Induction of Expression in and Stable Transformation of an Algal Cell by Nuclear Microinjection with Naked DNA

  • H.-G. Schweiger
  • G. Neuhaus
Part of the Plant Gene Research book series (GENE)


Transformation of animal and prokaryotic cells is well studied (Garapin and Colbère-Garapin, 1983; Harris, 1983) but comparatively little is known on plant cell transformation (Schell et al., 1984; Ohta, 1986) and particularly about that of algae (Rochaix and van Dillewijn, 1982). In plant cells vector bound DNA is preferentially used for transformation. The Tiplasmid of Agrobacterium tumefaciens (for review see Schell et al., 1984) and the Cauliflower mosaic virus DNA (Brisson et al., 1984; Fromm et al., 1986) have proved to be useful in this respect. There have been only a few studies concerned with transforming effects of naked DNA (Paszkowski et al., 1984; Hain et al., 1985; Potrykus et al., 1985; Lörz et al., 1985; Ohta, 1986).


Algal Cell Stable Transformation Expression Product Enhancer Sequence High Plant Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H.-G. Schweiger
    • 1
  • G. Neuhaus
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für ZellbiologieLadenburg bei HeidelbergFederal Republic of Germany

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