Transfer of uidA gene into tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) by Agrobacterium tumefaciens

Authors

  • Suzana ŠKOF University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Jamnikarjeva 101, SI-1111 Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Zlata LUTHAR University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Jamnikarjeva 101, SI-1111 Ljubljana, Slovenia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.2001.77.2.15700

Keywords:

tobacco, transformation, Agrobacterium tumefaciens, uidA gene, selection gene

Abstract

Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of tobacco leaf disks with two Agrobacterium tumefaciens (A.t.) strains LBA4404 and EHA105 and four plasmids pCAMBIA1201, pCAMBIA1301, pCAMBIA2301 and pCAMBIA3201 was used for the introduction an uidA reporter gene and corresponding plant selection genes (hptnpt or bar gene) into tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L. cv. Havana 38). Our goal was to study the efficiency of transformation protocols with tobacco plant. The transformation efficiency of each combination of two Agrobacterium strains and four plasmids was evaluated by histochemical analysis of b -glucuronidase (GUS) activity in transformed tobacco plants. The highest rate (P ? 0.05) of GUS activity was observed with tobacco infected with A.t. strain LBA4404 carrying pCAMBIA1301 (33.2%) and pCAMBIA1201 (27.8%). When tobacco was infected with A.t. EHA105, there was no regeneration of transformed tobacco plants (except with pCAMBIA1301, 21.7%). The A.t. strain EHA105 was therefore observed to be less appropriate for transformation of tobacco leaf disks.

Published

15. 12. 2001

Issue

Section

Original Scientific Article

How to Cite

ŠKOF, S., & LUTHAR, Z. (2001). Transfer of uidA gene into tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) by Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Acta Agriculturae Slovenica, 77(2), 107–113. https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.2001.77.2.15700

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