Genetic transformation in Triticeae crops

Yi Wen Li, Yong Weon Seo, Zheng Sheng Li, Xu Jia

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Wheat, triticale, tritordeum, barley, oat and rye are the most important crops in human consumptions and industry in the world. Transformation technology supplies a new source of improving Triticeae crops. In the past decade, transformation of wheat crops has considerably progressed. Many transgenic plants of Triticeae crops with various genes were produced via microprojectile bombardment, Agrobacterium-mediated transformation, PEG-uptake DNA technique, electroporation, microinjection, injection inflorescence and silicone carbide. Integration and expression of transgenes, inheritance and variation of transgenic plants have been studied. Technical improvements of genetic transformation for wheat crops will be extensively useful in commerce and benefit significantly to human being in the world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-518
Number of pages14
JournalActa Botanica Sinica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Gene expression and variation
  • Transformation techniques
  • Transgenic plant
  • Triticeae crops

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science


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