Increasing crop yields by enriching the microbiome
Improving plant traits with teams of microbes
for the discovery of beneficial microbial consortia
BioConsortia is developing highly effective microbial consortia for increasing agricultural yields.
We have developed a revolutionary Advanced Microbial Selection (AMS) process, which uses directed selection to discover beneficial teams of microbes. This novel, patented model works by controlling the seed genetics and the environment while changing the microbial community in order to shift trait performance in the crop toward improved targeted phenotypes.
Microbial consortia are elements of diverse communities of bacteria and fungi found naturally throughout the biosphere.
Microbes naturally colonize plants, providing beneficial, harmful, or neutral interactions.
We identify the best Microbial teams that influence the phenotype of the plant. Our process is a powerful alternative to stacking or mixing individually identified microbes, resulting in products with higher efficacy, pre-selected for their ability to colonize a plant together.
BioConsortia has developed a proprietary and patented Advanced Microbial Selection (AMS) process, using directed selection. We select the plant phenotype, the plant selects the team.
The microbes accumulated by plants with superior phenotypes are put through an iterative selection process, which shifts the microbial community structure towards the most beneficial team.
Isolated microbial consortia are then developed into a seed treatment, drench, or granule products.
Pipeline and research projects for:
Enhanced fertilizer use efficiency and fertilizer substitutionNitrogen, phosphate, potassium and sulfur
Plant growth regulationHarvestable yield, root mass, accelerated development
Superior plant traitsAbiotic tolerance, biotic resistance, enhanced metabolite expression