Isolating plant genes

Susan Gibson, Chris Somerville

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The genetic transformation of most agriculturally important plant species is now possible. However, the application of this technology to rational plant-improvement is currently limited by a shortage of cloned genes for important traits. Recent technological advances in plant-gene isolation and identification, such as map-based cloning, insertional mutagenesis and large-scale cDNA sequencing, have accelerated the rate of gene isolation and significantly expanded the opportunities for genetic engineering of crop plants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)306-313
Number of pages8
JournalTrends in biotechnology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1993


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