Small-molecule screening to increase agrobacterium-mediated transformation efficiency in legumes

Mitsuhiro Kimura, Sachiko Isobe

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Agrobacterium-mediated transformation is a powerful strategy for plant genetic engineering. However, the transformation efficiency of some grain legume crops is generally low. In this chapter, we describe a chemical screening procedure for improving the efficiency of Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of a model legume, Lotus japonicus. Moreover, we explain the transformation protocol using chloroxynil, a phenolic compound that improves the efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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