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Table 2 Number of patents* related to microalgae in agriculture according to application and area of use

From: What do patents tell us about microalgae in agriculture?

Category Division Sub-division Number of patents* submitted Number of patents (no redundancy)
Agriculture Plant growth Growth promoter 46 17
Biofertilizers Biofertilizers 16 8
Resistance elicitors Resistance elicitors 24 6
Plant health Seed coating 7 1
  Fungicide/Bactericide 21 6
  Nematode 2 1
  Insects 2 1
Weed management Lawn protectors 4 4
Post-harvest Fruit bruise 2 1
  Fruit sweetness 1 1
Total 125 46
  1. * patents related to microalgal protocols or products used in agriculture