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Fig. 1 | Plant Methods

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From: A highly efficient ligation-independent cloning system for CRISPR/Cas9 based genome editing in plants

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Construction and schematic of plasmid. a pEn-Chimera-ccdB. A cassette consisting of chloramphenicol resistance gene (CmR) and the ccdB gene was PCR-amplified and inserted between the AtU6-26(P) promoter and the sgRNA of pEn-Chimera [22] using the In-Fusion® HD cloning strategy as described in “Methods” section. Plasmid pEn-Chimera-ccdB is used as template in PCR for fusing the 20-nucleotide protospacer sequence to the AtU6-26 promoter and sgRNA. Using the ccdB gene virtually eliminated any background colonies, which could arise due to incomplete digestion of pEn-Chimera using the restriction enzymes-based cloning method. b pDe-Cas9-D10A-2 gRNA: Schematic illustration of pDe-Cas9-D10A after two gRNA constructs, gRNA1 and gRNA2, are directly cloned in this vector using the In-Fusion® HD cloning system. c pUC57GW: this is an in-house constructed Gateway®-compatible Entry vector, which, in contrast to commonly used Gateway® Entry/DONR vectors, contains the ccdB and Chloranphenicol (CmR) resistance genes. This unique design allows efficient cloning of gRNAs constructs in this vector using the In-Fusion® HD cloning system without any background colonies. Please see “Methods” and “Results” section for details

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