Von Genen zu Chromosomen: Pflanzenzüchtung mit CRISPR-CAS


Using the CRISPR-Cas system, it has been possible to introduce different kinds of mutations in single or multiple genes for trait improvement in crops. Last year, for the first time, the CRISPR-Cas-mediated induction of different kinds of targeted heritable chromosomal rearrangements has been achieved in plants. This novel application has the potential to revolutionize plant breeding as genetic exchange and
 inkage drag are now becoming controllable in a targeted manner.