Transgenic plants

Definition

Transgenic plants are plants into which one or more genes from another species have been introduced into the genome, using genetic engineering processes. Techniques include the biolistic method—in which a heavy metal is coated with plasmid DNA is shot into cells—and Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated transformation.

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  • Comments and Opinion |

    • Paul Vincelli
    • , Douglas Jackson-Smith
    • , Michael Holsapple
    • , Michael A Grusak
    • , Matthew Harsh
    • , Theodore Klein
    • , James Lambert
    • , B Markus Lange
    • , David M Lodge
    • , Jill McCluskey
    • , Angus Murphy
    • , Marian L Neuhouser
    • , Carl Pray
    •  & Susan Weller
    Nature Biotechnology 35, 304–306
  • Editorial |

    Scientific investigation is often a reductive process involving precise experiments in artificial environments. Perhaps some advice from a romantic poet will help to avoid the pitfalls of too narrow a view of plant research.

    Nature Plants 2, 16160
  • News and Views |

    Flavodiiron proteins help to protect cyanobacteria from excess light through the dissipation of excess electrons. Introducing moss flavodiiron proteins into Arabidopsis raises its resilience to fluctuating light, illustrating the potential for augmenting higher plants with photosynthetic components from lower plants, algae and cyanobacteria.

    • Conrad W. Mullineaux
    Nature Plants 2, 16018