Bacteria growing on surfaces create biofilms, which are resistant to antimicrobial treatments.
These biofilms pose a significant problem for agriculture and food safety.
This video shows the breakdown of an E. amylovora biofilm by dicty amoebae.
What if there were a better way to control plant infections?
AgraFilms has harnessed the natural predatory
power of amoebae to do just that.
How it works
Dicty spores rapidly germinate into amoebae
The amoebae replicate in the presence of their bacterial prey and start hunting
Finally, the amoebae digest the targeted pathogen, eliminating the threat.
Our technology revolutionizes biocontrol by harnessing this natural behavior. We identify specific amoebic strains to target individual pathogens.
What makes amoebae
Our use of Dicty amoebae is a significant step forward for agriculture for many reasons.
against numerous pathogens
Specificity of action
Suitable for treating infections
caused by antibiotic-resistant, antibiotic-tolerant, and persister bacteria
and safe for humans, animals, and plants
can survive extreme environments, from the tundra to the tropics
Long shelf life
of dormant spores simplifies storage and transportation
to crops and the environment
and will not persist once their job is done
All organic and Non-GMO