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paper on floral heteromorphy in primula vulgaris
« on: December 11, 2018, 04:42:12 PM »
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"Press release for our paper on a DNA transformation method for Primrose (Primula vulgaris) that will enable contained lab studies on genes controlling pin & thrum flower development" http://bit.ly/2A2JDvF

"Researchers have genetically transformed the Common Primrose (Primula vulgaris) for the first time in a development that could shed light on one of the plant world’s most renowned reproductive systems."

Actual paper link:

Plant Methods. 2018; 14: 93.
Published online 2018 Oct 26.

Agrobacterium-mediated transformation systems of Primula vulgaris

Authors: Sadiye Hayta,  Mark A. Smedley, Jinhong Li, Wendy A. Harwood, and Philip M. Gilmartin


Genetic transformation is a valuable tool and an important procedure in plant functional genomics contributing to gene discovery, allowing powerful insights into gene function and genetically controlled characteristics. Primulaceae species provide one of the best-known examples of heteromorphic flower development, a breeding system which has attracted considerable attention, including that of Charles Darwin. Molecular approaches, including plant transformation give the best opportunity to define and understand the role of genes involved in floral heteromorphy in the common primrose, Primula vulgaris, along with other Primula species.

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