Montana State University

Agriculture

Technologies Available for Licensing:

 

Invasive Fish Species Management Device (BPJ-2013-ARRAY)

Contact: Gary Bloomer, 406-994-7483

A low power electrode array to kill fish embryos. The array has been optimized for electrical current, distance between electrodes, depth of electrodes, and duration of exposure to kill fish embryos.

MNR180 a Rust Resistant, Non-GMO Mutant in Wheat (HL-2013-MNR180)

Contact: Gary Bloomer, 406-994-7483

Finding: A mutagenesis-derived broad-spectrum disease resistance locus in wheat. This mutant (MNR180) enhances resistance to three rusts with the characteristics of delayed disease development at the seedling stage and completed resistance at the adult plant stage.

Enhancement and Backcrossing of Wheat Rust Resistance Gene (HL-2010-STRES)

Contact: Gary Bloomer, 406-994-7483

Finding: A mutagenesis-derived broad-spectrum disease resistance locus in wheat. MSU is seeking an industry partner to move this research into a commerical variety.

Non-Transgenic Mutations in Wheat to Create Grain Hardness Variations (GMJ-2013-PIN)

Contact: Gary Bloomer, 406-994-7483

A series of new puroindoline alleles via EMS mutagenesis that create defined levels of grain hardness and texture.   These alleles could be used to impart the following traits:

  • Group 1: Super soft wheat.  Decreased grain hardness of a soft wheat and increase in break flour yield, reduced starch damage and water absorption. 
  • Group 2: Enhanced milling yield soft wheat.  Increased grain hardness of a soft wheat to increase overall milling yield and reduce sifting time.
  • Group 3: High milling yield hard wheat.  Decreased grain hardness of a hard wheat increases overall milling yield and reduces flour ash levels.
    Group 4: High water absorption hard wheat.  Increase grain hardness of a hard wheat increases starch damage in flour.

    Non-Transgenic Mutations in Wheat to Create Grain Hardness Variation

Enhanced Properties of Bread Dough (MJM-2012-GLUD)

Contact: Gary Bloomer, 406-994-7483

Finding: New mutations for the Dx5 and Dy10 subunit genes in wheat which enable enhanced dough handling characteristics including mix time, elasticity, and extensibility.

  • Potential Applications:
    Easier handling in production process, lower imact on mixing machinery
  • Large size bread loafs
  • Improved pizza crusts, biscuits, artisan breads
  • Enhanced Properties of Bread Dough

Double-Mutant Live Attenuated Brucella Vaccines (PDW-2012-LIVE)

Contact: Gary Bloomer, 406-994-7483

A double-mutant brucellosis vaccine for cattle and humans which has two virulence genes attenuated to enable minimal infection and a marker gene to enable identification of the vaccine from wild type pathogen. This vaccine is more effective and more attenuated than current vaccines.

Increased Oil Yield in Oilseed Crops for Enhanced Biodiesel Production (JRK-2012-HMLA)

Contact: Gary Bloomer, 406-994-7483

A protein expressed in oilseed plants increases the oil content.