Mutations for Tomato Disease Resistance

Tech ID: 17.630

Key Features

  • Pathogen resistant plants
  • 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 identified in other crops

Description

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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Patents

Published: EP3318638; US 2019-0292559-A1

References

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

Contact: Dr Lars von Borcke

Inventors
Roberto Solano and colleagues
CSIC Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia (Madrid, Spain)