— A method developed at The Ohio State University gives tremendous improvements in transformation rates of
plant tissues using low inoculation levels of
Agrobacterium, coupled with long co-culture periods of
the bacterium with plant tissue.
Most plant biotechnology laboratories utilize Agrobacterium for production of transgenic plants, and most of the transgenic plants that are in farmer's fields today were generated using Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. Although production of transgenic crop plants is now routine and is o…