Genetic Modification for Improving Seed Vigor Is Transitioning from Model Plants to Crop Plants

@inproceedings{Wu2017GeneticMF,
  title={Genetic Modification for Improving Seed Vigor Is Transitioning from Model Plants to Crop Plants},
  author={Xiaolin Wu and Fen Ning and Xiuli Hu and Wei Wang},
  booktitle={Front. Plant Sci.},
  year={2017}
}
Although seed vigor is a complex physiological trait controlled by quantitative trait loci, technological advances in the laboratory are being translated into applications for enhancing seed vigor in crop plants. In this article, we summarize and discuss pioneering work in the genetic modification of seed vigor, especially through the over-expression of protein L-isoaspartyl methyltransferase (PIMT, EC 2.1.1.77) in seeds. The impressive success in improving rice seed vigor through the over… CONTINUE READING
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