PHOTODYNAMIC INHIBITION OF MICROBIAL PATHOGENS IN PLANTS

Michael Fefer (Inventor), Kristjan Plätzer (Inventor), Jun Liu (Inventor), Brady Nash (Inventor), Kenneth Ka-Seng NG (Inventor), Yuichi Terazono (Inventor), Michael Johannes Glück (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

There is provided a method for inhibiting growth of a microbial pathogen of a plant. The method includes applying to the plant a combination including a nitrogen-bearing macrocyclic compound which is a singlet oxygen photosensitizer selected from the group consisting of a porphyrin, a reduced porphyrin and a mixture thereof; and a chelating agent to increase permeability of the microbial pathogen to the nitrogen-bearing macrocyclic compound; and exposing the plant to light to activate the nitrogen-bearing macrocyclic compound and generate reactive singlet oxygen species.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO/2019/033216
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2019

Bibliographical note

International Application No.: PCT/CA2018/050997

Fields of Science and Technology Classification 2012

  • 106 Biology

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