TALEN-Based Genome Editing in Yeast

  • Ting Li
  • David A. Wright
  • Martin H. Spalding
  • Bing Yang
Chapter
Part of the Fungal Biology book series (FUNGBIO)

Abstract

The development of nuclease-mediated Genome Editing represents a significant technological advance and may prove to be as important as PCR and DNA sequencing. Regardless, this technology puts the power of genome re-orchestration into the hands of research scientists for the first time and may lead to a paradigm shift in many biological fields. We present background information, so the reader has a greater understanding for the basis of this technology. We also discuss TAL effector nuclease (TALEN) as the latest engineered nuclease tool, its implementation and uses and present a yeast-based protocol that may be helpful in transitioning this technology to other fungal species.

Keywords

TAL effector nuclease (TALEN) Zinc finger nuclease Meganuclease Non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) Homologous recombination (HR) Genetic engineering Gene editing Genome editing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ting Li
    • 1
  • David A. Wright
    • 1
  • Martin H. Spalding
    • 1
  • Bing Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Genetics, Development and Cell BiologyIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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