Selectable and screenable markers

  • Arlette Reynaerts
  • Marc De Block
  • Jean-Pierre Hernalsteens
  • Marc Van Montagu


The transfer of foreign DNA to plant cells can be achieved in a variety of ways that are described in several chapters of this manual. This chapter describes the various selectable and screenable marker genes that are presently used in plant transformation experiments. Screenable markers have been widely used in gene constructs to study the regulation of plant gene expression.


Selectable Marker Crown Gall Bromphenol Blue Plant Promoter Screenable Marker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arlette Reynaerts
    • 1
  • Marc De Block
    • 1
  • Jean-Pierre Hernalsteens
    • 2
  • Marc Van Montagu
    • 3
  1. 1.Plant Genetic Systems N.V.GentBelgium
  2. 2.Laboratorium voor Genetische VirologieVrije Universiteit BrusselSt. Genesius-RodeBelgium
  3. 3.Laboratorium voor GenetikaRijksuniversiteit GentGentBelgium

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