Research Articles On Plant Patents

1589 WordsMar 21, 20167 Pages
Research articles can be quite complex and adding patents to the mix seems to make the comprehensive level even more challenging. In this paper lies three parts commonly seen within a research article and explains how each of them are connected and deemed vital for approval of a plant patent. The three parts are the methods done in the experiment, the results from the experiment, and the textual features that make the article more credible and organized. This paper will go on to talk about a couple of instances that can occur as well when dealing with plant patents and the research behind them. Once this has been read, perhaps those who want to do research can learn how research articles and plant patents have an outstanding correlation…show more content…
There are genre agents which are “structural elements of a document or communicative situation that exert agency within a context that includes player-agents” (Moeller). For example excerpts or results taken from the research article can be used in a scientific article or to make textbooks seem more up to date by giving new information that is popularly being studied. Now onto to the three parts shortly discussed earlier. The first part of the research article that connects back to plant patents are the methods section. This is where the player agents such as the researchers get involved in order to make sense of the whole process. Methods are a great way for other player-agents such as competing researchers or patent reviewer to follow the procedures. It also helps other scientists who are interested in the study to see if the experiment actually works. A play scenario could be where research is done to create the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. This plant was created in order to possibly reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which was done first by Liang and his colleagues. Liang had gathered information on” Arabidopsis thaliana ecotypes Columbia were [to use] in this study” (Liang). Their methods describe how the model plant was created and how they were able to analyze the plant for this use. Without this section others would have no knowledge of how this plant was created. Thus without these methods described in all of the patent applications
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