RNA-Guided CRISPR-Cas9 System for Removal of Microbial Pathogens

  • Gargi Bhattacharjee
  • Khushal Khambhati
  • Vijai SinghEmail author


CRISPR-Cas9 technology has been cherished and well appreciated by the scientific community. The popularity of CRISPR-Cas9 technology is because it provides simple and efficient directions for genome engineering with feasible applications in a broad range of organisms. It stands to reason that the development of CRISPR-Cas9 is probably among the greatest revolution in the field of molecular biology, ever since the discovery of PCR. Genome engineering of microbes and other organisms may open up newer avenues to achieve a dynamic ecosystem. In this chapter, research on the use of CRISPR-Cas9 technology as an anti-phytopathogenic arsenal has been highlighted. Furthermore, the engineered organism developed using CRISPR-Cas9 technology has also been explained. Besides the applicative side, the background and molecular mechanisms of the CRISPR-Cas9 system have been mentioned and explained thoroughly.


CRISPR-Cas9 Genome editing Fungi Parasite Bacteria Virus Agro-ecosystem 



This work was supported by Puri Foundation for Education in India.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gargi Bhattacharjee
    • 1
  • Khushal Khambhati
    • 1
  • Vijai Singh
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Biological Sciences and BiotechnologyInstitute of Advanced ResearchGandhinagarIndia
  2. 2.Department of Biosciences, School of SciencesIndrashil UniversityGujaratIndia

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