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Genetic Transformation of Plants

Handbook / Manual

Series: Molecular Methods of Plant Analysis Series Volume: 23

Edited By: J F Jackson and H F Linskens

200 pages, 21 illus, 4 in col


Hardback | Dec 2003 | #141625 | ISBN: 3540002928
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About this book

Whilst genetic transformation of plants is commonly viewed as a means of bringing about plant improvement, it has not so readily been recognised as a tool for analysing the function of plant genes. This book is unusual in that it focuses on the genetic transformation of a range of plants using a number of different methods. Many plants have been found to be quite difficult to transform, and so various techniques were developed. These techniques include: Agrobacterium suspension drops, electroporation, PEG, "whiskers", and various biolistic methods. A chapter on intellectual and property rights is included.


Exclusive Rights in Life: Biotechnology, Genetic Manipulation, and Intellectual Property Rights.- Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated transformation of plants.- Transformation of Petunia hybrida by the Agrobacterium Suspension Drop Method.- Onion, Leek and Garlic transformation by co-cultivation with Agrobacterium.- Electroporation transformation of barley.- Sorghum Transformation.- Transgenic sunflower: PEG-mediated gene transfer.-Transformation of Norway spruce (Picea abies) by particle bombardment.- WHISKERSTM-Mediated Transformation of Maize.- Genetic Transformation of Soybean with Biolistics.- Genotoxic Effects of Tungsten Microparticles under Conditions of Biolistic Transformation.

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