Engineering Plants for Geminivirus Resistance with CRISPR/Cas9 System

Syed Shan-e-Ali Zaidi, Shahid Mansoor, Zahir Ali, Manal Tashkandi, Magdy M. Mahfouz

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

46 Scopus citations


The CRISPR/Cas9 system is an efficient genome-editing platform for diverse eukaryotic species, including plants. Recent work harnessed CRISPR/Cas9 technology to engineer resistance to geminiviruses. Here, we discuss opportunities, emerging developments, and potential pitfalls for using this technology to engineer resistance against single and multiple geminivirus infections in plants.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-281
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 14 2016

Cite this