Plant Genome Editing Database Consolidates Info on CRISPR-Cas Generated Plants

The US National Science Foundation developed the Plant Genome Editing Database hosted by the Boyce Thompson Institute to serve as a central repository information about CRISPR-Cas-generated mutants in plant species that are being developed or have been reported in the literature. NSF invites researchers who have developed and characterized genome-edited plant mutants to submit their information to the database. To date, the database contains information about 400 tomato mutant lines targeting ~150 candidate genes linked with host immunity to different pathogens.

Read more details in Molecular Plant journal.


This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)

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