Highly Efficient Genome Modifications Mediated by CRISPR/Cas9 in Drosophila
We report that Cas9/gRNA mediates efficient genetic modifications in Drosophila. Through targeting seven loci, we achieved a germline efficiency of up to 100%. Genes in both heterochromatin and euchromatin can be modified efficiently. Thus the Cas9/gRNA system is an attractive tool for rapid disruption of essentially any gene in Drosophila.
- Received May 31, 2013.
- Accepted June 28, 2013.
- Copyright © 2013 by the Genetics Society of America