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Dna Plant Technologi
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6701 San Pablo A
Oakland, CA 94608
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,481,289.00 31
SBIR Phase II $2,620,303.00 11

Award List:

CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$39,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
John bedbrook phd , VICE PRES/DIR OF RESEARCH
Abstract:
A rate limiting factor to useful genetic engineering in plants is the isolation of plant genes which confer agronomically important properties to crop plants. traditional gene isolation procedures which are based on a knowledge of the gene product are of limited use because thebiochemical basis of… More

ANALYSIS OF ICE NUCLEATION GENE PRODUCTS BY SITE-DIRECTED MUTAGENESIS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$40,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Gareth Warren , Dir Of Bacterial Genetics
Abstract:
N/a

OVEREXPRESSION OF A BACTERIA CHITINASE GENE IN PLANTS. A NOVEL APPROACH TO DISEASE TOLERANCE.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$38,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
John R Bedbrook , Vice Pres/dir Of Research
Abstract:
N/a

COLONIZATION AND PATHOGEN INHIBITION ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL RHIZOBACTERIA PRODUCING ANTIFUNGAL COMPOUNDS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$36,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Trevor Suslow , Director Of Product Research
Abstract:
N/a

COLONIZATION AND PATHOGEN INHIBITION ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL RHIZOBACTERIA PRODUCING ANTIFUNGAL COMPOUNDS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$218,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Trevor Suslow , Director Of Product Research
Abstract:
The successful application of biological control agents to field disease control problems is limited to a few restricted examples. one basic limitation in our knowledge of the mechanisms of biological control with rhizosphere colonizing bacteria (rhizobacteria) has been the lack of rigorous testing… More

OVEREXPRESSION OF A BACTERIA CHITINASE GENE IN PLANTS. A NOVEL APPROACH TO DISEASE TOLERANCE.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$243,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
John R Bedbrook , Vice Pres/dir Of Research
Abstract:
Genes specifying chitinase from serratia marcescens have been isolated and characterized. evidence that this productis involved in the control, by this organism, of certain fungal diseases is provided. this proposal describes experiments in which the regulatory elements of a plant genespecifying the… More

ANALYSIS OF ICE NUCLEATION GENE PRODUCTS BY SITE-DIRECTED MUTAGENESIS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$210,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Gareth Warren , Dir Of Bacterial Genetics
Abstract:
An ice nucleation gene from pseudomonas syringae is cloned in e. coli and analysed by directed mutagenesis. precise duplications and deletions of repetitive domains are generated; non-repetitive domains are targeted for partial deletion. the resulting constructs are analysed for their effects on the… More

BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF FUNGAL PLANT PATHOGENS: STABLE INHERTIANCE OF HETEROLOGOUS ANTIBIOTIC BIOSYNTHETIC GENES IN A ROOT-COLONIZING PSEUDOMONAD.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$40,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Bacterial strains that control fungal plant pathogens offer a biological alternative to the chemical treatments now in use. the utility of bacterial inoculants has been demonstrated in the glasshouse under controlled conditions; however, their potential has yet to be realized under field conditions.… More

A METHOD FOR THE STABLE SUPPRESSION OF GENE ACTIVITY IN PLANTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$40,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
One major limitation to plant variety improvement via genetic engineering is the inability to specifically inactivate genes, either plant genes which confer a deleterious phenotype, or viral genes which function to initiate the infection process. advanced genetic sciences, inc. proposes to evaluate… More

CRYOIMMUNOASSAY: ICE NUCLEATION AS A HIGH-GAIN DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Paul k wolber phd
Abstract:
Advanced genetic sciences, inc. proposes the potential use of bacterial ice nuclei as a high-sensitivity, low-background detector for clinical immunoassays. this system could be adapted to current immunoassays, reducing sample sizes needed for accurate immunodetection. ice nuclei could also be used… More

ISOLATION OF MAIZE NUCLEAR MALE STERILE GENES BY TRANSPOSON-TAGGING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,470.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Dr diane burgess
Abstract:
We propose to use transposon-tagging to isolate a nuclear male sterile (ms) gene from maize. we have generated eight new male sterile mutants in stocks carrying the transposableelement activator (ac) and we are currently analyzing dna from these mutants for the presence of novel restriction… More

EXPRESSION OF A BACTERIAL CHITINASE GENE IN PLANTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,479.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Pamela Dunsmuir
Abstract:
N/a

GENETICALLY MARKED MALE STERILE GENES AND YBRID SEED PRODUCTION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$40,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

BIOCHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL ORGANIZATION OF BACTERIAL ICE NUCLEI

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$40,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

GENETICALLY MARKED MALE STERILE GENES AND YBRID SEED PRODUCTION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$223,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Advanced genetic sciences, inc. is developing a general method for producing hybrid seed which removes the primary barrier to the use of nuclear male sterile genes. these genes give rise to male sterility only when the plant is homozygous for the recessive male sterility allele. as a result, male… More

BIOCHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL ORGANIZATION OF BACTERIAL ICE NUCLEI

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$223,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The biochemical and physical organization of bacterial ice nuclei are examined. an understanding of the structure of these nuclei is key to their preservation and biotechnological exploitation. formation of membrane-bound aggregates of ice nucleation proteins has been postulated to be the basis of… More

DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED IMAGE ANALYZER AND BIOREACTOR FOR PLANT PROPAGATION.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Dr donald j styer
Abstract:
This proposal is for the development of a process to automatically classify the developmental stage of somatic embryos as an integral part of an ongoing bioreactor plant propagation technology being developed at dna plant technology. the bioreactor technology involves the scale up of somatic… More

OPTIMIZING THE USE OF THE MAIZE TRANSPOSON AC FOR GENE ISOLATION IN DICOTYLEDONOUS PLANTS.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Jonathan jones
Abstract:
There is a definite need in crop improvement for a method to isolate plant genes which relies primarily on phenotypes.the idea of using plant transposons in such a strategy is attractive but its efficient implementation awaits a detailed investigation into factors which might influence transposition… More

GENE TARGETING VIA SITE SPECIFIC RECOMBINATION IN PLANT CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Pamela dunsmuir
Abstract:
Here we propose to evaluate the possibility of gene targeting in somatic plant cells. the experiment involves firstly the introduction of a mutant selectable marker gene, and the establishment of a set of stable transformants. these mutant lines will then be secondarily transformed with a… More

PRODUCTION OF PEPTIDE PHARMACEUTICALS IN PLANTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The gene which encodes human growth hormone will be engineered for high expression in plant cells by fusions to strong promoters from plants. these chiameric genes will betransferred to plant cells bia the agrobacterium transformation system, and regenerated transgenic plants will be produced. such… More

CONSTITUTIVE EXPRESSION OF PATHOGENESIS-RELATED GENES AS A STRATEGY FOR DISEASE RESISTANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$47,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Dr mark harpster
Abstract:
The pathogenesis-related (pr) proteins of higher plants havebeen postulated as constituting a host defense mechanism which is employed for combating natural pathogens. this is largely base on the concomitant appearance of these protein with the development of the pathogen-induced hypersensitive… More

EXPRESSION OF A BACTERIAL CHITINASE GENE IN PLANTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$175,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Pamela Dunsmuir
Abstract:
We will characterize the serratia marcesens chib gene both physically and in biocontrol experiments. we will genetically engineer tobacco plants to express high levels of the chib encoded chitinase in leaf tissue, then we will examine whether these transformed plants are resistant to infection by… More

DETERMINATION OF A GENOTYPE INDEPENDENT METHOD OF MAIZE TRANSFORMATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,401.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Karol E P Robinson
Abstract:
We propose to examine a method of genotype independent genetic transformation of zea mays (maize). the dna delivery will be accomplished using high-velocity microprojectiles. the first step in the experiment will be to test the various tissues of maize as potential targets for the incorporation of… More

CONSTRUCTION OF NON-PATHOGENIC PSEUDOMONAS SYRINGAE STRAINS TO CONTROL BACTERIAL BLAST AND CANKER OF STONE FRUITS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,081.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Trevor V Suslow
Abstract:
Genes conferring basic pathogenicity and host range in a pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae (pss) strain that infects cherry, peach, apricot, pear, almond, and sorghum will be localized. genetic loci that confer the ability of pss to grow epiphytically will be identified. these genes, once better… More

BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF FUNGAL PLANT PATHOGENS: ANALYSIS OF FUSAROMYCIN A PRODUCTION BY PSEUDOMANAS FLUORESCENS STRAIN NP77

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,579.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
William T Tucker , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Advanced genetic sciences, inc. has a pseudomonas fluorescens strain which shows inhibition of pythium ultimum, fusarium, thielaviopsis basicola and other pathogenic fungi due to the production of a novel antibiotic, fusaromycin a. both p. ultimum and t. basicola are important components of the… More

ANALYSIS OF THE POTENTIAL FOR TARGETED HOST SPECIFICITY IN BACTERIAL PLANT-INOCULANTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,882.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Neal Gutterson , Principal Investigators
Abstract:
Plant and soil health can be improved through the inoculation of plant roots with beneficial bacteria. in particular, bacterial inoculants that control fungal disease of plant roots have proven successful under limited sets of controlled conditions. however, the potential of these inoculants has yet… More

GENETIC ENGINEERING OF PLANTS FOR BACTERIAL DISEASE RESISTANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,326.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Pamela Dunsmuir , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The research described will test the feasibility of expressing the antibacterial protein cecropin in plant cells. initially the researchers will synthesize the gene, then produce cecropin peptide in e. coli. this protein willbe used in antibody preparation and in lethality tests against bacterial… More

