Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of tea leaf explants: effects of counteracting bactericidity of leaf polyphenols without loss of bacterial virulence

@article{Sandal2006AgrobacteriummediatedGT,
  title={Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of tea leaf explants: effects of counteracting bactericidity of leaf polyphenols without loss of bacterial virulence},
  author={Indra Sandal and Uksha Saini and Beno{\^i}t Lacroix and Amita Bhattacharya and Paramvir Singh Ahuja and Vitaly Citovsky},
  journal={Plant Cell Reports},
  year={2006},
  volume={26},
  pages={169-176}
}
Tea is one of the major crops in Asia and Africa, and its improvement by genetic modification is important for economy of many tea-producing regions. Although somatic embryos derived from cotyledon explants have been transformed with Agrobacterium, the leaves of several commercially important tea cultivars have remained recalcitrant to transformation, largely due to bactericidal effect of polyphenols that are exuded by tea leaves in vitro. Moreover, the commonly used polyphenol adsorbents and… CONTINUE READING

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