Grafting in Arabidopsis

Katherine Bainbridge, Tom Bennett, Peter Crisp, Ottoline Leyser, Colin Turnbull

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Grafting provides a simple way to generate chimeric plants with regions of different genotypes and thus to assess the cell autonomy of gene action. The technique of grafting has been widely used in other species, but in Arabidopsis, its small size makes the process rather more demanding. However, there are now several well-established grafting procedures available, which we described here, and their use has already contributed greatly to understanding of such processes as shoot branching control, flowering, disease resistance, and systemic silencing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArabidopsis Protocols
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781627035798
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Graft-transmissible signal
  • Grafting

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