Barbara Worland

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Transgene integration, expression level and stability have been studied, across two generations, in a population of rice plants transformed using a new dual binary vector system: pGreen/pSoup. pGreen is a small Ti binary vector unable to replicate in Agrobacterium without the presence of another binary plasmid, pSoup, in the same strain. We engineered both(More)
Transgenic locus composition and T-DNA linkage configuration were assessed in a population of rice plants transformed using the dual-binary vector system pGreen (T-DNA containing the bar and gus genes)/pSoup (T-DNA containing the aphIV and gfp genes). Transgene structure, expression and inheritance were analysed in 62 independently transformed plant lines(More)
 An engineered green fluorescent protein (GFP) from the jellyfish Aequora victoria was used to develop a facile and rapid rice transformation system using particle bombardment of immature embryos. The mgfp4 gene under the control of the 35s Cauliflower Mosaic Virus promoter produced bright-green fluorescence easily detectable and screenable in rice tissue(More)
The relationship between transgene copy number, rearrangement levels, inheritance patterns, expression levels, transgene stability and plant fertility was analysed in a random population of 95 independently transformed rice plant lines. This analysis has been conducted for both the selectable marker gene (aphIV) and the unselected reporter gene (gusA), in(More)
 We have used a genotype-independent transformation system involving particle gun bombardment of immature embryos to genetically engineer rice as part of a programme to develop resistance to nematodes. Efficient tissue culture, regeneration, DNA delivery and selection methodologies have been established for elite African varieties (‘ITA212’, ‘IDSA6’,(More)
Brachypodium distachyon is a novel model system for structural and functional genomics studies of temperate grasses because of its biological and genetic attributes. Recently, the genome sequence of the community standard line Bd21 has been released and the availability of an efficient transformation system is critical for the discovery and validation of(More)
Segregating T1, T2 and T3 transgenic rice populations, derived from independent particle-bombardment-mediated transformation events were examined in order to assess the effect of gene dosage on transgene expression levels and stability. The expression level of the unselected β-glucuronidase (gusA) reporter gene was quantified in plants from these(More)
Brachypodium distachyon is a promising model system for the structural and functional genomics of temperate grasses because of its physical, genetic and genome attributes. The sequencing of the inbred line Bd21 (http://www.brachypodium.org) started in 2007. However, a transformation method remains to be developed for the community standard line Bd21. In(More)
Brachypodium distachyon is emerging as a new model system for bridging research into temperate cereal crops, such as wheat and barley, and for promoting research in novel biomass grasses. Here, we provide an adapter ligation PCR protocol that allows the large-scale characterization of T-DNA insertions into the genome of Brachypodium. The procedure enables(More)
The development of novel transformation vectors is essential to the improvement of plant transformation technologies. Here, we report the construction and testing of a new multifunctional dual binary vector system, pCLEAN, for Agrobacterium-mediated plant transformation. The pCLEAN vectors are based on the widely used pGreen/pSoup system and the(More)