This GENcast is the final installment in a 3-part series on Cas-CLOVER, “the proven alternative to CRISPR/Cas9,” sponsored by Demeetra AgBio. Demeetra has built extensive gene editing know-how, complementing its internally developed as well as globally sourced portfolio of intellectual property, which it transfers to its partners through simple commercial licenses with freedom to operate.
Jack Crawford, CEO of Demeetra, sat down with Dr. Leena Tripathi, Director of the Eastern Africa Hub and Leader of the Biotechnology Program at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), and David Norman, Senior Scientist in the Plant Systems Group at Demeetra.
They discuss how combining advanced gene editing techniques with traditional methods for plant breeding can meet the global challenges of feeding a rapidly growing population. Additionally, they discuss their brief communication in Plant Biotechnology Journal that was published in 2023 demonstrating Cas-CLOVER as an alternative genome-editing tool to CRISPR/Cas9 by targeting MusaPDS in the banana genome.