TALEN-Mediated mutagenesis and genome editing

Chun Hang Ma, Yi Chen, Patrick R. Blackburn, Stephen C. Ekker

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Transcription activator-like effectors (TALEs) are important genomic tools with customizable DNA-binding motifsfor locus-specific modifications. In particular, TALE nucleases or TALENs have been successfully used in the zebrafish model system to introduce targeted mutations via repair of double-stranded breaks (DSBs) either through nonhomologous end joining (NHEJ) or by homology-directed repair (HDR) and homology-independent repair in the presence of a donor template. Compared with other customizable nucleases, TALENs offer high binding specificity and fewer sequence constraints in targeting the genome, with comparable mutagenic activity. Here, we describe a detailed in silico design tool for zebrafish genome editing for TALENs and CRISPR/Cas9 custom restriction enzymes using Mojo Hand 2.0 software.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Customized nucleases
  • FusX
  • Genome editing
  • Golden Gate
  • Zebrafish

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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