Bacillus Mycoides: Systemic Induced Resistance to Control Cucurbit Pathogens

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,875.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
2004-33610-14364
Agency Tracking Number:
2004-00066
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Montana Microbial Products, LLC
1830 Ronald Avenue, Missoula, MT, 59801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Clifford Bradley
(406) 544-1176
cbradley@montana.com
Business Contact:
Stephen Bryant
Founding Member
(406) 829-0669
bryants@montana.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Montana Microbial Products is working to commercially develop a selected bacterium that controls plant diseases. The bacterium was isolated from sugar beets. When sprayed on sugar beets in filed trials, the bacterium induces a series of defense mechanisms in the plant, referred to as systemic induced resistance, that controls an important fungal disease. This same mechanism also controls a bacterial disease of sugar beets and greenhouse trials indicate the same mechanism controls a fungal disease of cucumber. This phase 1 SBIR project will evaluate SIR and control of representative fungal bacterial and viral diseases in cucumber as a model for a commercially important plant/pathogen system. Demonstrating control of biologically diverse pathogens would expand potential markets and establish bacterial SIR as an important new microbial control for plant diseases.

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