Transformation in Eustoma grandiflorum (Lisianthus)

  • S. C. Deroles
  • S. E. Ledger
  • R. M. Miller
  • K. M. Davies
  • N. K. Given
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 22)


Lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum (Griseb) Shinn.] is a gentian native to the central and southern United States (Bailey 1949, Shinners 1957). Due to its large flowers, long stems, and extended vase life, it is an increasingly popular cut flower. The typical wild plant has blue-purple flowers, but intensive breeding in Japan over the last 30 years has produced varieties with white, pink, plum, and mauve flowers. To enhance the popularity of lisianthus, new varieties need to be developed. Desirable traits include; an expansion of the color range to red and yellow, sectoring of the pigmentation to produce stripes and star patterns, and a more compact plant form for the pot plant market.


NPTII Gene Leaf Piece Main Vein Shoot Medium Eustoma Grandiflorum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. C. Deroles
    • 1
  • S. E. Ledger
    • 1
  • R. M. Miller
    • 1
  • K. M. Davies
    • 1
  • N. K. Given
  1. 1.Levin Research CentreCrop and Food Research LtdLevinNew Zealand

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