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The disclosure provides a method for increasing the lateral root development of a plant by exposing said plant to a composition containing a synthetic amphiphile. By increasing the number of lateral roots, the surface area of the root structure is increased, making the plants better able to survive such stresses as drought or low nutrients.
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Gokel, George and Patel, Mohit, "Compositions and methods for synthetic amphiphile-induced changes in plant root morphology" (2020). UMSL Patents. 24.