Plant biotechnology offers many new opportunities for breeders to solve certain breeding problems at the molecular level. The tissue culture methodology and the molecular genetic modification of economically important monocotyledons have undergone a revolution in the last decade. As the production of transgenic plants is a complex procedure including the uptake of DNA molecules into the cells, the integration of these nucleotide sequences into the host DNA and the expression of new genes in a controlled way, and as there are still many unsolved questions, further development is necessary. The methodology opens up the possibility of introducing novel genes that may induce resistance to diseases and abiotic stresses, allow the modification of dough quality and the dietetic quality of proteins, and increase the levels of micronutrients such as iron, zinc and vitamins. The present review is an updated Hungarian version of the summary of the most important advances in wheat transformation published by the authors in English (Rakszegi et al. 2001).
|Translated title of the contribution||Wheat transformation|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Agronomy and Crop Science