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Applications of multiplex genome editing in higher plants.

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Multiplex genome editing involves the simultaneous targeting of multiple related or unrelated targets. The latter is most straightforward using the CRISPR/Cas9 system because multiple gRNAs can be delivered either as independent expression cassettes with their own promoters or as polycistronic transcripts processed into mature gRNAs by endogenous or introduced nucleases. Multiplex genome editing in plants initially focused on input traits such as herbicide resistance, but has recently expanded to include hormone biosynthesis and perception, metabolic engineering, plant development and molecular farming, with more than 100 simultaneous targeting events reported. Usually the coding region is targeted but recent examples also include promoter modifications to generate mutants with varying levels of gene expression.

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Name: Current opinion in biotechnology
ISSN: 1879-0429
Pages: 93-102

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