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Fig. 2 | Plant Methods

Fig. 2

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

Fig. 2

Overview of In-Fusion enzyme-based cloning of a single sgRNA. a Schematics of the final assembled CRISPR guide RNA cassette, along with the location of primers is shown in the top panel. b Using a set of two universal primers (p1F and g2R) and two sgRNA-specific primers (g1F and p1R), two fragments, A and B, are PCR-amplified using pEN-Chimera-ccdB plasmid as a template that contains AtU6-26(P) promoter and gRNA separated by the ccdB gene (Fig. 1). This PCR incorporates the 20-nt protospacer sgRNA sequence to the 3′ end of AtU6-26 promoter in fragments A, and a 15-bp overlap of the 3′ end of the protospacer sgRNA to the 5′ end of fragment B. c These two fragments are then fused using the In-Fusion® HD cloning kit with the Cas9-containig pDe-Cas9 fragment, which is amplified with primers 3-AvrII and 5-MluI or obtained by digestion with AvrII/MluI restriction enzymes. Alternatively, fragments A and B can also be fused with pUC57GW amplified with primers 3-AvrII and 5-MluI, which contains the attL1 and attL2 sites for subsequent Gateway® LR cloning in a plant expression destination vector that contains R1 and R2 sites such as pDe-Cas9

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