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UofI researchers use CRISPR/Cas9 to improve miscanthus for bioenergy production

UofI researchers use CRISPR/Cas9 to improve miscanthus for bioenergy production

January 23, 2023 |

In Illinois, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have successfully demonstrated precision gene editing in miscanthus, a promising perennial crop for sustainable bioenergy production. Biologists edited the genomes of three miscanthus species using CRISPR/Cas9 — a far more targeted and efficient way to develop new varieties than prior methods. The results will accelerate […]

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