The enhancement of plant disease resistance using CRISPR/Cas9 technology

Mohd Azman, Amier Asyraf and Mohammad Fouad Iskandar,, Haziq Iskandar and Muhammad Zaidi Leong, Muhamad Nur Hafiz Leong and Mohd Fauzi, Noor Akhmazillah (2022) The enhancement of plant disease resistance using CRISPR/Cas9 technology. In: CHEMICAL PROCESS AND SUSTAINABILITY IN AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY. Penerbit UTHM, UTHM, pp. 1-12.


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The technologies relating to genome editing have so far progressed rapidly as it has shown the importance of the implementation towards the build up of plan resistance towards pathogens infection. For the past recent years, multiple methods for site directed modification such as clustered regularly interspaced short palindrome repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR�associated protein 9(cas9), zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs) and transcription activator�like effector nucleases (TALENs). Among the example methods, CRISPR/Cas9 has by far produced the best result due to the criteria it possessed such as higher success rate, easier design and implementation, less expensive and more versatile. This chapter will revolve around the CRISPR/Cas9 as how the methods will bring forth the advancement of plant protection against potential diseases. An achievement towards the viral diseases resistant on two main species (Arabidopsis and Nicotiana benthamiana) was highlighted to bring upon discussion. with the viral genome. The modification of crop species such as tomato, wheat, rice and citrus are some of the possible targeted CRISPR/Cas9 modifications.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: CRISPR/Cas9; crop improvement; genome editing; disease resistance; virus
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Chemical Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2022 07:31
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2022 07:31

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