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 new patent  Extraction of amino acids and phosphorus from biological materials

A system and method for separating nutrients, such as phosphorus and protein, from biological materials may be disclosed. Biological material, for example in the form of wet solids from raw manure, may first be separated out by a solid-liquid separator. The wet solids may then be dissolved in an acidic... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Bird-repellant animal feed compositions and methods of preparation thereof

In one aspect, the present invention is directed to an animal feed composition that is resistant to feeding by birds, the composition comprising a feed pellet and one or more additional animal feed ingredients that is not pelletized. The feed pellet has a higher lipid content (w/w) and a higher... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Compositions suitable for making edible films or coatings

Disclosed are compositions suitable for making edible films or coatings, wherein the composition contains at least one biopolymer (e.g., chitosan), at least one active compound (e.g., essential oils, antioxidants, flavorings, antimicrobials), at least one bio emulsifier (e.g., bio-fiber gum), and at least one organic acid solution (e.g., acetic acid, lactic... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Mosaic vaccines for serotype a foot-and-mouth disease virus

Synthetic foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) mosaic polypeptides, and nucleic acid molecules encoding the mosaic polypeptides, are described. The mosaic polypeptides have greater T-cell epitope coverage than naturally occurring FMDV polypeptides, and include common FMDV epitopes, but exclude rare FMDV epitopes. When included as part of an FMDV genome, the mosaic... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Recombinant vectors expressing antigens of avian influenza virus and uses thereof

The present invention provides recombinant viral vectors that contain and express antigens of avian pathogens, compositions comprising the recombinant viral vectors, polyvalent vaccines comprising the recombinant viral vectors. The present invention further provides methods of vaccination against a variety of avian pathogens and method of producing the recombinant viral vectors.... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Chromobacterium species with insecticidal activity

A novel Chromobacterium phragmitis sp. nov. strain 113-1 (NRRL B-67133) is described, which has insecticidal activity against insect larvae, in general, and dipteran and lepidopteran insect larvae, in particular. A biocontrol agent containing Chromobacterium phragmitis sp. nov. strain 113-1 (NRRL B-67133) and optionally a carrier are also described. Methods of... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Bio-based methacrylic acid and other alkenoic-derived monomers via catalytic decarboxylation

A novel method for the catalytic selective decarboxylation of a starting material to produce an organic acid is disclosed. According to at least one embodiment, the method may include placing a reaction mixture into a reaction vessel, the reaction mixture including a solvent, a starting material, and a catalyst, subjecting... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Dro1 related genes influence lateral root orientation and growth in arabidopsis and prunus species

Root orientation, or angle, is an important component of root architecture and depth of the root system. We have determined that DRO1 and DRO1-related genes are present across diverse plant phyla and fall within the IGT gene family. DRO1, present in both Arabidopsis and peach, displayed root specific expression patterns.... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Transplanter for a walk-behind tractor

The transplanter is designed to harness power from a walk-behind tractor to help small farmers transplant (among other things) seedling vegetables. As a farmer guides the walk-behind tractor, a movable feeder tube assembly comprising a plurality of feeder tubes moves latterly back and forth. When a feeder tube aligns with... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Vaccination with anti-tick antigens to control multiple tick species and disease transmission in white-tailed deer and other host animals

Compositions of either the Rm86Texas protein from a Texas outbreak strain of the southern cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus microplus, or a nucleic acid construct incorporating a nucleic acid sequence encoding this Rm86Texas protein, are effective for eliciting a protective immune response in non-bovine animals. The Rm86Texas protein is immunogenic and... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Bioactive peptides having insecticide activity

Disclosed are novel bioactive peptides derived as antagonists to a fire ant receptor for a pheromone biosynthesis-activating neuropeptide/pyrokinin (PBAN/pyrokinin) gene derived neuropeptide ligand. Also disclosed are methods of controlling fire ants with the bioactive peptides disclosed herein. Methodological approaches to screening peptide libraries for the presence of PBAN/pyrokinin ligands are... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Mutated salmonella enterica

A novel, mutated Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium vaccine is generated and imparts protective immunity in vaccinated animals for a range of S. enterica serovars. The vaccine can be attenuated or inactivated, including bacterial ghosts or membrane fractions thereof. Immunogenic compositions are included in the invention and methods of generating an... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Blackberry plant named 'columbia sunrise'

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Strawberry plant named 'marys peak'

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System for sorting fruit

As fruit (preferably apples) are harvested, the fruit is placed on a conveyor that conveys the fruit to a fruit singulating section. In the singulating section, the fruit is directed into slots in a lane formed by two cooperating helical drives. The helical drives rotate the fruit and convey the... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Xenorhabdus szentirmaii metabolites, trans-cinnamic acid, and analogs thereof as enhancers of fungicidal activity

The fungicidal activity of TCA and cell-free extracts of X. szentirmaii is superior compared to other Xenorhabdus and Photorhabdus species. The effectiveness of TCA and X. szentirmaii metabolites to synergize and enhance fungicidal efficacy of commercial fungicides when combined with them at particular concentrations to suppress growth of Monilinia fructicola... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Alkaline ph-modified edible casein-based films and coatings, and the making thereof

Improved casein-based films are produced by adjusting the pH of a film-production suspension. The film-production suspension may contain a casein source, a plasticizer, and optionally a strengthening additive. The adjustment of the pH may be accomplished by the addition of an alkaline additive, such as a base, to achieve a... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Processes to prepare highly functional fiber products and products produced thereby

Processes to prepare highly functional fiber products from agricultural by-products (e.g., sugar beet pulp, orange peel, apple pulp and other pectin containing agricultural processing by-products) and their applications are disclosed. Sequential extraction of pectin from agricultural by-products produced a series of fractions with excellent oil in water emulsification and water... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Starch amine complexes for increased water resistance of paper

Disclosed are methods of increasing the surface hydrophobicity of the surface of a cellulosic article involving applying a solution of amylose-fatty ammonium salt inclusion complex in water to the article and then optionally applying an alkaline solution to the article to neutralize said amylose fatty ammonium salt inclusion complex to... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Double strand rna delivery system for plant-sap-feeding insects

The present disclosure provides compositions and methods of delivering double strand ribonucleic acid (dsRNA) to insects that penetrate plant tissues to feed on sap and other liquid components of plants. Taking advantage of the liquid transport capabilities of plant vascular structures, dsRNA is provided to plant tissues in an aqueous... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Double strand rna as molecular biopesticides for rna interference through feeding in the hemipteran invasive insect pest, brown marmorated stink bug

The present disclosure provides compositions and methods of delivering double strand ribonucleic acid (dsRNA) to control the insect pest, the brown marmorated stink bug. Several dsRNA species that target genes are disclosed herein that can be used individually or in combination. The dsRNA species can be used to induce RNA-mediated... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Modified indirect enzyme linked immunosorbent assay optimal for monitoring acute and long term carrier infections of diverse babesia bovis strains

We have developed a modified indirect ELISA (MI-ELISA) using the spherical body protein-4 (SBP4) of Babesia bovis to detect antibody against diverse isolates through all infection stages in cattle. This SBP4 MI-ELISA was evaluated for sensitivity and specificity against field sera and sera from cattle infected experimentally with various doses... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Mobile charcoal/biochar production and pelletizer system and method thereof

Embodiments of the invention provide a portable charcoal system and method of operating thereof, wherein the portable charcoal system comprises a first compartment adapted to burn a material, a second compartment connected to the first compartment and adapted to receive the material from the first compartment, and a third compartment... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Novel polytriglycerides

Disclosed herein are polyketone triglyceride compositions containing 8 to 16 ketone carbonyl moieties per triglyceride unit and methods of making. Also disclosed are polyimine triglyceride compositions having has 8 to 16 nitrogen moieties per triglyceride unit and methods of making. Also disclosed are polyamine triglyceride compositions containing 8 to 16... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Processes and treatment systems for treating high phosphorous containing fluids

Disclosed herein are processes for treating high-P fluid involving (1) providing a high-P containing stream; (2) chemically treating the high-P stream such that a majority of dissolved P in the stream is transformed into a solid form via sorption of P onto particles placed or precipitated within the stream; and... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Methods for increasing oil content in plant tissues by suppressing hydrophobic lipid droplet protein

