• Efficient deletion of multiple circle RNA loci by CRISPR‐Cas9 reveals Os06circ02797 as a putative sponge for OsMIR408 in rice

    9 days ago - By Wiley

    Abstract
    CRISPR‐Cas9 is an emerging genome editing tool for reverse genetics in plants. However, its application for functional study of non‐coding RNAs in plants is still at its infancy. Despite being a major class of non‐coding RNAs, the biological roles of circle RNAs remains largely unknown in plants. Previous plant circRNA studies have focused on identification and annotation of putative circRNAs, with their functions largely uninvestigated by genetic approaches. Here, we applied a multiplexed CRISPR‐Cas9 strategy to efficiently acquire individual null mutants for four circRNAs in...
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