The CRISPR/Cas molecular scissors work like a fine surgical instrument and can be used to modify genetic information in plants. Research teams of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) have now been the first to not only exchange single genes, but to recombine entire chromosomes with the CRISPR/Cas technology. In this way, desired properties can be combined in crops — published in Nature Plants.
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