Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation of Robinia pseudoacacia

Research paper by T. Igasaki, T. Mohri, H. Ichikawa, K. Shinohara

Indexed on: 01 Apr '00Published on: 01 Apr '00Published in: Plant Cell Reports


(black locust) plants were regenerated after co-cultivation of stem and leaf segments with Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain GV3101 (pMP90) that harbored a binary vector that included genes for β-glucuronidase (GUS) and hygromycin phosphotransferase. Successful transformation was confirmed by the ability of stem and leaf segments to produce calli in the presence of hygromycin, by histochemical and fluorometric assays of GUS activity in plant tissues, and by Southern blotting analysis. In this transformation system, about 2 months were required for regeneration of transgenic plants from stem and leaf segments. The frequency of transformation from stem segments was approximately 24%, and the morphology of regenerated plants resembled that of the original parental strain.