Moines, IA), Gregory; Carolyn A. (Tega Cay, SC), Hoerster; George J. (Des Moines, IA), Larkins; Brian A. (Tucson, AZ), Dilkes; Brian R. (Seattle, WA), Burnett; Ronald (Bethlehem, PA), Woo; Young Min (Tucson, AZ)
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. (Johnston, IA)
10/ 975,170
October 28, 2004
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FG03-95ER20183 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.