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Future Perspectives

The Sexy Plant can also be seen as a circuit which can be introduced into other chassis plants to make them sexier. We believe that choosing a chassis plant with certain features, depending on the environmental conditions, could improve the performance of the original Sexy Plant in Nicotiana benthamiana. These are the most important features a chassis plant should have in order to increase the system’s performance:

  • Low resources requirements: water, fertilizer, space... to avoid disturbances to the crop.
  • Compatible with the crop and the geographical situation.
  • High amount of glandular trichomes, so diffusion is increased.
  • High levels of substrate, pheromone production can reach high levels.
  • Tall enough to shelter crops (pheromones tend to move down).
  • Selected plant variety not present in the local area to avoid cross-pollination.