Antibacterial biopolymer patches to protect and heal plant woundsThe 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.