CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2019, Victoria Falls, AP 36
Mutations of phytochelatin synthase (PCS) genes by CRISPR/Cas9 reduce accumulation of cadmium in tobacco leaves
KT&G Research Institute, Daejeon, South Korea
Cadmium (Cd) is classified as a Class 1 “known human carcinogen” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Cd accumulation in crop plants including tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) can lead to human exposure. Cd is a non-essential heavy...