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GM Soybean Shows Enhanced Resistance to Soybean Cyst Nematode

February 16, 2022

Jilin Academy of Agricultural Sciences researchers successfully developed GM soybean plants with improved resistance to soybean cyst nematode. The results are published in Transgenic Research.

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the most economically destructive pathogen affecting soybean production globally. To combat this pathogen, the researchers produced stable transgenic soybean plants individually containing the inverted repeats of three SCN genes (Hg-rps23, Hg-snb1, and Hg-cpn1) and assessed their resistance to the pathogen. Results showed that host-induced silencing of essential SCN genes could enhance broad-spectrum SCN resistance in stable transgenic soybean plants, without negative impacts on the agronomic performance.

Read the research article in Transgenic Research.

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