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Plants Expressing the Miraculin Protein, a Sweetener
Researchers at UH-Hilo have developed a method for expressing miraculin, a flavor-altering protein, in lettuce. The protein is found naturally in berries of the miracle berry plant, Synsepalum dulcificum, and binds to sweet receptors on the tongue, temporarily producing a sweet taste for sour foods. The genetically engineered lettuce accumulates f...
Published: 7/26/2017   |   Inventor(s): Michael Shintaku, Lukas Kambic
Keywords(s): Agriculture:Transgenics, Healthcare
Category(s): Agriculture/Aquaculture, Healthcare
Plant Evolved Crop Protection and Insect Control
Abstract Plants have evolved natural pesticides over millennia. Use of such naturally occurring insecticides provides a safe and cost-effective alternative to synthetics. The inventor has identified a readily available natural product that is very effective at controlling thrips, a major crop pest. Insecticide spending on thrips alone is expe...
Published: 11/18/2016   |   Inventor(s): Qing Xiao Li, Yongmei Fan, Hao Peng
Keywords(s): Agriculture, Agriculture:Pesticides
Category(s): Agriculture/Aquaculture
Monoclonal antibody cell lines for the insecticide "Thiamethoxam"
The two monoclonal antibody cell lines secrete different thiamethoxam antibodies. Thiamethoxam is a new class of neo-nicotinoid insecticides that are used to treat sucking and chewing insects such as aphid, whiteflies, leadhoppers and some beetles. This class of insecticides is one of the most widely used to protect crops and environmental contamin...
Published: 5/28/2015   |   Inventor(s): Qing Xiao Li, Weilin Shelver
Category(s): Agriculture/Aquaculture
Ultrasound method for transforming algae
Transformation of microalgae is a first step in their use for biotechnological applications involving foreign protein production or molecular modifications of specific cell metabolic pathways. However, problems associated with efficiency, integration, or stability of the transgenes sometimes persist. Limitations in the use of conventional methods m...
Published: 5/28/2015   |   Inventor(s): Eric Liaw, Chad Walton, Ralph Shohet
Keywords(s): Agriculture
Category(s): Microbiology, Biology, Agriculture/Aquaculture
Nucleotide Sequence of Shrimp Actin Promoter and Its Use in Genetic Transformation Biotechnology
The use of molecular biology techniques to produce pathogen resistant strains of shrimp through genetic transformation technology is considered a highly promising strategy for control of shrimp viral diseases. A major challenge to current development of such technology is the lack of a suitable host-derived promoter to drive the effective expressio...
Published: 5/21/2015   |   Inventor(s): Yuanan Lu, Marcus Soderland
Category(s): Agriculture/Aquaculture
Genetically Engineered Banana with Resistance to Banana Bunchy Top Virus
Researchers have developed transgenic banana of the cultivar Dwarf Brazilian that have been engineered to contain altered transgene sequences from the genome of Banana Bunchy Top Virus (BBTV). These transgenic banana plants are resistant to infection by BBTV and do not develop symptoms of banana bunchy top disease after exposure to BBTV. These plan...
Published: 1/7/2010   |   Inventor(s): John Hu, Wayne Borth, Eden Perez, Kheng Cheah
Keywords(s): Agriculture, Agriculture:Food
Category(s): Agriculture/Aquaculture, Biology
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