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SBIR Phase I: Identification of Nematicidal Peptides by Phage Display

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
68653
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0419728
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Divergence, Inc.
893 North Warson Road Saint Louis, MO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: SBIR Phase I: Identification of Nematicidal Peptides by Phage Display
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0419728
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop transgenic plants that are resistant to plant-parasitic nematode infection and damage. The approach is to use phage display technology to identify small peptides that bind to and interfere with the function of important intestinal proteins. The commercial application of this project will be in the area of nematode control of plants. With the phasing out of methyl bromide, which has caused environmentally negative impacts, the agricultural community faces a major loss of a product that protected plants against soil-borne pathogens including nematodes. The development of transgenic plants that target plant-parasitic nematodes will alleviate one of the major problems of growing crops. Furthermore, the transgenic plants will reduce the amount of chemical nematicides that are being used for plant-parasitic nematode control.

Principal Investigator:

Michelle Hresko
PI
3148128024
insco@divergence.com

Business Contact:

Michelle Hresko
3148128024
insco@divergence.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Divergence, LLC
893 North Warson Road St. Louis, MO 63141

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