What is Minichromosomal Technology ?
▪️Perhaps one of the most exciting advents in agriculture technology is coming in a very tiny package.
▪️A minichromosome is a small structure within a cell that includes very little genetic Agr material but can, in layman’s terms, hold a lot of information.
▪️Using minichromosomes, agricultural geneticists can add dozens and perhaps even hundreds of traits to a plant.
▪️These traits can be quite complex, such as drought tolerance and nitrogen use. However, what is most intriguing about minichromosomal technology is that a plant’s original chromosomes are not altered in any way.
▪️That results in faster regulatory approval and wider, faster acceptance from consumers.