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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : (245) Last page : (250)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.4041

Cisgenesis: An Approach for Crop Improvement

Rameshraddy1, Khan, J. A.2, Salimath Mahesh1 and A. G. Shankar1*
1Department of Crop Physiology UAS, GKVK Bengaluru 
2Department of Plant Biotechnology UAS, GKVK Bengaluru
*Corresponding Author E-mail: ambara8@hotmail.com
Received: 13.06.2017  |  Revised: 21.06.2017   |  Accepted: 22.06.2017  


Cisgenesis is a precise science where in genetic modification is by transferring beneficial alleles from crossable species into recipient plant it has additional advantages over traditional breeding / conventional breeding. Cisgenesis can avoid linkage drag, enhance the use of existing alleles. It saves the time to develop variety by combining traditional breeding techniques and modern biotechnology and hence speeds the breeding processes. There are several successful study the utilization of cisgenesis in developing disease resistant crop, quality control, value added to the economic products of many crops perhaps, this technique has its own demerits, hoping that modern techniques will overcome these demerits. Cisgenesis allows plant genome to be modified while remaining plants within the genepool therefore cisgenic plants should not be assessed as transgenic plants.

Key words: Cisgenesis, Allels, Crop, Linkage.

Full Text : PDF; Journal doi : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782

Cite this article: Rameshraddy, Khan, J.A., Mahesh, S. and Shankar, A.G., Cisgenesis: An Approach for Crop Improvement, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(3): 245-250 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.4041