A gene editing revolution is underway in plant systems
Are you aware that the CRISPR-Cas9 system can be used for successful gene editing in plants? CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing has been demonstrated in a wide range plants from the small flower Arabidopsis (Fauser, 2014) to fruit trees (Malnoy, 2016). Additionally, DNA-free methods have been developed to minimize unwanted integration and generate scar-free gene-edited organisms (Woo, 2015 and Svitashev, 2016).
Research in this field is already leading to the development of drought-resistant plants that can assist with food production in harder-to-farm regions (Shi, 2016)!
Check out our reading list of selected publications that feature different plant species and methods of delivery.
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List of publications demonstrating CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing in a variety of different plant species.
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