Transgenosis for Changes of Physical Properties of Plants and Plant Products

  • Miloš Ondřej


Integration of cloned genes into the plant genome - plant transgenosis became reality after the finding of Chilton et al. (1977) that the soil bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens introduces part of its DNA (called T-DNA) into the plant genome. The first transgenic commercionaly available plant varieties appeared in 1994 and the area of growing transgenic plant varieties in 2001 already reached approximately 500 000 km2, which is probably the greatest breeding success in the history.


Transgenic Plant Green Fluorescent Protein Hairy Root Transgenic Tobacco Transgenic Tobacco Plant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miloš Ondřej
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  1. 1.Academy of Sciences of Czech RepublicInstitute of Plant Molecular BiologyCzech Republic

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