The Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research, Inc., Environmental Research and Technology Transfer Program

EPA Grant Number: R829479
Center: The Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research, Inc., Environmental Research and Technology Transfer Program
Center Director: Schumacher, Dorin
Title: The Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research, Inc., Environmental Research and Technology Transfer Program
Investigators: Schumacher, Dorin
Institution: Florida State University
Current Institution: The Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research, Inc.
EPA Project Officer: Lasat, Mitch
Project Period: November 1, 2001 through October 31, 2006 (Extended to December 31, 2007)
Project Amount: $2,620,600
RFA: The Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research, Inc., Environmental Research and Technology Transfer Program (2001) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Hazardous Waste/Remediation , Targeted Research

Approach:

Research projects are selected for funding using a process that includes a two-stage review: 1) industrial and sponsoring agency review of preproposals to assess commercial and sponsoring agency relevance, and 2) peer review of full proposals to assess scientific merit. When the EPA FY 2001 funds are awarded to CPBR, the top proposals in CPBR's 2001 competition, already peer-reviewed and ranked for scientific merit and relevance to EPA missions, will be funded. This will allow the research to begin with minimal lag time, a benefit to all concerned.

Expected Results:

CPBR's ERTT mission is to support basic biotechnology research and the development of new, commercially valuable technologies supportive of the long-term strategic goals of EPA. The research projects selected will address these goals. It is anticipated that the projects will provide substantial environmental benefits through results such as:

  • growth of bioenergy and other crops with lower use of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides;
  • production of commodity chemicals from renewables rather than from fossil fuels;
  • more efficient processing of biomass-based crops and wastes into biofuels;
  • new tools and techniques for to use in engineering or breeding desirable traits in crops;
  • assessment of the effects of genetically engineered organisms on the environment;
  • assessment of the transmissibility of genetically engineered traits; and remediation of polluted sites.


