A growing world population demands greater quantities and higher qualities of agricultural products. Caribou is pursuing accelerated precision breeding strategies to speed up and streamline the processes for the generation of new traits such as drought tolerance and disease resistance to protect plant health, increase crop yields, and develop healthier crops.
The CRISPR-Cas technology is also an important research tool for agricultural biotechnology, providing genetic and genomic analysis capabilities for basic research. As increasing numbers of crop genomes are sequenced, the Caribou technology platform provides a valuable tool to unlock functional and phenotypic information about plants of interest.
In Depth - Agricultural Biotech
Through enhancing plants’ resilience against drought and disease and through breeding crops with higher yields, CRISPR-Cas technology may be a critical tool in fighting the world’s food shortage crisis.