Florence Martin

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An efficient procedure for producing transgenic Hevea brasiliensis callus and plant lines from clone PB 260 was established with Agrobacterium tumefaciens using strain EHA105 harbouring the vector pCAMBIA2301. Transformation capacity and competence of the embryogenic calli were improved after two cycles of cryopreservation. When the cocultivation(More)
An efficient genetic transformation procedure using a recombinant green fluorescent protein (GFP) has been developed in Hevea brasiliensis clone PB260. Transformation experiments have been performed using an Agrobacterium tumefaciens binary vector harbouring both uidA and S65T-GFP reporter genes in order to compare selection methods using glucuronidase(More)
Hevea brasiliensis transgenic plants are regenerated from transgenic callus lines by somatic embryogenesis. Somatic embryogenesis is not yet available for commercial propagation of Hevea clones, which requires conventional grafting of buds on rootstock seedlings (budding). The stability of transgene expression in budded plants is therefore necessary for(More)
A reliable cryopreservation technique was developed for friable embryogenic callus lines of Hevea brasiliensis. The study showed that reducing the CaCl2 concentration of the pre-culture medium from 9 mM to 1 or 0 mM CaCl2 before cryopreservation promoted post-thaw callus growth, 1 mM being the optimum CaCl2 concentration for embryo regeneration. Post-thaw(More)
Hevea brasiliensis is the main commercial source of natural rubber. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenging systems are involved in various biotic and abiotic stresses. Genetic engineering was undertaken to study the strengthening of plant defences by antioxidants. To that end, Hevea transgenic plant lines over-expressing a Hevea brasiliensis cytosolic(More)
Ethylene production and signalling play an important role in somatic embryogenesis, especially for species that are recalcitrant in in vitro culture. The AP2/ERF superfamily has been identified and classified in Hevea brasiliensis. This superfamily includes the ERFs involved in response to ethylene. The relative transcript abundance of ethylene biosynthesis(More)
Ethylene response factor 1 (ERF1) is an essential integrator of the jasmonate and ethylene signalling pathways coordinating a large number of genes involved in plant defences. Its orthologue in Hevea brasiliensis, HbERF-IXc5, has been assumed to play a major role in laticifer metabolism and tolerance to harvesting stress for better latex production. This(More)
pCAMBIA vectors have become popular for their easy handling, stability and the existence of a range of selection and reporter genes. However, these vectors have yet to integrate the Gateway® cloning system, which has enabled site-specific recombination without the need for restriction enzymes and ligases. This paper sets out to convert the pCambia2300(More)
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