CRISPR/Cas13 as a Tool for RNA Interference

Zahir Ali, Ahmed Mahas, Magdy M. Mahfouz

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

54 Scopus citations


Almost all biological processes involve RNA, making it crucial to develop tools for manipulation of the transcriptome. The bacterial CRISPR/Cas13 system was recently rewired to facilitate RNA manipulation in eukaryotes, including plants. We discuss here the opportunities and limitations of using CRISPR/Cas13 in plants for various types of RNA manipulation.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)374-378
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 28 2018


Dive into the research topics of 'CRISPR/Cas13 as a Tool for RNA Interference'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this