Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:New system to modulate the degree of silencing of a gene of interest in plantsCSIC and UPV have developed a system that allows modulating the degree of silencing of any gene that is of interest in plants. Until now, the technologies used to regulate gene expression in plants only allowed to induce a high degree of silencing, but the level of silencing had not been regulated. This new system, through the use of small artificial RNAs (sRNAs), modulates the degree to which gene silencing occurs. This technology has a special interest in the case of wanting to silence a lethal gene and, for example, when the gene that is silenced is regulating the flowering time. Companies interested in patent licensing are sought for the development.
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Using Chlorella Ohadii Algae Genes to Improve Plant Resistance to PhotodamageA photo damage resistant transgenic plant. Project ID : 8-2018-5702
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Service of plant in vitro culture and genetic characterization, focused on forest tree species.The research group on Agroforestry Biotechnology at Alcalá University and the INIA's Unit on Forest Tree Genomics offer a mixed service consisting of micropropagation and plant genotyping, focused on forest tree species, through in vitro culture and molecular markers of high discriminatory power. The in vitro culture is carried out at facilities of Alcalá University, being the INIA the institution in charge of the plant genotyping for their delivery once they have been molecularly characterized. Other plants obtained by other means can be also genotyped as well. Both institutions seek to reach commercial agreements with forestry, reforestation, horticultural companies, plant nurseries, companies specialized on cultivation of woody species to obtain biomass, agrarian transformation companies, ornamental companies and municipalities or local administrations interested in the maintenance of native species. Also, this service would be of special interest for pharmaceutical companies in obtaining bioproducts in general (i.e. willow-Acetyl Salicylic Acid, yew-Taxol, Maritime Pine-Pycnogenol and other active ingredients), and chemical companies interested in obtaining resins and other derivatives.
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Pilpel Seeds - A New Pepper Seeds CompanyThe Blocky (Bell) type pepper adapted for production in passive greenhouses is the most rapidly growing segment of protected cultivation worldwide. The annual value of the hybrid seeds in Spain, Mexico and Israel is greater than 120 million. Utilizing Dr. Elkind's 28 years of knowledge and expertise in developing pepper varieties together with the germplasm available at the Hebrew University, the Pilpel Seeds Company will primarily focus in providing superior and unique pepper seeds to the local and international markets. Varieties with innovative, unique and sustainable traits that will improve the profitability of the growers. Later, the company intends to extend research and development to other peer segments as well as tomatoes. Project ID : 8-2018-6689