Biomass Booster (BMB) has developed its own technological platform, based on the patented adrenomedullin gene, which allows increasing the average productivity of the biomass produced between 23% and 60% in the species tested of high plants and up to 200% in microalgae. These and other results related to the BMB technology were published in a research article
Growth factors are extracellular signals that regulate cell proliferation and total body mass in all living organisms. Growth factors from some animals can function in plant tissues and vice versa. BMB has found that the peptide adrenomedullin (AM), a mammalian growth factor, induces growth in tobacco plants, both in vitro and in vivo.
The subspecies transformed with AM showed survival improvements and a significant increase in stem diameter, plant height, leaf length, weight of all its organs (roots, stems, leaves and flowers), drought resistance and a reduction in flowering time compared to plants transformed with the control vector. The differences were maintained even when all the organs were dried. At the end of the plant's life cycle, the biochemical composition of the leaves was studied, and the levels of sugar and soluble proteins were identical between genotypes.
In summary, AM increases the survival of vascular plants and their biomass, without an apparent decrease in morphology and biochemical properties, having also observed a high increase in the growth rate of different microalgae. This is why BMB technology is useful and of great interest for improving crop productivity.