Journal article

Plant regeneration through indirect organogenesis and genetic transformation of Eucalyptus polybractea RT Baker

Shyama C Fernando, Jason QD Goodger, Samantha Saucedo Gutierrez, Alexander AT Johnson, Ian E Woodrow

INDUSTRIAL CROPS AND PRODUCTS | ELSEVIER | Published : 2016

Abstract

Eucalyptus polybractea (blue mallee) is the most widely harvested species in Australia for the production of pharmaceutical grade eucalyptus oil. Its use for both oil and biomass production is set to expand because blue mallee grows vigorously on semi-arid land where agricultural crop production is unsustainable. One of the most important tools for improvement of blue mallee, and for dissection of its unique traits, is an efficient method of indirect organogenesis. Our aim was to develop such a method, which is efficient for all genotypes and applicable to adult-derived explants. We also aimed to test whether genetically modified plants could be produced using this protocol. In vitro culture..

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