Establishing genome editing platforms for efficient traits and genetic-gain optimizations in sorghum
Bhatnagar - Mathur, Pooja
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The utilization of de novo site-directed variations is an attractive alternative for expanding the genetic base of a crop species, particularly for high-value traits. The development of efficient and reliable ways to incorporate useful genes and to precisely modify plant genomes has been a long-standing goal for crop breeders and biologists. Towards this genome editing innovations could be the “game changers” to speed introduction of genotypes with valuable new traits that are not achievable in reasonable timeframes using conventional/ modern breeding techniques. In this context, precise gene editing will be developed in sorghum applications for inclusion in the breeder’s toolbox for crop improvement.