New Class of Biofertilizer Promoting Growth and Stress Tolerance | Rutgers University Innovation Ventures

New Class of Biofertilizer Promoting Growth and Stress Tolerance


Invention Summary:

Rutgers scientists have identified ACC-deaminase-producing bacterial strains that have advantageous effects on overall plant growth, in particular, turfgrass.

Plants infected with ACC-deaminase-producing bacteria are exposed to less ethylene, and thus exhibit better overall growth. Indeed, plants inoculated with these bacteria species and strains were found to have better growth and quality levels and exhibit enhanced resistance to environmental stressors.


Market Applications:

  • Agriculture
  • Turfgrass
  • Horticulture
  • BioFertilizer


Advantages:

  • Natural biofertilizer
  • No known side effect/toxicity associated with these strains
  • Economical
  • Less negative impact on environment
  • Inoculation of plants leads to improved quality under both drought and salinity conditions


Intellectual Property & Development Status:

Patent pending. Available for licensing and/or research collaboration.

Patent Information:
Contact:
Deborah Perez
Associate Director, Physical Sciences & Ag
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
848-932-4467
deborah.perez@rutgers.edu
Keywords:
Biofertilizer