Wheat recombination

Plant breeders rely on the generation and selection of novel gene combinations to generate new varieties with favourable traits. The mixing of genes derived from two parental lines is called recombination. Currently, little is known about how the sites for recombination are selected.

At BrisSynBio we are developing new methods to augment the endogenous recombination system. This project has the potential to revolutionise wheat breeding by harnessing the CRISPR Cas9 gene editing approach to allow breeders to manipulate recombination and generate novel combinations of genes not usually seen in standard wheat crosses.

Full details of this project are available here


Dr Andy Boyce
Innovations Manager

Dr Paul Race
Deputy-Director, Translation

Professor Keith Edwards
Deputy-Director, Translation

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