The Metabolic Regulators Technology

Plant Sensory Systems has developed a platform technology, named the Metabolic Regulators technology, which has the power to control entire biosynthetic pathways by limiting the availability of small signaling molecules. The traditional methods to modify biosynthetic pathways involve the inhibition or over-expression of rate-limiting genes. Oftentimes the result is non-optimal and creates an imbalance in pathway intermediates, which has a detrimental effect on the plant. The Metabolic Regulators technology avoids this limitation and effectively controls metabolic pathways to maximize the production of desired compounds without compromising plant vigor or productivity.

Plant Sensory Systems has applied the Metabolic Regulators technology in the seeds of oilseed crops to increase seed oil and in the leaves of standard laboratory plants to increase lignin. The Metabolic Regulators technology is extremely versatile, having the ability to target different pathways, including the up-take, assimilation and distribution of nutrients or minerals to improve plant growth, development, and yield. In addition, the technology can be used to increase the accumulation of plant-based products such as sugars, oil, starch, cellulose, lignin, amino acids, vitamins or nutraceuticals.

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