SBIR Phase II: A Gene Targeting System for Plants

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,999.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
0422159
Agency Tracking Number:
0319602
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Phytodyne, Inc.
2711 South Loop Drive, Ames, IA, 50010
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
David Wright
PI
(515) 296-5513
leafstedt@phytodyne-inc.com
Business Contact:
David Wright
(515) 296-5513
wright@phytodyne-inc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will develop a non-transgenic approach for genetic improvement of crops by using a zinc-finger nuclease strategy for homologous recombination in plants and a strategy for selection of non-selectable phenotypes. The commercial application of this project will be to enable the production of new crop varieties, including those that better withstand pests, have enhanced food value, and produce compounds of industrial importance. The proposed approach is expected to produce genetically modified (GM) plants requiring less regulatory oversight than existing technologies for plant genetic engineering, facilitating faster and less expensive marketing of GM plants.

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