Transformation in Linum usitatissimum L. (Flax)

  • M. C. Jordan
  • A. McHughen
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 22)


Flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) has been an important world crop for thousands of years. Its importance stems from its wide adaptation and distribution and its versatility; in fact, the name “usitatissimum” means “most useful”. The stems can be used for fiber, the seeds for oil, and the meal for feed (Janick et al. 1974).


Hairy Root Herbicide Resistance Hypocotyl Explants Linum Usitatissimum Sulfonylurea Herbicide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. C. Jordan
  • A. McHughen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.National Research Council of CanadaPlant Biotechnology InstituteSaskatoonCanada
  2. 2.Crop Development CentreUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

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