Gene editing used to provide herbicide tolerance in Flax

Sauer N.J. et al Plant Physiology (2016) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26864017

While gene editing has found extensive use in fish, mammals, and flies, the use of gene editing techniques in plants without the use of selectable markers has proven more challenging. Sauer et al overcame this barrier by using a single stranded donor oligonucleotide to increase resistance to glyphosate in flax.  Use of gene editing in economically important crops without the use of selectable markers could allow for fewer regulations than traditional genetically modified crops due to the lack of foreign DNA.

Author: Advanced Analytical

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