A polymerase chain reaction-based screening method for transgenic Arabidopsis

Genet Anal. 1999 Mar;15(1):1-4. doi: 10.1016/s1050-3862(98)00012-6.


A simple and rapid PCR-based method for screening transformed Arabidopsis plants has been developed. Based on the quantity of chlorophyll present in a protoplast suspension, the optimal amount of template is calculated and a fragment of the transgene is amplified.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis / genetics*
  • DNA Primers
  • Plants, Genetically Modified / genetics
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods*
  • Reproducibility of Results


  • DNA Primers