Gene Manipulation in Plant Improvement II

19th Stadler Genetics Symposium

  • J. Perry Gustafson

Part of the Stadler Genetics Symposia Series book series (SGSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. R. H. Busch, D. D. Stuthman
    Pages 21-37
  3. Donald N. Duvick
    Pages 39-54
  4. J. W. Snape, C. N. Law, A. J. Worland, B. B. Parker
    Pages 55-76
  5. David A. Laurie, Louise S. O’Donoughue, Michael D. Bennett
    Pages 95-126
  6. Thomas K. Hodges, Jianying Peng, Lisa Lee, David S. Koetje
    Pages 163-183
  7. Horst Lörz, Reinhold Brettschneider, Sabine Hartke, Ravinder Gill, Erhard Kranz, Peter Langridge et al.
    Pages 185-201
  8. Maud A. W. Hinchee, Christine A. Newell, Dannette V. Connor-Ward, Toni A. Armstrong, W. Randy Deaton, Shirley S. Sato et al.
    Pages 203-212
  9. K. J. Kasha, A. Ziauddin, U.-H. Cho
    Pages 213-235
  10. R. Dekeyser, D. Inzé, M. Van Montagu
    Pages 237-250
  11. D. A. Hoisington, E. H. Coe Jr.
    Pages 331-352
  12. Michael D. Gale, Shiaoman Chao, Peter J. Sharp
    Pages 353-363
  13. Tom J. Guilfoyle, Bruce A. McClure, Christopher Brown, Melissa Gee, Antonio Franco, Gretchen Hagen
    Pages 401-418
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 431-437

About this book


There are clearly many directions in which the further development of the GUS gene fusion system can progress. Some of these have been outlined above, but others can be imagined. There are no reasons to limit our conceptions of the use of GUS gene fusions to analysis and manipulation of single genes. We can envision numerous marked genes - perhaps with several new fusion systems - giving valuable information about gene interaction, or population structure. The study of plan- pathogen and plant symbiont interactions can progress rapidly with simple quantitative markers for genes and individuals. We can imagine ways of using gene fusions to report on crop physiology or other complex phenotypes, thereby enhancing the accuracy and speed of screening. Introduction of the biosynthetic pathway for glucuronide detoxification by expressing genes for the UDP-glucuronyl transferases in plants may result in novel mechanisms for plants to deal with xenobiotics such as insecticides or herbicides. Synthesis of substrates, which until now has been performed chemicall- resulting in expensive compounds - can be done biosynthetically. This should make the system not only the most powerful gene fusion system for agriculture, but also the most accessible.


Mutation crop improvement gene expression genes genetic transformation genetics molecular biology ribosomal RNA wheat

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Perry Gustafson
    • 1
  1. 1.USDA-ARSUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-7049-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-7047-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-1009
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