New plant breeding techniques


Intragenesis refers to genetic modification approaches where the use of recombinant DNA fragments is restricted to those derived from sexually compatible species (aka cisgenesis) or from exactly the same species but arranged in new combinations. Intragenics aims to create new combinations of genetic elements (i.e. genes and promoters) coming from its own or related genomes as a method to generate new agronomic traits without introducing exogenous (trans-) genetic elements. The exclusive use of genetic material from the same species or from closely related species capable of sexual hybridization differences these two concepts from transgenesis, where genes and DNA sequences can be moved between any species. Intragenesis strategy seeks higher public acceptance of intragenic/cisgenic crops compared to transgenic crops.