Recent Advances in Plant Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering: Application in Agriculture

  • Mahpara Fatima College of Crop Science, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, PR. China.
  • Madiha Zaynab College of Life Science, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, PR. China.
  • Yasir Sharif College of Plant Protection, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, PR. China.
  • Safdar Abbas Department of Biochemistry, Quid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Hammad Zaffar Institute of Animal and Dairy Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  • Tahira Saleem College of Plant Protection, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, PR. China.
Keywords: CRISPR, gene editating, promoter, regulation, vector.

Abstract

Increasing population is facing the challenge for food security. Researchers are searching the convenient and fast ways for improving crop production. Basic research provides us with genetic mechanism of plants. Tools have been discovered to manipulate and alter these mechanisms to get the new and desirable products and to incorporate innovative characteristics in plants. Synthetically made promoters, enhancers and repressors for native or transgene expression regulation are some of these tools. Some tools like, transformation of plant with artificially synthesized chromosomes and linked multiple genes are gaining importance. The most advanced one is CRISPR-Cas genome editing system. To assess their implicational potential in addressing agro-environmental problems, such genomic tools should be integrated.

Published
2018-10-20
How to Cite
Fatima, M., Zaynab, M., Sharif, Y., Abbas, S., Zaffar, M., & Saleem, T. (2018). Recent Advances in Plant Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering: Application in Agriculture. International Journal of Molecular Microbiology, 1(2), 40-43. Retrieved from http://journals.psmpublishers.org/index.php/ijmm/article/view/227
Section
Review Articles