CRISPR Crops: Plant Genome Editing Toward Disease Resistance
Annual Review of Phytopathology

2018 - Vol. 56 - pag. 479-512
Authors: Thorsten Langner, Sophien Kamoun, and Khaoula Belhaj
Genome editing by sequence-specific nucleases (SSNs) has revolutionized biology by enabling targeted modifications of genomes. Although routine plant genome editing emerged only a few years ago, we are already witnessing the first applications to improve disease resistance. In particular, CRISPR-Cas9 has democratized the use of genome editing in plants thanks to the ease and robustness of this method. Here, we review the recent developments in plant genome editing and its application to enhancing disease resistance against plant pathogens. In the future, bioedited disease resistant crops will become a standard tool in plant breeding.