BioSentinel Resources

If you are interested in a preliminary overview on biosentinel technologies, please check  Bioindicator technology landscape on Patent Lens website.

Written References

  • Gene transfer to plants by diverse species of bacteria’, Nature 43: 629-633, and patents published as US 2005/0289672 and US 2005/0289667, and as PCT Publication WO 2006/004914. See also Commentary to the Nature paper by Mary Dell Chilton, from Nature Biotechnology23(5) March 2005.
  • M.B. Connett Porceddu and R.A. Jefferson (2007) BiOSentinel Plants:  Enabling Farmer Choice.  Hainan, China.  See this presentation.
  • Conti ME, Cecchetti G (2001) Biological monitoring: lichens as bioindicators of air pollution assessment: a review, Environmental Pollution 114 (3): 471-492.
  • Hammond JP, Bennett MJ, Bowen HC, Martin R. Broadley MR, Eastwood DC, May ST, Rahn C, Swarup R, Woolaway KE, and White PJ (2003) ‘ Changes in gene expression inArabidopsis shoots during phosphate starvation and the potential for developing smart plants’. Plant Physiology132: 578-596.
  • Jefferson, R.A. (1993) ‘Beyond model systems: New Strategies, Methods, and Mechanisms for Agricultural Research‘, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences700: 53-73
  • Jefferson, R.A. (1992) ‘The GUS Fusion System: Summary and Future Perspectives’ in GUS Protocols: Using the GUS Gene as a Reporter of Gene Expression. ed. S. Gallagher. Academic Press, New York.
  • Kovalchuk I, Kovalchuk O, Arkhipov A, Hohn B (1998) Transgenic plants are sensitive bioindicators of nuclear pollution caused by the Chernobyl accident. Nature Biotechnology16: 1054-1059.
  • Krizek BA, Prost V, Joshi RM, Stoming T, and Glenn TC (2003) ‘Developing transgenic Arabidopsis plants to be metal-specific bioindicators’, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 22 (1): 175-181
  • Poikolainen J, Kubin E, Piispanen J, Karhu J (2004) Atmospheric heavy metal deposition in Finland during 1985-2000 using mosses as bioindicators. The Science of the Total Environment 318 (1-3): 171-185.
  • Ramanathan S, Ensor M, Daunert S (1997) Bacterial biosensors for monitoring toxic metals. Trends in Biotechnology 15 (12): 500-506.
  • Roa-Rodriguez, C. & Nottenburg, C. (2003) ‘Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of plants’, CAMBIA technology landscape paper (view online)
  • Thach Tranh et al.. manuscripts in prep. from Ph.D. thesis at CAMBIA (see also related patent application, published as WO 01/21781).
  • Tuan Nguyen, manuscripts in prep from Ph.D thesis at CAMBIA. See also GUSPlus BioForge project.
  • Vert G, Grotz N, Dedaldechampa F, Gaymard F, Guerinot ML, Briat J-F, and Curie C (2002) ‘IRT1, an Arabidopsis transporter essential for iron uptake from the soil and for plant growth’. Plant Cell 14: 1223-1233.
  • Weinstein LH, Davison AW (2003) Native plant species suitable as bioindicators and biomonitors for airborne fluoride, Environmental Pollution 125 (1): 3-11.

Web References

  • Some images are used by permission from the Aresa website,