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Crop improvement with bioactive nanocarrier spray without genetic modification [Full subscriber]

The use of conventional transgenic approaches for industrial-scale quality improvement in crops is notoriously uneconomical due to high upstream production costs, including the laborious processes of plant regeneration and the subsequent propagation of an elite line. Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) have proposed a new, more straightforward, superior technique for crop improvement, using bioactive molecules via foliar spraying that alters gene expression on the fly without the need to develop a new transgenic line.…

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