The present disclosure relates to increasing oil content in plants through manipulating expression of proteins, namely At5g16550 proteins. At5g16550 proteins are lipid droplet proteins. Plants having reduced expression of At5g16550 proteins demonstrate cytoplasmic lipid droplets (LDs) that are increased in size, resulting in greater overall oil content in the plant... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Triboelectric nanogenerators based on chemically treated cellulose

Triboelectric nanogenerators that operate in a vertical contact separation mode and methods for fabricating the triboelectric generators are provided. Also provided are methods for using the triboelectric nanogenerators to harvest mechanical energy and convert it into electric energy. In the TENGs, one or both of the triboelectrically active layers comprises... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Cryogenic trap system

The cryogenic trapping system traps organic arsenicals within a centrally-positioned cryotrap body and allows inorganic arsenical to flow through the cryotrap body. As a hydride gas is directed into the central cryotrap body, the gas is cooled by a pair of Peltier units that sandwich the cryotrap body so that... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Processes of treating grain

Processes of treating grain (e.g., corn), involving milling the grain to produce milled grain wherein the grain germ remains intact in the milled grain, and producing a mixture by mixing the milled grain with water and at least one enzyme selected from the group consisting of protease, alpha amylase, glucoamylase,... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Chlorine dioxide gas releasing package label insert for enhancing microbial safety of food

Disclosed herein are chlorine dioxide releasing package label/inserts to be used inside a package or in an outer plastic bag containing several individual packages, the package label/insert containing (a) at least one layer of pectin and citric acid, (b) at least one layer of gelatin and sodium chlorite, (c) optionally... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Sensitive and rapid candidatus liberibacter species detection

DNA amplification methods using novel primers obtained from the novel genes hyvI and hyvII from the Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus genome are useful for detecting Ca. L. species in plants and insect hosts.... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Attenuated pasteurella multocida strains

This disclosure provides attenuated P. multocida strains which can be used to prepare vaccine compositions useful for protection against P. multocida.... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Bio-fiber gum hydrolysates and processes of producing

Compositions comprising bio-fiber gum hydrolysate and processes to hydrolyze bio-fiber gum (BFG), involving dissolving BFG in a solvent to form a solution, heating the solution and adding endoxylanase to the solution or adding endoxylanase to the solution and heating the solution, incubating the solution to form a solution containing BFG... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Optimized thionin protects plants against bacterial infections

Two small proteins with anti-bacterial activity are generated and called optimized thionin and optimized pro-thionin. Optimized pro-thionin contains a signal sequence for intracellular trafficking of the protein and is cleaved off to yield optimized thionin. Genetically altered plants and their progeny expressing a polynucleotide encoding optimized pro-thionin or optimized thionin... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

Genetically modified babesia parasites expressing protective tick antigens and uses thereof

The present invention relates to methods for stable transfection of Babesia parasites, and for vaccines conferring immunity against parasitic arthropods.... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

10/26/17 / #20170304424

Attenuated mannheimia haemolytica strains

The present invention provides attenuated M haemolitica strains that elicit an immune response in animal against M haemolitica, compositions comprising said strains, methods of vaccination against M haemolitica, and kits for use with such methods and compositions. The invention further provides multi-valent vaccines, which provide protective immunity when administered in... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

10/26/17 / #20170305874

Diastereoselective synthesis of (±)-epianastrephin, (±)-anastrephin and analogs thereof

A process for the synthesis of trans-fused γ-lactones having Formula (IV) from substituted cyclic ketones having Formula (I). A diastereoselective synthesis of (±)-epianastrephin (1) (wherein: R1 is ethenyl, R2 and R3 is methyl, and n is 1), (±)-anastrephin (2) (wherein: R2 is ethenyl, R1 and R3 is methyl and n... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

10/26/17 / #20170307550

Methods and systems for non-invasive measurement of soil chlorine and/or nitrogen content and for detecting sub-surface chlorine or nitrogen-containing objects

The presence of chlorine and nitrogen are determined and measured using a non-invasive portable neutron-generating and gamma ray detecting system(s). Portable devices of the present invention can also be used to detect chlorine and/or nitrogen-containing underground objects rapidly and on-site. Devices and systems described herein can be operated remotely and... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

10/12/17 / #20170290357

Use of nitrogen-containing compounds as plasticizers for peptide-based biopolymers and uses thereof

