Create custom RNA binding proteins to regulate chloroplast gene expression

Synthetic biology has allowed the development of molecular tools facilitating the engineering of genomes in living organisms. However, these tools are mainly focused on the manipulation of nuclear genes and genes in organelles such as mitochondria and chloroplasts are still difficult to access. Researchers have demonstrated that it is possible to use synthetic RNA-binding proteins to control the expression of target genes in the chloroplasts of the plant Arabidopsis.
This work was published in the journal Nucleic Acids Research on May 25, 2021.

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