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PLANT TRANSFORMATION: Problems and Strategies for Practical Application.
  • R. Birch
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annual review of plant physiology and plant…
  • 1 June 1997
Plant transformation is now a core research tool in plant biology and a practical tool for cultivar improvement. There are verified methods for stable introduction of novel genes into the nuclearExpand
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Transgenic sugarcane plants via microprojectile bombardment
Summary Transgenic sugarcane plants were produced by bombardment of embryogenic callus with high-velocity DNA-coated microprojectiles, followed by a selection and regeneration procedure designed forExpand
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Doubled sugar content in sugarcane plants modified to produce a sucrose isomer.
Sucrose is the feedstock for more than half of the world's fuel ethanol production and a major human food. It is harvested primarily from sugarcane and beet. Despite attempts through conventional andExpand
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High-efficiency, microprojectile-mediated cotransformation of sugarcane, using visible or selectable markers
Transient expression of the maize anthocyanin regulatory elements,R andC1, was used to optimise parameters for microprojectile-mediated delivery of DNA into sugarcane embryogenic callus. OsmoticExpand
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Characterization of the Highly Efficient Sucrose Isomerase from Pantoea dispersa UQ68J and Cloning of the Sucrose Isomerase Gene
  • L. Wu, R. Birch
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology
  • 1 March 2005
ABSTRACT Sucrose isomerase (SI) genes from Pantoea dispersa UQ68J, Klebsiella planticola UQ14S, and Erwinia rhapontici WAC2928 were cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. The predicted products ofExpand
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Preliminary characterization of an antibiotic produced by Xanthomonas albilineans which inhibits DNA synthesis in Escherichia coli.
Chlorosis-inducing isolates of Xanthomonas albilineans, the sugarcane leaf scald pathogen, produced a mixture of antibacterial compounds in culture. The antibiotic mixture, which eluted as a singleExpand
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Xanthomonas albilineans and the antipathogenesis approach to disease control.
  • R. Birch
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular plant pathology
  • 2001
UNLABELLED Summary Molecular studies into sugarcane leaf scald disease, caused by X. albilineans, revealed an unusual pathogenesis strategy, a new family of antibiotics, an extraordinary biosyntheticExpand
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Efficient silencing of reporter transgenes coupled to known functional promoters in sugarcane, a highly polyploid crop species
Sugarcane is a crop of great interest for engineering of sustainable biomaterials and biofuel production. Isolated sugarcane promoters have generally not maintained the expected patterns of reporterExpand
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Establishment of embryogenic callus and high protoplast yielding suspension cultures of sugarcane (Saccharum spp. hybrids)
For 18 sugarcane cultivars, four distinct callus types developed on leaf explant tissue cultured on modified MS medium, but only Type 3 (embryogenic) and Type 4 (organogenic) were capable of plantExpand
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Regulation of transgene expression in sugarcane
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