By placing the study and understanding of the plant microbiome at the center of its activities, BioIntrant develops the products of tomorrow.
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rhizospheric bacterial strains in collection
complete genomes of rhizospheric bacteria
genes involved in functions of agronomic interest
Genomics at the service of phyto-beneficial information
All the information that underpins life is stored in the genome. It is therefore simply a matter of knowing how to read it to identify the best strains through their genes.
Combining its knowledge in microbial ecology and bioinformatics, BioIntrant develops expert and proprietary databases that bring together essential functions for plant biostimulation and biocontrol.
Importance of the microbiota
The rhizosphere is a huge reservoir of biodiversity essential to soil and plant life. Soil microorganisms play key roles in plant growth and health by facilitating access to water, assimilating nutrients and creating defensive barriers against pathogens. However, this indispensable microbiota is the forgotten part of modern agriculture.
Rhizospheric bacteria are a major asset in improving current agricultural practices, enhancing plant health and improving soil life and structure. Identifying and enriching phytobeneficial soil bacteria has become a robust solution to help plants fight against various biotic and abiotic stresses.
In order to isolate the best phytobeneficial strains, BioIntrant is working to strengthen its proprietary collection with a very large diversity of rhizobacteria according to its own selection criteria.
In silico screening
Current screening approaches are cumbersome and time-consuming. They require the selection of numerous candidates on a phenotypic criterion that is sometimes not very representative of actual microbial activity.
In order to overcome these constraints, BioIntrant has developed proprietary algorithms to cluster the strains in its collection on genomic and functional bases. This approach offers significant time savings and ensures a wide range of phytobeneficial functions in the selected candidates.
In planta screening
Once the candidates are selected by bioinformatics approach, they are validated by an in planta screening.
The interest is twofold. On the one hand it allows to confirm or not the efficiency of the candidate in contact with the plants of interest. On the other hand, it strengthens the functional and genomic databases of BioIntrant.
Thanks to these data coupling genomics and efficacy, BioIntrant integrates iterative approaches to these models allowing to look for distant homologies with phytobenefic functions. Thus, BioIntrant identifies a new diversity of rhizospheric strains with new and varied functions for agricultural applications.
Validate and register the best products
To ensure that the best products are brought to market, all candidates are tested in the field as close as possible to the claims supported by the product.
Thanks to its technological platform combining bioinformatics, microbial ecology and agronomy, BioIntrant integrates molecular approaches in the development of its products, making it possible to identify new effective bacterial strains never before marketed for biostimulant and biocontrol applications.