A New Paradigm in
Crop Trait Expression:

“Unlocking” Plant Traits On-demand

Helping Crops Do More

GeneNeer’s Superlines are an exciting tool for seed developers and growers, providing greater flexibility and control in expressing plant traits on demand.

Climate-related traits, such as drought tolerance, impose a lot of stress on plant physiology and reduce crop yield when expressed uncontrollably. Using GeneNeer’s technology, these traits will be locked (not expressed) in the seed, and growers will be able to activate the trait on-demand for a limited time (1-2 weeks), by applying an inducer via irrigation or aerial spray; the trait may be reactivated by reapplying inducer, as needed. The activated traits will enhance crops’ resilience to the targeted stress-inducing conditions, by temporarily unlocking the relevant trait gene for a limited period and re-locking it, ensuring optimal crop performance during and after the stress period.

PREPARE

Lock the trait

TRIGGER

Monitor environmental
conditions for
trigger events

ACTIVATE

Activate inducer
application system
with sprays or irrigation
and unlock the trait

REGULATE

Unlock & Re-lock traits
for complete control.

Helping Crops Do More

GeneNeer’s Superlines are an exciting tool for seed developers and growers, providing greater flexibility and control in expressing plant traits on demand.

Climate-related traits, such as drought tolerance, impose a lot of stress on plant physiology and reduce crop yield when expressed uncontrollably. Using GeneNeer’s technology, these traits will be locked (not expressed) in the seed, and growers will be able to activate the trait on-demand for a limited time (1-2 weeks), by applying an inducer via irrigation or aerial spray; the trait may be reactivated by reapplying inducer, as needed. The activated traits will enhance crops’ resilience to the targeted stress-inducing conditions, by temporarily unlocking the relevant trait gene for a limited period and re-locking it, ensuring optimal crop performance during and after the stress period.

PREPARE

Lock the trait

TRIGGER

Monitor environmental
conditions for
trigger events

ACTIVATE

Activate inducer
application system
with sprays or irrigation
and unlock the trait

REGULATE

Unlock & Re-lock traits
for complete control.

Sample Crop Traits:

Drought Tolerance

Herbicide Tolerance

Crop Size

Crop Yield

Virus Resistance

Pest Tolerance

Successful PoCs

GeneNeer’s R&D team has been conducting research to test numerous applications using its Superlines and proprietary methodology and has produced favorable results in multiple areas:  

Drought Tolerance

GeneNeer’s technology was used to induce and activate drought tolerance genes in a model plant. This process was accomplished through genetic engineering (GE) involving genes known to affect drought tolerance.

Introduction of Drought Tolerance Gene
with GeneNeer Technology

Herbicide Tolerance

Herbicide Tolerance

GeneNeer’s platform was successfully employed to lock a trait for herbicide tolerance in the plant and unlock it under induction. When the herbicide was applied to the “locked” plant, the plant was susceptible to the herbicide. However, when the GeneNeer inducer was applied to the plant, unlocking the herbicide resistance trait, the plant was able to survive and thrive, even while exposed to the herbicide. 

Herbicide Tolerance

GeneNeer’s platform was successfully employed to lock a trait for herbicide tolerance in the plant and unlock it under induction. When the herbicide was applied to the “locked” plant, the plant was susceptible to the herbicide. However, when the GeneNeer inducer was applied to the plant, unlocking the herbicide resistance trait, the plant was able to survive and thrive, even while exposed to the herbicide. 

Herbicide Tolerance

Crop Size

A plant size trait was introduced into the plants. While locked, dwarf leaf size was observed, but when the GeneNeer inducer was applied, unlocking the size trait, the plant grew to nearly three times the size of the locked plant in just 3 weeks. 

Crop Size