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No evidence for transient transformation via pollen magnetofection in several monocot species

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Fig. 1: Detection of GFP fluorescence after biolistic bombardment and after magnetofection.

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R.S. acknowledges IUSSTF-DBT for the GETin fellowship. This work was funded in part by NSF grant no. IOS-1832186 (Z.V., C.W. and J.E.F.) and by the DOE Joint BioEnergy Institute ( supported by the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research through contract no. DEAC0205CH11231 between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the US Department of Energy (R.S., H.V.S. and J.C.M.). We thank A. Harkess for opening a community discussion of pollen magnetofection results on Twitter.

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H.V.S., R.S., J.C.M., C.W. and J.E.F. conceived the experimental plan and design. R.S., C.W. and Z.V. performed the experiments and analysed the data. J.C.M., H.V.S. and J.E.F. supervised the experiments. J.E.F. wrote the initial manuscript draft, and all authors contributed to revision.

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Magnetofection trials and parameters tested with sorghum and maize pollen, assessed for transient transformation by screening for GFP reporter expression.

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Vejlupkova, Z., Warman, C., Sharma, R. et al. No evidence for transient transformation via pollen magnetofection in several monocot species. Nat. Plants 6, 1323–1324 (2020).

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