Enzymes

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Enzymes are arguably the most important class of emerging biocontrols for cannabis. Their role in in both foliar spraying and root drenching cannot be understated. We are very very interested in bringing you the latest and greatest in enzyme research.

Figure 1: Complexity of enzyme activities in soil. (OMICS, 2014)

Figure 1: Complexity of enzyme activities in soil. (OMICS, 2014)

Soil enzymes are involved and assist all activities fundamental to agricultural sciences. Indeed, all biochemical transformations taking place in soil are dependent on the presence of enzymes. They are a composite of different intracellular and extracellular enzymatic components, produced by microbial organisms (bacteria, fungi), or derived from animal and plant sources (plant roots, lysed plant residues, digestive tracts of small animals etc.) (OMICS, 2014).

Enzymes play many vital roles throughout the insect kingdom. Maggots naturally produce enzymes to help soften up food for digestion. Spiders and scorpions inject their prey with enzyme and allowing it to predigest the victim. Insectivore plants such as the Venus fly trap also use enzymes to digest insects. Even bacteria and fungi naturally use enzymes to break down dead organic material on a cellular level.

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chitinase

Target Pathogens

Powdery Mildew

 

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cellulase

Target Pathogens

Powdery Mildew

glucanase

Target Pathogens

Powdery Mildew