Description: Fluorescent protein reporters have been widely used for monitoring the expression of target genes in various engineered organisms. Although a wide range of analytical approaches (e.g., genotyping PCR, digital PCR, DNA sequencing) have been utilized to detect and identify genome editing reagents and transgene expression in genetically modified plants, these methods are usually limited to use in the late stages of plant transformation and can only be used invasively. Here we describe GFP- and eYGFPuv-based strategies and methods for assessing and detecting genome editing reagents and transgene expression in plants, including protoplast transformation, leaf infiltration, and stable transformation. These methods and strategies enable easy, noninvasive screening of genome editing and transgenic events in plants.
Corresponding Member: Xiaohan Yang