Gene Editing in Primary Cells of Cattle and Pig

  • Petra Vochozkova
  • Kilian Simmet
  • Eva-Maria Jemiller
  • Annegret Wünsch
  • Nikolai KlymiukEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1961)


Gene Editing by CRISPR/Cas has revolutionized many aspects of biotechnology within a short period of time. This is also true for the genetic manipulation of livestock species, but their specific challenges such as the lack of stem cells, the limited proliferative capacity of primary cells, and the genetic diversity of the pig and cattle populations need consideration when CRISPR/Cas is applied. Here we present guidelines for CRISPRing primary cells in pig and cattle, with a specific focus on testing gRNA in vitro, on generating single cell clones, and on identifying modifications in single cell clones.

Key words

CRISPR/Cas Primary cells gRNA Single cell clones 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petra Vochozkova
    • 1
  • Kilian Simmet
    • 1
  • Eva-Maria Jemiller
    • 1
  • Annegret Wünsch
    • 1
  • Nikolai Klymiuk
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute for Molecular Animal Breeding and BiotechnologyLMU MunichMunichGermany

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