Journal Articles: 44 Displayed | Download in RIS Format

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Journal Article Altpeter F, Positano M. Efficient plant regeneration from mature seed derived embryogenic callus of turf-type bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum Flugge). International Turfgrass Society Research Journal 2005;10(Part 1):479-484. R829479C017 (Final)
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Journal Article Altpeter F, James VA. Genetic transformation of turf-type bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum Flugge) by biolistic gene transfer. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal 2005;10(Part 1):485-489. R829479C017 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Chakraborty S, Behrens M, Herman PL, Arendsen AF, Hagen WR, Carlson DL, Wang XZ, Weeks DP. A three-component dicamba O-demethylase from Pseudomonas maltophilia, strain DI-6. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 2005;437(1):20-28. R829479C022 (2005)
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  • Journal Article Chaufaux J, Seguin M, Swanson JJ, Bourguet D, Siegfried BD. Chronic exposure of the European corn borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) to Cry1Ab Bacillus thuringiensis toxin. Journal of Economic Entomology 2001;94(6):1564-1570. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Fan ZL, South C, Lyford K, Munsie J, van Walsum P, Lynd LR. Conversion of paper sludge to ethanol in a semicontinuous solids-fed reactor. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering 2003;26(2):93-101. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Flannagan RD, Yu C-G, Mathis JP, Meyer TE, Shi XM, Siqueira HAA, Siegfried BD. Identification, cloning and expression of a Cry1Ab cadherin receptor from European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2005;35(1):33-40. R829479 (2006)
    R829479C014 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Gaspar YM, Nam J, Schultz CJ, Lee L-Y, Gilson PR, Gelvin SB, Bacic A. Characterization of the Arabidopsis lysine-rich arabinogalactan-protein AtAGP17 mutant (rat1) that results in a decreased efficiency of agrobacterium transformation. Plant Physiology 2004;135(4):2162-2171. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Gelvin SB. Agrobacterium-mediated plant transformation: the biology behind the "gene-jockeying" tool. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews 2003;67(1):16-37. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Gelvin SB. Improving plant genetic engineering by manipulating the host. Trends in Biotechnology 2003;21(3):95-98. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Herman PL, Behrens M, Chakraborty S, Chrastil BM, Barycki J, Weeks DP. A three-component dicamba O-demethylase from Pseudomonas maltophilia, strain DI-6:gene isolation, characterization, and heterologous expression. Journal of Biological Chemistry2005;280(26):24759-24767. R829479C022 (2005)
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  • Journal Article Hogenhout SA, Redinbaugh MG, Ammar E-D. Plant and animal rhabdovirus host range: a bug's view. Trends in Microbiology 2003;11(6):264-271. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Kayihan GC, Huber DA, Morse AM, White TL, Davis JM. Genetic dissection of fusiform rust and pitch canker disease traits in loblolly pine. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 2005;110(5):948-958. R829479C025 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Ke TY, Sun XZ. Melting behavior and crystallization kinetics of starch and poly(lactic acid) composites. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2003;89(5):1203-1210. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Ke TY, Sun XZS. Thermal and mechanical properties of poly(lactic acid)/starch/methylenediphenyl diisocyanate blending with triethyl citrate. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2003;88(13):2947-2955. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Ke TY, Sun SXZ, Seib P. Blending of poly(lactic acid) and starches containing varying amylose content. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2003;89(13):3639-3646. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Ke TY, Sun XZS. Starch, poly(lactic acid), and poly(vinyl alcohol) blends. Journal of Polymers and the Environment 2003;11(1):7-14. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Liu X, Zhu Y, Yang S-T. Construction and characterization of ack deleted mutant of Clostridium tyrobutyricum for enhanced butyric acid and hydrogen production. Biotechnology Progress 2006;22(5):1265-1275. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Liu XG, Zhu Y, Yang S-T. Butyric acid and hydrogen production by Clostridium tyrobutyricum ATCC 25755 and mutants. Enzyme and Microbial Technology 2006;38(3-4):521-528. R829479 (2006)
    R829479C016 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Liu X, Yang S-T. Kinetics of butyric acid fermentation of glucose and xylose by Clostridium tyrobutyricum wild type and mutant. Process Biochemistry 2006;41(4):801-808. R829479C023 (2005)
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  • Journal Article Morse AM, Nelson CD, Covert SF, Holliday AG, Smith KE, Davis JM. Pine genes regulated by the necrotrophic pathogen Fusarium circinatum. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 2004;109(5):922-932. R829479C025 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Noureddini H, Gao X, Joshi S. Immobilization of Candida rugosa lipase by sol-gel entrapment and its application in the hydrolysis of soybean oil. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society 2003;80(11):1077-1083. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Noureddini H, Gao X, Philkana RS. Immobilized Pseudomonas cepacia lipase for biodiesel fuel production from soybean oil. Bioresource Technology 2005;96(7):769-777. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Redinbaugh MG, Seifers DL, Meulia T, Abt JJ, Anderson RJ, Styer WE, Ackerman J, Salomon R, Houghton W, Creamer R, Gordon DT, Hogenhout SA. Maize fine streak virus, a new leafhopper-transmitted rhabdovirus. Phytopathology 2002;92(11):1167-1174. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Rong JK, Abbey C, Bowers JE, Brubaker CL, Chang C, Chee PW, Delmonte TA, Ding XL, Garza JJ, Marler BS, Park C-H, Pierce GJ, Rainey KM, Rastogi VK, Schulze SR, Trolinder NL, Wendel JF, Wilkins TA, Williams-Coplin TD, Wing RA, Wright RJ, Zhao XP, Zhu LH, Paterson AH. A 3347-locus genetic recombination map of sequence-tagged sites reveals features of genome organization, transmission and evolution of cotton (Gossypium). Genetics 2004;166(1):389-417. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Rugh CL. Genetically engineered phytoremediation: one man's trash is another man's transgene. Trends in Biotechnology 2004;22(10):496-498. R829479C020 (2005)
