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Well-Characterized Non-Genetically Modified Bovine Muscle Cell Lines for Research Use

Well-Characterized Non-Genetically Modified Bovine Muscle Cell Lines for Research Use Executive Summary: Well-characterized non-genetically modified bovine primary muscle cell lines have been sorted based on genetic information and proliferate well for research use. Background: Animal cell lines are utilized for a variety of medical and veterinary...
Published: 5/6/2024   |   Inventor(s): Jongkyoo Kim
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agricultural, Agriculture, Animal/Veterinary, Biotechnology, Veterinary, Therapeutic

Plant-Associated Bacterial Isolate Collections from Grasses Show Plant Beneficial Functions

Executive Summary: Two collections of bacterial isolates, one from the epicuticular wax and root mucilage of sorghum and one from the rhizosphere of switchgrass, were enriched for plant beneficial functions. The inoculation of a subpopulation of the switchgrass isolates resulted in increased biomass production in switchgrass compared to the control....
Published: 6/20/2024   |   Inventor(s): Ashley Shade, Marco Mechan Llontop
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agricultural, Agriculture

Biodegradable Hyperbranched Polymer

Executive Summary Hyperbranched polymers are attractive due to unique structures, low viscosity, good solubility and a large number of functional end groups. However, because they are non linear polymers, they can be difficult to synthesize to high conversion without gelling. MSU and CMU researchers have developed a new hyperbranched polymer that is...
Published: 4/30/2024   |   Inventor(s): Patrick Smith, Bobby Howell, Tracy (Cuiwei) Zhang
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Agricultural, Pharmaceutical

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 emissions in the United States. Sustainable carbon capture is essential for decreasing...
Published: 6/25/2024   |   Inventor(s): Wei Liao, Yan (susie) Liu
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agricultural, Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Environmental

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., bifenthrin and cyfluthrin). Thus, understanding the function and structure...
Published: 6/20/2024   |   Inventor(s): Ke Dong, Yoshiko Nomura, Jung-Eun Lee
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agricultural, Agriculture, Animal/Veterinary

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 sojae is a pathogen of soybean that causes stem and root rot, resulting...
Published: 6/25/2024   |   Inventor(s): Martin Chilvers, Austin McCoy
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agriculture, Agricultural

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 isolate treatment. Background: Fusarium head blight is one of the most devastating...
Published: 6/20/2024   |   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
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