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Transformation in Daucus carota L. (Carrot)

  • R. Bower
  • R. G. Birch
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 22)

Abstract

Carrot (Daucus carota) has, for two main reasons, been the subject of a variety of genetic transformation studies. As with most food crops, the prospect exists for increased yield and production efficiency by introduction of agronomically useful genes into commercial cultivars. Such genes can potentially confer a range of desirable traits including resistance to pathogens, insects, drought, salt stress, and herbicides.

Keywords

Somatic Embryogenesis Transient Gene Expression Plant Protoplast Electroporation Buffer Stable Transformation Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Bower
  • R. G. Birch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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