Genome editing weds CRISPR: what is in it for phytoremediation?
Department of Environmental Sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
- Subject Areas
- Agricultural Science, Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Genomics, Plant Science
- Genomics, CRISPR, phytoremediation
- © 2016 Basharat et al.
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- 2016. Genome editing weds CRISPR: what is in it for phytoremediation? PeerJ Preprints 4:e2034v1 https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.2034v1
CRISPR has transformed the genome editing process. CRISPR could be used to modify and regulate phenomenon of our interest in organisms from all three domains of life. Applications of CRISPR mediated precision genome engineering are immense and we are optimistic that it marks the dawn of a remarkable era of genome reprogrammed achievements. In this perspective piece, we postulate how the scientific breakthrough of CRISPR-Cas9 facilitated genome engineering could help in achieving sustainable environmental cleanup via phytoremediation.
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