New gene technologies and their potential value for sugarcane

Birch, R. G. (1996) New gene technologies and their potential value for sugarcane. Outlook On Agriculture, 25 4: 219-226.

Author Birch, R. G.
Title New gene technologies and their potential value for sugarcane
Journal name Outlook On Agriculture   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0030-7270
2043-6866
Publication date 1996
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 25
Issue 4
Start page 219
End page 226
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher I P Publishing
Language eng
Abstract An efficient system is now in place for improving diverse sugarcane cultivars by genetic transformation, that is, the insertion of useful new genes into single cells followed by the regeneration of genetically modified (transgenic) plants. The method has already been used to introduce genes for resistance to several major diseases, insect pests and a herbicide, Field testing has begun, and research is underway to identify other genes for increased environmental stress resistance, agronomic efficiency and yield of sucrose or other valuable products. Experience in other crops has shown that genetically improved varieties which provide genuine environmental and consumer benefits are welcomed by producers and consumers. Substantial research is still needed, but these new gene technologies will reshape the sugar industry and determine the international competitive efficiency of producers.
Keyword Agriculture, Multidisciplinary
Microprojectile Bombardment
Plants
Dna
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Biological Sciences Publications
 
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