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Loopholes for smuggling DNA into pollen

The development of an efficient transformation method for pollen promises to provide a simple and tissue culture-independent technique for genetic engineering in plants.

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  1. Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam-Golm, Germany

    • Stephanie Ruf
    •  & Ralph Bock

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