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Novel Nylanderia Fulva Virus

At least one novel virus capable of infecting crazy ants (Nylanderia fulva), along with polynucleotide sequences and amino acid sequences of the virus. The virus is capable of be used as a biopesticide to control populations of crazy ants. Benefits • This Nylanderia fulva virus is the first virus...
Novel Oil Having Antibacterial Activity
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Novel Oil Having Antibacterial Activity

Liamocins produced by certain strains of the fungus Aureobasidium pullulan have anti-bacterial activity with specificity for Streptococcus spp., Enterococcus spp., and Bacillus spp . The invention includes methods of using the liamocins and compositions containing modified liamocins to kill...
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Novel Polytriglycerides

Polyketone, polyamine and polyimine vegetable oil derivatives from renewable sources enable chelation or removal of heavy metal ions from aqueous solutions. The oil is heavier than water and can be regenerated and recycled after recovery of the heavy metal content. Benefits • High molecular mass...
Novel Yeast Strains
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Novel Yeast Strains

Using directed evolution, several strains of Scheffersomyces stipitis are generated that better utilize xylose and glucose for improved ethanol production. These improved strains are obtained by culturing the yeast on hydrolyzates of differing concentrations of xylose, ethanol, and by-products...
Penicillin Enhancement by Modified Tunicamycins
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Penicillin Enhancement by Modified Tunicamycins

The penicillins are the most commonly used antibiotics, with >60% utilized in agriculture, but resistance to penicillin is now widespread. The efficacy of penicillins are significantly improved by combining with modified tunicamycins, which are not toxic to eukaryotes. Modified tunicamycins (...
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Potato Fertility Restoration

Transgenic Bintje potato plants have been developed that restore fertility and seed ball formation in sterile potato plants. The gene used in transgenic development is a family 1 cellulosebinding-domain encoding gene from Phytophthora infestans. Bintje control plants are male and female sterile...

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