The Pilton research project (fungal tolerance of wheat using new breeding methods), initiated by 54 plant breeding companies, is intended to contribute to the social debate on whether and how efficiently new plant breeding methods can make agriculture more sustainable. The first wheat grains processed using CRISPR/Cas have since been genome-modified and have now been transferred to the greenhouse. Whether the genome-editing step was also passed on to the next generation will become apparent after the harvest. Dr. Dietmar Stahl, scientific director of the project, explains the current status in the video.
Published on the 02.11.2020