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Chromatin hits sorghum gene stack milestone

The US biofuels feedstock developer, Chromatin (Chicago, Illinois), has succeeded in simultaneously introducing a stack of genes on an independent chromosome into sweet sorghum without affecting the host genome. Chromatin used its proprietary mini-chromosome technology to achieve what it describes as a “major milestone” in its programme to develop customised sorghum lines for use as biofuels feedstock. The technology enables large numbers of genes to be added to a plant in a controlled and efficient way, notes David Jessen, Chromatin’s chief technology officer. Chromatin has licensed its proprietary mini-chromosome technology to: Monsanto for use in maize, soybeans, cotton and canola; Dow AgroSciences (maize, soybeans and canola); Syngenta (sugar cane); and Bayer (cotton – Agrow passim).

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