• Transgenic Tobacco Becomes Pheromone Factory to Control Pests

    14 days ago - By ISAAA

    Scientists from Spain were successful in developing a model plant that can release insect pheromones that affect pests of herbaceous plants. This is an important step towards crop protection as it can help reduce the need for chemical pesticides.The scientists used genetically modified Nicotiana benthamiana as a model plant to encode volatile compo...
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  • Scientists Develop High-Yielding, Biofortified, Drought Tolerant Transgenic Chickpea

    14 days ago - By ISAAA

    Scientists from the National Institute of Plant Genome Research in India have successfully developed a new high-yielding transgenic desi chickpea variety.The research group used the chickpea cytokinin oxidase/dehydrogenase gene expressed under the chickpea WRKY31 gene promoter. The WRKY31 gene promoter was selected to modulate the cytokinin...
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