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Title: Methods and apparatus for gnotobiotic plant growth

Abstract

The disclosure relates to a plant growth apparatus and related system to grow and maintain plants under controlled biotic conditions, for example to grow axenic (microbe-free) plants, gnotobiotic (defined microbiota) plants, and holoxenic (complex, or undefined microbiota) plants. This system allows aseptic bottom irrigation with water, soluble nutrients, chemicals, and/or microbiota. Plants can be inverted for dipping and/or vacuum infiltration. The system also allows for passive (gravity) drainage, thereby allowing for gas exchange and preventing root anoxia. A variety of plant growth substrates can be used within the plant growth apparatus as a plant growth medium. The plant growth apparatus, containing the growth substrate medium, can be completely flushed via the drainage port to remove potential toxic byproducts of the sterilization processes. The entire system is suitably constructed using autoclavable material.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1650870
Patent Number(s):
10645886
Application Number:
15/417,522
Assignee:
Board of Trustees of Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A01 - AGRICULTURE A01G - HORTICULTURE
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02P - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION OR PROCESSING OF GOODS
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-91ER20021
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 01/27/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Kremer, James, Tiedje, James M., and He, Sheng-Yang. Methods and apparatus for gnotobiotic plant growth. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Kremer, James, Tiedje, James M., & He, Sheng-Yang. Methods and apparatus for gnotobiotic plant growth. United States.
Kremer, James, Tiedje, James M., and He, Sheng-Yang. Tue . "Methods and apparatus for gnotobiotic plant growth". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1650870.
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abstractNote = {The disclosure relates to a plant growth apparatus and related system to grow and maintain plants under controlled biotic conditions, for example to grow axenic (microbe-free) plants, gnotobiotic (defined microbiota) plants, and holoxenic (complex, or undefined microbiota) plants. This system allows aseptic bottom irrigation with water, soluble nutrients, chemicals, and/or microbiota. Plants can be inverted for dipping and/or vacuum infiltration. The system also allows for passive (gravity) drainage, thereby allowing for gas exchange and preventing root anoxia. A variety of plant growth substrates can be used within the plant growth apparatus as a plant growth medium. The plant growth apparatus, containing the growth substrate medium, can be completely flushed via the drainage port to remove potential toxic byproducts of the sterilization processes. The entire system is suitably constructed using autoclavable material.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
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