In a United States granted patent Calgene discloses methods to transform tomato cotyledons with A. tumefaciens having a gene of interest. The construct to be integrated into the tomato cells contains transcription initiation and termination regulatory regions, a gene of interest and at least a right T-DNA border. In one of the claimed methods, the bacterium carries binary vectors. Tomato cells resistant to the herbicide glyphosate are also part of the invention.
Specific Patent Information
|Patent Number||Title, Independent Claims and Summary of Claims||Assignee|
||Title – Transformation and foreign gene expression with plant species
Transformation of tomato cotyledon sections with A. tumefaciens carrying a construct with a foreign gene. Transformed tissues are regenerated into tomato plants. Disarmed A. tumefaciens having a binary vector with a foreign gene is used to transform tomato cells.
Note: Patent information on this page was last updated on 28 March 2006.