FungiAlert's Microbial Discovery Journey

Using the SporSenZ, FungiAlert designs a targeted sampling strategy for a given crop and geography, resulting in a library of microorganisms associated with a crop. This crop-specific library of soil microorganisms contains both pathogenic and beneficial microbes, the beneficials include natural predators to the crop pathogens and microbes that can increase yields. By harnessing nature’s response to disease, FungiAlert identifies microbial biocontrol , biostimulant and biofertiliser candidates in a cost-effective and efficient way, reducing the discovery phase of the development process for biological products.

Targeted SporSenZ microbial sampling


Genomic analysis & activity studies of microbial candidates


Test in planta & early formulation studies


Field trials & registration with key partners

In a growing season FungiAlert samples tens of beneficial microbes associated to a crop. These beneficial microbes are active in the crop and geography of interest.
Our scientist carry out genomic analysis and activity bioassays in the prequalified pool of microbial select microbial candidates as biocontrol and biofertilisers.
FunfiAlert Lab
The micorbial candidate as a bioncotrol or biofertiliser is then tested by formulation feasibility studies and activity on the crop in glasshouse trials.
The product formulation is developed and tested in fields. The final product is then registered in the geography of interest.

In the past two years FungiAlert's SporSenZ has sampled active soil microbes from over 1,000 samples of tens of crops worldwide. By designing a targeted sampling strategy for a crop and disease in a given location, FungiAlert collects a prequalified pool of microbes that have the potential of becoming biocontrol and biofertiliser candidates. Our approach eliminates the need of expensive high throughput screenings, and within a growing season we discover tens of microbes candidates.


Soil samples






Microbial candidates

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FungiAlert is looking for partners to complete the discovery journey of microbial products for agriculture.
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