Welcome To Website IAS

Hot news
Achievement

Independence Award

- First Rank - Second Rank - Third Rank

Labour Award

- First Rank - Second Rank -Third Rank

National Award

 - Study on food stuff for animal(2005)

 - Study on rice breeding for export and domestic consumption(2005)

VIFOTEC Award

- Hybrid Maize by Single Cross V2002 (2003)

- Tomato Grafting to Manage Ralstonia Disease(2005)

- Cassava variety KM140(2010)

Centres
Website links
Vietnamese calendar
Library
Visitors summary
 Curently online :  3
 Total visitors :  5448975

Researchers to Use Gene-editing Technology to Incite Crop Regeneration
Wednesday, 2021/09/22 | 07:59:12

A group of scientists from the University of Maryland, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and US Department of Agriculture, is developing a system that involves gene-editing technology to kick-start the regeneration or regrowing of plants from edited cells.

 

"The limitations of current regeneration methods are throttling the development of enhanced nutritional and agronomic traits," said Jeff Rosichan, director of the Crops of the Future Collaborative. "Breakthroughs in gene editing are constrained if they don't lead to viable, affordable crops. Applying proven gene-editing technology to the problem of crop regeneration bottlenecks will more easily produce crops with enhanced nutrition and agronomic benefits." The Crops of the Future Collaborative received the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research grant to edit crop's genes and speed up regeneration.

 

At present, only a few plant species respond well to regeneration methods that involve growing cells outside the plant in a suitable environment. Furthermore, regeneration also takes a long time, forcing researchers to predict which crops and traits will be in demand years in advance. Undesired and unpredictable changes to genomes that also often happen during the process.

 

The researcher will explore using the CRISPR-Combo system, wherein gene-editing RNA will be combined with RNA that activates genes controlling growth. This will speed up the growth of cells outside the plant by making the cells more amenable to regeneration.

 

Read more from Texas A&M Today.

Back      Print      View: 34

[ Other News ]___________________________________________________
  • Egypt Holds Workshop on New Biotech Applications
  • UN Agencies Urge Transformation of Food Systems
  • Taiwan strongly supports management of brown planthopper—a major threat to rice production
  • IRRI Director General enjoins ASEAN states to invest in science for global food security
  • Rabies: Educate, vaccinate and eliminate
  • “As a wife I will help, manage, and love”: The value of qualitative research in understanding land tenure and gender in Ghana
  • CIP Director General Wells Reflects on CIP’s 45th Anniversary
  • Setting the record straight on oil palm and peat in SE Asia
  • Why insect pests love monocultures, and how plant diversity could change that
  • Researchers Modify Yeast to Show How Plants Respond to Auxin
  • GM Maize MIR162 Harvested in Large Scale Field Trial in Vinh Phuc, Vietnam
  • Conference Tackles Legal Obligations and Compensation on Biosafety Regulations in Vietnam
  • Iloilo Stakeholders Informed about New Biosafety Regulations in PH
  • Global wheat and rice harvests poised to set new record
  • GM Maize Harvested in Vietnam Field Trial Sites
  • New label for mountain products puts premium on biological and cultural diversity
  • The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016
  • Shalabh Dixit: The link between rice genes and rice farmers
  • People need affordable food, but prices must provide decent livelihoods for small-scale family farmers
  • GM Seeds Market Growth to Increase through 2020 Due to Rise in Biofuels Use

 

Designed & Powered by WEBSO CO.,LTD