Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2011, Vol. 46 ›› Issue (2): 216-223.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1259.2011.00216

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Advances in the Genetic Transformation of Sorghum bicolor

Xuanyu Liu1,2, Qingyun Wang1, Shujun Liu1, Songquan Song1*   

  1. 1The Research and Development Center for Energy Plants, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing100093, China;

    2Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2010-08-30 Revised:2010-12-08 Online:2011-03-01 Published:2011-05-09
  • Contact: Songquan Song

Abstract: Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) is an important crop with multiple purposes. Research into the genetic transformation of sorghum benefits molecular breeding and molecular genetics studies. This paper reviews advances in the methods, marker genes, promoters and receptor systems of the genetic transformation of sorghum. We also give some suggestions for research into the genetic transformation of sorghum.