Researchers at the University of California, Davis and the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology of Rosario in Argentina have collaborated to develop methods for improving plant regeneration efficiency using transformations via a GRF, a GIF, or a GRF-GIF chimera.
Gene editing has revolutionized the development of new plant varieties. Unfortunately, many important crops species exhibit prohibitively low regeneration efficiencies and are therefore incompatible or minimally compatible with gene editing. There is, therefore, a significant need to improve plant regeneration.
Researchers have collaborated on methods for improving plant regeneration efficiency that apply various Growth-Regulating Factors (GRF), GRF-Interacting Factors (GIF) or GRF-GIF chimera to transformed plant cells. These methods dramatically increase regeneration efficiency, reduce the time required to regenerate transgenic plants and can eliminate the need for plant selectable marker genes.
Transformation, regeneration efficiency, GRF, GIF, wheat, crops; chimera, plant proteins