CHARACTERIZATION OF A NUCLEAR MALE STERILE GENE ISOLATED BY TRANSPOSONTAGGING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,038.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Dr Diane Burgess
Abstract:
We propose to use transposon-tagging to isolate nuclear malesterile genes from corn. we have generated 21 male sterile mutants in lines carrying the transposable elements ac or spm. some of these mutants were most likely generated by the insertion of an ac or spm element. genetic evidence suggests… More

EXPRESSION AND TARGETTING OF ANTIFREEZE PROTEINS IN TRANSGENIC PLANTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,406.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Dr Pamela Dunsmuir , Director
Abstract:
N/a

PHAGE TRANSDUCTION BACTERIAL ASSAY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Paul K Wolber
Abstract:
N/a

EXPRESSION AND TARGETTING OF ANTIFREEZE PROTEINS IN TRANSGENIC PLANTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$224,339.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Dr Pamela Dunsmuir , Director
Abstract:
The quality of plant products which have been frozen for storage can be compromised by the damaging effects of ice growth within the frozen tissue. a number of proteins have been identified which can inhibit ice crystal growth when present in very low concentrations. we will study a gene for one of… More

ISOLATION OF FATTY ACID BIOSYNTHETIC GENES FROM ARABIDOPSIS-A FIRST STEP IN PLANT OIL CONTENT MODIFICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,692.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Hugo K. Dooner , Sr., Dir Of Plant Genetics
Abstract:
N/a

ISOLATION OF FATTY ACID BIOSYNTHETIC GENES FROM ARABIDOPSIS-A FIRST STEP IN PLANT OIL CONTENT MODIFICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$249,572.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Hugo K. Dooner , Sr., Dir Of Plant Genetics
Abstract:
The fatty acid (fa) composition of oilseed crops is an economically important trait amenable to modification by genetic engineering. for example, it should be possible to engineer a canola (rapeseed) oil with a lower content of linolenic acid, an undersirable component that causes rancidity.… More

PHAGE TRANSDUCTION BACTERIAL ASSAY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$368,734.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Paul K Wolber
Abstract:
The construction of a family of rapid and sensitive assays for salmonella and other pathogenic bacteria is planned. two model assays, based upon the transduction of bacterial ice nucleation genes by genetically engineered bacteriophages, have already been produced and shown to function as predicted.… More

FREEZE-TOLERANT DELETION AND INSERTION MUTATIONS IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Dr Gareth J Warren
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to enable the isolation of genes that affect plant freezing tolerance. the effort in phase i is to obtain mutations causing constitutive freeze-tolerance in a plant that is normally inducible for this trait (arabidopsis thaliana). to facilitate the isolation of genes… More

A RAPID ASSAY FOR ESCHERICHIA COLI 0157:H7

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Dr Paul K Wolber
Abstract:
The problem addressed by this proposal is the acute need for a rapid, sensitive assay for escherichia coli 0157:h7, an emerging food pathogen capable of causing severe illness, permanent organ damage, or death in its victims. a program for development of an ice nucleation gene-transduction assay for… More

EVALUATING FUNGAL DISEASE TOLERANCE IN TRANSGENIC TOMATOES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$43,761.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Dr Pamela Dunsmuir
Abstract:
N/a

GENETIC ENGINEERING OF ACIDITY IN TOMATO FRUIT. I. CHARACTERIZATION OF GENES FOR NADP-MALIC ENZYME IN TOMATO FRUIT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,463.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Pamela Dunsmuir
Abstract:
N/a

GENETIC ENGINEERING OF ACIDITY IN TOMATO FRUIT. I. CHARACTERIZATION OF GENES FOR NADP-MALIC ENZYME IN TOMATO FRUIT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$267,658.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Pamela Dunsmuir
Abstract:
Flavor in tomato fruit is associated with high levels of both sugars and acids. it is known that the level of malic acid in the fruit declines by 50 percent with fruit ripening and that this reduction is thought to be mediated by a cytosolic nadp dependent malic enzyme (nadp-me). researchers are… More

EVALUATING FUNGAL DISEASE TOLERANCE IN TRANSGENIC TOMATOES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$218,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Dr Pamela Dunsmuir
Abstract:
We have generated over 60 transgenic tomato transformats which express novel chitinase either intra- or extracellularly. here we plant to screen seedlings and fruit derived from these primary transformants for tolerance/resistance to a range of important fungal pathogens which cause significant… More

An Analysis of Genetically Engineered Pepper Fruit with Reduced Endo-Beta-1,3- Glucanase (Hemicellulase)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$54,798.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Endo-Beta-1,3-glucanase (hemicellulase) has been proposed to function in the softening of fruit tissue. In pepper fruit, endo-Beta-1,3-glucanase expression is dramatically induced as the fruit ripens, hence we have set out to test the role of this activity in the ripening and senescence of the… More

SBIR PHASE I: Genetic Engineering of Regulated Seedlessnessin Seed Propagated Crops

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$71,913.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Neal Gutterson
Abstract:
N/a