Well, this was the find of the day.... RRV Patent

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SeasideRooftop
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Re: Well, this was the find of the day.... RRV Patent

Post: # 74560Post SeasideRooftop
Sat Jun 18, 2022 4:16 am

Why would they want to patent this?
Genuinely curious, I don't understand.

pacificjade
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Re: Well, this was the find of the day.... RRV Patent

Post: # 74561Post pacificjade
Sat Jun 18, 2022 5:08 am

Because this technology type hasn't been improved upon since the 1990s, and with viruses being such a hot topic, TAMU seemed to deem it worthwhile to write, pay for, and publish the patent.

Why? I cannot assume to know how TAMU operated internally, but there are guesses. 1. To protect the usage against a corporation so they can continue to use it as more plant virus works are published. 2. To recoup any project costs incurred. 3. To represent novelty as a university of the sciences. 4. To increase valuation. 5. Because its cool 😅

SeasideRooftop
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Re: Well, this was the find of the day.... RRV Patent

Post: # 74562Post SeasideRooftop
Sat Jun 18, 2022 5:11 am

Thanks pacificjade, that makes it much more clear to me!

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Re: Well, this was the find of the day.... RRV Patent

Post: # 74585Post pacificjade
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:10 am

Here is anothrr possible piece of the equation from TAMU:

https://www.academia.edu/65770197/Infec ... card=title

Specifically, this: "This reverse genetic system creates new opportunities for studying negative strand RNA viruses infecting plants."

In other words, beyond roses and also to crops worth far more than roses ever will be, especially if you consider food and agribusiness as a whole.

I think, also, due to the coof-demic (Covid 19), scientific interest in viruses have skyrocketed, and any understanding and potential byproduct intellectual property from that interest are potential gold mines.

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Re: Well, this was the find of the day.... RRV Patent

Post: # 74587Post david zlesak
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:12 am

All these directions discussed and in the links sound very interesting. I may be misunderstanding something, but specifically for a practical application towards RRD it sounds helpful. From my understanding the technology would be helpful to more reliably test how roses that may be resistant to RRD work with and fight back against aspects of the virus. It would take away the mite component and specifically allow people to more directly understand how the plant deals with the virus and components of what the virus codes for once it is inside.

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