Jyothsna J and Suraj Luthra
The demand for food security is expanding as the world's population expands gradually. It is now urgently necessary to apply cutting-edge technologies to accelerate the pace and scale of our vegetable production. One of the primary components of the global food supply chain is vegetable crops. They have evolved into staple meals in many cultures throughout the world because of their variety, flavour profile, and nutritional value. However, due to their physiology, they are more vulnerable to harm from biotic stress and climate change. Therefore, there is an urgent need for novel kinds with higher yields, greater adaptability, and tolerance to biotic and abiotic stress. Conventional breeding is difficult and, depending on the species, might take over 20 years to generate a new competitive variety since it depends on the genetic variability already existing in the genetic pool. Here is where the variety, usability, and high efficiency of technologies like CRISPR/Cas9 may produce superior outcomes. Genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9 has the potential to profoundly alter how crop development techniques are developed in the near future.
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