Exploring the commercial potential of Lytic Polysaccharide Monooxygenases in the control of agricultural pests and disease vectors

Lead Research Organisation: University of York
Department Name: Biology


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Description This was a desk-based study of the commercial relevance and market potential of using newly-identified pathogen LPMO genes as targets for RNAi-based crop protection targets. The report drew very positive conclusions, and encouraged us to apply for follow-on funding to develop this topic.
Exploitation Route We will work on developing small double-stranded RNA based crop protectuion products.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals,Environment