Response of Explants of Calli Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Japonica cv. “Ilmi” to Gene Transformation Using Agrobacterium tumefaciens-Mediated


The AtBI-1 gene encoding the Arabidopsis thaliana Bax inhibitor was introduced into Japonica cultivars of rice (Ilmi) by Agrobacterium-mediated transformation, and a large number of transgenic plants were produced. The neomycin phosphotransferase II (NPTII) gene was used as a selectable marker. The activity of neomycin phosphotransferase could be successfully detected in transgenic rice calluses. Introduction of the AtBI-1 gene was also confirmed by PCR using AtBI-1 specific oligonucleotide primers in regenerated plants. Stable integration and expression of the AtbI-1 gene in plants were confirmed by GFP analysis.

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F. Safitri, M. Ubaidillah, M.   and K. Kim, "Response of Explants of Calli Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Japonica cv. “Ilmi” to Gene Transformation Using Agrobacterium tumefaciens-Mediated," American Journal of Plant Sciences, Vol. 4 No. 4, 2013, pp. 838-843. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2013.44102.

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