Title

Plant transformation via pollen tube-mediated gene transfer

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Ali, A, Woon Bang, S, Chung, SM & Staub, JE 2015, 'Plant transformation via pollen tube-mediated gene transfer', Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 742-747.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11105-014-0839-5

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

Genetic transformation using foreign genes and the subsequent development of transgenic plants has been employed to develop enhanced elite germplasm. Although some skepticism exits regarding pollen tube-mediated gene transfer (PTT), reports demonstrating improved transformation efficiency with PTT systems are increasing and encouraging and the adoption of increasingly refined pollenmediated methodologies may lead to species-dependent improvements in breeding. Here, we highlight PTT technology as an alternative to genetic transformation.