India: Transgenic sugarcane developed

| July 24, 2012
This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news, opinion and analysis of biotechnology innovation.

The Sugarcane Breeding Institute has developed transgenic sugarcane incorporating gene constructs, said its Director, Dr N. Vijayan Nair. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of Sugarcane Breeding Institute-Indian Sugar Industry: National Interactive Workshop, Dr Nair said that it would take several years before the transgenic cane is released and commercialised. There have been several breakthroughs on the technological front. While molecular marker technologies offer more precision to sugarcane breeding, transgenic technology gives a new dimension to the varietal development programmes.

View the original article here: India: Transgenic sugarcane developed

Share via
News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
Optional. Mail on special occasions.
Send this to a friend