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SBIR/STTR Phase I: New GUS Substrates for Cell Regulation

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
58269
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0215231
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MARKER GENE TECHNOLOGIES, INC
1850 MILLRACE DRIVE 1850 MILLRACE DRIVE EUGENE, OR 97403 1992
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: SBIR/STTR Phase I: New GUS Substrates for Cell Regulation
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,972.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is to develop commercial uses for conjugates capable of exploiting cloned gene expression in transformed plant cells to control their growth and physiology. The specific goal of this project is to synthesize a series of new beta-glucuronide conjugates of plant regulatory substances and to test these conjugates for their ability to modify the growth and protein expression of specific tissues and cells expressing the beta-glucuronidase (GUS) marker gene. Conjugates will be assayed in tissue culture and in whole plants for the ability to cause localized cell death in a promoter dependent manner. Such compounds will be of general use for plant research on the control of development and gene expression and have the potential to produce agriculturally important plant species in a reversible manner, through the use of selective application of substrate and choice of reporter gene and promoter elements. The commercial application of this project is in the area of agricultural biotechnology.

Principal Investigator:

John Naleway
5413423760
jnaleway@oregon.uoregon.edu

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Marker Gene Technologies
1850 Millrace Drive Eugene, OR 97403

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