Carotenoid Biofortification of Crops in the CRISPR Era

Xiongjie Zheng, Hendrik N.J. Kuijer, Salim Al-Babili

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Carotenoids are micronutrients important for human health. The continuous improvements in clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-based genome-editing techniques make rapid, DNA/transgene-free and targeted multiplex genetic modification a reality, thus promising to accelerate the breeding and generation of ‘golden’ staple crops. We discuss here the progress and future prospects of CRISPR/Cas9 applications for carotenoid biofortification.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)857-860
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Dec 29 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biotechnology


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