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  • Journal Article Rugh CL, Susilawati E, Kravchenko AN, Thomas JC. Biodegrader metabolic expansion during polyaromatic hydrocarbons rhizoremediation. Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung C 2005;60(3-4):331-339. R829479C020 (2005)
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  • Journal Article Siqueira HAA, Nickerson KW, Moellenbeck D, Siegfried BD. Activity of gut proteinases from Cry1Ab-selected colonies of the European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Pest Management Science 2004;60(12):1189-1196. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Siqueira HAA, Moellenbeck D, Spencer T, Siegfried BD. Cross-resistance of Cry1Ab-selected Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) to Bacillus thuringiensis δ-endotoxins. Journal of Economic Entomology 2004;97(3):1049-1057. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Tao Y, Rao PK, Bhattacharjee S, Gelvin SB. Expression of plant protein phosphatase 2C interferes with nuclear import of the Agrobacterium T-complex protein VirD2. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2004;101(14):5164-5169. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Tian L, Wang JL, Fong MP, Chen M, Cao HB, Gelvin SB, Chen ZJ. Genetic control of developmental changes induced by disruption of Arabidopsis histone deacetylase 1 (AtHD1) expression. Genetics 2003;165(1):399-409. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article van Attikum H, Bundock P, Overmeer RM, Lee L-Y, Gelvin SB, Hooykaas PJJ. The Arabidopsis AtLIG4 gene is required for the repair of DNA damage, but not for the integration of Agrobacterium T-DNA. Nucleic Acids Research 2003;31(14):4247-4255. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Wang H, Sun XZ, Seib P. Mechanical properties of poly(lactic acid) and wheat starch blends with methylenediphenyl diisocyanate. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2002;84(6):1257-1262. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Wang H, Sun XZ, Seib P. Effects of starch moisture on properties of wheat starch/poly(lactic acid) blend containing methylenediphenyl diisocyanate. Journal of Polymers and the Environment 2002;10(4):133-138. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Wang H, Sun XS, Seib P. Properties of poly(lactic acid) blends with various starches as affected by physical aging. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2003;90(13):3683-3689. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Wang L, Samac DA, Shapir N, Wackett LP, Vance CP, Olszewski NE, Sadowsky MJ. Biodegradation of atrazine in transgenic plants expressing a modified bacterial atrazine chlorohydrolase (atzA) gene. Plant Biotechnology Journal 2005;3(5):475-486. R829479C019 (2005)
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  • Journal Article Yi HC, Mysore KS, Gelvin SB. Expression of the Arabidopsis histone H2A-1 gene correlates with susceptibility to Agrobacterium transformation. The Plant Journal 2002;32(3):285-298. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Zhu Y, Yang S-T. Effect of pH on metabolic pathway shift in fermentation of xylose by Clostridium tyrobutyricum. Journal of Biotechnology 2004;110(2):143-157. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Zhang J-F, Sun XZ. Mechanical properties of poly(lactic acid)/starch composites compatibilized by maleic anhydride. Biomacromolecules 2004;5(4):1446-1451. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Zhang J-F, Sun XZ. Mechanical properties and crystallization behavior of poly(lactic acid) blended with dendritic hyperbranched polymer. Polymer International 2004;53(6):716-722. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Zhang J-F, Sun XZ. Mechanical and thermal properties of poly(lactic acid)/starch blends with dioctyl maleate. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2004;94(4):1697-1704. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Zhang J-F, Sun XZ. Physical characterization of coupled poly(lactic acid)/starch/maleic anhydride blends plasticized by acetyl triethyl citrate. Macromolecular Bioscience 2004;4(11):1053-1060. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Zhu Y, Nam J, Humara JM, Mysore KS, Lee L-Y, Cao HB, Valentine L, Li JL, Kaiser AD, Kopecky AL, Hwang H-H, Bhattacharjee S, Rao PK, Tzfira T, Rajagopal J, Yi HC, Veena, Yadav BS, Crane YM, Lin K, Larcher Y, Gelvin MJK, Knue M, Ramos C, Zhao X, Davis SJ, Kim S-I, Ranjith-Kumar CT, Choi Y-J, Hallan VK, Chattopadhyay S, Sui X, Ziemienowicz A, Matthysse AG, Citovsky V, Hohn B, Gelvin SB. Identification of Arabidopsis rat mutants. Plant Physiology 2003;132(2):494-505. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Zhu Y, Yang S-T. Adaptation of Clostridium tyrobutyricum for enhanced tolerance to butyric acid in a fibrous-bed bioreactor. Biotechnology Progress 2003;19(2):365-372. R829479 (2006)
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  • Journal Article Zhu Y, Liu XG, Yang ST. Construction and characterization of pta gene-deleted mutant of Clostridium tyrobutyricum for enhanced butyric acid fermentation. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 2005;90(2):154-166. R829479 (2006)
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  • Supplemental Keywords:

