Project: Isolation and characterisation of a gene for in vitro regeneration capacity in tomato.
- project duration
- 01-JAN-99 – 31-DEC-02
- A lack of competence for in vitro regeneration is the major bottleneck in micropropagation and transgenic plant production in many agronomically important species. In tomato, the capacity for shoot regerenation from root explants, is controlled by a single dominant gene. This gene (Rg-I) will be cloned and characterised. Its potential for the improvement of regeneration capacity in recalcitrant species/genotypes will be assessed.