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Plant genome editing made easy: targeted mutagenesis in model and crop plants using the CRISPR/Cas system

Overview of attention for article published in Plant Methods, January 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#8 of 839)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
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2 blogs
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62 tweeters
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6 Facebook pages
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Title
Plant genome editing made easy: targeted mutagenesis in model and crop plants using the CRISPR/Cas system
Published in
Plant Methods, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1746-4811-9-39
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Authors

Khaoula Belhaj, Angela Chaparro-Garcia, Sophien Kamoun, Vladimir Nekrasov

Abstract

Targeted genome engineering (also known as genome editing) has emerged as an alternative to classical plant breeding and transgenic (GMO) methods to improve crop plants. Until recently, available tools for introducing site-specific double strand DNA breaks were restricted to zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs) and TAL effector nucleases (TALENs). However, these technologies have not been widely adopted by the plant research community due to complicated design and laborious assembly of specific DNA binding proteins for each target gene. Recently, an easier method has emerged based on the bacterial type II CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats)/Cas (CRISPR-associated) immune system. The CRISPR/Cas system allows targeted cleavage of genomic DNA guided by a customizable small noncoding RNA, resulting in gene modifications by both non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) and homology-directed repair (HDR) mechanisms. In this review we summarize and discuss recent applications of the CRISPR/Cas technology in plants.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 24 2%
France 8 <1%
United Kingdom 6 <1%
Spain 4 <1%
Netherlands 4 <1%
Germany 4 <1%
Brazil 4 <1%
India 3 <1%
Portugal 2 <1%
Other 33 2%
Unknown 1425 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 365 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 349 23%
Student > Master 221 15%
Student > Bachelor 174 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 64 4%
Other 219 14%
Unknown 125 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 982 65%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 296 20%
Environmental Science 19 1%
Immunology and Microbiology 9 <1%
Computer Science 8 <1%
Other 49 3%
Unknown 154 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 67. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 November 2020.
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#385,770
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Outputs from Plant Methods
#8
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#4,169
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#1
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