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Title: Transformation of common bean: The state of the art

item Porch, Timothy - Tim

Submitted to: Bean Improvement Cooperative Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/3/2009
Publication Date: N/A
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Interpretive Summary: Efficient genetic transformation of common bean has not yet been achieved. Modern basic science and applied studies depend on effective transformation systems in plants. However, common bean is not amenable to regeneration in tissue culture, which is necessary for most transformation methods. A number of transformation systems continue to be developed in common bean, such as biolistics and Agrobacterium mediated transformation, which have experienced increased transformation efficiencies. A review of transformation of common bean is presented, with a focus on the current state of the art.

Technical Abstract: Transformation in common bean is critical for both basic and applied studies, yet regeneration has continued to pose a challenge in this recalcitrant species. A number of approaches, including biolistic and Agrobacterium mediated transformation, continue to be applied in common bean resulting in considerable advances. A review of transformation of common bean will be presented, with a focus on the current state of the art techniques and methodologies.