2018
  • Patent: H Hirt, A de Zelicourt, M Saad - US Patent App. 16/048,142, 2018
    Compositions and methods for increasing salt tolerance in plants
    Inventors: Heribert Hirt, Axel de Zelicourt, Maged Saad
    Publication date: 2018/11/29
    Patent office: US
    Application number: 16048142

    Description: Methods and compositions for increasing tolerance to abiotic stresses in plants are provided. One embodiment provides a method for increasing salt tolerance in a plant by treating the plant with an amount of 2-keto-4-methylthiobutyric acid (KMBA) effective to increase salt tolerance in the plant relative to an untreated plant. Typically KMBA is in an aqueous solution used to irrigate the plant, seed, or seedling. In a preferred embodiment, the aqueous solution is a salt solution, including but not limited to seawater. The KMBA is typically present in the aqueous solution at 1.0 to 250 nM, preferably at least 100 nM.

    Scholar articles: https://patents.google.com/patent/US20180338493A1/en
    Compositions and methods for increasing salt tolerance in plants


2017
  • 1. Patent: US Application No. 62/281, 404: WO 2017125894 A1, 27-Jul-2017, http://hdl.handle.net/10754/625483, Title: Compositions and methods for providing plants with tolerance to abiotic stress conditions . Inventors: Heribert Hirt, Axel De Zelicourt and Maged M. Saad
  • Grants: CRG for KAUST
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