AJPS  Vol.3 No.9 , September 2012
Genetic Transformation Studies on Avocado Cultivar “Hass” (Persea americana)
Abstract: The use of traditional breeding for improvement of avocado cultivars is time consuming, hence other methods such as genetic transformation by Agrobacterium is indispensable to adopt. The strain GV3850/pBI121gave best transformation outcome compared to five other binary vectors (AGL1/pCGP904; AGL1/pBI121; GV3850/pCGP904; LBA4404/pCG-P904 and LBA4404/pBI121) under different pH and acetosyringone concentrations. The optimal condition for reliable transformation was by using 200 μM acetosyringone and a pH of 5.2. Transformed embryonic shoots co-cultivated with GV3850/pBI121 were tested using the histochemical x-gluc assay. Further analysis was conducted by polymerase chain reaction using specific primers for the reporter gene (GUS).
Cite this paper: M. Ahmed, A. Kantharajah and P. Holford, "Genetic Transformation Studies on Avocado Cultivar “Hass” (Persea americana)," American Journal of Plant Sciences, Vol. 3 No. 9, 2012, pp. 1225-1231. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2012.39148.

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