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TEC2013-0007: Use of plants with increased level of highly methylesterified homogalacturonan for improving digestibility of plant biomasses.

Background Production of fuels and value-added chemicals from plant biomass often requires pretreatment of the biomass.  Pretreatment increases the capital equipment needs and costs of the final product.  Additionally, the use of seeds as a feedstock has been controversial, with some claiming that use of seeds for chemical production is increasing the...

070081: Identification of the Gene for Amatoxin and Phallatoxin

Mushroom poisonings are not very common but they are difficult to diagnose. Amanita mushrooms produce multiple classes of toxins, the two most important being amatoxins and phallotoxins. Upon ingestion, amatoxin binds to the RNA polymerase II enzyme, effectively causing cytolysis of hepatocytes (liver cells). Phallotoxins destroy liver cells by...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Jonathan Walton, Heather Hallen, John ScotT-Craig, Hong Luo
Keywords(s): Actin, Amanitin, Mushroom poisoning, RNA polymerase Category(s): Biotechnology