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USPTO issues CMM stress tolerance patent

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a patent (8,846,573) to the US company, Crop Microclimate Management (Apex, North Carolina) covering methods for increasing tolerance to abiotic stress in plants. It covers compositions, methods and uses for selected dicarboxylic acids for improving crop productivity by increasing tolerance to environmental factors such as heat, cold, light, water stress or soil salinity. The company received a notice of allowance for the patent in August.



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