The patent entails a technology of obtaining a population of mutants generated by in-vitro manipulation of plants. The genetic mechanism of mutagenesis is related to activation of specific retro-transposable elements in in-vitro plants. The claims include protection of the varieties GAL and JAFFA
The technology encompasses expression of a double stranded RNA element in plants that targets a specific gene (col -5) in nematodes. This silencing element abolishes the development of nematodes embryos. The consequence, is complete resistance to plant pathogenic nematodes.
The technology entails expression of specific genes from a unicellular algae that sustains under extreme saline conditions. Plants conferring the genes are highly tolerant to salinity and drought habitats.
The variety ADI is a Cavendish banana encompassing low stature, quick flowering and fruit set, heavy bunch and more fingers per hand.
Patent under review in various parts of the world.