Exploiting Novel Pseudomonas Syringae Bacteriocins as Cross-Species Antimicrobials

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Kevin Hockett
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Plant Sciences
David Baltrus
Assistant Professor, Plant Sciences
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Tod Mccauley

Title: Exploiting Novel Pseudomonas Syringae Bacteriocins as Cross-Species Antimicrobials

 

Invention: The invention is a novel cross-species killing agent against plant diseases, through utilization of derived tail protein structures.

 

Background: Bacteria have evolved numerous bacteriocins that kill strains that are similar to the producer. Currently, there are limited solutions to killing plant diseases, this invention provides a proper solution for killing plant based pathogens at their source.

 

Applications:

  • Treatment against agricultural pathogens
  • Prophylactic antimicrobials

 

Advantages:

  • A novel solution for eliminating plant based pathogens

 

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