Increasing the expression of trichomes in female flowers (and other organs) in Cannabis plants, resulting in increased cannabinoids

  • Global cultivation of Cannabis has been exponentially increasing
  • Unmet Need: Present approaches for obtaining higher levels of cannabinoids in Cannabis involves conventional breeding which is lengthy and cumbersome
  • The Technology: The discovery of a specific gene in Cannabis directly involved with the development of trichomes makes traditional breeding more effective, and/or allows for the improvement of the plant by other biotechnology methods

Website

https://uconn.flintbox.com/technologies/C1993516EEF4427D9506EA209929F1A4

Potential Applications

  • Cannabis plant growers that desire to increase the production of cannabinoids in the plants
  • Technology can be used either by hemp or marijuana growers

Contact Information

Name: Ana L Fidantsef

Email: ana.fidantsef@uconn.edu

Phone: (860) 486-1353