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A Robust Algal Assemblage to Enhance Carbon Dioxide Capture and Improve Biomass Production

­A Robust Algal Assemblage for Biomass Production and Carbon Dioxide Capture Executive Summary: Stable algal assemblage cultured for biomass production and carbon dioxide capture is robust under different bioreactor configurations, environmental conditions, and CO2 supplements. Background: Carbon dioxide accounts for 82% of greenhouse gas...
Published: 9/13/2023   |   Inventor(s): Wei Liao, Yan (susie) Liu
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agricultural, Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Environmental

Cockroach Sodium Channel Clones

­Insect Sodium Channel Clones for Insecticide Research and Development Executive Summary: Well-characterized insect sodium channel clones useful for insecticide research and development. Background: Sodium channels are well-known targets for a variety of widely-used and relatively safe insecticides, such as pyrethroid insecticides (e.g.,...
Published: 1/11/2024   |   Inventor(s): Ke Dong, Yoshiko Nomura, Jung-Eun Lee
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agricultural, Agriculture, Animal/Veterinary

Isolates of Phytophthora Sojae

­ Characterized isolates of Phytophthora sojae, a pathogen of soybean Executive Summary: Isolates of Phytophthora sojae were collected in Michigan for pathotype structure characterization and identification of EC50 (effective concentration to inhibit mycelial growth by 50%) for common seed treatment fungicides. Background: Phytophthora...
Published: 1/11/2024   |   Inventor(s): Martin Chilvers, Austin McCoy
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agriculture, Agricultural

Microbial Protection Against Mycotoxin Accumulation and Enhance Yield in Wheat

Microbial Protection Against Fusarium graminearum Infection and Mycotoxin Accumulation Executive Summary: Endophyte isolates that have antagonistic activity against the fungal pathogen Fusarium graminearum were shown to decrease mycotoxin accumulation and increase seed weight when wheat heads were challenged with Fusarium graminearum after endophyte...
Published: 3/29/2023   |   Inventor(s): Frances Trail, Zachary Noel, Ludmila Roze
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agricultural, Agriculture, Food Science and Nutrition

Lichen Compounds that Inhibit Aflatoxin Production

­ ToxBlox: NATURE-DERIVED COMPOUNDS THAT inhibit aflatoxin AND DON CONTAMINATION iNTRODUCTION Nothing ruins a crop of corn quite like the aflatoxin produced by fungi, such as Aspergillus parasiticus. This toxin degrades the food and makes consumption dangerous, especially in children and pets. If crops are found to be contaminated with an...
Published: 8/20/2022   |   Inventor(s): Frances Trail, Ludmila Roze, John Linz
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agricultural, Chemicals, Food Science and Nutrition

Mesoporous MFI-Zeolite Catalysts for Aromatics Production

Executive SummaryThere is a need for a green, renewable, and sustainable route to produce chemicals currently made from petrochemical feedstocks. MSU researchers have developed a new catalyst system for converting biomass to aromatics. The aromatics can be further transformed into downstream chemicals such as terephthalic acid, which can be used in...
Published: 8/20/2022   |   Inventor(s): Shantanu Kelkar, Christopher Saffron, Thomas Pinnavaia, Robert Kriegel
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Chemicals, Environment, Agricultural

Vapor Effect Reduction from Volatile Herbicides

IntroductionDicamba and 2,4-D are growth-regulator herbicides that provide excellent broad-leaf weed control. Recently released trait genes allow for wide scale use of these herbicides over broad-leaf crops. Unfortunately, both dicamba and 2,4-D are known to have a high vapor pressure, which, under the wrong conditions, may lead to a cloud of herbicide...
Published: 5/8/2023   |   Inventor(s): Donald Penner
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Chemicals, Agricultural

Stevia Variety '12-05-005'

Executive SummaryMSU researchers have created novel Stevia varieties that produce a higher concentration of the steviol glycosides rebaudioside D and rebaudioside M than other varieties available on the market. Rebaudioside A and stevioside are currently the most abundant and most widely used compounds in the stevia-derived sweetener market. However,...
Published: 8/20/2022   |   Inventor(s): Ryan Warner, Randolph Beaudry, James Hancock, Veronica Vallejo
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agricultural

Two Phase Consortium for Production of Metabolites from a Cyanobacteria/Bacteria Mixed Consortium

Executive SummaryBiobased plastics and chemicals offer an alternative solution to products traditionally made from fossil fuel sources. Bioindustries utilize heterotrophic organisms to convert carbohydrate-rich feedstocks like sugarcane, sugar beets, and corn into value-added compounds (e.g. nutritional supplements, pharmaceuticals, etc.). Because these...
Published: 8/20/2022   |   Inventor(s): Daniel Ducat, Taylor Weiss, Eric Young
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Biotechnology, Agricultural, Chemicals, Energy

Genetically Modified Plants for Increased Cell Wall Biomass

Executive SummaryPlant secondary cell walls are the bulk of plant biomass in woody plants. They are necessary for plant growth and are important for numerous industries, including pulp and paper, timber, and biomass feedstocks. Regulating secondary cell wall synthesis in trees and other plants could speed up biomass production for these industries.Description...
Published: 2/17/2023   |   Inventor(s): Kyung-Hwan Han, Jong Hee Im
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agricultural, Biotechnology
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