Transgenic Rice Plants

  • Ko Shimamoto
Part of the Plant Gene Research book series (GENE)


Transgenic plants are becoming indispensable tools for studies of gene regulation in higher plants (Schell, 1987; Benfey and Chua, 1989). Furthermore, with the rapid progress in isolation and characterization of plant genes, it is considered to be one of the most promising approaches for crop improvement (Gasser and Fraley, 1989). Until recently, however, most of the studies using transgenic plants employed Solanaceae species such as tobacco and petunia because of the ease of their transformation. In dicotyledonous species, it has been observed that some monocotyledonous genes, derived from the Graminaceous species, are not expressed at all (Keith and Chua, 1986; Ellis et al., 1987) or when expressed, their expression is not properly regulated. Although the addition of enhancer sequences can sometimes stimulate expression of monocot genes (Ellis et al., 1987) in transgenic tobacco, a model monocot species, in which monocot gene expression can be routinely analysed, is needed.


Transgenic Plant Selectable Marker Foreign Gene Transgenic Rice Plant Selfed Progeny 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ko Shimamoto
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  1. 1.Plantech Research InstituteMidori-ku, Yokohama, 227Japan

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