Genetic transformation of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz)

  title={Genetic transformation of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz)},
  author={Hong-Qing Li and Christof Sautter and Ingo Potrykus and Johanna Puonti-Kaerlas},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
Genetic engineering can be used to complement traditional breeding methods in crop plant improvement. Transfer of genes from heterologous species provides the means of selectively introducing new traits into crop plants and expanding the gene pool beyond what has been available to traditional breeding systems. The prerequisites for genetic engineering are efficient transformation and tissue culture systems that allow selection and regeneration of transgenic plants. Cassava, an integral plant… CONTINUE READING