Genome-editing techniques are promising tools in plant breeding. To facilitate a more comprehensive understanding of the use of genome editing, EU-SAGE developed an interactive, publicly accessible online database of genome-edited crop plants as described in peer-reviewed scientific publications.
The aim of the database is to inform interested stakeholder communities in a transparent manner about the latest evidence about the use of genome editing in crop plants. Different elements including the plant species, traits, techniques, and applications can be filtered in this database.
Regarding the methodology, a literature search in the bibliographic databases and web pages of governmental agencies was conducted using predefined queries in English. Identifying research articles in other languages was not possible due to language barriers. Patents were not screened.
Peer-reviewed articles were screened for relevance and were included in the database based on pre-defined criteria. The main criterium is that the research article should describe a research study of any crop plant in which a trait has been introduced that is relevant from an agricultural and/or food/feed perspective. The database does neither give information on the stage of development of the crop plant, nor on the existence of the intention to develop the described crop plants to be marketed.
This database will be regularly updated. Please contact us via the following webpage in case you would like to inform us about a new scientific study of crops developed for market-oriented agricultural production as a result of genome editing

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Traits related to biotic stress tolerance

Viral resistance: Increased resistance against watermelon mosaic virus (WMV), papaya ringspot virus (PRSV), and zucchini yellow mosaic virus (ZYMV).
(Fidan et al., 2023)
Akdeniz University
Research and Development Department AD ROSSEN Seeds, Turkey

Traits related to improved food/feed quality

Enhanced fatty acid composition: high oleic acid content. High oleic sunflower is desirable because of health benefits and industrial use.
(Uslu et al., 2022)
Marmara University
Gebze Technical University, Turkey

Traits related to increased plant yield and growth

Altering leaf inclination angle which has the potential to elevate yield in high-density plantings.
( Brant et al., 2022 )
University of Florida
DOE Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation, USA
Kastamonu University, Turkey

Traits related to industrial utilization

Manipulation of the biosynthesis of bioactive compound alkaloids. Poppy produces many benzylisoquinoline alkaloids (BIAs) used in biomedicines.
( Alagoz et al., 2016 )
Cankiri Karatekin University
Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey
Conversion of hulled into naked barley.
( Gasparis et al., 2018 )
National Research Institute
Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW), Poland
Generating male sterility lines (MLS) and enhanced tolerance against drought stress. Using MLS in hybrid seed production reduces costs and ensures high purity of the varieties because it does not produce pollen and has exserted stigmas.
( Secgin et al., 2022 )
Ondokuz Mayıs University
Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University
Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey
Agricultural Research Center (ARC), Egypt
Male sterility: mutants did not produce pollen and induced a parthenocarpic fruit set.
(Gökdemir et al., 2022)
Ondokuz Mayıs University
Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkey

Traits related to product color/flavour

Color modification due to reduced anthocyanin accumulation.
( Klimek-Chodacka et al., 2018 )
University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
East Carolina University
University of Maryland, USA