Transgenic Crops of the World: Essential Protocols by Ian S. CurtisTransgenic Crops of the World: Essential Protocols by Ian S. Curtis

Transgenic Crops of the World: Essential Protocols

byIan S. Curtis

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Since the first transgenic plants were produced back in the early 1980s, there have been substantial developments towards the genetic engineering of most crops of our world. Initial studies using isolated plant cells and removing their cell walls to form protoplasts, offered the possibility of transferring genetic material by Agrobacterium-mediated gene transfer, chemical agents or electrical charges. However, in those cases were isolated protoplasts could be transformed, often, a shoot regeneration system was not available to induce the production of transgenic plants and any such regenerated plants were subject to mutation or chromosomal of cultured plant organs, such as leaf abnormalities. By the mid-1980s, the use disks, offered the convenience of combining gene transfer, plant regeneration and selection of transformants in a single system. This approach, enabled the production of stable, phenotypically-normal, transgenic potato and tomato plants in culture. By the late 1980s, the use of biolistics offered a means of inserting foreign genes into plant cells which where inaccessible to Agrobacterium infection. Even today, this technology is now standard practice for the production of some transgenic plants.
Title:Transgenic Crops of the World: Essential ProtocolsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:454 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:August 4, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Dedication. Preface. I: Cereals and Grasses. 1. Transgenic rice plants; M. Ashikari, M. Matsuoka, S.K. Datta 2. Transformation of wheat by biolistics; C.A. Sparks, H.D. Jones. 3. Genetic transformation of Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) by co-culture of immature embryos with Agrobacterium; G. Hensel, J. Kumlehn. 4. Maize transformation; K. Wang, B. Frame. 5. Genetic engineering of oat (Avena sativa L.) via the biolistic bombardment of shoot apical meristems; S.B. Maqbool, H. Zhong, M.B. Sticklen 6. Generation with transgenic rye (Secale sativa L.) plants with single and defined T-DNA inserts, following Agrobacterium-mediated gene transfer; F. Altpeter, J.C. Popelka. 7. Particle inflow gun-mediated transformation of Sorghum bicolor; S.B. Williams, S.J. Gray, H.K.C. Laidlaw, I.D. Godwin 8. Sugarcane transformation; S.J. Snyman. 9. Biolistic transformation of fescues and ryegrasses; G. Spangenberg, Z.Y. Wang. II: Woody Plants. 10. Transformation of banana using microprojectile bombardment; D.K. Becker, J.L. Dale. 11. Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of citrus; L. Peña, M.Cervera, C. Fagoaga, R. Pérez, J. Romero, J. Juárez, J.A. Pina, L. Navarro 12. Coffea spp. genetic transformation; T. Leroy, D. Dufour. 13. Genetic transformation of tea; A. Bhattacharya, T.K. Mondal, I. Sandal, O. Prakash, S. Kumar, P.S. Ahuja 14. Microprojectile-mediated transformation of pineapple; M.R. Davey, S.Sripaoraya, P. Anthony, J.B. Power 15. Regeneration and genetic transformation of apple (Malus spp.); S.M.W. Bulley, D.J. James. 16. Genetic transformation of pear via Agrobacterium-mediated gene transfer; L.-H. Zhu, M. Welander. 17. Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of grape embryonic calli; A. Perl, V. Colova-Tsolova, Y.Eshdat 18. Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of cotton; K. Rajasekaran. III: Root Crops. 19. Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of potato; S. Millam. 20. Genetic transformation of radish (Raphanus sativus L.) by floral-dipping; I.S. Curtis. 21. Genetic transformation of Allium ceps mediated by Agrobacterium tumefaciens; S.-J. Zheng, B. Henken, F.A. Krens, C. Kik 22. Transformation of carrot; M. Hardegger, R. Shakya. 23. Production of transgenic cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz); P. Zhang, W. Gruissem. IV: Legumes, Brassicas, Fruits and Oilseed Crops. 24. Soybean transformation using the Agrobacterium-mediated cotyledonary-node method; P.A. Ohloft, D.A. Somers. 25. In vitro regeneration and transformation of Vicia Faba; T. Pickardt, P. Böttinger, A. de Kathen 26. Gene technology in pea; K.E. McPhee, S. Gollasch, H.E. Schroeder, T.J.V. Higgins 27. Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of cabbage; D.C.W. Brown, H. Wang. 28. Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of canola; V. Cardoza, C.N. Stewart Jr. 29. Tra