CUTLURES

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2676
Amount: $40,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1930 5th St, Davis, CA, 95616
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 RAY G HALDEY
 SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST
 (916) 753-1400
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Research Institution
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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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