atonik

Mechanism

of plant gene expression



After application Atonik constituents penetrate quickly and easily into plant cells and are immediately metabolized in to compounds occurring naturally in plants and perform similar functions.

The first changes, clearly seen already after 24 h, are noted on a molecular level. Experiments on model plant Arabidopsis thaliana L., in which the most advanced microarray technology was employed, showed that the biostimulator causes considerable changes in gene expression.

Among genes with a changed expression level, the vast majority (over 90%) are genes with higher expression, which means that those genes are more “efficient” in plants treated with the biostimulator or induced. In other words, the genes are active only after application of Atonik.

Those genes are involved, amongst other factors, in plant growth and
development, both vegetative and generative, photosynthesis, plant hormones, transport and defence response against various stresses.
It can be assumed that processes regulated by genes with a higher expression level are more effective.