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Biotechnological product development containing Memnoniella levispora fungus for use in agriculture

Grant number: 19/23030-9
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: November 01, 2020 - July 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy - Plant Health
Principal Investigator:Héros José Maximo
Grantee:Héros José Maximo
Host Company:Ideelab Biotecnologia Ltda
CNAE: Atividades de apoio à agricultura
Testes e análises técnicas
Pesquisa e desenvolvimento experimental em ciências físicas e naturais
City: Piracicaba
Associated researchers:Maria Carolina Quecine Verdi ; Sérgio Florentino Pascholati
Associated scholarship(s):20/14545-2 - Development of a biotechnological product containing the fungus Memnoniella levispora for use in Agriculture, BP.PIPE
20/14696-0 - Development of a biotechnological product containing the fungus Memnoniella levispora for use in agriculture, BP.TT

Abstract

Brazil has one of the largest microbial biodiversities on the planet. However, few microorganisms of this biodiversity have been exploited in agriculture. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), only a few dozen microorganisms are registered for use in agriculture. Most of these microorganisms are related to biological pest control. Few microorganisms are used to control phytopathogens. This number decreases even more when it comes to microorganisms that have an effect on promoting plant growth. For resistance induction, a process that activates the natural defenses of plants, there is no microorganism registered for use in Brazil. At the same time, it is noteworthy that fungicides and other chemical compounds have lost effectiveness over time, which leads to unbridled application of these chemicals compromising the environment and human health. The search for sustainable solutions that also increase agricultural productivity must be incessant. Preliminary results from the project team and some scientific publications demonstrate the ability of the fungus M. levispora to solve some phytosanitary problems in agriculture. Thus, it is proposed in this project to evaluate the biotechnological potential of the fungus M. levispora in terms of its abilities in the following three fronts: i) biological control of plant pathogens, ii) growth promotion and iii) resistance induction towards biotic and abiotic stresses. It will also be evaluated the potential of spore production of this fungus on a commercial scale, aiming at the development of a bioproduct for agriculture. (AU)

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Scientific publications (4)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DE PAULA, SAMUEL; DURIGAN DALIO, RONALDO JOSE; MAXIMO, HEROS JOSE; PINO, LILIAN ELLEN; AMORIM, DEOCLECIO JARDIM; RODRIGUES DA PAZ, SUZANI MARIA; RIBEIRO BRANDAO, DAYSON FERNANDO; BORGES DEMETRIO, CLARICE GARCIA; PASCHOLATI, SERGIO FLORENTINO. otential of thaxtomin A for the control of the Asian soybean rus. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY-REVUE CANADIENNE DE PHYTOPATHOLOGIE, v. 44, n. 1, . (19/23030-9)
DALIO, RONALDO J. D.; PASCHOAL, DANIELE; ARENA, GABRIELLA D.; MAGALHAES, DIOGO M.; OLIVEIRA, TIAGO S.; MERFA, MARCUS V.; MAXIMO, HEROS J.; MACHADO, MARCOS A.. Hypersensitive response: From NLR pathogen recognition to cell death response. Annals of Applied Biology, v. 178, n. 2, SI, . (15/14498-6, 19/23030-9, 14/50880-0, 13/01412-0, 14/00366-8, 19/23043-3)
DALIO, RONALDO J. D.; PASCHOAL, DANIELE; ARENA, GABRIELLA D.; MAGALHAES, DIOGO M.; OLIVEIRA, TIAGO S.; MERFA, MARCUS V.; MAXIMO, HEROS J.; MACHADO, MARCOS A.. Hypersensitive response: From NLR pathogen recognition to cell death response. Annals of Applied Biology, v. 178, n. 2, p. 13-pg., . (14/00366-8, 19/23043-3, 15/14498-6, 19/23030-9, 13/01412-0, 14/50880-0)
HOLZ, SABRINA; D'ALESSANDRO, CELESTE PAOLA; MAXIMO, HEROS JOSE; DE SOUZA, PAULO HENRIQUE NASCIMENTO; RARUANG, YENJIT; DEMETRIO, CLARICE GARCIA BORGES; DELALIBERA JUNIOR, ITALO; CHEN, ZHI-YUAN; PASCHOLATI, SERGIO FLORENTINO. The potential of using Metarhizium anisopliae and Metarhizium humberi to control the Asian soybean rust caused by Phakopsora pachyrhizi. BIOCONTROL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, v. 33, n. 4, p. 17-pg., . (18/18393-2, 19/23030-9, 19/19767-6)

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