Breeding Tobacco for Health
The Newcotiana project aims to modify the composition and, therefore, the use we make of tobacco plants, enriching them with substances of high added value. For this, the Newcotiana scientists will employ highly precise breeding technologies, such as the CRISPR technique, and apply them to breeding cultivated tobacco and its relative species N. benthamiana as improved biofactories. In this way, it is intended to revalue the traditional cultivation of tobacco and, at the same time, to improve our manufacturing capacity for health-related bioproducts, such as vaccines, antibodies and other important small molecules with health-promoting properties.
Latest news: Newcotiana partners release the genome of the biofactory plant N. benthamiana for fighting COVID-19 pandemic. More information at: https://nbenth.com
Tobacco; Molecular Farming; CRISPR; New Plant Breeding Techniques. We receive funding from @EU_H2020 Res&Innov Pgrm; tweets reflect only views of project owner
How tobacco is being used to fight COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pZFu_ioyOA
Watch the 4 min. Futuris TV feature about @Newcotiana potential contribution to produce CoVId-19 vaccines in @euronews https://www.euronews.com/2020/05/25/powerful-properties-how-tobacco-is-being-used-to-fight-covid-19 @IBMCP @giulianolab1 @Lomonossoff_Lab @BioFaction
How tobacco is being used to fight COVID-19? Watch our collaboration with @euronewsknwldge https://www.euronews.com/2020/05/25/powerful-properties-how-tobacco-is-being-used-to-fight-covid-19 @NewcotianaP (spoiler alert: not by smoking it)
Il progetto euroepeo @NewcotianaP ha trasformato una particolare varietà di tabacco in una biofabbrica per produrre molecole su misura tra cui, si spera, un vaccino contro il #COVID19. Reportage di @@rosminow, versione italiana di @falena #Futuris https://it.euronews.com/2020/05/25/piante-di-tabacco-modificate-geneticamente-per-combattere-il-coronavirus?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1590439464