The research, carried out in collaboration with DBIOS department of Turin University and with the Laboratory of Plant Physiology of Wageningen University and Research, was published on Scientific Reports, an important international journal.
Vivema Twin when applied on tomato grown under salt stress conditions, significantly increased root weight (+ 24%) and length (+ 23%).
Moreover, transcriptome analysis revealed that the application of the biostimulant upregulated 285 genes, most of which correlated to root development and salt stress tolerance.
The 171 downregulated genes were mainly involved in nutrient uptake.
Normally, these genes are induced in presence of phosphate starvation, while the decrease of their transcripts is observed when Pi-(inorganic phosphate) in starved tomato plants is resupplied.
These data demonstrated that the biostimulant is able not only to restore root growth in salty soils, but also to provide the adequate plant nourishment by regulating the expression of essential transcription factors and stress responsive genes.
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