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Use of a Plant Universal Molecular Recognition Library for Root Knot Nematode…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88565
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2008-00161
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Use of a Plant Universal Molecular Recognition Library for Root Knot Nematode Resistance
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $350,000.00
 

Abstract:

The goal of this research is to generate crops, such as tomato, corn and carrot, with broad spectrum, season long resistance to root knot nematode. Plant parasitic nematodes, of which root knot is the most significant, annually cause damage in excess of $8 billion in the U.S. and $80 billion worldwide. Transgenic crops have a significant economic opportunity to replace the application of toxic nematicidal pesticides. Nematicides including organophosphates, carbamates, and fumigants (methyl bromide) are being deregistered or have tightly restricted use. Benefits of a successful transgenic approach would include higher grower yields, lower input costs, greater worker safety, and less environmental impact.

Principal Investigator:

Bingli Gao
Director of Transgenic Discovery
3148128120
gao@divergence.com

Business Contact:

Michelle Insco
Director of Business Administration
3148128024
insco@divergence.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DIVERGENCE, INC
893 N WARSON RD Saint Louis, MO 63141

EIN/Tax ID: 043650084
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No