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Transgenic Crops VI by Eng-Chong Pua, Michael R. Davey (eds.)

By Eng-Chong Pua, Michael R. Davey (eds.)

Genetic engineering is a strong software for crop development. The prestige of crop biotechnology sooner than 2001 was once reviewed in Transgenic vegetation I-III, yet contemporary advances in plant cellphone and molecular biology have triggered the necessity for brand spanking new volumes. Following Transgenic plants IV (2007) on cereals, greens, root vegetation, herbs, and spices, and Transgenic plants V (2007) on culmination, bushes, and beverage plants, this quantity, Transgenic vegetation VI, comprises the next sections: Oils and Fibers, Medicinal vegetation, decorative plants, Forages and Grains, Regulatory and highbrow estate of Genetically Manipulated crops. it's a useful reference for plant breeders, researchers and graduate scholars within the fields of plant biotechnology, agronomy, horticulture, forestry, genetics, and either plant mobilephone and molecular biology.

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M. A. 7) with slow agitation for 4 days. The explants were embedded in semi-solid selection medium with their adaxial sides down and cultured at 28 ◦ C with A 16-h photoperiod for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks, the explants were washed overnight in medium with kanamycin sulfate before embedding in selection medium for an additional 2 weeks. 7. 7) for 10 days. After 10 days, the shoots were moved to rooting medium without IBA and pyroglutamic acid until the root systems was well established, prior to transfer to soil.

Therefore, the choice of materials to be used for particle bombardment is as important as the regeneration protocols that have been established for somatic embryos. 4 Examples of Particle Bombardment Methods 1. Embryogenic suspension cultures of the cultivar ‘Fayette’ were initiated and maintained as stated by Finer and McMullen (1991). 1 μm tungsten pellets. The plasmid DNA used for transformation included the 35S-HygCaMV and 35S-GUS-nos gene cassettes. Bombarded embryogenic tissues were first transferred to 10A40N maintenance medium without selection for 1–2 weeks, and then to 10A40N medium supplemented with 50 mg l−1 hygromycin for selection of transgenic cells for 3–4 months.

However, of the total genetically modified (GM) crops grown in the world, GM canola represents 32 V. N. Stewart only 7% of the total area and there is still a need to increase the world cultivation of GM canola in order to develop high-yielding and pathogen-resistant plants. Genetic engineering can also be used to improve oil quality in canola. There are several reports on canola transformation for the introduction of various new traits such as modified oil composition (Knutzon et al. 1992, 1999), herbicide tolerance (De Block et al.

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