Bac2Root Health – Sustainable And Biological Defense Against Clubroot


Bac2Root – Lethbridge, Alberta

Bac2Root Health is an innovative product designed to combat Clubroot disease in canola crops using synthetic biology. This product focuses on engineering beneficial microorganisms in the soil to create a sustainable and biological defense against Clubroot. By leveraging gene editing technologies, Bac2Root Health targets the pathogen directly in the soil, enhancing the natural defense system of canola plants and supporting root health. The approach moves away from traditional chemical-based treatments to a more eco-friendly solution, aiming to improve crop yield and soil health, reduce dependency on chemical inputs, and bolster plant immune responses against diseases. This novel strategy represents a significant advancement in plant health management, offering a sustainable, cost-effective, and innovative solution to the challenges posed by Clubroot disease to Canada’s canola crops.
Team Grade Level: Collegiate
Team Experience Level: Intermediate
STEM Focus: Synthetic Biology
UN Sustainability Focus:
Zero hunger
Affordable & clean energy
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Posted on

March 12, 2024

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