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Genome Engineering Using TALENs

  • Goetz Hensel
  • Jochen KumlehnEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1900)


Genome engineering involves methods of genetic modification of cells at predefined genomic sites. Here, we used transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs) for the site-directed mutagenesis in barley. Target gene-specific TALEN-encoding expression units were designed and delivered to totipotent cells of either cultivated embryogenic pollen or immature embryos. The analysis of resulting transgenic plants revealed that the described approach allows for the generation of site-specific, heritable mutations at reasonable efficiency.

Key words

Customized endonuclease Nonhomologous end-joining Site-directed mutagenesis Triticeae 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Plant Reproductive BiologyLeibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) GaterslebenSeelandGermany

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