Factors affecting somatic embryogenesis and transformation in modern plant breeding

Deo, Pradeep C., Tyagi, Anand P., Taylor, Mary, Harding, Robert M., & Becker, Douglas K. (2010) Factors affecting somatic embryogenesis and transformation in modern plant breeding. The South Pacific Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 28(1), pp. 27-40.

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Somatic embryogenesis and transformation systems are indispensable modern plant breeding components since they provide an alternative platform to develop control strategies against the plethora of pests and diseases affecting many agronomic crops. This review discusses some of the factors affecting somatic embryogenesis and transformation, highlights the advantages and limitations of these systems and explores these systems as breeding tools for the development of crops with improved agronomic traits. The regeneration of non-chimeric transgenic crops through somatic embryogenesis with introduced disease and pest-resistant genes for instance, would be of significant benefit to growers worldwide.

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ID Code: 41092
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Somatic embryogenesis, transformation, plant growth regulators, taro, colocasia
DOI: 10.1071/SP10002
ISSN: 1726-0787
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES (070000) > HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTION (070600) > Horticultural Crop Improvement (Selection and Breeding) (070602)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The South Pacific Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences
Deposited On: 04 Apr 2011 22:04
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 18:12

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