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New gene-edited canola variety resists deadly disease, expected to drastically boost crop yields

November 15th, 2019 / ISAAA, US

Three new traits for canola, which can increase crop yields and reduce harmful environmental impacts, has been developed by Cibus, a biotechnology company that has pioneered precision gene editing for agriculture. The new traits pertain to pod shatter, resistance to Sclerotinia, and weed control.

The new traits precisely edit the canola genome to reduce pod shatter, the tendency …

Improving drought tolerance in canola and wheat

February 23rd, 2017 / ISAAA, US

Prof. Naglaa Abdallah and her research team at Cairo University, Egypt are currently using gene editing to improve drought tolerance in canola and wheat. She said, “Gene editing has brought considerable excitement, especially among agricultural scientists because of its simplicity, precision, and power. It offers new opportunities to develop improved …

Canola genetically engineered to produce commercially relevant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids

July 12th, 2016 / Genetic Experts, US

Scientists from Dow AgroSciences have for the first time genetically engineered canola, a widely grown oilseed crop, to produce commercially relevant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Results from field trials of the canola engineered with omega-3 fatty acid producing genes from marine microalgae are reported in Nature Biotechnology. The omega-3 …