Gateway vectors for transformation of cereals.

Research paper by Mansour M Karimi, Dirk D Inzé, Mieke M Van Lijsebettens, Pierre P Hilson

Indexed on: 06 Nov '12Published on: 06 Nov '12Published in: Trends in Plant Science


Until now, the availability of vectors for transgenic research in cereal crops has been rather limited. We present a novel collection of Agrobacterium tumefaciens binary T-DNA vectors compatible with Gateway recombinational cloning that facilitate the modular assembly of genes of interest together with new regulatory sequences, such as strong constitutive or endosperm-specific Brachypodium distachyon promoters. This resource aims at streamlining the creation of vectors and transgenes designed to explore gene functions in vital monocotyledonous crops.