Multisite genome editing in cotton

In a recent study published in the Plant Biotechnology Journal, a team of Chinese researchers with Pengcheng Wang as a leading author from the Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei, China, presented a successful attempt to simultaneously edit several loci in the genome of cotton. For this purpose, the scientists have …

CRISP/Cas9 induced mutations in GmFT2a lead to delayed flowering in soybean (Glycine max)

Double-cropped soybean (Glycine max) is often associated with restricted vegetative growth before flowering. This problem could be overcome by delaying the flowering of the plants. Recently a team of Chinese scientists from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences with Yupeng Cai as a leading researcher published a paper in Plant …

Bulgarian tomato with high content of beta-carotene extremely suitable for organic farming

Under partnership between Agrobioinstitute, Sofia and the bio-farm Amitica Ltd, Kresna, the Bulgarian tomato cultivar Pako Orange was grown successfully under organic conditions. The first bio-seeds were produced. Production of bio-juices and bio-purees from tomato Paco Orange are planned. Tomato cultivar Pako-Orange was developed by methods of classical plant breeding-interspecies …