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The repositorium is a searchable database that provides data on relevant articles from journals, company web pages and web pages of governmental agencies about studies/applications of genome-editing in model plants and agricultural crops in the period January 1996 to May 2018. Search options are article type, technique, plant, traits or free text. The repositorium is based on the systematic map of Dominik Modrzejewski et al., published in the journal environmental evidence. (Download article PDF).

CRISPR/Cas9-mediated efficient targeted mutagenesis in grape in the first generation

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Journal Article / 2018


Wang, Xianhang; Tu, Mingxing; Wang, Dejun; Liu, Jianwei; Li, Yajuan; Li, Zhi; Wang, Yuejin; Wang, Xiping


The clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats-associated protein 9 (CRISPR/ Cas9) system is a powerful tool for editing plant genomes. Efficient genome editing of grape (Vitis vinifera) suspension cells using the type II CRISPR/Cas9 system has been demonstrated; however, it has not been established whether this system can be applied to get biallelic mutations in the first generation of grape. In this current study, we designed four guide RNAs for the VvWRKY52 transcription factor gene for using with the CRISPR/Cas9 system, and obtained transgenic plants via Agrobacterium-mediated transformation, using somatic embryos of the Thompson Seedless cultivar. Analysis of the first-generation transgenic plants verified 22 mutant plants of the 72 T-DNA-inserted plants. Of these, 15 lines carried biallelic mutations and seven were heterozygous. A range of RNA-guided editing events, including large deletions, were found in the mutant plants, while smaller deletions comprised the majority of the detected mutations. Sequencing of potential off-target sites for all four targets revealed no off-target events. In addition, knockout of VvWRKY52 in grape increased the resistance to Botrytis cinerea. We conclude that the CRISPR/Cas9 system allows precise genome editing in the first generation of grape and represents a useful tool for gene functional analysis and grape molecular breeding.

CRISPR/Cas9; editing; genome; grape transformation; Molecular breeding; Vitis vinifera.
Plant Biotechnol J (Plant Biotechnology Journal)
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841 Wang, Xiping
Vitis vinifera CRISPR/Cas9
Resistanc to Botrytis cinerea
Biotic stress tolerance