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BIOtechnological Tools for the Improvement of the Efficiency in Phosphorus Use

  • 2020-2022


Using a laboratory model species (Arabidopsis thaliana) and a Mediterranean horticultural species of agronomic interest (tomato), the main objective of this project is to improve the phosphorus acquisition efficiency of plants using microbial origin biostimulants and to understand how these perform in an effective mode.


  • Optimization and scaling-up an agrobiological production by means of a fermentative biological process:
    • Optimize the fermentation process considering the main parameters (pH, agitation, duration, etc …) that affect process yield (compounds of interest) and production costs (nutrients, culture medium).
    • Scale-up the process to 100L bioreactors
    • Technoeconomic & environmental feasibility assessment of the process


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