Advances in cereal gene transfer

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 1998 Apr;1(2):161-5. doi: 10.1016/s1369-5266(98)80019-8.


Over the past five years, transgenic strains of various major cereals have been produced, with transformation of rice and maize being most common. A majority of the cereal transformants obtained to date has been generated by the particle bombardment technique, but Agrobacterium-mediated transformation is rapidly becoming the method of choice. Rice, the plant in which transformation-related technology is most advanced, appears to be the model monocotyledon for basic and applied studies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Edible Grain / genetics*
  • Gene Transfer Techniques*
  • Genetic Engineering / methods*
  • Promoter Regions, Genetic