Phenotypic novelty by CRISPR in plants

Dev Biol. 2018 Mar 15;435(2):170-175. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2018.01.015. Epub 2018 Jan 31.


Genome editing by CRISPR is now routinely used in plant biology for unravelling gene functions and improving agronomical traits. CRISPR opens up the possibility of genome manipulations which would have been unthinkable a few years ago. In this perspective, we discuss and suggest CRISPR-mediated approaches for steering plant development, also highlighting potential challenges.

Keywords: Allelic variation; CRISPR-Cas9; Epigenome; Plant biotechnology; Plant development; Proteostasis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Alleles
  • CRISPR-Cas Systems*
  • DNA Shuffling
  • Epigenomics
  • Gene Editing / methods*
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Plant
  • Gene Knockout Techniques
  • Genes, Plant*
  • INDEL Mutation
  • Phenotype
  • Plants / genetics*
  • Plants, Genetically Modified*
  • Ploidies
  • Protein Processing, Post-Translational
  • Recombinational DNA Repair