Valentine Otang Ntui

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Cotyledonary explants of two “Egusi” genotypes, ‘Ejagham’ and NHC1-130, were co-cultivated with Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain EHA101 carrying either plasmid pIG121-Hm harbouring genes coding for beta-glucuronidase (gus), hygromycin phosphotransferase (hpt) and neomycin phosphotransferase II (nptII) or plasmid pBBRacdS harbouring these same genes along(More)
Glycine betaine has been reported as an osmoprotectant compound conferring tolerance to salinity and osmotic stresses in plants. We previously found that the expression of betaine aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 gene (OsBADH1), encoding a key enzyme for glycine betaine biosynthesis pathway, showed close correlation with salt tolerance of rice. In this study, the(More)
An efficient and reliable transformation system for a very important medicinal plant Papaver bracteatum was developed through optimization of several factors that affect the rate of effective A. rhizogenes-mediated transformation and growth rate of hairy root. Five bacterial strains, A4, ATCC15834, LBA9402, MSU440 and A13, and three explants types,(More)
Production of “Egusi” melon (Colocynthis citrullus L.) in West Africa is limited by fungal diseases, such as Alternaria leaf spot and Fusarium wilt. In order to engineer “Egusi” resistant to these diseases, cotyledonary explants of two “Egusi” genotypes, ‘Ejagham’ and NHC1-130, were transformed with Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain EHA101 harbouring wasabi(More)
Cassava ranks fifth among the starch producing crops of the world, its annual bioethanol yield is higher than for any other crop. Cassava cultivar KU50, the most widely grown cultivar for non-food purposes is susceptible to Sri Lankan cassava mosaic virus (SLCMV). The objective of this work was to engineer resistance to SLCMV by RNA interference (RNAi) in(More)
Efficient shoot regeneration and Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation systems were developed for Petunia hybrida cv. Mitchell. Leaf explants of petunia were cultured on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium with different concentrations of thidiazuron (TDZ) without auxin. The highest frequency of shoot regeneration (52.1%) and mean number of shoots per(More)
The use of antibiotic or herbicide resistant genes as selection markers for production of transgenic plants and their continuous presence in the final transgenics has been a serious problem for their public acceptance and commercialization. MAT (multi-auto-transformation) vector system has been one of the different strategies to excise the selection marker(More)
Marker-free transgenic eggplants, exhibiting enhanced resistance to Alternaria solani , can be generated on plant growth regulators (PGRs)- and antibiotic-free MS medium employing the multi-auto-transformation (MAT) vector, pMAT21 - wasabi defensin , wherein isopentenyl transferase ( ipt ) gene is used as a positive selection marker. Use of the selection(More)
Cucumber mosaic virus is an important plant pathogen with a broad host range encompassing many plant species. This study demonstrates the production of transgenic potato lines exhibiting complete resistance to cucumber mosaic virus strain O and Y by post transcriptional gene silencing. Two constructs were used, one, pEKH2IN2CMVai, contains inverted repeat(More)
Multi-auto-transformation vector system has been one of the strategies to produce marker-free transgenic plants without using selective chemicals and plant growth regulators and thus facilitating transgene stacking. In the study reported here, retransformation was carried out in marker-free transgenic potato CV. May Queen containing ChiC gene (isolated from(More)