A novel method of reducing the melting point of a peptide-based biopolymer using a nitrogen-containing compound as a plasticizer is provided. The peptide-based biopolymer can be keratin or silk. The nitrogen-containing compound can be one or more amino acids or other nitrogen-containing compounds (except urea), all of which have a... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

10/05/17 / #20170280714

Compositions for and methods of attracting the small hive beetle aethina tumida

Compositions containing 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one, nonanal and decanal. Methods of attracting the small hive beetle Aethina tumida, involving treating an object or area with a small hive beetle Aethina tumida attracting effective amount of a composition containing 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one, nonanal and decanal, and optionally a carrier. The composition does not contain any other... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

10/05/17 / #20170283820

High oleic acid soybean seeds

A genetically altered soybean plant, its parts (including seeds, cells, flowers, pollen), and its progeny produces at least one altered delta-twelve fatty acid desaturase 2 enzyme (FAD2), namely an altered FAD2-1A, an altered FAD2-1B, or both. This genetically altered soybean plant has reduced FAD2 enzymatic activity in its seeds, thereby... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

10/05/17 / #20170290220

Red raspberry plant named 'kokanee'

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09/14/17 / #20170260692

Production of cellulose nanocrystals from raw wood via hydrothermal treatment

A method comprises subjecting raw wood comprising cellulose, lignin and hemicellulose to a heat treatment at a crystallization temperature in the range of from about 150° C. to about 250° C. for a period of time sufficient to induce crystallization of cellulose in the raw wood, wherein the crystallinity of... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

09/14/17 / #20170260586

Gene expression monitoring for risk assessment of apple and pear fruit storage stress and physiological disorders

The present invention is a tool for diagnosis and prediction using biomarker-based risk assessment for chilling-related disorders of Rosaceous fruit crops including apple and pear. Provided are methodology and genes whose relative and absolute expression can accurately indicate disorder risk throughout the production and supply chain of these crops. This... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

09/07/17 / #20170251664

Methods of attracting drosophila suzukii using acetoin blend

Methods of attracting Drosophila suzukii, involving treating an object or area with a Drosophila suzukii attracting effective amount of a composition containing acetoin and at least one compound selected from ethyl octanoate, acetic acid, ethyl acetate, phenethyl alcohol, or mixtures thereof; wherein said composition does not contain ethanol.... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

09/07/17 / #20170253552

Methods for preparing phenolic branched chain alkyl fatty acids or esters thereof and methods for killing microorganisms

Disclosed are methods for preparing phenolic branched chain fatty acids or alkyl esters thereof, involving subjecting in a pressurized container (a) at least one phenolic compound, (b) unsaturated fatty acids having 6 to 25 carbon atoms, alkyl esters thereof, or mixtures thereof, and (c) H-ferrierite zeolite catalyst in the presence... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

08/24/17 / #20170238513

In vitro parasite feeding system

The system includes a feeding vessel having an inlet, an outlet, and a membrane positioned across an opening in the vessel. Parasites (preferably ticks) are allowed to attach themselves to the membrane so that as a feeding fluid (preferably blood) is circulated through the vessel, the parasites feed on the... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

08/10/17 / #20170226692

Integrating the production of carboxylated cellulose nanofibrils and cellulose nanocrystals using recyclable organic acids

Methods for integrating the production of carboxylated CNCs and carboxylated CNFs from cellulose are provided. Carboxylated CNCs, carboxylated cellulosic solid residues (CSRs) in the form of cellulose fibers (CF) and/or cellulose microfibrils (CMFs), and carboxylated CNFs fabricated using the methods are also provided. The methods are based on the acid... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

08/03/17 / #20170215443

System for cleaning fresh and fresh-cut produce

The system for cleaning fresh and freshly-cut produce is designed to clean produce as soon as practicable after the produce is cut. As the produce falls downwardly, a spray manifold directs a produce-washing liquid upwardly so that the produce-washing liquid directly sprays and impacts the falling produce. The impact of... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

08/03/17 / #20170215466

Low calorie nutritional compositions for maintaining metabolic balance

The present invention provides nutritional compositions (for example, sensorially acceptable nutritional compositions) that comprise a fruit component, a fiber component, and a micronutrient component. Also provided are methods of making and using the nutritional compositions.... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

