Professor Jonathan D G Jones from The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, in the UK will discussing the topic in the online event. “Protecting our crops from disease with modern genetics and the GM method requires proportionate regulation,” he states.
With extensive genetic variation in plant immune receptor repertoires, scientists have identified the genes responsible for disease resistance. By employing the GM method, it is felt that immune receptors can be utilised to safeguard crops, minimising the need for agrichemical sprays while protecting grower incomes.
Arguing the case for GM potatoes