CRISPR/Cas9 Application in Poplar Trees

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Organization VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)
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Market status Early Stage Concept + More information needed
Industry Industrial
Value chain stage Input + Platform
Business models B2B
Product categories Construction + Chemical
Biotech components Gene Editing
Organization type(s) Research Institution
Notes "o “Researchers led by prof. Wout Boerjan (VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology) have discovered a way to stably finetune the amount of lignin in poplar by applying CRISPR/Cas9 technology. Lignin is one of the main structural substances in plants and it makes processing wood into, for example, paper difficult. This study is an important breakthrough in the development of wood resources for the production of paper with a lower carbon footprint, biofuels, and other bio-based materials.”
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