07/27/17 / #20170211082

Double stranded rna compositions for reducing asian citrus psyllid infestation and methods of use

dsRNA generated from D. citri trehalase gene is effective in reducing fitness and/or survival of D. citri. Thus genetically altered plants expressing the dsRNA and plants to which dsRNA solutions are applied increase D. citri mortality and reduce D. citri infestation. With reduced D. citri population, the spread of microorganisms... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

07/06/17 / #20170189533

Compositions containing a bitter tastant and at least one sophorolipid, and methods of reducing bitter taste attributed to a bitter tastant in an edible composition

A composition comprising a bitter tastant and at least one sophorolipid and optionally a carrier; wherein the composition is edible and wherein the bitter taste of said bitter tastant is reduced. A method of reducing bitter taste attributed to a bitter tastant in an edible composition, said method comprising adding... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

06/29/17 / #20170181456

Use of phyllosphere associated lactic acid bacteria as biocontrol agents to reduce bacterial growth on fresh produce

The present invention relates to the use of phyllosphere-associated lactic acid bacteria that demonstrate inhibitory effects on the growth and maintenance of human pathogens, such as Salmonella enterica, on the surface of food products, particularly fresh fruits and vegetables. Particular strains of Enterococcus avium and Lactococcus lactis are described and... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

06/22/17 / #20170175119

Lepidopteran moth control using double-stranded rna constructs

Disclosed is a dsRNA construct that relates to a method to control Lepidopteran moths via double-stranded RNA interference of the PBAN/Pyrokinin gene.... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

06/01/17 / #20170151324

Genetically engineered swine influenza virus and uses thereof

The present invention relates, in general, to attenuated swine influenza viruses having an impaired ability to antagonize the cellular interferon (IFN) response, and the use of such attenuated viruses in vaccine and pharmaceutical formulations. In particular, the invention relates to attenuated swine influenza viruses having modifications to a swine NS1... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

06/01/17 / #20170151324

Genetically engineered swine influenza virus and uses thereof

The present invention relates, in general, to attenuated swine influenza viruses having an impaired ability to antagonize the cellular interferon (IFN) response, and the use of such attenuated viruses in vaccine and pharmaceutical formulations. In particular, the invention relates to attenuated swine influenza viruses having modifications to a swine NS1... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

05/25/17 / #20170145422

Double stranded rna constructs for aphid control

Disclosed are specific aphid dsRNA constructs that target either Chloride Intracellular Channel (CLIC) gene expression or Sucrase gene expression. Also disclosed is the use of dsRNA constructs of a CLIC gene to interfere with critical functions of CLIC gene peptide products. A novel method to develop nucleic acid control for... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

05/25/17 / #20170145478

Biomarkers for the pre-symptomatic diagnosis of huanglongbing (hlb) in citrus and use thereof

The identification of genes upregulated following infection of citrus trees by Liberibacter, the causative agent of huanglongbing (HLB), is described. Methods for detecting pre-symptomatic HLB in citrus trees by detecting expression of one or more genes overexpressed following infection by Liberibacter is also described.... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

05/18/17 / #20170137841

Double strand rna-mediated rna interference through feeding detrimental to larval lymantria dispar (gypsy moth)

The present invention relates to the field of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA)-mediated gene silencing in insect species. More particularly, the present invention relates to genetic constructs designed for the expression of dsRNA corresponding to novel target genes in the insect pest Lymantria dispar, commonly known as the gypsy moth. The present... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

05/11/17 / #20170128560

Attenuated mannheimia haemolytica vaccines and methods of making and use

The present invention provides attenuated M. haemolytica strains that elicit an immune response in animals against M. haemolytica, compositions comprising said strains, methods of vaccination against M. haemolytica, and kits for use with such methods and compositions. The invention further provides multi-valent vaccines, which provide protective immunity when administered in... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

05/11/17 / #20170128563

Live attenuated classical swine fever vaccine based in genetic manipulation of a putative fusion peptide area in the virus structural glycoprotein e2

The role of a specific E2 region, 869CKWGGNWTCV878, containing a putative fusion peptide (FP) sequence was evaluated. FPs critically contribute to the interaction between proteins and the membrane system of the host cell. Reverse genetics utilizing a full-length infectious clone of the highly virulent CSFV strain Brescia (BICv) was used... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

