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CGIAR focus on gene editing crops for a food and income secure future 

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Resource ID

18588

Access

Open

Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Crop improvement, Biotechnology: Transgenics/Genetic engineering, Biotechnology: Genomics, Diversification

Crops

Dryland cereals, Grain legumes

Systems

Farming Systems, Cropping Systems

Locations

Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa

CSR Activity

No

Global Date

16 Oct 20

Title

CGIAR focus on gene editing crops for a food and income secure future

Keywords

Gene editing, Food and income security, Webinar, Pests and diseases, Heavy metal contamination, Improving nutritional traits, Excellence in Breeding Platform

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Genetic Gains Program

Author/Key contact

Dr Pooja Bhatnagar-Mathur

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1876-4, 16 October 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/cgiar-focus-on-gene-editing-crops-for-a-food-and-income-secure-future/

Description

Outlining gene editing work underway in multiple crops at ICRISAT and Common Bean in CIAT, Dr Pooja Bhatnagar-Mathur, Theme Leader Cell Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering at ICRISAT, stated that several genetic and genomic resources and tools to enable technologies like gene editing have been developed for dryland cereals and legumes in collaboration with a number of global partners, including vectors for quick transformation, gene discovery and mining.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

16 Oct 20

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