Comprendre les enjeux de l'agriculture

Researchers from the University of Zurich are soon to succeed in inducing asexual reproduction in cultivated plants (apomixis), allowing for the activation of plant multiplication without fertilization, thus offering the possibility to produce desired plant varieties more efficiently. They have discovered a signal that triggers the multiplication of plants without fertilization.

This method could allow for the easy multiplication of plant varieties with desired properties via seed clones. The discovery could pave the way for introducing apomixis into crops, offering widespread access to hybrid seeds for small farmers. The targeted activation of plant multiplication without fertilization could revolutionize agriculture by improving crop productivity and resilience.


Source: Rural 21