Field-grown tobacco plants maintain robust growth while accumulating large quantities of a bacterial cellulase in chloroplasts

@article{Schmidt2019FieldgrownTP,
  title={Field-grown tobacco plants maintain robust growth while accumulating large quantities of a bacterial cellulase in chloroplasts},
  author={Jennifer A. Schmidt and J. Mitchell McGrath and Maureen R Hanson and Stephen P. Long and Beth A. Ahner},
  journal={Nature Plants},
  year={2019},
  volume={5},
  pages={715-721}
}
High accumulation of heterologous proteins expressed from the plastid genome has sometimes been reported to result in compromised plant phenotypes. Comparisons of transplastomic plants to wild-type (WT) are typically made in environmentally controlled chambers with relatively low light; little is known about the performance of such plants under field conditions. Here, we report on two plastid-engineered tobacco lines expressing the bacterial cellulase Cel6A. Field-grown plants producing Cel6A… Expand
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