Use of prolines for improving growth and other properties of plants and algae

  • US 6,831,040 B1
  • Filed: 01/27/2000
  • Issued: 12/14/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/27/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for increasing the rate of growth of plants over that for a wild type plant, comprising contacting said plant with an effective amount of a proline, wherein said proline is selected from the group consisting of 2-hydroxy-5-oxoproline (2-oxoglutaramate), 5-oxoproline (2-pyrrolidone-5-carboxylic acid), and mixture thereof.

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