CRISPR/Cas Genome Editing in Filamentous Fungi

Biochemistry (Mosc). 2021 Jan;86(Suppl 1):S120-S139. doi: 10.1134/S0006297921140091.


The review describes the CRISPR/CAS system and its adaptation for the genome editing in filamentous fungi commonly used for production of enzyme complexes, enzymes, secondary metabolites, and other compounds used in industrial biotechnology and agriculture. In the second part of this review, examples of the CRISPR/CAS technology application for improving properties of the industrial strains of fungi from the Trichoderma, Aspergillus, Penicillium, and other genera are presented. Particular attention is given to the efficiency of genome editing, as well as system optimization for specific industrial producers.

PMID:33827404 | DOI:10.1134/S0006297921140091

Source: Industry