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SBIR Phase I: A protein-based biofungicide for agricultural use

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98766
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0944433
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
B1
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PhylloTech
505 S ROSA RD, STE 102 MADISON, WI 53719-1262
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I: A protein-based biofungicide for agricultural use
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0944433
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I project will develop a plan to use a protein normally produced in plants, to control phytopathogenic fungi. They have cloned a gene that encodes for this protein, expressed it in bacterial vectors, demonstrated activity against three phytopathogenic fungi, demonstrated activity on a grass, and they have done RNA interference to show that this gene is responsible to confer protection in plants. The broader/commercial impact of the project will be the targeted use for organic farms. The properties of this compound seem appropriate for that use. The results of these studies will demonstrate that protein-based biofungicides are possible and they will have implications for understanding the importance of preformed plant defenses in the disruption of pathogen infection strategies.

Principal Investigator:

Ryan W. Shepherd
PhD
5102091367
ryan.shepherd@phyllotech.com

Business Contact:

Ryan W. Shepherd
PhD
5102091367
ryan.shepherd@phyllotech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PhylloTech
KTRDC Room 200L University of Kentucky Lexington, KY 40546

EIN/Tax ID: 371496667
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No