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Next Generation Root-Pest Resistance Research and Screening Tool

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90436
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2009-00050
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PHENOTYPE SCREENING CORP.
10233 CHAPMAN HWY Seymour, TN 37865-3045
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Next Generation Root-Pest Resistance Research and Screening Tool
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

This project involves development of a non-destructive, non-invasive technique for visualization and characterization of root damage by devastating root pests using digital x-ray imaging. To allow use of x-rays, plants are grown in a low density artificial rooting medium that supports healthy plant growth and allows infection by root pests. This project will show the proof of concept that (1) the entire cycle of root pest infection can be carried out in the artificial medium and (2) root damage assessments can be carried out using image analysis tools. In this project two model systems will be used: root knot nematodes on peppers and; western corn rootworm on corn. A root analysis system based on non-invasive imaging will greatly increase the scope of possible experiments on plant root pests and help speed the techniques used for damage assessment.

Principal Investigator:

Robert J. Kodrzycki
Chief Scientist
8653852031
bobk@phenotypescreening.com

Business Contact:

Daniel W. McDonald
President
8653858641
mcdonalddw@phenotypescreening.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PHENOTYPE SCREENING CORP.
10233 CHAPMAN HWY Seymour, TN 37865

EIN/Tax ID: 201287731
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No