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Title: Use of prolines for improving growth and/or yield

Abstract

The present invention describes a composition including a mixture of L- and D-pyroglutamate stereoisomers in a ratio of L to D of from about 80:20 to about 97:3, and, a carrier medium for application of the L- and D-pyroglutamate stereoisomers to a target plant. The composition can also be used as a germination medium and may be incorporated into a seed coat for assisting in germination. The present invention further describes a method of increasing the agronomic performance of a target plant by treating a target plant with a composition including a mixture of L- and D-pyroglutamate stereoisomers in a ratio of L to D of from about 80:20 to about 97:3 and a carrier medium for said L- and D-pyroglutamate stereoisomers.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1097263
Patent Number(s):
8551917
Application Number:
11/269,417
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A01 - AGRICULTURE A01N - PRESERVATION OF BODIES OF HUMANS OR ANIMALS OR PLANTS OR PARTS THEREOF
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Unkefer, Pat J, Martinez, Rodolfo A, and Knight, Thomas J. Use of prolines for improving growth and/or yield. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Unkefer, Pat J, Martinez, Rodolfo A, & Knight, Thomas J. Use of prolines for improving growth and/or yield. United States.
Unkefer, Pat J, Martinez, Rodolfo A, and Knight, Thomas J. Tue . "Use of prolines for improving growth and/or yield". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1097263.
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