CRISPR-Cpf1: A New Tool for Plant Genome Editing

Syed Shan-e-Ali Zaidi, Magdy M. Mahfouz, Shahid Mansoor

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Clustered regularly interspaced palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-CRISPR-associated proteins (CRISPR-Cas), a groundbreaking genome-engineering tool, has facilitated targeted trait improvement in plants. Recently, CRISPR-CRISPR from Prevotella and Francisella 1 (Cpf1) has emerged as a new tool for efficient genome editing, including DNA-free editing in plants, with higher efficiency, specificity, and potentially wider applications than CRISPR-Cas9.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)550-553
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Issue number7
StatePublished - May 19 2017


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