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Over the past decade, several high value proteins have been produced in different transgenic plant tissues such as leaves, tubers, and seeds. Despite recent advances, many heterologous proteins accumulate to low concentrations, and the optimization of expression cassettes to make in planta production and purification economically feasible remains critical.(More)
The orchid Gastrodia elata depends on the fungus Armillaria mellea to complete its life cycle. In the interaction, fungal hyphae penetrate older, nutritive corms but not newly formed corms. From these corms, a protein fraction with in vitro activity against plant-pathogenic fungi has previously been purified. Here, the sequence of gastrodianin, the main(More)
The regulatory sequences of many genes encoding seed storage proteins have been used to drive seed-specific expression of a variety of proteins in transgenic plants. Because the levels at which these transgene-derived proteins accumulate are generally quite low, we investigated the utility of the arcelin-5 regulatory sequences in obtaining high(More)
We present here a vector system to obtain homozygous marker-free transgenic plants without the need of extra handling and within the same time frame as compared to transformation methods in which the marker is not removed. By introducing a germline-specific auto-excision vector containing a cre recombinase gene under the control of a germline-specific(More)
An improved regeneration protocol suitable for transformation of sorghum was developed. The improvements focused on limiting the production of phenolic compounds and the use of suitable culture vessels for each developmental stage in plant regeneration from immature embryo derived calli. The addition of activated charcoal in the callus induction medium(More)
Our current knowledge allows the generation of transgenic plants that efficiently produce heterologous proteins from plant, bacterial, fungal or animal origin. Among all types of recombinant proteins, antibodies are particularly attractive because of their ability to specifically recognize and bind virtually any type of antigen. Plants show several(More)
Regeneration-competent callus of Phaseolus vulgaris and P. acutifolius was obtained from mature embryo explants on a medium containing thidiazuron and indole-3-acetic acid. For the P. vulgaris genotype Xan-159, regeneration was achieved from cotyledon explants, but not from embryonic axis explants. Both explants could be used for the P. acutifolius genotype(More)
DNA was delivered to intact embryonic axes of the legumePhaseolus vulgaris L. through electroporation. Expression of the ß-glucuronidase reporter gene was observed in hypocotyl and epicotyl tissue in a spot-like manner. Transgene expression was high when a single pulse of 260 ms at a field strength of 225 V·cm−1 was applied but could be achieved within a(More)
Selectable marker genes are indispensable for efficient production of transgenic events, but are no longer needed after the selection process and may cause public concern and technological problems. Although several gene excision systems exist, few have been optimized for vegetatively propagated crops. Using a Cre-loxP auto-excision strategy, we obtained(More)
Plants are particularly attractive as large-scale production systems for proteins intended for therapeutical or industrial applications: they can be grown easily and inexpensively in large quantities that can be harvested and processed with the available agronomic infrastructures. The effective use of plants as bioreactors depends on the possibility of(More)