Genetic Transformation



Due to the non-availability of new land for expansion of cultivation along with the objective of reducing the cost of cultivation, tea breeders need to develop improved tea cultivars as per the requirements of the industry. On the other hand, natural variability of important traits is not available in tea. In this context, transgenic technology offers several advantages for perennial plants like tea and its wild species. The details works including the protocol of Agrobacterium-mediated transformation, particle bombardment are described in this chapter.


Transgenic Plant Somatic Embryo Hairy Root Transformation Efficiency Embryogenic Callus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Genomic ResourcesNational Bureau of Plant Genetic ResourcesDelhiIndia

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