05/11/17 / #20170131319

Automated sampling system

The automated sampling system has a water tight case that encloses a testing instrument. In the preferred embodiment, the testing instrument is a field-portable ion chromatography instrument designed to test water samples. In operation, a controller directs a syringe pump to draw fluid from outside the system through a specialized... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

05/04/17 / #20170118993

Pseudomonas species having weed suppressive activity and benign soil survival traits for annual grass weed management

In exemplary embodiments, the disclosure provides weed-suppressive Pseudomonas fluorescens strains effective for controlling one or more invasive grass weeds that are members selected from the group consisting of downy brome (cheatgrass, Bromus tectorum L.), medusahead (Taeniatherum caput medusae (L.) Nevski) and jointed goatgrass (Aegilops cylindrica L.). In exemplary embodiments, the... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

04/27/17 / #20170113936

Methods for synthesizing graphene from a lignin source

Processes, methods, and compositions for synthesizing carbon-based materials are provided. The method of synthesizing carbon-based materials includes providing precursors, forming carbon-encapsulated metal structures from the precursors, and forming nano-shell structure-based graphene materials from the carbon-encapsulated metal structures. The precursors are formed from a biomass and a catalyst, and may be... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

04/13/17 / #20170099836

Attractant compositions for weevils of the genus otiorhynchus and uses thereof

The present invention relates to formulations of volatile organic compounds having effects on Otiorhynchus weevils e.g., Otiorhynchus sulcatus. In some embodiments, volatile organic compounds selected from (E)-2-hexenol, (Z)-2-pentenol, methyl eugenol and a combination thereof are effective for attracting Otiorhynchus weevils. The invention also relates to traps and particularly to a... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

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04/06/17 / #20170094994

Methods of decreasing the viscosity of a dietary fiber

Disclosed are methods of decreasing the viscosity of an aqueous suspension of a water insoluble or sparingly soluble dietary fiber (compared to the viscosity of the dietary fiber alone), involving mixing the dietary fiber with water and a soluble compound (e.g., polysaccharide having a molecular weight of about 500 Da... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

03/30/17 / #20170088262

Release pin and cable actuator for 3 ring release mechanism

An automated quick release mechanism for a three-ring release comprising a pneumatic or hydraulic cylinder with a hardened metal pin engaging a loop of the three ring release. When engaged with the three-ring release, the pin is held in an extended position to engage the loop of the release. Actuation... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

03/30/17 / #20170088838

Compositions and methods for controlling arthropod parasite and pest infestations

This application provides and discloses anti-parasitic, anti-pest or insecticidal nucleic acid molecules and their calmodulin target genes for the control of arthropod parasites and pests. This application further provides methods and compositions for the control and treatment of parasites and pests in Apis mellifera (honey bee) hives.... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

03/30/17 / #20170088846

Functional analysis of lazy1 in arabidopsis thaliana and prunus trees

Technology to optimize plant architecture is critical for future efforts to increase planting density in a wide range of crops. Little is known regarding the molecular mechanisms governing this basic plant developmental feature, particularly in fruit trees. Recently, a pair of distantly related genes called LAZY1 and TILLER ANGLE CONTROL... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

03/30/17 / #20170088847

Genetically altered alfalfa producing clovamide and/or related hydroxycinnamoyl amides

Two novel cDNAs for two different genes, HDT1 and HDT2, are isolated from red clover and sequenced. Both HDT1 and HDT2 encode hydroxycinnamoyl-CoA:L-DOPA/tyrosine hydroxycinnamoyl transferase (HDT) which enzymatically produces clovamide and/or related hydroxycinnamoyl amides. Clovamide and related hydroxycinnamoyl amides reduce post-harvest protein degradation. Genetically altered alfalfa plants containing an expression... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

03/30/17 / #20170094854

Apple tree rootstock 'g.213'

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03/30/17 / #20170094856

Blackberry plant named 'columbia giant'

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03/23/17 / #20170079296

Methods for treating plants or fruits

Methods for treating plants or fruits, involving contacting the plants or fruits with a solvothermal prepared metal-organic framework which releases at least one gas (e.g., ethylene) to treat the plants or fruits.... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

