Agrobacterium-mediated transformation – Overview

Many methods and techniques can be used to transfer genes into cells. In agricultural plant biotechnology, the most widely utilized technique is Agrobacterium-mediated transfer, which is heavily patented.  Use of patented technologies can restrict the deliverability of products.

About this technology landscape

  • This landscape was originally authored by Carolina Roa-Rodriguez with the assistance of Dr. Carol Nottenburg.  It was updated in 2003 by Dr. Jorge Mayer.   Further updating of some sections was done in 2005-2006 by Dr. Shoko Okada with the assistance of Dr. Marie Connett Porceddu and Dr. Dianne Rees.
  • Funding for this project was provided by the Rockefeller Foundation.  The web version was originally produced by Doug Ashton and we are grateful for web production assistance for the updates by Dr. Nick dos Remedios, Steve Irwin, and Annet Maurer.