A novel method of transgene delivery into triticale plants using the Agrobacterium transferred DNA-derived nano-complex

Citation

Ziemienowicz, A., Shim, Y.S., Matsuoka, A., Eudes, F., Kovalchuk, I. (2012). A novel method of transgene delivery into triticale plants using the Agrobacterium transferred DNA-derived nano-complex. Plant Physiology, [online] 158(4), 1503-1513. http://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.111.192856

Abstract

Genetic transformation of monocotyledonous plants still presents a challenge for plant biologists and biotechnologists because monocots are difficult to transform with Agrobacterium tumefaciens, whereas other transgenesis methods, such as gold particlemediated transformation, result in poor transgene expression because of integration of truncated DNA molecules. We developed a method of transgene delivery into monocots. This method relies on the use of an in vitro-prepared nano-complex consisting of transferred DNA, virulence protein D2, and recombination protein A delivered to triticale microspores with the help of a Tat cell-penetrating peptide. We showed that this approach allowed for single transgene copy integration events and prevented degradation of delivered DNA, thus leading to the integration of intact copies of the transgene into the genome of triticale plants. This resulted in transgene expression in all transgenic plants regenerated from microspores transfected with the full transferred DNA/protein complex. This approach can easily substitute the bombardment technique currently used for monocots and will be highly valuable for plant biology and biotechnology. © 2012 American Society of Plant Biologists. All Rights Reserved. 2

Publication date

2012-04-01