CUTLURES

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$40,000.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2676
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Plant Genetics Inc
1930 5th St, Davis, CA, 95616
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
RAY G HALDEY
SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST
(916) 753-1400
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE GENETIC ENGINEERING OF COTTON PROVIDES AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THIS CROP. THE PRIMARY PROBLEM IN DEVELOPING A USEFUL GENE TRANSFER SYSTEM FOR COTTON HAS BEEN THE DIFFICULTY IN PLANT REGENERATION. HOWEVER, RESEARCHERS AT PLANT GENETICS, INC.,HAVE RECENTLY DEVELOPED A COTTON EMBRYO-FORMING SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS HIGH FREQUENCY PLANT REGENERATION WITH MINIMAL SOMACLONAL VARIATION. IN THIS PROPOSAL WE DESCRIBE EXPERIMENTS THAT CAN RESULT IN EFFICIENT GENE TRANSFER INTO REGENERABLE COTTON EMBRYOS. AGROBACTERIUM-MEDIATED DNATRANSFER WILL BE PERFORMED USING THREE MEASURES OF FOREIGN GENE EXPRESSION; HORMONE INDEPENDENT GROWTH, KANR DUE TO THEEXPRESSION OF A CHIMERIC GENE CONSTRUCTION, AND S-(2-AMINOETHYL)-L-CYSTEINE RESISTANCE DUE TO EXPRESSION OF THE OCTOPINE SYNTHASE GENE.

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