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We describe here an improved system for routinely developing transgenic plum plants (Prunus domestica L.) through the use of Agrobacterium tumefaciens. The production of non-transformed "escapes" has been virtually eliminated, and rates of plant establishment in the greenhouse have been dramatically improved. The system is based on the regeneration of(More)
Plant transformation protocols generally involve the use of selectable marker genes for the screening of transgenic material. The bacterial gene nptII, coding for a neomycin phosphotransferase, and the hpt gene, coding for a hygromycin phosphotransferase, are frequently used. These enzymes detoxify aminoglycoside antibiotics by phosphorylation, thereby(More)
In this paper we present the results of the formation of black HgS (metacinnabar) from liquid mercury and elemental sulfur using the mechanical energy provided by a ball mill in different conditions. Metacinnabar formation was observed even after short milling times (15 min) and unreacted liquid mercury was no longer detected after 60 min of milling. The(More)
The effects of indole-butyric acid (IBA) and electro-pulses on rooting and shoot growth were studied in vitro, using olive shoot cultures. Tested shoots were obtained from seedlings belonging to three Spanish cultivars, ‘Arbequina’, ‘Manzanilla de Sevilla’ and ‘Gordal Sevillana’, which have easy-, medium- and difficult-to-root rooting abilities,(More)
As a first step to the establishment of a genetic transformation protocol for olive somatic embryos obtained from the seeds of cv. ‘Picual’, the efficiencies of different aminoglycoside antibiotics as selective agents to be used with the nptII marker gene, and the particle bombardment technique for transient transformation have been evaluated. Among the(More)
We have designed an innovative construct (pX6-DAO1) combining the chemical inducible Cre-LoxP system and the conditional selectable marker gene dao1 to obtain marker-free transgenic tobacco plants. Nicotiana tabaccum transgenic lines were regenerated on medium with 6 mM d-alanine. The DNA site-specific recombination was controlled by the inducer(More)
Element determination in solid waste products from the steel industry usually involves the time-consuming step of preparing a solution of the solid. Laser ablation (LA) inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) has been applied to the analysis of Cr, Ni, Cu, As, Cd and Sn, elements of importance from the point of view of their impact on the(More)
Cultivated asparagus (Asparagus officinalis L.) is an economically important plant worldwide. “Morado de Huetor” is a Spanish autochthonous landrace characterized by their longevity, organoleptic characteristics, differential biocompound content and high heterozygosity, resulting in heterogeneous plantations with limited productivity. Consequently, this(More)
A micropropagation protocol for Pouteria lucuma R. and Pav. var. La Molina, was developed. Shoots from zygotic embryos with a portion of endosperm were established in vitro on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium with 0.47 μM kinetin (Kin) and 0.54 μM naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA). Multiplication of shoots was accomplished using subapical, shoots. The best(More)
A micropropagation procedure for the adult cherimoya tree (Annona cherimola Mill.) is described. Axillary shoot proliferation was obtained after culturing nodal sections from Annona cherimola cv. ‘Fino de Jete’, on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with 2.28 μM zeatin. Roots were induced after preincubation of shoots for 3d in light on MS basal(More)