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Gene Transfer and Expression in Plants

Authored by: Ramesh C. Thakur , Leland J. Cseke , Ara Kirakosyan , Peter B. Kaufman

Handbook of Molecular and Cellular Methods in Biology and Medicine

Print publication date:  December  2011
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781420069389
eBook ISBN: 9781439881958
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b11351-43

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Abstract

Gene manipulation technology has been widely used in plant systems. 1 6 This technology has made it possible to select “superior” plants carrying genes for desired traits. In recent years, the application of gene transfer techniques has produced significant achievements in generating transgenic plants with desired traits. 6 –10 The general reasons for producing transgenic plants can be summarized as follows:

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