Synthetic chromosome platforms in plants.

@article{Gaeta2012SyntheticCP,
  title={Synthetic chromosome platforms in plants.},
  author={Robert T. Gaeta and Rick E. Masonbrink and Lakshminarasimhan Krishnaswamy and Changzeng Zhao and James A. Birchler},
  journal={Annual review of plant biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={63},
  pages={307-30}
}
Synthetic chromosomes provide the means to stack transgenes independently of the remainder of the genome. Combining them with haploid breeding could provide the means to transfer many transgenes more easily among varieties of the same species. The epigenetic nature of centromere formation complicates the production of synthetic chromosomes. However, telomere-mediated truncation coupled with the introduction of site-specific recombination cassettes has been used to produce minichromosomes… CONTINUE READING

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