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
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..View full abstract
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Awarded by Australian Research Council
The authors thank Mr. Peter Abbott of FGB Natural Products for access to plantations and Ms. Marianne Weisser and Ms Edita Ritmejeryte for research assistance. This research was funded by grants from Australian Research Council (projects DP 1094530 and LP150100798).