British Sugar invests in gene editing in sugar beet to target virus yellows

British Sugar
Thursday, March 30, 2023
British Sugar has invested in a collaboration with agricultural biotechnology company Tropic to explore how gene editing can be used in sugar beet to target Virus Yellows, thus protecting crop yields sustainably and reducing the need for pesticide use on the crop. The project will use Tropic’s proprietary GEiGS® (for Gene Editing induced Gene Silencing) technology platform, to make minimal and precise gene edits in sugar beet, enabling the crop to have natural and durable genetic resistance to Virus Yellows.
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