Nitrate Reductase Genes as Selectable Markers for Plant Cell Transformation
Plant cell transformation, when finally established, will probably differ little from other eukaryotic systems such as fungi and animal cells. Assuming the accuracy of this statement, we presumed that the major factors delaying the establishment of a reliable plant cell transformation system are the lack of suitable selectable markers and the corresponding gene(s) in appropriate vectors. In order to rectify this situation, we undertook the establishment of a plant cell transformation system using nitrate reductase as the central component.
KeywordsNitrate Reductase Nitrate Reductase Activity Molybdenum Cofactor Nitrate Reductase Gene Plant Cell Transformation
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