BIORESOURCES OF TERMITICIDES FROM JUNIPERS (JUNIPERUS ASHEI AND J. VIRGINIANA)

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,856.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
10674
Agency Tracking Number:
10674
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
65 Hackberry Cir, Waco, TX, 76706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
R P Adams
Principal Investigator
(806) 733-2781
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE CONTROL OF TERMITES IS A MAJOR PROBLEM IN THE UNITED STATES. THE PRINCIPAL METHODS OF WOOD PRESERVATION ARE INORGANIC ARSENIC COMPOUNDS, PENTACHLOROPHENOL AND CREOSOTE. THESE AGENTS APPEAR TO BE ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS, INCLUDING CARCINOGENIC. PRELIMINARY RESEARCH HASREVEALED THAT THE HEARTWOOD AND LEAF COMPONENTS OF THE JUNIPERS (JUNIPERUS) HAVE VERY HIGH TERMITICIDAL ACTIVITIES. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WOULD FOCUS ON A BIO-GUIDED TERMITICIDAL ASSAY OF EXTRACTS OF THE HEARTWOOD AND LEAVES FROM J. ASHEI AND J. VIRGINIANA, TWO SPECIES THAT ARE CURRENTLY HARVESTED FOR THE PRODUCTION OF CEDARWOODOIL. THE MOST ACTIVE FRACTIONS (COMPONENTS) WILL BE DETERMINED AND THEIR TERMITICIDAL ACTIVITIES COMPARED TO COMMERCIAL TERMITICIDES. THE YIELDS WILL BE DETERMINED FROMWHOLE TREES IN ORDER TO ASSESS THE ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY.

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