"The trends seen in our greenhouse data on second generation C3003 provide further validation for our approach to increasing yield in crops, and build on the field test data we recently reported for the first generation trait showing significant increases in seed yield," said
Stable Camelina seed lines expressing the second generation yield trait gene C3003 were grown and evaluated in a greenhouse study. The best performing Camelina line produced up to a 24 percent increase in seed yield (seed weight per plant), while maintaining a typical individual seed weight compared to control plants. The Company noted that results from greenhouse studies are indicative of trends, and that further field tests will be needed to verify the results.
"Our initial greenhouse results on second generation C3003 are very encouraging and warrant further study under field test conditions," said
Background on the Novel Yield Trait Gene C3003
Yield10's "Smart Carbon Grid for Plants" technology platform focuses on identifying gene targets that enhance carbon capture from photosynthesis and regulate the flow of carbon to seed. C3003 represents the lead trait in this platform. C3003 appears to be a very unique gene that impacts photorespiration, a biochemical pathway in C3 photosynthetic plants which is responsible for significant losses in yield. Yield10 is progressing the introduction of the C3003 gene trait and improvements to the C3003 trait, such as the second generation trait, in Camelina, canola, soybean and rice, and expects to disclose additional results from a number of these activities throughout 2017.
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