BioConsortia, Inc. is developing highly effective microbial solutions that enhance plant phenotypes and increase crop yields. They are pioneering the use of directed selection in discovering teams of microbes – working like breeders and selecting plants based on targeted characteristics, then isolating the associated microbial community. BioConsortia’s proprietary Advanced Microbial Selection (AMS) process enriches the crop microbiome, allowing them to identify microbes that influence the expression of beneficial traits in plants. AMS involves iterative rounds of plant-microbe selection, plant phenotype screening and microbiome selection, which capitalizes on the natural interaction of plants and microorganisms. By turning the conventional R&D model on its head, forming the microbial team first and identifying individual microbes later, BioConsortia can efficiently develop microbial consortia that are compatible with each other and are good plant colonizers. The company is currently focused on products for fertilizer use efficiency, growth improvement, abiotic tolerance and biocontrol, with plans to invest in specific traits, such as metabolite expression, in collaboration with partners.
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