CRISPR-Cas12a-Assisted Recombineering in Yersinia pestis

  • Juping Zhao
  • Yicheng SunEmail author
Part of the Springer Protocols Handbooks book series (SPH)


Recombineering is an efficient in vivo genetic engineering method that is used in bacteria. CRISPR-Cas12a, a new type of the CRISPR-Cas system, can be used to assist recombineering in bacteria. CRISPR-Cas12a-assisted recombineering allows for the precise genetic manipulation of the bacterial chromosome using double- and single-stranded linear DNA substrates. Here we describe how to use CRISPR-Cas12a-assisted recombineering methods to create gene knockouts, deletions, insertions, and point mutations in Yersinia pestis.

Key words

CRISPR-Cas Recombineering Yersinia pestis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MOH Key Laboratory of Systems Biology of Pathogens, Institute of Pathogen BiologyChinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical CollegeBeijingChina

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