2006 Progress Report: 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: 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 Period Covered by this Report: November 1, 2005 through October 31, 2006
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

Progress Summary:

Since its initial U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funding, awarded in August 2002, The Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research (CPBR) has made 28 subawards to investigators at member universities and to collaborators at minority institutions. Below are lists of all of the projects funded from the 2001 through 2005 Environmental Research and Technology Transfer (ERTT) competitions. Specific details of the projects are contained in the 2006 Annual Project summaries of the projects funded.

CPBR’s 2007 ERTT competition, begun in late 2005, is nearing completion. As an integral part of that competition, a Symposium was held February 28-March 2, 2006, in Washington, DC, at which investigators presented preproposal posters describing the research they were proposing. In addition, investigators funded in the 2001 through 2004 ERTT competitions presented talks describing the research they are doing with their EPA funding.

2001 ERTT COMPETITION

Stanton B. Gelvin, Purdue University
Plants genes and Agrobacterium T-DNA integration

Scott A. Harding and Chung-Jui Tsai, Michigan Technological University
Designing promoters for precision targeting of gene expression

Lee R. Lynd, Dartmouth College
Conversion of waste paper sludge to ethanol

Donald L. Rockwood, University of Florida
Oghenekome U. Onokpise, Florida A&M University
Woody biomass crops for bioremediating hydrocarbons and metals

Blair Siegfried, University of Nebraska
Identification of receptors of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) toxins in midguts of the European corn borer

Richard D. Vierstra, University of Wisconsin
Development of vectors for the stoichiometric accumulation of multiple proteins in transgenic crops

Donald P. Weeks, University of Nebraska
Development of herbicide-tolerant energy and biomass crops

2002 ERTT COMPETITION

John Davis, University of Florida
Chemical induction of disease resistance in trees

David Hildebrand, University of Kentucky
John Sedlacek, Kentucky State University
Biological effect of epoxy fatty acids

Saskia Hogenhout, Ohio State University
Thomas German, University of Wisconsin
Negative sense viral vectors for improved expression of foreign genes in plants or insects

Richard Larock and Valerie Ashby, Iowa State University
Development of novel plastics from agricultural oils

Brian Mooney, University of Missouri
Enhanced production of biodegradable plastics in plants

Hossein Noureddini, University of Nebraska
Engineering design of stable immobilized enzymes for the hydrolysis and transesterification of triglycerides

Andrew H. Paterson, University of Georgia
Sarwan Dhir, Fort Valley State University
Discovery and evaluation of SNP variation in resistance-gene analogs and other candidate genes
in cotton

Martin Spalding, Iowa State University
Coordinated expression of multiple anti-pest proteins

Susan Sun, Kansas State University
High strength degradable plastic from starch and poly(lactic acid)

S. T. Yang, The Ohio State University
A novel fermentation process for butyric acid and butanol production from plant biomass

2003 ERTT COMPETITION

Fredy Altpeter, University of Florida
Molecular improvement of an environmentally friendly turfgrass

Clanton L. Rugh, Michigan State University
John C. Thomas, University of Michigan
Root exudate biostimulation screening for polyaromatic hydrocarbon phytoremediation

Michael J. Sadowsky, University of Minnesota
Transgenic plants for bioremediation of atrazine and related herbicides

2004 ERTT COMPETITION

Zong-Ming Cheng, University of Tennessee
Phytoremediation of heavy metal contamination by transgenic plants with metallohistins, a new class of plant metal-binding proteins

Donald Weeks, University of Nebraska
Development of herbicide-tolerant energy and biomass crops

S. T. Yang, The Ohio State University
A novel fermentation process for butyric acid and butanol production from plant biomass

2005 ERTT COMPETITION

Richard Meilan, Purdue University
Development of herbicide-tolerant hardwoods

Vincent Pantalone, University of Tennessee
Environmentally superior soybean genome development

Sharon Doty, University of Washington
Development of efficient methods for the genetic transformation of willow and cottonwood for increased remediation of pollutants

S. Reddi Palli, University of Kentucky
Development of tightly regulated ecdysone receptor-based gene switches for use in agriculture

Herman Scholthof, Texas A&M University
Engineered plant virus proteins for biotechnology

Future Activities:

CPBR will continue to manage ongoing projects funded from this grant. Grantees will report in writing and in person at CPBR symposia on the results of their projects.


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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)
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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)
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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, transgenic plants, biodegradation, biotechnology, plant biotechnology, remediation, bioacummulation, phytoremediation

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  • 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