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Competing Interests

Authors are employees of G&A Innovative Solutions, LLC. There is a pending patent application for aspects of the paper. The patent application was filed July 2014, is not accessible for public view and does not include the images and data included on the manuscript. A provisional patent is being filed and will included the data in the paper, but will not be accessible for public view.

Perry, G. Pending Application Number: 14334392. Hydrocarbons and Heavy Metals Induce Bacteria to Modify Plant Development in Climacteric Fruit and Plants. Applied July 2014. Pending Patent.

Other publications that relate to my project are listed below. These references are cited in the paper.

Perry, G. Enhancing the Expression of Enzymes Used to Degrade Hydrocarbons and Cyanohydrins in Rhodococcus sp. DAP 96253 by Using Inducers such as Cobalt, Urea, and Propylene Gas; Also Enhances the Ability of the Bacteria to Delay the Ripening of Several Fruit Species. (2011) Biology Dissertations 102: 19-21.

Pierce, G., Drago, G., Ganguly, S., Tucker, T., Jones, S. & Crow, S. Preliminary report on a catalyst derived from induced cells of Rhodococcus rhodochrous strain DAP 96253 that delays the ripening of selected climacteric fruit: bananas, avocados, and peaches. (2011) Journal of Industrial Microbiology Biotechnology 38: 1567-1573

Pierce, E., Ganguly-Mink, S. & Drago, G. Biological-based catalyst to delay plant development process. (2013) US Patent Application Number:: 2013/0274,102

Author Contributions

Guenevere Perry conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Diane Williams performed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Patent Disclosures

The following patent dependencies were disclosed by the authors:

Perry, G. Pending Application Number: 14334392. Hydrocarbons and Heavy Metals Induce Bacteria to Modify Plant Development in Climacteric Fruit and Plants. Applied July 2014. Pending Patent.

Funding

There was no funding source/ grant agency provided for this project.


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