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Use of prolines for improving growth and/or yield

United States Patent

8,551,917
October 8, 2013
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The present invention describes a composition including a mixture of L- and D-pyroglutamate stereoisomers in a ratio of L to D of from about 80:20 to about 97:3, and, a carrier medium for application of the L- and D-pyroglutamate stereoisomers to a target plant. The composition can also be used as a germination medium and may be incorporated into a seed coat for assisting in germination. The present invention further describes a method of increasing the agronomic performance of a target plant by treating a target plant with a composition including a mixture of L- and D-pyroglutamate stereoisomers in a ratio of L to D of from about 80:20 to about 97:3 and a carrier medium for said L- and D-pyroglutamate stereoisomers.
Unkefer; Pat J. (Los Alamos, NM), Martinez; Rodolfo A. (Santa Fe, NM), Knight; Thomas J. (Raymond, ME)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
11/ 269,417
20070105719
November 7, 2005
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.