Unlocking the hidden potential in polyploid crops: unmasking the value of favorable recessive alleles using gene editing as a tool

Unlocking the hidden potential in polyploid crops: unmasking the value of favorable recessive alleles using gene editing as a tool

Organisatie-onderdeel

TKI TU

Projectcode

LWV21173

MMIP

Landbouw, Water, Voedsel>Sleuteltechnologieën LWV>Biotechnologie en Veredeling

Startdatum

01/01/22

Einddatum

31/12/25

Samenvatting

Several important agronomic traits are determined by recessive alleles. In polyploid crops, functional analysis and application of recessive alleles is difficult or even impossible. This project aims to use allele-specific gene editing to explore the hidden potential of recessive alleles for postharvest shelf life and disease resistance in the octoploid strawberry. Gene editing results can be translated in both GMO (gene edited varieties) and non-GMO applications (marker-assisted breeding).

Doel van het project

The aim of this project is to develop a way to explore and utilise the hidden potential of recessive alleles in polyploid crops

Relatie met missie (Motivatie)

The challenge in this project is to design and apply a genome editing strategy for precise and selective targeting of allelic variants.

Geplande acties

With this project we develop biotechnological tools for mining favorable recessive alleles in polyploid crops

Naam projectleider

Arnaud Bovy
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