You Are Browsing ‘Plant Biotechnology’ Category

Somatic Hybridization – Applications, Limitations and Advantages Somatic cell means body cells i.e., other than the reproductive cells. In this method, the somatic cells of two varieties or species are fused together. For doing so, first the cell walls are removed by a certain enzyme. The plant cells lacking the cell wall are called protoplasts. The protoplasts...

Posted on Jun 22 2016 - 12:29pm by Preeti
#0

Protoplast Technology   The term protoplast was introduced by Hanstein in 1880. It refers to the cellular content excluding cell wall or can also be called as naked plant cell.  It is the living matter enclosed by a plant cell membrane. The first isolation of protoplasts was achieved by Klercker (1892) employing a mechanical method. The application of protoplast...

Transgenics in Crop Improvement Topics Covered in Transgenics  Resistance to biotic stresses Insect Resistance Virus Resistance Disease Resistance Herbicide Resistance Transgenic plants are the ones whose DNA is modified using genetic engineering techniques. A transgenic plant contains a gene or genes that have been artificially inserted. The inserted gene sequence...