Transgenic plants with cyanobacterial genes

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Title
Transgenic plants with cyanobacterial genes
Author(s)
Y I Park; S B Choi; Jang Ryol Liu
Bibliographic Citation
Plant Biotechnology Reports, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 267-275
Publication Year
2009
Abstract
Over the years, cyanobacteria have been regarded as ideal model systems for studying fundamental biochemical processes like oxygenic photosynthesis and carbon and nitrogen assimilation. Additionally, they have been used as human foods, sources for vitamins, proteins, fine chemicals, and bioactive compounds. Aiming to increase plant productivity as well as nutritional values, cyanobacterial genes involved in carbon metabolism, fatty acid biosynthesis, and pigment biosynthesis have been intensively exploited as alternatives to homologous gene sources. In this short review, Transgenic plants with cyanobacterial genes generated over the last two decades are examined, and the future prospects for transgenic crops using cyanobacterial genes obtained from functional genomics studies of numerous cyanobacterial genomes information are discussed.
Keyword
Cyanobacteria genesHeterologous expressionTransgenic plants
ISSN
1863-5466
Publisher
Springer
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11816-009-0100-0
Type
Article
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