Plant genome engineering from lab to field

a Keystone Symposia report

authored by
Jennifer Cable, Pamela C Ronald, Daniel Voytas, Feng Zhang, Avraham A Levy, Ayumu Takatsuka, Shin-Ichi Arimura, Steven E Jacobsen, Seiichi Toki, Erika Toda, Caixia Gao, Jian-Kang Zhu, Jens Boch, Joyce Van Eck, Magdy Mahfouz, Mariette Andersson, Eyal Fridman, Trevor Weiss, Kan Wang, Yiping Qi, Tobias Jores, Tom Adams, Rammyani Bagchi

Facing the challenges of the world's food sources posed by a growing global population and a warming climate will require improvements in plant breeding and technology. Enhancing crop resiliency and yield via genome engineering will undoubtedly be a key part of the solution. The advent of new tools, such as CRIPSR/Cas, has ushered in significant advances in plant genome engineering. However, several serious challenges remain in achieving this goal. Among them are efficient transformation and plant regeneration for most crop species, low frequency of some editing applications, and high attrition rates. On March 8 and 9, 2021, experts in plant genome engineering and breeding from academia and industry met virtually for the Keystone eSymposium "Plant Genome Engineering: From Lab to Field" to discuss advances in genome editing tools, plant transformation, plant breeding, and crop trait development, all vital for transferring the benefits of novel technologies to the field.

Section Plant Biotechnology
External Organisation(s)
California Lutheran University
Minnesota State University
Weizmann Institute of Science
Tohoku University
University of Tokyo
National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences Tsukuba
Tokyo Metropolitan University
Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES)
Cornell University
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences Chinese Academ
Iowa State University
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Eastern Washington University
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The New York Academy of Sciences
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all), Neuroscience(all), History and Philosophy of Science
Sustainable Development Goals
SDG 13 - Climate Action
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