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An effective treatment to prevent freeze induced egg yolk gelation
Summary: ISU researchers have developed a method for inhibiting gelation of egg yolk upon freezing. Description: Egg yolks are frozen for increased storage duration and ease of shipping. Nationally, 30% of broken egg’s yolks are frozen. However, untreated egg yolks gel (irreversible alteration in fluidity) on freezing, causing a significant ...
Published: 5/25/2018
Category(s): Agriculture
Isomerization of Muconic Acid for the Production of Bio-based Terephthalic Acid
Summary: Iowa State University researchers have developed a cost-effective method to isomerize cis-, cis- and cis-, trans- muconic acid to trans-, trans- muconic acid, which readily combines with acetylene via Diels-Alder reaction to create terepthalic acid. Description: Polyethylene-terephthalate (PET) is one of the most abundantly-used thermop...
Published: 5/21/2018
Category(s): Agriculture, Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Materials
Potato tuber yield enhancement
Summary: Inhibition of two potato genes can be used to produce plants with greater tuber yields without affecting plant growth. Stage1.png Development Stage: Description: Researchers from Iowa State University and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research have jointly demonstrated increased tuber yields in potato by inhibiting the ...
Published: 7/12/2017
Category(s): Agriculture, Life Sciences
Gene controlling spontaneous haploid genome doubling in maize
Summary: A specific mutation in a maize gene is associated with enhanced spontaneous haploid genome doubling. Stage2.png Development Stage: Description: To produce commercial hybrid maize one inbred corn line is crossed with a different inbred line. Using traditional breeding, it takes 5 to 8 generations to develop one inbred line. Doubled haploi...
Published: 6/21/2017
Category(s): Agriculture, Life Sciences
Use of the XA1 rice gene to confer broad Xanthomonas resistance in plants
Summary: The Xa1 gene induces resistance to all or nearly all TAL effectors in certain crops thus providing with a new approach to combat most crop diseases induced by Xanthomonas. Stage2.png Development Stage: Description: By unmasking the suppressive function of bacterial pseudogenes, the researchers discovered hat Xa1, an NBS-LRR type disease...
Published: 6/21/2017
Category(s): Agriculture, Life Sciences
Transparent soil made by gel beads
Summary: This innovation appears to be the first description of using beads made with “natural” gelling materials to observe plant roots. The bead formulation is novel and optimized for plant growth. Description: ISU researchers reported their invention to be a transparent soil medium which can provide a heterogeneous environment with ...
Published: 5/24/2017
Category(s): Agriculture, Life Sciences, Research Tools & Design Tools
Campylobacter jejuni peptide for vaccine development
Summary: A promising target for designing a diagnostic test and peptide sequence for vaccine development to control Campylobacter jejuni infections in ruminants and humans. Stage1.png Development Stage: Description: Campylobacter jejuni is a major causative agent for abortion in ruminants, particularly in sheep. It is also a major foodborne patho...
Published: 1/31/2017
Category(s): Agriculture, Life Sciences, Veterinary Medicine
Induction Protocol for Bovine Digital Dermatitis Lesions Using a Cocktail of Pure Growth Organisms
Summary: ISURF #4258 describes a method for inducing papillomatous digital dermatitis (PDD) in cattle, an important disease for the US dairy industry that is leading cause of lameness. Also disclosed are a number of bacterial isolates that are used to induce the disease model for this polymicrobial infection. Advantages of this technology include...
Published: 1/31/2017
Category(s): Agriculture, Life Sciences, Veterinary Medicine
Insect toxin delivery mediated by a densovirus coat protein
Summary: A Junonia coenia densovirus coat protein with potential to create fusion proteins expressed in transgenic crops to control the fall armyworm. Stage1.png Development Stage: Description: The fall armyworm is a continuous resident of the Gulf States. Corn, sorghum, and other plants of the grass family are its preferred foods, but the fall a...
Published: 1/31/2017
Category(s): Agriculture, Life Sciences
Nano-patterning Methods Including: (1) Patterning of Nanophotonic Structures at Optical Fiber Tip For Refractive Index Sensing and (2) Plasmonic Crystal Incorporating Graphene Oxide for Detection of Gaseous/Aqueous compounds
Summary: ISU researchers have developed a process that relates to nano-patterning at the tip of an optic fiber for waveguide and remote sensing functionalities. The invention includes techniques of nanopatterning that can be less complex as well as high resolution and rapid. Using these developments, researchers have created a new sensor built on ...
Published: 12/13/2016
Category(s): Agriculture, Energy, Cleantech & Environmental
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