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Producing Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) from Biodiesel-derived Crude Glycerol
A novel fungal fermentation process has been developed which converts crude glycerol, a major byproduct of the biodiesel industry, into eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), an important omega-3 highly unsaturated fatty acid. Biodiesel production is rising exponentially which is creating an urgent need to develop new markets for large quantities of crude glycerol....
Published: 6/20/2016   |   Inventor(s): Zhiyou Wen, Sneha Athalye
Keywords(s): Agriculture/Process Engineering, Biotechnology
Category(s): Biotechnology
Burkholdines 1097 and 1229, Potent Antifungal Peptides from Burkholderia Ambifaria 2.2 N
Fungal pathogens are a continuing source of infection in both plants and animals. In fact, there are over 50,000 fungal plant diseases1 as well as over 300 million people affected from serious fungal infections globally.2 The widespread use of antifungal agents has resulted in increasing resistance in pathogens. Though synthetic treatments can be...
Published: 10/21/2015   |   Inventor(s): Joseph Falkinham, Peter Jeffs, Eric Schmidt
Keywords(s): Agriculture/Pest Control, Biotechnology
Category(s): Agriculture, Chemicals
Improvement of Biomass and Grain Yield in Crop Plants
A rice transcription factor gene (HYR) increases plant biomass and photosynthetic rates leading to an increase in grain yield. In addition, transformed rice plants display improved water use efficiency and exhibit significantly higher biomass accumulation as well as grain yield over wild type control plants under drought conditions.Transforming and...
Published: 9/3/2012   |   Inventor(s): Andy Pereira, Madana M.r. Ambavaram, Utlwang Batlang
Keywords(s): Agriculture/Biotech, Agriculture/Expression Systems, Biotechnology, Renewable Energy - Biomass
Category(s): Agriculture
Microfluidic Device with MALDI-MS Detection for Complex Sample Processing
The present invention provides a microfluidic device and method for facilitating on-chip complex sample processing and detection. In general, the device comprises at least a separation channel of a separation system, an interface, and an array of microreservoirs disposed within the same chip. The interface is configured to orthogonally transfer separated...
Published: 9/3/2012   |   Inventor(s): Iuliana Lazar
Keywords(s): Biotechnology, Medical Diagnostics, New Portfolio, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
Category(s): Proteomics