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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Plant geneticist Jay Shockey introduces acyltransferase genes from tung into the genome of Arabidopsis thaliana. The foreign DNA is transferred by dipping the plants’ flowers into a sucrose solution containing the bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens. The bacterial cells then carry plasmids bearing the tung genes and other important regulatory DNA elements into the genome of A. thaliana.


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Last Modified: 3/14/2017
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