Type: Chapter

Genome editing of barley

Authors

Martin Becker

Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)

Goetz Hensel

Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)

Publication date:

05 July 2020

ID: 9781786768124

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Description

Although barley is of great importance for the brewing and animal feed industries and is regarded as a model for small grain cereals, only a few results on targeted gene modification using CRISPR/Cas endonuclease technology have been published to date. In this chapter, the frontiers and achievements of the currently used techniques in barley genome modification are discussed.

Table of contents

1 Introduction
2 Expression systems used for targeted mutagenesis
3 Enhancing plant development and performance
4 Molecular understanding of resistance against plant pathogens
5 Targeted mutagenesis for molecular farming purposes
6 Conclusion
7 Where to look for further information
8 References