Transformation of alfalfa chloroplasts and expression of green fluorescent protein in a forage crop

@article{Wei2011TransformationOA,
  title={Transformation of alfalfa chloroplasts and expression of green fluorescent protein in a forage crop},
  author={Zhengyi Wei and Yanzhi Liu and Chunjing Lin and Yunpeng Wang and Qin’an Cai and Yingshan Dong and Shaochen Xing},
  journal={Biotechnology Letters},
  year={2011},
  volume={33},
  pages={2487-2494}
}
The ability to transform chloroplasts in multiple species is important for improving agricultural traits. Chloroplast transformation of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.), a useful forage plant with high market value, was achieved using a vector carrying aadA and gfp genes being introduced into the chloroplasts of alfalfa via particle bombardment using leaves and calli as explants. Resistant somatic embryos were generated and developed into plantlets from explants. The transformation efficiency was 1… CONTINUE READING

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