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Lawrence A Johnson: Method to preselect the sex of offspring. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, M Howard Silverstein, John D Fado, Curtis P Ribando, August 4, 1992: US05135759 (116 worldwide citation)

Intact X and Y chromosome-bearing sperm populations of rabbits and swine were separated according to DNA content using a flow cytometer/cell sorter. Sperm viability was maintained by special staining techniques and by sorting and collecting the sperm in nutrient media. The sorted sperm were surgical ...


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Willem Rens, Glenn R Welch, Lawrence A Johnson: Flow cytometry nozzle for high efficiency cell sorting. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, M Howard Silverstein, Curtis P Ribando, John D Fado, November 16, 1999: US05985216 (112 worldwide citation)

A sorting nozzle having two tapered zones with elliptical cross-sections is able to orient and sort a large fraction of asymmetrical or "flattened" cells. This nozzle has particular application for sorting viable male (Y) and female (X) sperm populations in a cell sorter.


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Richard G Powell, Cecil R Smith Jr: Chemotherapeutically active maytansinoids from Trewia nudiflora. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, M Howard Silverstein, David G McConnell, Curtis P Ribando, February 2, 1982: US04313946 (102 worldwide citation)

A novel group of maytansinoid compounds has been discovered in the seed tissue of Trewia nudiflora. They are represented by the general formula ##STR1## and are all characterized by a distinguishing methoxy group on the C-15 carbon. These isolates have proven to be effective in causing the remission ...


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Bernard Freedman, Richard G Powell, Cecil R Smith Jr: Method of controlling the European corn borer with trewiasine. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, M Howard Silverstein, David G McConnell, Curtis P Ribando, February 16, 1982: US04315929 (95 worldwide citation)

A novel maytansinoid compound discovered in the seed tissue of Trewia nudiflora has been found to be effective in controlling a common insect pest, the European corn borer. This compound is represented by the formula: ##STR1## and is characterized by a distinguishing methoxy group on the C-15 carbon ...


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Felix H Otey, Richard P Westhoff: Biodegradable film compositions prepared from starch and copolymers of ethylene and acrylic acid. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, M Howard Silverstein, David G McConnell, Curtis P Ribando, January 9, 1979: US04133784 (90 worldwide citation)

Biodegradable film compositions which will withstand outdoor exposure for a desired time and then disintegrate are prepared from starch and ethylene acrylic acid copolymers. These film compositions are useful for agricultural mulch and heat-sealable packaging.


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Alice A Christen, Donna M Gibson, John Bland: Production of taxol or taxol-like compounds in cell culture. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, M Howard Silverstein, John D Fado, Curtis P Ribando, May 28, 1991: US05019504 (73 worldwide citation)

Tissue of Taxus brevifolia has been successfully cultured to produce taxol, related alkaloids, and alkaloid precursors. These procedures will provide a supply of chemotherapeutic agents.


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Felix H Otey, Richard P Westhoff: Biodegradable starch-based blown films. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, M Howard Silverstein, David G McConnell, Curtis P Ribando, June 29, 1982: US04337181 (71 worldwide citation)

Film-forming formulations comprising starch, ethylene acrylic acid copolymer, and optionally polyethylene, can be blown into films upon neutralization of a portion of the copolymer acid functionality. The resultant biodegradable films have potential application as agricultural mulch, garbage bags, a ...


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Karin D E Everett, Arthur A Andersen: Intergenic spacer target sequence for detecting and distinguishing Chlamydial species or strains. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, M Howard Silverstein, Curtis P Ribando, John D Fado, July 17, 2001: US06261769 (66 worldwide citation)

The intergenic spacer between the 16S and the 23S rRNA genes and a 131-bp segment at the 3′ end of Domain I of the 23S gene provides suitable target sequences for developing probes and primers useful in detecting and identifying Chlamydiaceae in laboratory and clinical samples.


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Felix H Otey, Richard P Westhoff: Starch-based semipermeable films. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, M Howard Silverstein, David G McConnell, Curtis P Ribando, June 12, 1984: US04454268 (64 worldwide citation)

Semipermeable films useful as dialysis membranes are prepared from starch-based composites. The films are shaped by conventional methods from a plasticized matrix comprising highly gelatinized starch and ethylene acrylic acid copolymer neutralized with a strong alkali. These films are remarkably tra ...


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George F Inglett: Method for making a soluble dietary fiber composition from oats. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, M Howard Silverstein, John D Fado, Curtis P Ribando, February 26, 1991: US04996063 (57 worldwide citation)

Water-soluble dietary fiber compositions can be prepared by treatment of oat-milled products with .alpha.-amylases. The dietary fiber compositions are colorless and devoid of inherent undesirable flavors and are, therefore, uniquely suitable for use in a variety of foods.



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