Current status of genetic transformation technology developed in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.)

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Current status of genetic transformation technology developed in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.)
S L Wang; S S Ku; X G Ye; C F He; Suk Yoon Kwon; P S Choi
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Journal of Integrative Agriculture, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 469-482
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Genetic transformation is an important technique for functional genomics study and genetic improvement of plants. Until now, Agrobacterium-mediated transformation methods using cotyledon as explants has been the major approach for cucumber, and its frequency has been up to 23%. For example, significantly enhancement of the transformation efficiency of this plant species was achieved from the cotyledon explants of the cultivar Poinsett 76 infected by Agrobacterium strains EHA105 with efficient positive selection system in lots of experiments. This review is to summarize some key factors influencing cucumber regeneration and genetic transformation, including target genes, selection systems and the ways of transgene introduction, and then to put forward some strategies for the increasing of cucumber transformation efficiency. In the future, it is high possible for cucumber to be potential bioreactor to produce vaccine and biomaterials for human beings.
Cucumis sativus L.Genetic transformationPlant regenerationPositive selection system
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