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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Somatic embryogenesis, transformation, plant growth regulators, taro, colocasia|
|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:||05 Apr 2011 08:04|
|Last Modified:||12 Aug 2011 23:58|
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