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CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing in Lizards Through Microinjection of Unfertilized Oocytes

By Ashley M. Rasys, Sungdae Park, Rebecca E. Ball, Aaron J. Alcala, James D. Lauderdale, Douglas B. Menke

Posted 31 Mar 2019
bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/591446 (published DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2019.07.089)

CRISPR-cas mediated gene editing has enabled the direct manipulation of gene function in many species. However, the reproductive biology of reptiles presents unique barriers for the use of this technology, and there are currently no reptiles with effective methods for targeted mutagenesis. Here we present a new approach that enables the efficient production of CRISPR-cas induced mutations in Anolis lizards, an important model for studies of reptile evolution and development.

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