INTRODUCTION OF FOREIGN GENETIC INFORMATION IN PALNTS: TRANSFORMATION, A TOOL FOR PLANT BREEDERS

J. Tempé
Studies on the natural gene transfer system by which the pathogen, Agrobacterium tumefaciens genetically manipulates its host plant have permitted to devise methods for genetic engineering of plants.

Genes of agricultural interest have been introduced into crop plants. Several transgenic varieties have already been tested in the field.

Although very significant advances have been made towards the use of genetic engineering for breeding of commercial crops most of the potential of this new breeding tool is still to be discovered.

Tempé, J. (1991). INTRODUCTION OF FOREIGN GENETIC INFORMATION IN PALNTS: TRANSFORMATION, A TOOL FOR PLANT BREEDERS. Acta Hortic. 289, 193-202
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1991.289.47
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1991.289.47

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