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Manipulation of Gene Function in Mexican Cavefish

Manipulation of Gene Function in Mexican Cavefish

Article doi: 10.3791/59093
April 22nd, 2019

Summary April 22nd, 2019

We describe approaches for the manipulation of genes in the evolutionary model system Astyanax mexicanus. Three different techniques are described: Tol2-mediated transgenesis, targeted manipulation of the genome using CRISPR/Cas9, and knockdown of expression using morpholinos. These tools should facilitate the direct investigation of genes underlying the variation between surface- and cave-dwelling forms.

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