At Mycointech we carry out an extensive proliferation of mycorrhizae fungi using an improved traditional technology “in vivo”, ie. on trap plants (host plants used in trap culture of arbuscular mycorrhizae fungi). We reproduce these beneficial fungi and collect their spores. All processes are carried out under strict environmental and phytosanitary controls. The proprietary innovations built into our production system yield a very high spore concentration.
Cornerstone of each product
These spores are the fundamental base of all our formulations and are the fungal structures responsible for producing new generations of mycorrhizae plants. The products also contain other “propagules” or infective components able to form mycorrhizae symbiosis in new plants as vesicles and fungal mycelium and pieces of colonized roots.
Advantages of this technology
While this is a laborious and time consuming technology, it has proven in practice to be the absolute best way to colonize field crops.
This is for the simple fact that it allows the obtaining of propagules which are able to better adapt to the field conditions and to form a symbiotic relationship with treated plants. Spores obtained by “in vivo” reproduction are demonstrably stronger, with a larger and longer duration and field efficiency than spores obtained by multiplying “in vitro”. These characteristics make up for the exhaustive processes plus the environmental and phytosanitary controls made during the treatment of the crops.
In contrast, “In vitro” system of multiplication, use an efficient technique to cultivate AM fungi in association with genetically transformed roots on synthetic growth medium, whereby a several-fold increase in spore/propagule production is achieved in less time and space. However, this monoxenic cultivation formed small and often immature spores, while few fungal species can be reproduced with this system; aspects that limit its effectiveness and adaptability to field conditions.
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