Gene Editing To Provide Insect Resistance In Crops

Tech ID: 32695 / UC Case 2022-085-0

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Plants rely on systemic signaling mechanisms to establish whole-plant defense in response to insect and nematode attack. The Glutamate receptor-like (GLR) genes have been implicated in long-distance propagation of wound signals to initiate accumulation of defense hormone jasmonate (JA) at undamaged distal sites.

UCB researchers have shown the ability to desensitize GLR channels, providing a potential target for engineering anti-herbivore defense in crops.

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Gene editing of plants for enhanced insect resistance

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  • Luan, Sheng

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