CaT Technology - Calcium Mobility

Calcium typically moves in tissues via the apoplastic pathway, where water moves between cells, or through cell walls, but does not enter the cell membrane. When movement via the apoplastic flow is limited due to low transpiration, the calcium mobility and distribution are hindered. CalOx FT opens the symplastic pathway by stimulating selective ion transport channels in membranes allowing for calcium to enter the cell membrane and move directly through cells.

Calcium mobility diagram

As such, this increases the calcium concentration within cells and improves localized calcium movement. The biostimulant component promotes a systemic signaling cascade, which results in cellular calcium influx throughout the plant. So essentially, the patented CaT Technology in CalOx FT unlocks an alternate and more effective pathway for calcium to move within the plant optimizing plant growth and development.

Calcium Movement Imaging

A university study was conducted to showcase the CaT Technology inside CalOx FT. One plant received calcium nitrate standalone, while a second plant received CalOx FT, both treatments were applied to a single leaf.

The control, calcium nitrate standalone, had a slight increase of calcium concentration at application site. The CalOx FT treated plant showed a rapid elevation in calcium concentration, followed by a systemic increase in untreated leaves.

Calcium mobility with and without CalOx® FT

As you can see, the CalOx FT product treatment showed an increase in calcium mobility and more uniform distribution.