- Can we build better systems? Can we go from the Wright Brothers to a Boeing 747?
- Notes from PlantSynBio19 Day 2
- Introducing iGEM UIUC
- Rob and Rubisco: directed evolution of photosynthesis
- The promise and perils of synthetic biology
- The Era of Editing
- CRISPR for future food
- Plants Developed by New Genetic Modification Techniques—Comparison of Existing Regulatory Frameworks in the EU and Non-EU Countries
- Careers in Plant Synthetic Biology Part I: Introducing the modern steam mill
- Careers in Plant Synthetic Biology Part II: Computational Synthetic Biology
- Careers in Plant Synthetic Biology Part III: Using and Running a DNA Foundry
- Careers in SynBio: Startup companies
- Synthetic Biology: Improving Photosynthesis
- CRISPR-DERIVED PLANT RESISTANCE TO RNA VIRUSES
- A metabolic bypass increases crop productivity
- MANIPULATION OF PHOTORESPIRATION H-PROTEIN LEADS TO INCREASED BIOMASS IN TOBACCO PLANTS
- The Sainsbury Laboratory Golden Gate Cloning Tutorial
- Plant genetic editing – a green synbio future?
- Rise of The Plant Machines
- From Plough to Pipette – Tools for Crop Development
- Plant SynBio: Feynman and Flowers
CRISPR-DERIVED PLANT RESISTANCE TO RNA VIRUSES
From The Legume Laboratory
Using cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) and tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) as the two RNA viruses to be targeted, the researchers took the Cas9 protein from Francisella novicida (FnCas9) and used it in combination with guide RNAs directed toward a variety of targets within the CMV and TMV genomes, then assessed whether the construct had any effect of infection rates and severity compared to control plants. This blog discusses the article in more detail.