Uptake and Integration of Exogenous DNA in Plants

  • P. F. Lurquin
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 9)


Representative organisms of the Monera, fungi, animals, and plants can be modified genetically via uptake of nonviral foreign DNA molecules. This phenomenon is now considered rather commonplace and the articles published on the subject are so numerous that it would be unfair to many authors to cite only a few. In the case of the Eukaryotae, this added genetic information has been shown to be expressed phenotypically in progeny cells and whole organisms and was thus stably maintained following mitosis, meiosis, fertilization, and morphogenesis.


Chimeric Gene Crown Gall Plant Protoplast Tobacco Protoplast Direct Gene Transfer 
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  • P. F. Lurquin
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  1. 1.Program in Genetics and Cell BiologyWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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