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Novel technologies for plant genome editing

   Three innovative technologies for multi-sector applications


Algentech’s proprietary technologies provide unique tools for precise engineering of nuclear, chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes

Nuclear gene targeting: used for crop improvement (identification of genes contributing to yield, resistance to abiotic stress and pathogen aggression), insertion of genes at pre-defined loci, multigene targeting, non-GMO type of genome editing and manipulation of enzymatic pathways for industrial applications. Read more…


Chloroplast transformation: use of plants as factories for high yield production of valuable compounds for industrial applications such as plant-made pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, enzymes, biofuel and more. Read more…


Gene delivery in mitochondria: the ability to transfer genetic information into the plant mitochondria opens new possibilities for crop improvement. Among the many applications, one of the most interesting is the direct introduction of genetic units known to induce cytoplasmic-male sterility (CMS) into the mitochondria of commercial crops for hybrid seed production. Read more…