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Gene Editing to Create Immunity against Cassava Brown Streak

Zhongguo Xiong of the University of Arizona in the U.S. seeks to modify existing genes in cassava plants that are essential for the translation and replication of Cassava brown streak virus (CBSV). This would lead to virus-immune cassava without depending on conventional genetic engineering.

More information about Protect Crop Plants from Biotic Stresses from Field to Market (Round 9)

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