Pioneer Hi-Bred obtains United States patent.
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. (Johnston, IA) has patented
methods of creating and enhancing insect resistance in plants by
introducing non-plant lipases into plants are provided. Plants with
enhanced insect resistance and seed from plants thereof are provided.
DNA sequences encoding insecticidal lipases and insecticidal lipase gene
products that are useful in the practice of this invention are also
provided. The compositions and methods of the invention may be used in a
variety of agricultural systems for controlling pests, including
propagating lineages of insect-resistant crops and targeting expression
of these insecticidal lipases to plant organs that are particularly
susceptible to infestation, such as roots and leaves. (US 7,491,869)