Patents and applications assigned to Japan Tobacco

Japan Tobacco has patents and applications relating to Agrobacterium-transformation of monocots.  The granted patents include.

The patents and patent applications disclose an explant of a monocot in the process of dedifferentiation or already dedifferentiated used for transformation with Agrobacterium.

According to the scientific literature, differentiation of a cell is the process through which a cell becomes specialized to perform a particular function. A dedifferentiation process is thus the opposite of specialization. During cell dedifferentiation, more random planes of cell division increase progressively and there is a loss of organized structures.