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New system to modulate the degree of silencing of a gene of interest in plants

New system to modulate the degree of silencing of a gene of interest in plants

New system to modulate the degree of silencing of a gene of interest in plants

CSIC and UPV have developed a system that allows modulating the degree of silencing of any gene that is of interest in plants. Until now, the technologies used to regulate gene expression in plants only allowed to induce a high degree of silencing, but the level of silencing had not been regulated.

This new system, through the use of small artificial RNAs (sRNAs), modulates the degree to which gene silencing occurs. This technology has a special interest in the case of wanting to silence a lethal gene and, for example, when the gene that is silenced is regulating the flowering time.

INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY RIGHTS:

Patent application filed.

 

 

COLABORATION SOUGHT

 

Companies interested in the license of the patent for development and use of the device are being sought.

 

Quality of Life: Agri-Food, Cosmetics and Household Products

CONTACT:

 

Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas

Alberto Carbonell Olivares

acarbonell@ibmcp.upv.es

Ingeniero Fausto Elio, s/n

46022 – Valencia