Researcher: Prof. Jayaraj Jayaraman

Project Description: Studies on commercialization of novel phyto-biostimulants derived from seaweeds for sustainable agriculture

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UWI Sargassum science highlighted in National Geographic article | The Faculty of Science and Technology

Sargassum: Untapped treasure trove for sustainable agriculture - Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

How do you deal with 9m tonnes of suffocating seaweed? | Oceans | The Guardian


Ali, O., Ramsubhag, A., & Jayaraman, J. (2022). Application of extracts from Caribbean seaweeds improves plant growth and yields and increases disease resistance in tomato and sweet pepper plants. Phytoparasitica.

Ali, O., Ramsubhag, A., & Jayaraman, J. (2022). Transcriptome-wide modulation bysargassum vulgareandacanthophora spiciferaextracts results in a prime-triggered plant signalling cascade in tomato and Sweet Pepper. AoB PLANTS, 14(6).

Ali, O., Ramsubhag, A., Farrell, A. D., & Jayaraman, J. (2022). Foliar application of seaweed extracts influences the phytomicrobiome dynamics in tomato and Sweet Pepper Plants. Journal of Applied Phycology, 34(6), 3219–3235.

Ali, O., Ramsubhag, A., Ramnarine Jr., S., & Jayaraman, J. (2022). Transcriptomic changes induced by applications of a commercial extract of Ascophyllum nodosum on Tomato Plants. Scientific Reports, 12(1).

Ali, O., Ramsubhag, A., & Jayaraman, J. (2021). Biostimulant properties of seaweed extracts in plants: Implications towards sustainable crop production. Plants, 10(3), 531.

Rajendran, R., Jagmohan, S., Jayaraj, P., Ali, O., Ramsubhag, A., & Jayaraman, J. (2021). Effects of ascophyllum nodosum extract on sweet pepper plants as an organic biostimulant in grow box home garden conditions. Journal of Applied Phycology, 34(1), 647–657.

Dookie, M., Ali, O., Ramsubhag, A., & Jayaraman, J. (2021). Flowering gene regulation in tomato plants treated with brown seaweed extracts. Scientia Horticulturae, 276, 109715.

Ali, O., Ramsubhag, A., & Jayaraman, J. (2020). Phytoelicitor activity of Sargassum vulgare and Acanthophora spicifera extracts and their prospects for use in vegetable crops for sustainable crop production. Journal of Applied Phycology, 33(1), 639–651.



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