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CELLS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2594
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2594
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Dna Plant Technologi
6701 San Pablo A Oakland, CA 94608
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: CELLS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $39,000.00
 

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 IMPORTANT PROPERTIES SUCH AS DISEASE RESISTANCE, FERTILITY AND YIELD ARE UNKNOWN. THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A METHOD FOR THE DIRECT SELECTION OF IMPORTANT GENES IN PLANT CELLS. IT IS A SYSTEMINVOLVING DIRECT "SHOTGUN" CLONING OF PLANT DNA INTO PLANT CELLS COUPLED WITH THE RESCUE OF GENES CONFERRING A PARTICULAR SELECTABLE PHENOTYPE ON THOSE PLANT CELLS. THIS TECHNOLOGY WILL ENABLE THE DIRECT SELECTION AND ISOLATION OFPLANT GENES WHICH CONFER RESISTANCE TO NATURAL TOXINS AND TOXIC CHEMICALS.

Principal Investigator:

John bedbrook phd
VICE PRES/DIR OF RESEARCH
4155472315

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Genetic Sciences Inc
6701 San Pablo Ave Oakland, CA 94608

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