Antibacterial biopolymer patches to protect and heal plant wounds

Crag in the Media

Antibacterial biopolymer patches to protect and heal plant wounds

The interdisciplinary collaboration between two research groups at ICMAB-CSIC and CRAG has led to the discovery of a hybrid patch able to protect and heal plant wounds, which has aroused the curiosity of many media

Several specialized websites, such as Mercadei and NCYT, have echoed a recently published article presenting a new material that avoids contamination of plant wounds and promotes their healing. This work is the result of the collaboration between two research groups lead by Anna Laromaine (ICMAB-CSIC) and Núria Sánchez Coll (CRAG).

The news also received international attention as seen in the Venezuelan newspaper El Universal, which points out that this novel plant-healing material is based on the use of an environmentally-friendly nanocomposite patch made of bacterial cellulose and silver nanoparticles.

Other specialized media, like Fundación Antama, underline that the positive antibacterial and antifungal properties of these hybrid patches open a new way to fight crop infections.