Plant transformation via pollen tube-mediated gene transfer

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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.

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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.