Extra-chromosomal circular DNA (eccDNA) plant replicon can be utilized as a vehicle for transferring and enhancing beneficial traits in crops. With nearly 500 agrobiotechnological traits registered globally, eccDNA may provide an attractive means to circumvent these regulations.
Inventor: Dr. Christopher A Saski, William T Molin
Clemson University researchers have discovered the key role miR396c plays in modulating plant growth, development and plant response to salinity and nitrogen deficiency. By manipulating the miR396c gene in plants, researchers could potentially improve plant abiotic stress resistance.
Inventor: Hong Luo, Shuangrong Yuan, Zhigang Li, Qian Hu