Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Title :

Engineering cotton leaf curl virus interference using the CRISPR-Cas9 system in plants

Area of research :

Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Agricultural Sciences

Focus area :

Plant pathology, Genetics

Principal Investigator :

Dr Vinay Kumar, Assistant Professor, Central University of Punjab (CUP), Punjab

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Associated Programme / Scheme :

Core Research Grant (CRG)


Executive Summary :

This project aims at optimisation of CLCuV interference using CRISPR-CAs9 technology and generated information can be useful for further development of transgenic cotton plants with complete tolerance for the protection of crop losses/yield reduction. This potential strategy could be a sustainable approach for the development of tolerant crops against diseases mediated by DNA viruses.

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