Evidence for Agrobacterium-Mediated Genetic Transformation in Larix Decidua

  • Yinghua Huang
  • Dong-Ill Shin
  • David F. Karnosky
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 210)


Our research efforts have demonstrated that European larch (Larix decidua) is susceptible to Agrobacterium infection, that agrobacterial plasmid transfer into larch cells occurs, and that subsequent expression of the plas-mid-harbored genes takes place in the transformed larch tissues. These results provide documented proof of Agrobacterium-mediated gene transfer in this softwood species.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yinghua Huang
    • 1
  • Dong-Ill Shin
    • 1
  • David F. Karnosky
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Forestry and Wood ProductsMichigan Technological UniversityHoughtonUSA

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