(US9491949) To provide a method for raising plants that have great vitality and that are strongly resistant to pests and can successfully compete against weeds. The invention provides a method for raising plants with enhanced immunity and biological activity to external and internal stresses. The present invention is characterized by the following: the method includes a step of applying to the target plants a plant immunopotentiating composition containing an immunostimulatory substance produced by the cytolysis that accompanies spore formation in aerobic endospore-forming bacteria; the immunostimulatory substance is obtained by culturing the aerobic endospore-forming bacteria, causing the bacteria to form endospores by placing the resulting culture liquid in starvation conditions, and then removing impurities including the bacterial cells that are formed into endospores from the culture liquid; and the aerobic endospore-forming bacteria belong to the MRE symbiotic bacteria group.
(US9491949) What is claimed is: 1. A method for growing a plant which has enhanced immunity or physiological activity to internal or external stress, comprising: a step of applying a plant immunopotentiating composition that is formed through cell lysis associated with spore formation of spore aerobic bacteria to the plant, wherein the plant immunopotentiating composition is obtained by steps of: (1) incubating the spore aerobic bacteria under a condition suitable for growth, (2) placing a resultant culture medium under a starvation condition, thereby causing the bacteria to internally sporulate, and (3) removing from said culture medium impurities containing said internally sporulated bacteria, and the spore aerobic bacteria is a symbiotic bacterium group consisting of Bacillus sp. FERM BP-11209, Lysinibacillus fusiformis FERM BP-11206, Bacillus sonorensis, Lysinibacillus sp. FERM BP-11207, and Comamonas sp. FERM BP-11208. 2. The method according to claim 1, wherein the step of applying is spraying the plant immunopotentiating composition on either soil or cultivation medium for plants so that the immunopotentiating composition is absorbed by plant roots. 3. The method according to claim 1, wherein the step of applying is applying the plant immunopotentiating composition onto the leaves of the plant. 4. The method according to claim 1, wherein the plant acquires a trait selected from a group consisting of anti-pathogenic activity, anti-pest activity, salt tolerance, and herbicide resistance. 5. The method according to claim 1, wherein the internal or external stress is selected from a group consisting of pathogenic, pests, viruses, high concentration of salt, strong light, ultraviolet radiation, high temperature, low temperature, dryness, heavy metals, and air-polluting gas. 6. The method according to claim 1, wherein the plant is selected from a group consisting of leafy vegetables, flower bud vegetables, bulb vegetables, stem vegetables, seed vegetables, root vegetables, plants which give beans or grain, plants which give fruits, plants which give ornamental flowers, and medical plants. 7. The method according to claim 6, wherein the plant is selected from a group consisting of rice, sweet potato, Million Gold, Gloxinia, orange, mini tomato, apple, Japanese leek onion, lotus root, okra, red bean, Sasagi, soybean, taro, potato, snack pea, green pepper, green onion, cucumber, eggplant, purple vine vegetable, bitter gourd, persimmons, ginger, butterbur, plum, blueberry, Popo, pepper, radish, turnip, broccoli, mizuna, Chinese cabbage, and broad bean. 8. The method according to claim 1, wherein the plant immunopotentiating composition is diluted in the range from 100 to 1000 times. 9. The method according to claim 1, wherein the step of the applying is carried out once every 1 to 3 weeks. 10. The method according to claim 1, wherein the plant is grown in a form selected from a group consisting of upland, paddy, hydroponics, natural cultivation, and greenhouse cultivation.
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