Yield10 Bioscience Grants Research License to Monsanto to Evaluate Two Novel Yield Traits in Soybean
Yield10's "Smart Carbon Grid for Plants" advanced metabolic engineering technology platform incorporates sourcing of new metabolic functionality from non-plant systems with sophisticated models of carbon-flux pathways to identify gene targets that enhance carbon capture from photosynthesis and regulate the flow of carbon to seed. Derived from algae, C3003 represents the lead plant trait in this platform. C3004, another platform trait, is believed to play a role in carbon partitioning. Monsanto plans to conduct research with C3003 and C3004 individually and in combination to evaluate the effectiveness of the trait stack.
"The early development work with C3003 and C3004 in oilseeds and the mechanisms are very interesting, and we are excited to have the opportunity to explore the potential of these yield traits in soybean," said
"Monsanto is a worldwide leader in soybean research, and we are pleased that they have chosen Yield10 and our novel C3003 and C3004 traits for integration into their soybean program," said
Soybean is an oilseed crop used for animal feed, food, and food additives. It is the second highest value agricultural crop in
Background on Novel Yield Gene Trait C3003
Yield10's C3003 novel yield gene trait is part of a system in algae that enables carbon fixation in low CO2 environments and appears to be a unique gene that impacts photorespiration, a biochemical pathway in C3 photosynthetic plants which is responsible for significant losses in yield. The purpose of increased seed yield is to enable farmers to increase the productivity of their land. Yield10 is progressing the introduction of C3003 as well as improvements to the C3003 trait, in Camelina, canola, soybean and rice, and expects to report additional results from a number of these activities throughout 2017 and 2018.
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