|FAMU Professor of Plant Biotechnology Mehboob B. Sheikh|
College of Agriculture and Food Sciences
FAMU inventors Mehboob B. Sheikh, Devaiah Kambiranda, and Hemanth KN Vasanthaiah recently published their patent on genes from muscadines and Florida hybrid grapes. This invention relates to protection against, and resistance to, pathogen attacks in grapes. Their patent number, 9,051,381, was issued June 9, 2015.
Sheikh is a professor of plant biotechnology at the FAMU College of Agriculture and Food Sciences’ (CAFS) Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research. Kambiranda and Vasanthaiah are research associates.
The field-grown muscadine and Florida hybrid bunch grape cultivars maintained at the Center’s vineyard were used for field and bioassay studies.