CRISPR-mediated knockout of cardinal and cinnabar eye pigmentation genes in the western tarnished plant bugC. C. Heu, R. J. Gross, K. P. Le, D. M. LeRoy, B. Fan, J. J. Hull, C. S. Brent and J. A. Fabrick, Scientific Reports, 12. 2022.
The western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus, is a key hemipteran pest of numerous agricultural, horticultural, and industrial crops in the western United States and Mexico. A lack of genetic tools in L. hesperus hinders progress in functional genomics and in developing ...
Keywords: agriculture, Cas 9, CRISPR, gene drive synthetic, hesperus, Lygus