About this Research Topic
This Research Topic welcomes high-quality manuscripts (research papers, review articles or others) focusing on, but not limited to:
-Utilization of next-generation sequencing in research and diagnosis of plant viruses, viroids, plant viral satellites, fungal viruses and green algae viruses.
-Direct targeting of specific nucleotide sites of plant ssDNA viruses and viroids by the latest state-of-the art CRISPR-based genome editing technologies to enable the fast introduction of efficient resistance against infection by these pathogens
-Targeting sites of specific plant genes such as elF4E gene or elf (iso) 4E gene by CRISPR-Cas editing to develop plants resistant to ssRNA viruses.
-Since the CRISPR-Cas systems have been utilized recently for detection of human DNA and ssRNA viruses in a single reaction by visual read out in less than 1.5 h, multitarget DNA or RNA tests by the CRISPR-Cas systems have a good potential for their application as rapid and accurate diagnostic assays for plant viruses and viroids which will revolutionize the identification and detection method of these pathogens.
Keywords: Next-generation sequencing, genome editing, CRISPR-Cas systems, plant viruses, viroids
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