Antimicrobial effects with its direct impact on pathogens, including fungi, gram (+) and Gram (-) bacteria. The mode of action will vary depends on the target but we can see that chitosan penetrates the cell membrane of the pathogen, leading to an intracellular response.
In addition to what the chitosan will also disrupt the cells membranes due to electrostatic interactions and causing cells leakage and/or a disruption of the fundamental aspects of the cells.
As an elicitor, KitoGreen® will stimulate internal mechanisms of defence through different canals. It will lead the plant to be better prepare against pathogens but also resist better to abiotic stress such as drought. In other actions, we can see a reduction in the opening of the stomates, a thickening of the cuticle or strengthening of vascular tissues.
Natural barrier on the leaf or the seed (depending on the application). Thanks to the film-forming properties of the chitosan, it will help to physically prevent pathogens from growing but also reduce water loss.
The positive charges will also allow the roots to uptake nutrients more efficiently if applied on the soil, on the roots or on the seed.
The very true nature of our fungal chitosan makes KitoGreen® totally unique and more efficient in the vegetal world thanks to :
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