ABAzyne is employing a patented efficient, cost effective and industrially scalable synthesis to produce the long-lasting ABA analogue, (+)-8’-acetylene ABA, which is resistant to plant enzymes that degrade the natural compound.
Potential applications where the long-lasting ABA analogues have significant market value include:
Wine Grapes – Cold Tolerance, Climate change mitigation
Using long-lasting ABA analogues to prevent damage from early spring frost. Wine grape growers experience significant losses from frosts early in the growth cycle,.
Researchers at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont., found long-lasting ABA analogues sprayed on grape vines in the fall after harvest improved winter freeze tolerance 5 to 6oC and extended dormancy of buds in the spring by more than 2 weeks. Research trials are ongoing in in Ontario, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Control of Flowering Time
A seed company has been conducting research for numerous years using long-lasting ABA analogues to delay germination in an early flowering parental line to synchronize flowering for hybrid seed production.
Global Floriculture and Ornamental Shelf Life Extension
Testing ABA analogues to improve drought tolerance, delay in wilting/petal drop, and to extend shelf life in storage and shipping.
Researchers have shown positive results to date.
ABA analogues have shown to double pansy shelf life
ABA 1019 Germination Promotion with ABA Antagonist
Using an ABA antagonist, a molecule that prevents the plant’s natural ABA from slowing seed germination in colder than normal conditions, germination and seedling growth are enhanced. This active also facilitates a consistency in germination to improve productivity of crops grown in cold soils or environments.
A US patent (filed Nov 2019) discloses ABAzyne’s newest ABA antagonist 1019. It is derived from readily available natural ABA in a two step synthesis process.
Initial Biological Testing of Antagonist 1019
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