This series of two-page briefs highlights some of the new technologies and processes available, in order to inspire practitioners and policy-makers to put them to use. This Showcase outlines 'Clean-gene technology', described as a safe way to genetically modify crops. This means that crops do not carry what are called 'selectable marker genes', such as genes resistant to antibiotics or herbicides. The clean-gene technology has great potential for Asian and African research programmes that aim to improve rice by genetic methods.
For further information on the research described in this Showcase, see also this output.