03/16/17 / #20170072046

Novel immunogenic composition

Recombinant chimeric viruses based on NDV LaSota strain and containing either ILTV gB or gD are produced. Administration of the chimeric viruses to chickens induces an immune response in the animal against both NDV and ILTV. Immunogenic compositions, plasmids, kits and methods are described.... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

03/16/17 / #20170073433

Processes to produce unpurified polygalacturonic acids from plant tissue using calcium sequestering compounds

Also described herein are polygalacturonic acids produced by the above process and gels containing the polygalacturonic acids (produced by the above process) and water.... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

02/23/17 / #20170050916

Novel oils having antibacterial activity

where R1 is either COCH3 or H; and R2 is between two to ten O-linked 3,5-dihydroxydecanoate; and R3 can be a polyol (e.g., L- or D-glycerol, L- or D-threitol, L- or D-erythritol, L- or D-arabitol, L- or D-xylitol, L- or D-lyxitol, L- or D-ribitol, L- or D-allitol, L- or D-altritol,... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

02/16/17 / #20170042092

Berry catcher system

The berry catcher system has an elastic catcher sheet that is sandwiched between upper and lower endless hollow rims. A protector sheet is deployed below the catcher sheet. The system is structured so that as berries are dislodged from their respective vines, the catcher sheet catches the berries as the... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

02/16/17 / #20170043889

Method for extending the shelf-life of crops such as roots, tubers, or bulbs

Methods for extending the shelf-life of crops (e.g., roots, tubers, bulbs, corms, rhizomes and similar commodities), involving washing the crops (e.g., ginseng roots) in an aqueous solution containing about 50 ppm to about 500 ppm sodium hypochlorite and subsequently coating the crops with an aqueous solution containing chitosan and at... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

02/16/17 / #20170044128

Carbonated estolides and methods of making and using the same

Disclosed herein are the conversion of estolide compounds having unsaturated fatty acid groups into estolides containing cyclic carbonate moieties and methods of making and using the same. The estolides containing a cyclic carbonate may be used to produce urethane containing estolides.... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

02/16/17 / #20170044632

Nitrate- and nitrite-reducing probiotic feed additive

The present invention concerns novel probiotic compositions that increase nitrate- and nitrite-reduction in animals such as ruminants. The present invention thus provides compositions and methods for reducing nitrate/nitrite toxicity in such animals, or prophylactically protecting such animals from the effects of toxicity, such as methemoglobinemia. A novel strain of an... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

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02/09/17 / #20170037420

Genetically altered plants producing fatty acids

Methods and compositions for genetically altered plants that produce higher amounts of at least one fatty acid compared to the amount of the fatty acid produced by a wild-type plant are provided. The genetically altered plant can be a root crop plant (e.g., sugar beet) or Nicotiana spp., or any... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

02/02/17 / #20170027677

Dart delivery system

The dart delivery system is designed to be fired from a conventional shotgun. The dart body is enclosed within an outer casing of a shotgun shell. A needle with enclosed medication is connected to the dart body. A fragmentable tip is positioned at the end of the needle. In operation,... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

01/19/17 / #20170016039

Methods and strains for producing bioproducts in aureobasidium pullulans

The present disclosure provides methods for producing bioproducts from novel genetically altered strains of Aureobasidium pullulans. Methods and materials for the construction of these strains, examination of the bioproducts and analysis and isolation of the bioproducts from genetically altered strains is provided. Genetically altered A. pullulans strains in which one... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

01/12/17 / #20170008935

Mutated salmonella enteriaca

A novel, mutated Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium vaccine is generated and imparts protective immunity in vaccinated animals for a range of S. enterica serovars. The vaccine can be attenuated or inactivated, including bacterial ghosts or membrane fractions thereof. Immunogenic compositions are included in the invention and methods of generating an... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture

01/05/17 / #20170000128

Methods and compositions for deterring feeding/repelling the brown marmorated stink bug (bmsb), halyomorpha halys

wherein R1 is hydrogen, an oxygen, a C1-10 alcohol, aldehyde, alkyl, ether, or esters of said alcohol with a C1-10 to saturated or unsaturated, straight or branched acid and R2 is hydrogen, an oxygen, a C1-10 alcohol, aldehyde, alkyl, ether, or esters of said alcohol with a C1-10 saturated or... The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture








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