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Plant gene transfer proceedings of a UCLA symposium held at Park City, Utah, April 1-7, 1989

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Published by Wiley-Liss in New York .
Written in English


  • Plant genetic engineering -- Congresses.,
  • Crops -- Genetic engineering -- Congresses.

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Statementeditors, Christopher J. Lamb, Roger N. Beachy.
SeriesUCLA symposia on molecular and cellular biology ;, new series, v. 129, UCLA symposia on molecular and cellular biology ;, new ser., v. 7.
ContributionsLamb, Christopher J., Beachy, Roger N., UCLA Symposium on Plant Gene Transfer (1989 : Park City, Utah)
LC ClassificationsQK981.5 .P568 1990
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Paginationxx, 345 p. :
Number of Pages345
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2225665M
ISBN 100471567396
LC Control Number89070553

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Nov 22,  · GENE TRANSFER IN PLANTS Gene transfer or uptake of DNA refers to the process that moves a specific piece of DNA into cell. The directed desirable gene transfer from one organism to another and the subsequent stable integration & expression of foreign gene into the genome is referred as genetic transformation. plant science, a great progress in understanding the Agrobacterium-mediated gene transfer to plant cells has been archived. However, Agrobacterium tumefaciens naturally infects only dicotyledonous plants and many economically important plants, including the cereals, remained accessible for genetic manipulation during long time. Nov 08,  · GENE TRANSFER in PLANT - authorSTREAM Presentation. Electroporation: Electroporation It involves a pulse of high voltage applied to protoplasts/cells/ tissues to make pores in the plasma membrane which facilitates the uptake of foreign DNA. from book Alien gene transfer in of selection of better plant types. Vertical and horizontal transfer of alien genes has changed the fateof several crops by imparting resistance to diseases.

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