Editor's choice: plant genome editing

In light of the current predictions on climate change and food shortages, there is a high demand for plant varieties that contribute towards a sustainable future. Genome editing allows for the targeted and precise mutation of the genome, and is a valuable tool to generate high-value plant varieties that can be further explored in agriculture and industry. This collection showcases advances in plant genome editing research, recently published in Scientific Reports, including technical advances and applications with potential commercial interest.

Plant leaf with vasculature dyed in red

Technical advances

Plant resistance

Food quality