A history of plant biotechnology: from the Cell Theory of Schleiden and Schwann to biotech crops

@article{Vasil2008AHO,
  title={A history of plant biotechnology: from the Cell Theory of Schleiden and Schwann to biotech crops},
  author={Indra K. Vasil},
  journal={Plant Cell Reports},
  year={2008},
  volume={27},
  pages={1423-1440}
}
Plant biotechnology is founded on the principles of cellular totipotency and genetic transformation, which can be traced back to the Cell Theory of Matthias Jakob Schleiden and Theodor Schwann, and the discovery of genetic transformation in bacteria by Frederick Griffith, respectively. On the 25th anniversary of the genetic transformation of plants, this review provides a historical account of the evolution of the theoretical concepts and experimental strategies that led to the production and… CONTINUE READING