Tech ID: 17.630
The modification of stomata dynamics by genome editing of the JAZ2 co-receptor protects plants against bacterial infection. Genome edited pathogen resistant tomato germplasm is available for breeding. Targets for genome editing have been identified in other crops and can be used to transfer disease resistance into these crops.
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Published: EP3318638; US 2019-0292559-A1
Ortigosa A et al (2018). Design of a bacterial speck resistant tomato by CRISPR/Cas9-mediated editing of SlJAZ2. Plant Biotechnol J; 17(3): 665-673. https://doi.org/10.1111/pbi.13006
Gimenez-Ibanez S et al (2017). JAZ2 controls stomata dynamics during bacterial invasion. New Phytologist; 213(3): 1378-1392. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.14354