A higly efficient procedure for generating carnation plants with novel traits

M. Ovadis, A. Zuker, T. Tzfira, E. Shklarman, G. Scovel, H. Itzhaki, A. Ahroni, H. Ben-Meir, A. Vainstein

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Using a highly efficient and reliable transformation procedure based on (i) combining microprojectile bombardment and Agrobacterium-mediated transformation, and (ii) two selection cycles, transgenic carnations with new traits were produced. Carnations with colour modifications and altered plant morphology and performance were obtained by introducing an fht antisense gene and a rolC gene, respectively. Successful transgenic lines from the two groups are currently under going testing in the greenhouse.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationXIX International Symposium on Improvement of Ornamental Plants
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9789066058323
StatePublished - 2000

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
ISSN (Print)0567-7572


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