Use of Site-Specific Recombination for Hybrid Rice Production

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2003-33610-13107
Agency Tracking Number: 2003-00097
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
530 Liberty Lane, West Kingston, RI, 02892
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Hong Luo
 Senior Project Leader
 (401) 874-9906
Business Contact
 Albert Kausch
Title: Vice President
Phone: (401) 874-9900
Research Institution
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Based on previous work we anticipate that this project will provide a proof of principle for hybrid rice production as an attractive alternative to the use of CMS in rice. We expect that this technology will become standard to the rice industry and integrated into worldwide breeding programs. We also anticipate that this technology will be used in a wide array of other cereal crop species, which like rice, are not architecturally predisposed to simple mechanical sterilization. It is highly likely that this same system would be extended to other crops of economic importance such as corn, wheat, etc.

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