Gene editing in Drosophila suzukii

In a recent article in CRISPR Journal we describe Drosophila suzukii (spotted wing drosophila) strains that express Cas9 and sgRNAs for efficient gene editing. This work could lead to improved strains for genetic control of this invasive pest of soft-skinned fruits. This was in collaboration with Omar Akbari’s lab at UC San Diego.

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