Scientists Successfully Develop Low Nicotine Tobacco with Genetic Modification

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Scientists Successfully Develop Low Nicotine Tobacco with Genetic Modification
Scientists in Novosibirsk, Russia have developed low-nicotine tobacco through gene modification, with positive potential effects on human health.

According to a report from the Russian media outlet on January 31st, scientists in Novosibirsk have successfully developed tobacco with low nicotine content. After years of research and development, this project has finally achieved results. These researchers were able to create genetically stable tobacco varieties by transforming the plants.


According to these scientists, synthetic genes in tobacco are intricately linked to the plant's vital life processes. By modifying these genes, they have observed a heritable decrease in nicotine levels in tobacco.


Scientist Sofia Gerasimova has announced that they have successfully modified tobacco to genetically reduce its nicotine content. Throughout the development of this project, researchers have developed and applied for two patents related to decreasing the nicotine levels in tobacco.


These improved tobacco plants not only serve as the foundation for feeding insects in cultivation, but also have the potential to have positive effects on the human body. In light of this, researchers express great confidence.


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