Ceratitis

CRISPR to go – a guide to gene editing Tephritid flies at remote facilities

Sim et al. (2018) recently published a paper in Insect Molecular Biology describing CRISPR/Cas 9 methods for gene editing in three genera of Tephritid fruit flies: Anastrepha, Bactrocera, and Ceratitis. CRISPR/Cas9 allows for targeted gene editing through homology driven repair […]

DNA-free genome editing in the agricultural pest Ceratitis capitata

The genome editing revolution creates new opportunities to improve pest management strategies, yet biosafety concerns over off-target effects and the use of foreign DNA present roadblocks to the development of modified organisms destined for field use. In a recent addition […]