Agro Epigenetics Corp offers unique solutions to the forestry industry through its ability to produce stable tetraploid characterised by:
Increased growth of up to 30%
Faster maturation time
Shorter harvest cycles
Greater biomass and higher yields
Clone development to deal with high levels of salinity.
Plantation resourced tree systems must be viewed somewhat differently to native forests and respect must be paid to the vital role of the latter. The creation of plantation resources satisfies a different purpose and allows that critical evolutionary process in natural forests to prosper, as unhindered as possible, free of logging. Within single species plantings of commercial plantations, the ecosystem is understandingly less active than multi-species natural forests. Whilst each serves a different purpose, the mutual existence of both depends on the individual existence of each. Quality improvement in plantations is as important as protectionist safeguards in natural forests. Therefore, there is economic incentive for plantation growers to reduce growing time and increase wood quality through planting of trees with uniform and enhanced genetic characteristics.
AEC enhances plants’ performance characteristics using Genomic Architecture. This architecture includes gene duplication to create faster growing and more efficient plants. Using epigenetic principles to reprogram the plant’s genomes (DNA) in a natural manner to overcome external stress, enhanced performance is achieved using four distinctly different proprietary processes that mimic specific environmental stress. This elicits a range of targeted natural responses from a plant’s genome in a manner that results in new stable performance characteristics and capabilities. Thus, new and fertile plant variety is born.
AEC enhanced varieties undergo gene duplication (or polyploidy) adding additional whole cellular copies of their natural genomes (DNA). Polyploidy is a natural phenomenon in which organisms respond to environmental stress, by increasing the number of homologous sets of chromosomes in each cell. Polyploids have played a pivotal part in plant evolution on this planet, and most food crops we eat are polyploids. There are few polyploid trees. The main advantage Polyploids have over there diploid plants include higher grow rates, and environmental resilience.
A significant effect of this rare but natural phenomenon is a significant (around 50%) increase in the plant’s efficiency in synthesizing atmospheric carbon dioxide. (CO2). Faster and more efficient carbon synthesis means accelerated growth, faster maturation, shorter harvest cycles, greater biomass, higher yields and an increase in general robustness – all with no increase in the plant’s use of other inputs (water, nutrient, fertilizer, labour).