Recent advances in the transformation of plants

Trends Plant Sci. 1999 Jun;4(6):226-231. doi: 10.1016/s1360-1385(99)01412-0.


Plant transformation technology has become a versatile platform for cultivar improvement as well as for studying gene function in plants. This success represents the culmination of many years of effort in tissue culture improvement, in transformation techniques and in genetic engineering. The next challenge is to develop technology that minimizes or eliminates the tissue culture steps, and provides predictable transgene expression.