GTR Unlocks The Secrets Of Delta-9 THC Modulation In Cannabis And Hemp

GTR Unlocks The Secrets Of Delta-9 THC Modulation In Cannabis And Hemp

If you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation EDITOR: Heather Allman PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT GTR UNLOCKS THE SECRETS OF DELTA-9 THC MODULATION IN CANNABIS AND HEMP Growing Together Research Inc. (GTR), a U.S. biotechnology company, today announced expanded research and product development capabilities to modulate the expression of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in C. sativa (Cannabis and Hemp). Earlier this year, GTR and Texas A&M AgriLife Research revealed its partnership had achieved the first known stable transformation and regeneration of multiple THC-free hemp cultivars. The results included validated gene edits that are expected to eliminate or nearly eliminate production of THC and cannabichromene, as well as boost expression of cannabidiol (CBD). The transformed cultivars are expected to be ready for market in the fourth quarter of 2022 and are intended to help American hemp farmers manage the risk of their crop going “hot,” which often requires the grower to destroy the crop or face serious legal repercussions. Based on its demonstrated ability to turn “down” or “off” the genes coding for THC expression, now GTR is applying the same techniques to turn THC expression “up.” GTR will soon commence an effort in collaboration with Canada-based academic and commercial partners to create a cannabis cultivar with enhanced expression of THC. An initial set of high THC cultivars are expected to be created by the third quarter of 2023. The scientific ability to modulate THC expression up and down, referred to as the “Delta-9 Dial,” represents a quantum leap forward in stable gene editing of the cannabis plant, which is notoriously difficult to transform. Importantly, it also further establishes the significant capabilities of GTR’s genomics platform, where producers may choose from a menu of traits to customize their plants’ genetics and optimize their value. The team at GTR…

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