How biotechnology can protect indigenous ‘orphan crops’ from disease and boost economic growth – Genetic Literacy Project

Despite their critical local importance, orphan, underutilized, and neglected crops tend to receive relatively limited attention in agricultural R&D initiatives.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/07/18/how-biotechnology-can-protect-indigenous-orphan-crops-from-disease-and-boost-economic-growth/

Orange and grapefruit growers devastated by citrus diseases have new hope: CRISPR gene editing – Genetic Literacy Project

In the past few decades, two bacterial diseases — Huanglongbing (HLB) and citrus canker— have decimated the Florida citrus industry by killing millions of trees, costing the state billions in lost revenue, and reducing production by 80%.
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Simultaneous Editing of Susceptibility Genes in Rice Leads to Disease Resistance- Crop Biotech Update (July 1, 2021) | ISAAA.org

Simultaneous Editing of Susceptibility Genes in Rice Leads to Disease Resistance- Crop Biotech Update (July 1, 2021) | ISAAA.org
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Genome of Little Known Disease Offers Hope for Citrus Plants- Crop Biotech Update (June 16, 2021) | ISAAA.org

Genome of Little Known Disease Offers Hope for Citrus Plants- Crop Biotech Update (June 16, 2021) | ISAAA.org
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Citrus greening; New tools created in fight – FreshFruitPortal.com

Scientists at California’s University of Riverland say they are closer to gaining the upper hand on a citrus greening disease.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2020/08/12/new-tools-created-in-the-fight-against-citrus-greening-disease/

Gene from Bitter Melon Protects Rice from Sheath Blight Disease- Crop Biotech Update ( 7/3/2019 ) | ISAAA.org/KC

Gene from Bitter Melon Protects Rice from Sheath Blight Disease: Sheath blight (SB) caused by Rhizoctonia solani fungus is one of the problems in rice production, but scientists have not found a source of resistance…
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