Startups to Watch: Pheronym Inc. is making advancements in pheromone-based nematode research

We are honored that Pheronym Inc. is one of 11 that made the cut in 2024 for the “Startups to Watch”. Each year, Sacramento Business Journal Inno reporter Mark Anderson identifies the top local startups set to make waves in the year ahead.

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Davis-based Pheronym Inc. has developed methods to brew up pheromones that can control the actions of nematodes, whose thousands of species are the most abundant critters on earth.

About 20 years ago at the University of Florida, CEO Fatma Kaplan began researching ways to affect the behavior of pest microscopic roundworms by using pheromones, which are external chemical triggers that influence mating and other behaviors. Not all nematodes are plant pests. Keep reading

This article was also published in BizWomen.


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