Development of a novel plant biostimulant made of encapsulated Rhodopseudomonas palustris

The agricultural sector is currently facing a conundrum, whereas the needs to produce more (food, fiber, bioenergy) are ever increasing, the land and resources needed to produce them are diminishing. Furthermore, consumers and legislators pressure for environmentally friendly products are increasing accordingly, the development of sustainable alternatives such as the use of plant growth-promoting rhyzobacteria (PGPR) for improving agriculture production is gaining interest. Bio-inoculants thus represents an open and growing market.
The overarching goal of this work will be to isolate and select potential bacteria and develop a microcapsule formulation for the development of a commercial bio-inoculant formulations by Ulysse Biotech in the near future.

Mathias Bisaillon
Alexandre Brisson
Faculty Supervisor: 
Hugo Germain
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