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NSW DPI: Accelerated phenotyping method that identifies disease resistance traits faster – licensing opportunity

Opportunity for

  • Strategic partners interested in time efficiency by identifying disease resistance traits faster
  • Plant Breeding companies interested in collaboration and commercialising the method
  • Commercial R&D organisation interested in collaboration and commercialising the method.

Opportunity description

Industry challenge

The challenge to identify resistance genes to fungal and oomycete pathogens are currently inadequate and requires substantial breeding efforts. Current methods take years of breeding and research to identify novel effects in resistance, costing breeders, industry and commercial operators valuable time and money. Researchers at the Department of Primary Industries New South Wales (NSW DPI) have developed a new method for targeting fungal and oomycete pathogen resistance through a novel phenotyping method.

Current opportunity

The NSW DPI has developed a novel phenotyping method that creates a way to categorise resistance function and select superior resistance combinations against pathogens, promising a revolution in:

  • crop protection and yield enhancement through
  • no limitation on plant species the methodology can be applied to.
  • the method can be applied to all fungal and oomycete pathogens.
  • developing crop breeding materials with durable disease resistance traits faster.
  • identify resistance that acts on pathogens at different stages of the infection process.
  • ability to reduce the time for discovery by years and prioritising resistance gene combinations for incorporation into commercial crop varieties.
  • the method has PCT protection and an Australian patent application has been lodged.

NSW DPI has developed an innovative approach to pathogen inoculation enabling precise classification of plant defence mechanisms. In our recent trials, we’ve demonstrated the method’s ability to discern various defence classes against fungal pathogens, a significant leap forward in plant pathology. The data we’ve gathered is not only comprehensive but also surpasses traditional detection methods in determining when a defence response is initiated.

Potential other applications

  • Cereal grains, forestry, aquaculture, cotton, pulse grains, sugar, horticulture
  • Plant health, biosecurity, environmental.

Opportunity type

Licensing, Research partner

Express interest by

Sunday, 21 July 2024 12:00 Australia/Sydney

Readiness

Mid (TRL 5-7)
Proof of concept in the laboratory then in the field resulting in the development of a minimum viable product (MVP).
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Opportunity led by

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Beef cattle Cereal grains Cotton Cross industry Dairy Eggs Forestry Fruits Game Honey bees Natural capital assets Nuts Oilseeds Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Pork Poultry Pulse grains Sugar Vegetables Wild catch fisheries

New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI)

Join New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) to undertake R&D, innovate, accelerate and create pathways to …
  • Location

    New South Wales, coordination in international markets

  • Organisation type

    Government agency

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