Minichromosomes: Vectors for Crop Improvement
AbstractMinichromosome technology has the potential to offer a number of possibilities for expanding current biofortification strategies. While conventional genome manipulations rely on random integration of one or a few genes, engineered minichromosomes would enable researchers to concatenate several gene aggregates into a single independent chromosome. These engineered minichromosomes can be rapidly transferred as a unit to other lines through the utilization of doubled haploid breeding. If used in conjunction with other biofortification methods, it may be possible to significantly increase the nutritional value of crops. View Full-Text
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Cody, J.P.; Swyers, N.C.; McCaw, M.E.; Graham, N.D.; Zhao, C.; Birchler, J.A. Minichromosomes: Vectors for Crop Improvement. Agronomy 2015, 5, 309-321.
Cody JP, Swyers NC, McCaw ME, Graham ND, Zhao C, Birchler JA. Minichromosomes: Vectors for Crop Improvement. Agronomy. 2015; 5(3):309-321.Chicago/Turabian Style
Cody, Jon P.; Swyers, Nathan C.; McCaw, Morgan E.; Graham, Nathaniel D.; Zhao, Changzeng; Birchler, James A. 2015. "Minichromosomes: Vectors for Crop Improvement." Agronomy 5, no. 3: 309-321.