Grafting on GM root stock can be used to:

  • Benefit from improved characteristics of rootstock (e.g. rooting
    capacity, resistance to soil-borne diseases)
  • Change the gene expression in the scion due to movement of specific proteins and/or RNA from the rootstock leading to new trait
  • Study the movement of macromolecules in the plant and the silencing and expression of genes

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