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Title: Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity of switchgrass-derived extractives

Switchgrass is an increasingly important biofuel crop, but knowledge of switchgrass fungal pathogens is not extensive. The purpose of this research was to identify the fungal pathogens that decrease crop yield of switchgrass grown in Tennessee and to investigate a potential sustainable disease management strategy from a value-added by-product of the switchgrass biofuel conversion process. The specific objectives were 1) to identify and characterize prevalent fungal pathogens of switchgrass in Tennessee, 2) assess switchgrass seed produced in the United States for seedborne fungal pathogens, and 3) evaluate switchgrass extractives for antimicrobial activity against plant pathogens.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1243076
Report Number(s):
9,282,747
14/079,015
DOE Contract Number:
EE0002993
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Nov 13
Research Org:
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, Knoxville, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES