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Genetic transformation of plants is an indispensable technique used for fundamental research and crop improvement. Recent advances in cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) transformation have facilitated the effective generation of stably transformed cassava plants with favorable traits. Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of friable, embryogenic callus has evolved to become the most widely used approach and has been adopted by research laboratories in Africa. This procedure utilizes axillary meristem tissue (buds) to produce primary and secondary somatic embryos and subsequently friable, embryogenic callus. Agrobacterium harboring a binary expression cassette is used to transform this tissue, which is regenerated via cotyledons and shoot organogenesis to produce rooted in vitro plantlets. This chapter details each step of the procedure using the model cultivar 60444 and provides supplementary notes to successfully produce transgenic cassava. Show more
Book titleAgrobacterium Protocols: Volume 2
Journal / seriesMethods in Molecular Biology
Pages / Article No.
Edition / version3rd Edition
SubjectAgrobacterium tumefaciens; Axillary meristems; Buds; Cassava; Cultivar 60444; Friable embryogenic callus; Manihot esculenta Crantz; Somatic embryogenesis; Tissue culture; Transformation
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