Genome Editing can help the scientist to overcome diseases affecting rice crops and hence allow scientists to improve rice crops.
The information about genome editing was found in an article published on phys.org.
Principal investigator Cornell University Researcher Adam Bogdanove and Jan Leach who is professor of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management at Colorado State University are working on how can be rice crops made disease resistant and tolerance to acidic soil.
About 15% of total rice crop grown in area get destroyed due to diseases.
Genome Editing means we can change the sequence of nitrogenous bases. For understanding purpose, it may be compared to the book in which we can go to any particular chapter, word, can change spelling of a word or can edit a word.
The results of Genome Editing are quick compare to rice plant breeding and also it is more precise than genetic engineering which can be compared as “ inserting particular sentence somewhere at random into book.