TechConnect Innovation Program

Process for the regeneration of Agave salmiana via indirect organogenesis

Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

The invention is a process for generation of callus cells and generating plantlets from salmiana explants, in order to create a mass production of plants and provide a platform for future improvements on the molecular level.

Primary Application Area: Biotech & Biological Sciences

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 7

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: This technology describes a regeneration process as a useful tool to micropropagate agave plant with unique characteristics as to produce identical clones within lower time and more regenerated plants. Also it allows us to perform genetic improvement in callus cells in vitro to select the variants of agronomic interest.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 714

Website: www.itesm.mx

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners