Plant biotechnology

Section edited by Neal C Stewart

This section will consider studies that focus on transgenic plants and their applications, including agriculture, bioproduction, detection, biosafety, phytoremediation and biofuels.

Previous Page Page 1 of 3 Next Page
  1. Methodology article

    Highly efficient mesophyll protoplast isolation and PEG-mediated transient gene expression for rapid and large-scale gene characterization in cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz)

    Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is a major crop extensively cultivated in the tropics as both an important source of calories and a promising source for biofuel production. Although stable gene expression have...

    Jun-Zheng Wu, Qin Liu, Xiao-Shan Geng, Kai-Mian Li, Li-Juan Luo and Jin-Ping Liu

    BMC Biotechnology 2017 17:29

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  2. Research article

    The role of community engagement in the adoption of new agricultural biotechnologies by farmers: the case of the Africa harvest tissue-culture banana in Kenya

    The tissue culture banana (TCB) is a biotechnological agricultural innovation that has been adopted widely in commercial banana production. In 2003, Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International (AH) initiat...

    Sunita V. S. Bandewar, Florence Wambugu, Emma Richardson and James V. Lavery

    BMC Biotechnology 2017 17:28

    Published on: 13 March 2017

  3. Research article

    Transcriptomic response of wolf spider, Pardosa pseudoannulata, to transgenic rice expressing Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab protein

    Bacillum thuringiensis (Bt) toxin produced in Cry1-expressing genetically modified rice (Bt rice) is highly effective to control lepidopteran pests, which reduces the needs for synthet...

    Juan Wang, Yuande Peng, Kaifu Xiao, Baoyang Wei, Jilin Hu, Zhi Wang, Qisheng Song and Xuguo Zhou

    BMC Biotechnology 2017 17:7

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  4. Methodology article

    Protoplast isolation, transient transformation of leaf mesophyll protoplasts and improved Agrobacterium-mediated leaf disc infiltration of Phaseolus vulgaris: tools for rapid gene expression analysis

    Phaseolus vulgaris is one of the most extensively studied model legumes in the world. The P. vulgaris genome sequence is available; therefore, the need for an efficient and rapid trans...

    Kalpana Nanjareddy, Manoj-Kumar Arthikala, Lourdes Blanco, Elizabeth S. Arellano and Miguel Lara

    BMC Biotechnology 2016 16:53

    Published on: 24 June 2016

  5. Research article

    Diversity of ABC transporter genes across the plant kingdom and their potential utility in biotechnology

    The ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter gene superfamily is ubiquitous among extant organisms and prominently represented in plants. ABC transporters act to transport compounds across cellular membranes and...

    Thomas S. Lane, Caroline S. Rempe, Jack Davitt, Margaret E. Staton, Yanhui Peng, Douglas Edward Soltis, Michael Melkonian, Michael Deyholos, James H. Leebens-Mack, Mark Chase, Carl J. Rothfels, Dennis Stevenson, Sean W. Graham, Jun Yu, Tao Liu, J. Chris Pires…

    BMC Biotechnology 2016 16:47

    Published on: 31 May 2016

  6. Research article

    Novel strong promoter of antimicrobial peptides gene pro-SmAMP2 from chickweed (Stellaria media)

    In a previous study we found that in chickweed the expression level of the pro-SmAMP2 gene was comparable or even higher to that of the β-actin gene. This high level of the gene expression has attracted our atten...

    Roman A. Komakhin, Denis A. Vysotskii, Rahim R. Shukurov, Vera D. Voblikova, Vera V. Komakhina, Svetlana R. Strelnikova, Ekaterina M. Vetchinkina and Alexey V. Babakov

    BMC Biotechnology 2016 16:43

    Published on: 18 May 2016

  7. Research article

    Genomic variation and DNA repair associated with soybean transgenesis: a comparison to cultivars and mutagenized plants

    The safety of mutagenized and genetically transformed plants remains a subject of scrutiny. Data gathered and communicated on the phenotypic and molecular variation induced by gene transfer technologies will p...

    Justin E. Anderson, Jean-Michel Michno, Thomas J. Y. Kono, Adrian O. Stec, Benjamin W. Campbell, Shaun J. Curtin and Robert M. Stupar

    BMC Biotechnology 2016 16:41

    Published on: 12 May 2016

  8. Research article

    Plant expression and characterization of the transmission-blocking vaccine candidate PfGAP50

    Despite the limited success after decades of intensive research and development efforts, vaccination still represents the most promising strategy to significantly reduce the disease burden in malaria endemic r...

    Veronique Beiss, Holger Spiegel, Alexander Boes, Matthias Scheuermayer, Andreas Reimann, Stefan Schillberg and Rainer Fischer

    BMC Biotechnology 2015 15:108

    Published on: 1 December 2015

  9. Research article

    Cloning and characterization of the pepper CaPAO gene for defense responses to salt-induced leaf senescence

    Pheophorbide a oxygenase (PAO) is an important enzyme in the chlorophyll catabolism pathway and is involved in leaf senescence. It opens the porphyrin macrocycle of pheophorbide a and finally forms the primary fl...

    Huai-Juan Xiao, Ke-Ke Liu, Da-Wei Li, Mohamed Hamed Arisha, Wei-Guo Chai and Zhen-Hui Gong

    BMC Biotechnology 2015 15:100

    Published on: 24 October 2015

  10. Research article

    A Comparison of transgenic and wild type soybean seeds: analysis of transcriptome profiles using RNA-Seq

    Soybean (Glycine max) has been bred for thousands of years to produce seeds rich in protein for human and animal consumption, making them an appealing bioreactor for producing valuable recombinant proteins at hig...

    Kevin C. Lambirth, Adam M. Whaley, Ivory C. Blakley, Jessica A. Schlueter, Kenneth L. Bost, Ann E. Loraine and Kenneth J. Piller

    BMC Biotechnology 2015 15:89

    Published on: 1 October 2015

  11. Research article

    Using proteomic analysis to investigate uniconazole-induced phytohormone variation and starch accumulation in duckweed (Landoltia punctata)

    Duckweed (Landoltia punctata) has the potential to remediate wastewater and accumulate enormous amounts of starch for bioethanol production. Using systematical screening, we determined that the highest biomass an...

    Mengjun Huang, Yang Fang, Yang Liu, Yanling Jin, Jiaolong Sun, Xiang Tao, Xinrong Ma, Kaize He and Hai Zhao

    BMC Biotechnology 2015 15:81

    Published on: 15 September 2015

  12. Research article

    Integrated DNA walking system to characterize a broad spectrum of GMOs in food/feed matrices

    In order to provide a system fully integrated with qPCR screening, usually used in GMO routine analysis, as well as being able to detect, characterize and identify a broad spectrum of GMOs in food/feed matrice...

    Marie-Alice Fraiture, Philippe Herman, Loic Lefèvre, Isabel Taverniers, Marc De Loose, Dieter Deforce and Nancy H Roosens

    BMC Biotechnology 2015 15:76

    Published on: 14 August 2015

  13. Research article

    Saccharification of rice straw by cellulase from a local Trichoderma harzianum SNRS3 for biobutanol production

    Rice straw has shown to be a promising agricultural by-product in the bioconversion of biomass to value-added products. Hydrolysis of cellulose, a main constituent of lignocellulosic biomass, is a requirement ...

    Nooshin Rahnama, Hooi Ling Foo, Nor Aini Abdul Rahman, Arbakariya Ariff and Umi Kalsom Md Shah

    BMC Biotechnology 2014 14:103

    Published on: 12 December 2014

Previous Page Page 1 of 3 Next Page

Can't find what you are looking for?

Articles for this section are still being added to this new-look site. In the meantime you can still view this section on our old site.