Gene Silencing in Plants: Transgenes as Targets and Effectors

@inproceedings{Mueller2010GeneSI,
  title={Gene Silencing in Plants: Transgenes as Targets and Effectors},
  author={Andreas K. E. Mueller},
  year={2010}
}
Plant transformation is a versatile method to introduce or alter a trait-of-interest through expression of a transgene or through transgene-induced mutation and/or expression changes of endogenes. Transgenes in plants, however, are subject to gene-silencing effects that are an obstacle to stable and heritable expression of transgene-encoded traits. In an exciting twist, natural gene-silencing processes have been harnessed by researchers to achieve highly specific and targeted down-regulation of… CONTINUE READING