Finally, Archaea Get Their CRISPR-Cas Toolbox

Uri Gophna, Thorsten Allers, Anita Marchfelder

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The majority of archaea encode CRISPR-Cas systems but only a few CRISPR-Cas-based genetic tools have been developed for organisms from this domain. Nayak and Metcalf have harnessed a bacterial Cas9 protein for genome editing in Methanosarcina acetivorans, enabling efficient gene deletion and replacement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)430-432
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2017


  • CRISPR-Cas
  • Cas9
  • HDR
  • MMEJ
  • NHEJ
  • archaea

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology
  • Microbiology


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