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Sonication-assisted Agrobacterium-mediated transformation (SAAT) tremendously improves the efficiency of Agrobacterium infection by introducing large numbers of microwounds into the target plant tissue. Using immature cotyledons of soybean as explants, we evaluated the effects of the following parameters on transient β-glucuronidase (GUS) activity:(More)
Use of Hypericum perforatum L. has increased in the past few years due to the antidepressant and antiviral activities found in extracts of this plant. As a result of its potential as a pharmaceutical, a new system was developed for in vitro culture of this species. Leaf explants were inoculated onto MS medium supplemented with 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid(More)
Several methods have been developed to obtain somatic embryos of soybean. We report here a new procedure that results in high frequency somatic embryo initiation in a short period of time. Somatic embryos were induced from immature cotyledons of the cultivars “Jack,” “Thorne,” “Resnik,” and “Chapman.” Immature cotyledons were cultured on a medium containing(More)
Transgenic soybean can be efficiently produced by particle bombardment of embryogenic suspension culture material. Unfortunately, the time required to obtain a transformation-competent soybean suspension culture line is often lengthy and can result in reduced fertility of regenerated plants. In addition, establishment and maintenance of embryogenic(More)
The genus Eucalyptus comprises economically important species, such as Eucalyptus grandis and Eucalyptus globulus, used especially as a raw material in many industrial sectors. Species of Eucalyptus are very susceptible to pathogens, mainly fungi, which leads to mortality of plant cuttings in rooting phase. One alternative to promote plant health and(More)
Hypericum perforatum L. is a medicinal plant that has been extensively studied because of its bioactive properties. The objective of this study was to establish a system that could lower the cost of in vitro propagation by using liquid medium, as well as to evaluate the secondary metabolism in the systems tested. Nodal segments of H. perforatum were(More)
Elicitation of E. grandis plants with Streptomyces PM9 reduced the gray-mold disease, through increasing the levels of enzymes directly related to the induction of plant defense responses, and accumulation of specific phenolic compounds. Members of Eucalyptus are economically important woody species, especially as a raw material in many industrial sectors.(More)
Eucalyptus is an exotic plant in Brazil, being originally from Australia. There are about 700 Eucalyptus species described and over 3,000 hybrids. It is one of the most planted tree genus in the world. The great economic interest on Eucalyptus trees is due to their fast growth, high productivity, great adaptability to different types of soils and climates,(More)
Motivated by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Farming and Supply (MAPA), we created in 2009 the " Collaborating Center in Agriculture Defense Relative to the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Eucalypts " (Project " CDA Eucalyptus ") in order to collect information and conduct research to assess the biosafety of GM euca-lypts in the Brazilian context.(More)
Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) represent an alternative to improve plant growth and yield as well as to act as agents of biocontrol. This study characterized isolates of Streptomyces spp. (Stm) as PGPR, determined the antagonism of these isolates against Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. brasiliensis (Pcb), evaluated the ability of Stm on(More)
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