Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2009, Vol. 44 ›› Issue (02): 236-244.DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-3466.2009.02.014

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Research in In Planta Transformation Methods and Their Applications and Prospects in Brassica napus

Zhi Zou, Changming Lu*   

  1. Laboratory of Genetic Engineering and Genetically Modified Organism Biosafety, Oil Crops Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Wuhan 430062, China
  • Received:2008-02-20 Revised:2008-04-25 Online:2009-03-01 Published:2009-03-01
  • Contact: Changming Lu


In planta transformation methods for obtaining transgenic plants without de-differentiation and redifferentiation of receptor cells have been explored bec-ause of their advantages of genotype independence, ease of operation, high efficiency, lack of somatic mutation, and genetic stability through future gener-ations. Most methods use meristematic tissues or reproductive cells as recept-ors. This review focuses on the current progress of in planta transformation methods, with an emphasis on their applications and prospects for genetic transformation and functional genomics research in Brassica napus.