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Invention

Plant regeneration is essential in processes such as genetic modification. The invention provides a construct for hormone-independent plant regeneration. Transient expression of WOX5 and PLT encompassed on the construct circumvents the need for cytokinin and auxin in highly effective shoot regeneration.

Benefit

Genome editing technologies are rapidly emerging. A bottleneck in plant genome editing is the capacity of edited plant cells to regenerate into fertile and healthy plants. Especially for recalcitrant plant species, the fraction of cells successfully regenerating into plants is usually quite low. The patented technology increases the ability of such plants to regenerate, thereby increasing the chance of regenerating plants from edited protoplasts.

Vision

Efficient targeted genome editing technologies are important research tools in gene validation and may be used for the introduction of new traits in crop germplasm. By improving the hormone-free regeneration of plant cells that may be edited, the present invention contributes thereto.

Patent

Click on the link for an overview of the patent family in the European Patent Register: WO2019/211296

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