Shoot apex transformation
Shoot apex transformation – patent granted to The Texas A & M University System
In the invention disclosed in this United States patent, shoot apex tissue from any plant is subjected to gene transfer via Agrobacterium. According to the inventors, the use of such tissue permits rapid propagation of plants without encountering problems of somaclonal variation.
Specific Patent Information
|Patent Number||Title, Independent Claims and Summary of Claims||Assignee|
||Title – Method for transforming plants via the shoot apex
The United States patent 5 164 310 claims a method to transform shoot apices, which contain the apical dome with meristematic tissue and some primordial leaves, with A. tumefaciens. According to the inventors, shoot cultures develop roots directly and rapidly, and plant regeneration is achieved within six weeks after transformation.
Texas A&M Univeristy System
Note: Patent information on this page was last updated on 22 February 2006.