Imperial College London

DrTonyNolan

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Honorary Senior Lecturer
 
 
 
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Mrs Lucy Collyns +44 (0)20 7594 5395

 
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Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Kyrou:2018:10.1038/nbt.4245,
author = {Kyrou, K and Hammond, AM and Galizi, R and Kranjc, N and Burt, A and Beaghton, AK and Nolan, T and Crisanti, A},
doi = {10.1038/nbt.4245},
journal = {Nature Biotechnology},
pages = {1062--1066},
title = {A CRISPR-Cas9 gene drive targeting doublesex causes complete population suppression in caged Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nbt.4245},
volume = {36},
year = {2018}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - In the human malaria vector Anopheles gambiae, the gene doublesex (Agdsx) encodes two alternatively spliced transcripts, dsx-female (AgdsxF) and dsx-male (AgdsxM), that control differentiation of the two sexes. The female transcript, unlike the male, contains an exon (exon 5) whose sequence is highly conserved in all Anopheles mosquitoes so far analyzed. We found that CRISPR–Cas9-targeted disruption of the intron 4–exon 5 boundary aimed at blocking the formation of functional AgdsxF did not affect male development or fertility, whereas females homozygous for the disrupted allele showed an intersex phenotype and complete sterility. A CRISPR–Cas9 gene drive construct targeting this same sequence spread rapidly in caged mosquitoes, reaching 100% prevalence within 7–11 generations while progressively reducing egg production to the point of total population collapse. Owing to functional constraint of the target sequence, no selection of alleles resistant to the gene drive occurred in these laboratory experiments. Cas9-resistant variants arose in each generation at the target site but did not block the spread of the drive.
AU - Kyrou,K
AU - Hammond,AM
AU - Galizi,R
AU - Kranjc,N
AU - Burt,A
AU - Beaghton,AK
AU - Nolan,T
AU - Crisanti,A
DO - 10.1038/nbt.4245
EP - 1066
PY - 2018///
SN - 1087-0156
SP - 1062
TI - A CRISPR-Cas9 gene drive targeting doublesex causes complete population suppression in caged Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes
T2 - Nature Biotechnology
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nbt.4245
UR - http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000450374000019&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=1ba7043ffcc86c417c072aa74d649202
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/64952
VL - 36
ER -