Transformation in Populus spp.

  • J. C. Sellmer
  • B. H. McCown
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 9)


The application of gene transfer technologies to agricultural crops is expanding at a frenzied rate. Conversely, the application of such biotechnological approaches to woody, perennial crop plants (fruit trees, ornamental, forestry, and plantation crops) is occurring at a much slower pace, primarily due to a general lack of research effort on such crops. However, successful transformation of Pinus taeda (Loblolly pine; Sederoff et al. 1986), Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas-fir; Dandekar et al. 1987), and Populus species and hybrids (poplars and aspens; Parsons et al. 1986; Minocha et al. 1986; Fillatti et al. 1987; Pythoud et al. 1987) has been reported using Agrobacterium-mediated vector systems within the past few years.


Leaf Extract Agrobacterium Tumefaciens Shoot Culture Woody Plant Medium Poplar Clone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Sellmer
  • B. H. McCown
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HorticultureUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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