Precision Gene Editing Used to Increase Canola YieldNovember 13, 2019
Three new traits for canola, which can increase crop yields and reduce harmful environmental impacts, has been developed by Cibus, a biotechnology company that has pioneered precision gene editing for agriculture. The new traits pertain to pod shatter, resistance to Sclerotinia, and weed control.
The new traits precisely edit the canola genome to reduce pod shatter, the tendency of canola seed pods to open pre-harvest that can reduce yields by as much 40 percent; build resistance to Sclerotinia, a disease called white mold, that can reduce yields by as much as 50 percent; and introduce an improved weed control system, as competition with weeds for nutrients and sunlight can reduce yield of canola.
Greg Gocal, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of Cibus said they are currently working on important traits to improve farming of rice, corn, wheat, soybeans, and potatoes to address major inefficiencies in crops due to disease, insects, and weeds.
For more details, read the Cibus press release.
You might also like:
- Biotech Country Facts and TrendsBiotech Crop Annual Update: Canola
- Biotech Trait Annual Update
- Plant Breeding Innovation: CRISPR-Cas9
ISAAA shares, disseminates, and promotes science-based information to help in achieving global agricultural sustainability and development. During this time of COVID-19 pandemic, we monitor research on treatments, vaccines and keep track of the pandemic's effect on food security and agriculture. We help the public make informed decisions and actions to mitigate and recover from the impact of COVID-19. At this crucial time, we need your help. Please support our efforts today from as little as $10
See more articles:
News from Around the World
- Biotechnology Tipped to Revolutionize Uganda's Agriculture
- Precision Gene Editing Used to Increase Canola Yield
- Consumers' Preference to Buy Unlabeled Produce Increases after Exposure to GMO-labeled Products
- Filipino Regulators and Experts Dialogue on Biotech Issues and Concerns
- Scientists Uncover Secrets of Wheat Killer Ug99
- EFSA Scientific Opinion Concludes Four-Event Stack GM Soybean As Safe As Non-GM Comparator
- Flowering Mechanism in Brassica rapa Leafy Vegetables Now Revealed
- Scientists Develop New Recombineering Toolset That Can Speed GM Plant Research
Plant Breeding Innovations
- Transgene-Free CRISPR-Edited Plants Indentification Using DsRED Fluorescence
- CRISPR-Cas9 Used for Virus-Mediated Genome Editing in Plants
Subscribe to CBU: