Jake Z. Jacobs

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Application of the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system in the model organism Schizosaccharomyces pombe has been hampered by the lack of constructs to express RNA of arbitrary sequence. Here we present expression constructs that use the promoter/leader RNA of K RNA (rrk1) and a ribozyme to produce the targeting guide RNA. Together with constitutive expression(More)
Long terminal repeat (LTR) retrotransposons are an abundant class of genomic parasites that replicate by insertion of new copies into the host genome. Fungal LTR retrotransposons prevent mutagenic insertions through diverse targeting mechanisms that avoid coding sequences, but conserved principles guiding their target site selection have not been(More)
Endospore formation by Bacillus subtilis is a complex and dynamic process. One of the major challenges of sporulation is the assembly of a protective, multilayered, proteinaceous spore coat, composed of at least 70 different proteins. Spore coat formation can be divided into two distinct stages. The first is the recruitment of proteins to the spore surface,(More)
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