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Genome Editing for Precision Crop Breeding
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Genome Editing for Precision Crop Breeding (Hardback)

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Genome editing is rapidly transforming plant research. The technique offers unparalleled precision in breeding without the need to introduce foreign DNA into plants. CRISPR/Cas systems have established themselves as the leading technique in genome editing. This collection takes stock of the wealth of research on these techniques and their potential in crop breeding in improving traits such as yield, disease resistance, drought tolerance and nutrient use efficiency.

Part 1 of this volume reviews advances in gene editing techniques such as TALENS and zinc finger nucleases, double-strand break repair techniques, insertion-based genome edits, base editing, guide RNAs, gRNA/Cas9 constructs and CRIST/Cas off targeting. Chapters also discuss advances in screening plants as well as regulatory issues. Part 2 surveys applications of gene editing in key cereal including wheat, barley, maize, rice and sorghum. Other chapters cover crops such brassicas, potato and tomato.

Natural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingAgricultural scienceNatural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingAgronomy & crop productionNatural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingSustainable agriculture Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited Publication Date: 24/11/2020 ISBN-13: 9781786764478  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dr Matthew R. Willmann is Director of the CALS Plant Transformation Facility (PTF) at Cornell University, USA. The Facility produces transgenic and CRISPR/Cas9 genome-edited plants such as rice, maize, wheat and apple, as well as researching new genome editing techniques. With 25 years of experience of plant science research, Dr Willmann has published widely in such areas as gene editing and is on the editorial board of The CRISPR Journal which promotes research in this important and growing area.

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