The scientific roots of modern plant biotechnology.

@article{Sussex2008TheSR,
  title={The scientific roots of modern plant biotechnology.},
  author={Ian M. Sussex},
  journal={The Plant cell},
  year={2008},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={1189-98}
}
One of the stellar achievements of twentieth century plant biology was the genetic transformation of somatic cells enabling the regeneration of whole plants that were stably transformed and capable of transmitting the inserted genetic material to subsequent generations. This achievement grew out of three independent lines of research initiated early in the twentieth century: plant tissue culture, regeneration of plants from single somatic cells, and the study of crown gall disease. The early… CONTINUE READING
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