05 January 2023, New Delhi: The Government of India (GOI) has granted BioPrime AgriSolutions patent for the invention of a Bio-Formulation to manage Abiotic Stress in plants and to improve the yield. It’s a unique approach to making crops climate resilient by the use of extremely small carbon particles called nanodots and molecules that are a part of the internal communication systems of plants.
This invention will further demonstrate the use of Carbon Quantum Dots (CQDs) as a way to improve the efficiency of photosynthesis by enhancing the absorption of light by the pigment chlorophyll, which is responsible for capturing light energy in plants.
Signalling molecules enhance a plant’s ability to quench reactive oxygen species that wreak havoc when cells are under stress. Signalling molecules like sphingolipids, and traumatin also helped halt cell death and boost the recovery of affected cells. This helps plants not only in fighting stress but also aiding recovery from it. Together the formulation of signalling molecules are CODs that help plants mitigate abiotic stress and become climate resilient. This is an example of how cutting-edge technology can truly transform agriculture in India and globally.
Speaking on the development, Dr. Renuka Diwan, CEO, BioPrime AgriSolutions said, “This technology gives us the means to control photosynthesis in a way that was not possible before. Controlling the fate of stressed cells allows us to reduce crop losses due to climate change. Our vision is to offer relief to farmers worldwide, struggling with crop loss, temperature fluctuations, drought, resilient insects and diseases by developing innovative technologies that will improve productivity irrespective of farmland size and enhance the quality and nutritional value of food produced, while not only preserving but enhancing the environment.”
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