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Rebelo MF, Afonso LF, Americo JA, da Silva L, Neto JLB, Dondero F, Zhang Q.2018. A sustainable synthetic biology approach for the control of the invasive golden mussel (Limnoperna fortunei)PeerJ Preprints6:e27164v3https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.27164v3
The recent development of the CRISPR-Cas9-based gene drive has created the conditions to seriously consider this technology to solve one of the major environmental challenges in biodiversity conservation i.e. the control of invasive species. There is no efficient control method for golden mussel infestation available so far. Here we discuss the technical and economic feasibility of using a synthetic biology based approach to fight and control the invasive mussel Limnoperna fortunei in South American rivers and reservoirs.
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Supplemental Data S1. Golden mussel disinfestation Business Model Canvas (BMC) description