• Jack M. WidholmEmail author
  • John J. Finer
  • Lila O. Vodkin
  • Harold N. Trick
  • Peter LaFayette
  • Jiarui Li
  • Wayne Parrott
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 64)


The soybean is one of the most important legume crops. Several technical advances over the past decade permit the soybean to be readily transformed, using a number of different procedures developed and optimized by numerous laboratories. Today most of the soybeans grown throughout the world carry an introduced gene for herbicide resistance and more commercially important traits will soon be available. The most widely used transformation systems are the cotyledonary node--Agrobacterium tumefaciens and the embryogenic culture-particle bombardment systems. With the sequencing of the soybean genome, high-throughput transformation will be needed for both crop improvement and determination of gene function.


Somatic Embryo Hairy Root Soybean Seed Embryogenic Culture Selectable Marker Gene 
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Any unpublished data presented here was from research supported in part by funds from the United Soybean Board and checkoff funds by the Illinois, Ohio, Kansas and Georgia Soybean Associations. We wish to thank Joseph Chiera, Marco Buenrostro-Nava and Carlos Hernandez-Garcia for supplying images of GFP-expressing soybean tissues.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack M. Widholm
    • 1
    Email author
  • John J. Finer
    • 2
  • Lila O. Vodkin
    • 1
  • Harold N. Trick
    • 3
  • Peter LaFayette
    • 4
  • Jiarui Li
    • 3
  • Wayne Parrott
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Crop SciencesUniversity of Illinois, ERMLUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Horticulture & Crop ScienceOARDC/ Ohio State UniversityWoosterUSA
  3. 3.Department of Plant PathologyKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA
  4. 4.Department of Crop & Soil SciencesThe University of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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