Enhanced somatic embryogenesis in Theobroma cacao using the homologous BABY BOOM transcription factor

@inproceedings{Florez2015EnhancedSE,
  title={Enhanced somatic embryogenesis in Theobroma cacao using the homologous BABY BOOM transcription factor},
  author={Sergio L. Florez and Rachel L Erwin and Siela N. Maximova and Mark J Guiltinan and Wayne R. Curtis},
  booktitle={BMC Plant Biology},
  year={2015}
}
Theobroma cacao, the chocolate tree, is an important economic crop in East Africa, South East Asia, and South and Central America. Propagation of elite varieties has been achieved through somatic embryogenesis (SE) but low efficiencies and genotype dependence still presents a significant limitation for its propagation at commercial scales. Manipulation of transcription factors has been used to enhance the formation of SEs in several other plant species. This work describes the use of the… CONTINUE READING