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Engineering plant architecture via CRISPR/Cas9-mediated alteration of strigolactone biosynthesis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Plant Biology, August 2018
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Title
Engineering plant architecture via CRISPR/Cas9-mediated alteration of strigolactone biosynthesis
Published in
BMC Plant Biology, August 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12870-018-1387-1
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Authors

Haroon Butt, Muhammad Jamil, Jian You Wang, Salim Al-Babili, Magdy Mahfouz

Abstract

Precision plant genome engineering holds much promise for targeted improvement of crop traits via unprecedented single-base level control over the genetic material. Strigolactones (SLs) are a key determinant of plant architecture, known for their role in inhibiting shoot branching (tillering). We used CRISPR/Cas9 in rice (Oryza sativa) for targeted disruption of CAROTENOID CLEAVAGE DIOXYGENASE 7 (CCD7), which controls a key step in SL biosynthesis. The ccd7 mutants exhibited a striking increase in tillering, combined with a reduced height, which could be rescued by application of the synthetic SL analog GR24. Striga germination assays and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis showed that root exudates of ccd7 mutants were also SL deficient. Taken together, our results show the potential and feasibility of the use of the CRISPR/Cas9 system for targeted engineering of plant architecture and for elucidating the molecular underpinnings of architecture-related traits.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 96 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 20 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 17%
Student > Master 14 15%
Student > Bachelor 11 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 8 8%
Other 13 14%
Unknown 14 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 49 51%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 21 22%
Environmental Science 1 1%
Chemical Engineering 1 1%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 1%
Other 3 3%
Unknown 20 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 19 September 2018.
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#8,189,644
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#602
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#113,131
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#1
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