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Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) is a prokaryotic adaptive immune response that provides immunity against foreign nucleic acids, such as viral DNA and bacterial plasmids, through the use of crRNAs (CRISPR RNAs) and associated Cas genes.

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CRISPR

Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeatrepeats (CRISPR) is a prokaryotic adaptive immune response that provides immunity against foreign nucleic acids, such as viral DNA and bacterial plasmids, through the use of crRNAs (CRISPR RNAs) and associated cas genes.

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Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeatrepeats (CRISPR) is a prokaryotic adaptive immune response that provides immunity against foreign nucleic acidsnucleic acids, such as viral DNAviral DNA and bacterial plasmidsplasmids, through the use of crRNAs (CRISPR RNAs) and associated cas genes. 



The CRISPR response evolved within Bacteria and Archaea as a defense against attacks by one of the most abundant life forms on the planet — bacteriophages , and are present in the majority of Bacterial and Archaeal genomes. Several defense responses evolved over time as a defense to attacks from bacteriophages such as blocking absorption of bacteriophage DNA, prevention of bacteriophage DNA injection, restriction of foreign DNA, and abortive strategies. The CRISPR and cas system works with DNA repair and recombination genes as a part of an abortive strategy; where CRISPR is responsible for targeting specific foreign DNA elements and cas genes/enzymes are responsible for providing resistance and adaptive responses to those targeted elements.

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Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR) is a prokaryotic adaptive immune response that provides immunity against foreign nucleic acids, such as viral DNA and bacterial plasmids, through the use of crRNAs (CRISPR RNAs).

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Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR) is a prokaryotic adaptive immune response that provides immunity against foreign nucleic acids, such as viral DNA and bacterial plasmids, through the use of crRNAs (CRISPR RNAs).

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