CRISPR/Cas9-mediated targeted mutagenesis of GmSPL9 genes alters plant architecture in soybean.
Bao Aili, Chen Haifeng, Chen Limiao, Chen Shuilian, Hao Qingnan, Guo Wei, Qiu Dezhen, Shan Zhihui, Yang Zhonglu, Yuan Songli, Zhang Chanjuan, Zhang Xiaojuan, Liu Baohui, Kong Fanjiang, Li Xia, Zhou Xinan, Tran Lam-Son Phan, Cao Dong
BMC plant biology
The plant architecture has significant effects on grain yield of various crops, including soybean (Glycine max), but the knowledge on optimization of plant architecture in order to increase yield potential is still limited. Recently, CRISPR/Cas9 system has revolutionized genome editing, and has been widely utilized to edit the genomes of a diverse range of crop plants.