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Tag: plant genomics

CRISPR: From Early Discoveries to Applications in Plant Science

The discovery of CRISPR happened by accident in 1987. First applied in mammalian cells in 2013, a year later it was applied to plant cells. Our timeline highlights the milestones of this novel technology until its most recent developments and applications in plant science.

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Potential Investments in Plant Microbiome

Among the topics covered during the panel discussion at the 5th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress: Europe was the present and future investments of microbiome within the European market.

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Early And Present Applications Of CRISPR/Cas9

Genome editing technologies are a type of genetic engineering leading to the targeted modification of the genome of interest via the insertion, deletion or replacement of specific DNA sequences [1]. Amongst these, CRISPR/Cas9 is certainly the most promising and plant researchers have quickly realised its importance as its use is applied to several plant species [2, 3].

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A Focus On Genome Editing And Bioinformatics

During the 5th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress, experts in the field of bioinformatics and genome sequencing shared their contributions in plant research. We made some of their presentation slides available for you to download.

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A Focus On Genome Engineering And Plant Microbiomes

Genetic and microbial engineering have shown to be key influencers on plant health. Discoveries in this field can help farmers to reduce reliance on agricultural chemicals and develop novel engineered crops which can better cope with climate change effects.

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From PTI To ETI: An Overview Of Plant Defence Response

All plant cells are naturally exposed to bacteria and microbe colonisations. These can become pathogens when they invade the host cell to proliferate [1].

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Ensuring Global Food Security: Genomic Approaches To Crop Diversity

As the world population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, global food security represents one of the most researched topics in plant science.

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CRISPR/Cas9 Technology in Rice and Wheat

Genome editing (GE) technologies comprise a set of molecular tools that lead to the targeted modification of a specific DNA sequence within the genome of interest.

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