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  • A novel platform technology that enables virus resistant plants

    A novel platform technology that enables virus resistant plants

Nexgen Plants Pty Ltd is commercializing a novel platform technology that enables virus resistant plant varieties to be developed for major food, fibre, energy and ornamental crops used around the world.

The cornerstone of the technique is the discovery of a new class of small plant virus RNA molecules (miRNA) involved in modulating a plant defence response to virus attack.

The identification of the new molecules and the associated transgenic, cisgenic and marker assisted breeding methods provide plant breeding companies with the ability to introduce virus resistance into key breeding lines and varieties. This in turn will provide those companies using the technology with a unique competitive advantage that will enhance seed and/or plant sales.