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Table 6 Genome-editing in plants for industrial utilization (1996–May 2018)

From: What is the available evidence for the range of applications of genome-editing as a new tool for plant trait modification and the potential occurrence of associated off-target effects: a systematic map

Plant Developer, producer, country Trait Specification Technological specification References
Pennycress Illinois State University, USA Product quality Altered oil composition CRISPR/Cas9 SDN1 [165]
Poplar University of Georgia, USA Product quality Stem wood discoloration due to lignin reduction CRISPR/Cas9 SDN1 [166]
Potato Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden Product quality Improved starch quality CRISPR/Cas9 SDN1 [167]
Sugarcane University of Florida, USA Product quality Reduced lignin content TALENs SDN1 [168, 169]
Switchgrass Noble Research Institute, USA Product quality Reduced lignin content CRISPR/Cas9 [170]
Tobacco North Carolina State University, USA Product quality Reduced nicotine content Meganucleases SDN1 [171]
  1. CRISPR/Cas9 Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats/CRISPR associated protein 9, TALENs Transcription Activator-Like Effector Nucleases, SDN Site directed nucleases