Yin-Fu Chang

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Phosphomannose isomerase (PMI) catalyzes the reversible interconversion of mannose 6-phosphate and fructose 6-phosphate. Plant cells lacking this enzyme are incapable of surviving on synthetic medium containing mannose as a carbon source. Maize, wheat and barley plants, genetically modified to express the Escherichia coli manA gene (pmi) under the control(More)
A protocol for Agrobacterium-mediated transformation with mannose selection was developed for cotyledon petiole, hypocotyl and leaf explants of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L. Mill). More than 400 transgenic plants from three tomato varieties were selected with 1% mannose in combination with 0.1–0.5% glucose. Average transformation frequencies ranged(More)
A friable and fast-growing type of callus was isolated from a long term shoot-competent cell culture of wheat. The suspension cultures established from this callus consisted of small, densely cytoplasmic cells which divided more rapidly but with a lower plant regeneration frequency than the original culture. A high yield of protoplasts was released from(More)
Phosphomannose isomerase (PMI), an enzyme not present in many plants, catalyzes the reversible interconversion of mannose 6-phosphate and fructose 6-phosphate. Plant cells lacking this enzyme are incapable of surviving on synthetic medium containing mannose. Plants derived from sugar beet and corn cells that had been genetically modified to express the E.(More)
Maize (Zea mays L.) A188 calluses derived from leaf tissues of in vitro grown seedlings were initiated and maintained on Murashige and Skoog medium supplemented with 2 mg/1 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D). The calluses produced green leafy structures and subsequently plantlets upon transfer to N6 medium containing 2 mg/1 2,4-D and 0.1 mg/1 zeatin. An(More)
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