BioPrime Agrisolutions launches plant-microbes library to drive sustainable agriculture innovation

Bioprime Agrisolutions launches plant-associated microbes’ library to drive sustainable agriculture innovation

Bioprime Agrisolutions, a startup in agricultural biotechnology, has launched the Bionexus library, a collection of plant-associated microbes in India. This groundbreaking initiative aims to unlock the hidden potential of microbial communities residing within plants, revolutionising the way crop resilience, productivity, and plant protection are approached, the startup announce on Friday.

Recognising that every plant is a complex ecosystem comprising diverse microbial organisms that interact symbiotically and influence the plant’s growth and performance, Bioprime Agrisolutions has developed a cutting-edge high throughput screening process. This innovative approach scrutinises the physiological and biochemical responses of plants to microbes, enabling the identification and validation of promising leads for further comprehensive plant studies and omics.

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“The Bionexus library currently houses a collection of over 15,000 microbial isolates, sourced from over 300 locations spanning the length and breadth of India. These invaluable resources include samples from regions as diverse as Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh; Gujarat; Pangong Tso in Leh; Sonmarg in Kashmir; to caves in Kerala. The collection houses microbes from sea level to 16,500 Ft, from pH-5 to 11, from rainfall of 210 mm to 11430 mm, from -8C to 70C. This covers vast habitats like grasslands, rainforests, lakes, caves, deserts, glaciers, river basins, hot water and sulphur springs and mines to name a few. This extensive microbial diversity database will provide researchers and scientists with unprecedented insights into India’s unique microbial ecology, particularly crucial in the face of climate change and the urgent need for sustainable agriculture. These efforts have already yielded results with more than 2000 novel microbes with significantly higher activities,” Bioprime Agrisolutions said.

Highlighting the groundbreaking endeavour, Dr. Renuka Diwan, Co-Founder & CEO of Bioprime Agrisolutions, said, “The launch of the Bionexus library marks a significant milestone in our journey toward sustainable agriculture. By focusing on the intricate relationship between plants and their associated microbial communities, we are unravelling nature’s secrets to unlock the full potential of our crops. This library will fuel innovation, enabling us to develop novel products and solutions that enhance crop resilience, productivity, and crop protection.”

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“Bioprime Agrisolutions has already identified eight promising products from the microbial isolates in the pipeline. Leveraging the wealth of knowledge accumulated in the Bionexus library, these upcoming innovations hold immense potential to transform agriculture and address the pressing challenges faced by farmers,” the agri biotechnology startup informed.

“The launch of the Bionexus library reaffirms Bioprime Agrisolutions’ commitment to spearheading cutting-edge research and development in the field of agricultural biotechnology. With a focus on sustainable practices and climate-resilient crops, the company aims to redefine the future of farming in India and beyond,” the startup said.

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