Streamlining CRISPR delivery to plants

Jones B, Shueh SY, Soni K and Lyu W

University of Sydney, School of Life and Environmental Sciences.

Developments in gene editing technologies have the potential to transform the way we research and improve our production plant species. The recalcitrance of crop species and elite cultivars to transformation and regeneration from explants and tissue cultured cells, however, continues to pose a significant bottleneck in the implementation of gene editing technologies in agriculturally important species. We are exploring ways of delivering CRISPR/Cas technologies to crop and model plant species in order to overcome these persistent difficulties.