    RFA, Scientific Discipline, Waste, Sustainable Industry/Business, Environmental Chemistry, Sustainable Environment, Technology for Sustainable Environment, Bioremediation, New/Innovative technologies, Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, bioengineering, biodegradation, transgenic plants, biotechnology, remediation, plant biotechnology, phytoremediation, bioacummulation

    Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2002
  • 2003 Progress Report
  • 2004 Progress Report
  • 2005 Progress Report
  • 2006 Progress Report
  • 2007
  • Final
  • Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R829479C001 Plant Genes and Agrobacterium T-DNA Integration
    R829479C002 Designing Promoters for Precision Targeting of Gene Expression
    R829479C003 aka R829479C011 Biological Effects of Epoxy Fatty Acids
    R829479C004 Negative Sense Viral Vectors for Improved Expression of Foreign Genes in Insects and Plants
    R829479C005 Development of Novel Plastics From Agricultural Oils
    R829479C006 Conversion of Paper Sludge to Ethanol
    R829479C007 Enhanced Production of Biodegradable Plastics in Plants
    R829479C008 Engineering Design of Stable Immobilized Enzymes for the Hydrolysis and Transesterification of Triglycerides
    R829479C009 Discovery and Evaluation of SNP Variation in Resistance-Gene Analogs and Other Candidate Genes in Cotton
    R829479C010 Woody Biomass Crops for Bioremediating Hydrocarbons and Metals
    R829479C011 Biological Effects of Epoxy Fatty Acids
    R829479C012 High Strength Degradable Plastics From Starch and Poly(lactic acid)
    R829479C013 Development of Herbicide-Tolerant Energy and Biomass Crops
    R829479C014 Identification of Receptors of Bacillus Thuringiensis Toxins in Midguts of the European Corn Borer
    R829479C015 Coordinated Expression of Multiple Anti-Pest Proteins
    R829479C016 A Novel Fermentation Process for Butyric Acid and Butanol Production from Plant Biomass
    R829479C017 Molecular Improvement of an Environmentally Friendly Turfgrass
    R829479C018 Woody Biomass Crops for Bioremediating Hydrocarbons and Metals. II.
    R829479C019 Transgenic Plants for Bioremediation of Atrazine and Related Herbicides
    R829479C020 Root Exudate Biostimulation for Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon Phytoremediation
    R829479C021 Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal Contamination by Metallohistins, a New Class of Plant Metal-Binding Proteins
    R829479C022 Development of Herbicide-Tolerant Energy and Biomass Crops
    R829479C023 A Novel Fermentation Process for Butyric Acid and Butanol Production from Plant Biomass
    R829479C024 Development of Vectors for the Stoichiometric Accumulation of Multiple Proteins in Transgenic Crops
    R829479C025 Chemical Induction of Disease Resistance in Trees
    R829479C026 Development of Herbicide-Tolerant Hardwoods
    R829479C027 Environmentally Superior Soybean Genome Development
    R829479C028 Development of Efficient Methods for the Genetic Transformation of Willow and Cottonwood for Increased Remediation of Pollutants
    R829479C029 Development of Tightly Regulated Ecdysone Receptor-Based Gene Switches for Use in Agriculture
    R829479C030 Engineered Plant Virus Proteins for Biotechnology