Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Genetic Transformation

Edited by María Alvarez

National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina

Genetic transformation of plants has revolutionized both basic and applied plant research. Plant molecular biology and physiology benefit from this power fool, as well as biotechnology. This book is a review of some of the most significant achievements that plant transformation has brought to the fields of Agrobacterium biology, crop improvement and, flower, fruit and tree amelioration. Also, it examines their impact on molecular farming, phytoremediation and RNAi tools.

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Genetic TransformationEdited by María Alvarez

Published: September 6th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/868

ISBN: 978-953-307-364-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4443-4

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

63553 Total Chapter Downloads

44 Crossref Citations

72 Web of Science Citations

92 Dimensions Citations


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1. Agrobacterium-Mediated Genetic Transformation: History and Progress

By Minliang Guo, Xiaowei Bian, Xiao Wu and Meixia Wu


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2. Structure-Function Analysis of Transformation Events

By Yuri N. Zhuravlev and Vladik A. Avetisov


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3. Genetic Transformation in Tomato: Novel Tools to Improve Fruit Quality and Pharmaceutical Production

By Antonio Di Matteo, Maria Manuela Rigano, Adriana Sacco, Luigi Frusciante and Amalia Barone


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4. Genetic Transformation Strategies in Fruit Crops

By Humberto Prieto


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5. Citrus Transformation: Challenges and Prospects

By Vicente Febres, Latanya Fisher, Abeer Khalaf and Gloria A. Moore


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6. Evaluation of Factors Affecting European Plum (Prunus domestica L.) Genetic Transformation

By Yuan Song, Fatih Ali Canli, Farida Meerja, Xinhua Wang, Hugh A. L. Henry, Lizhe An and Lining Tian


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7. Genetic Transformation of Wheat: Advances in the Transformation Method and Applications for Obtaining Lines with Improved Bread-Making Quality and Low Toxicity in Relation to Celiac Disease

By Javier Gil-Humanes, Carmen Victoria Ozuna, Santiago Marín, Elena León, Francisco Barro and Fernando Pistón


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8. Maize Transformation to Obtain Plants Tolerant to Viruses by RNAi Technology

By Newton Portilho Carneiro and Andréa Almeida Carneiro


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9. Genetic Transformation of Triticeae Cereals for Molecular Farming

By Goetz Hensel


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10. Genetic Transformation of Forest Trees

By Osvaldo A. Castellanos-Hernández, Araceli Rodríguez-Sahagún, Gustavo J. Acevedo-Hernández and Luis R. Herrera-Estrella


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11. Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation of Indonesian Orchids for Micropropagation

By Endang Semiarti, Ari Indrianto, Aziz Purwantoro, Yasunori Machida and Chiyoko Machida


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12. Transient Transformation of Red Algal Cells: Breakthrough Toward Genetic Transformation of Marine Crop Porphyra Species

By Koji Mikami, Ryo Hirata, Megumu Takahashi, Toshiki Uji and Naotsune Saga


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13. Application of Agrobacterium Rol Genes in Plant Biotechnology: A Natural Phenomenon of Secondary Metabolism Regulation

By Victor P Bulgakov, Yuri N Shkryl, Galina N Veremeichik, Tatiana Y Gorpenchenko and Yuliya V Inyushkina


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14. Transformed Root Cultures of Solanum dulcamara L.: A Model for Studying Production of Secondary Metabolites

By Amani M. Marzouk, Stanley G. Deans, Robert J. Nash and Alexander I. Gray


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15. Genetic Transformation for Metabolic Engineering of Tropane Alkaloids

By María Alejandra Alvarez and Patricia L. Marconi


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16. Transgenic Plants for Enhanced Phytoremediation – Physiological Studies

By Paulo Celso de Mello- Farias, Ana Lúcia Soares Chaves and Claiton Leoneti Lencina


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