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Site-specific Recombinases For Use In Hybrid

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
37694
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
37694
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HybriGene, Inc.
530 Liberty Lane West Kingston, RI 02892
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Site-specific Recombinases For Use In Hybrid
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $55,000.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this project is to evaluate the efficacy of the FLP/FRT site-specific recombinase inexcising a transgenic tapetum-specific promoter driving an inverted (antisense) Arabidopsis fertilitygene, bcl1. Plants containing the antisense of bcl1 (flanked by FRT sites) will be male sterile and whencrossed to plants containing the FLP site-specific recombinase, FLP should excise the sterility gene thusrestoring fertility and producing a hybrid. In addition, the relative effectiveness of different structuralalterations in the FRT sites will be assessed with respect to the efficiency of transgene excisions. If thisFLP/FRT system functions at sufficient efficiencies, it will confirm the feasibility that it can be used asa new method for making hybrid plants.During Phase II of this SBIR, it will be our intention to use the same system, if it proves to be feasibleduring Phase I research, for the development of corn hybrids.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. hong luo
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Hybrigene
Purdue Research Park Business & Technology Div. West Lafayette, IN 47906

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