Plant Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology: Following Mariotti’s Steps
AbstractThis review is dedicated to the memory of Prof. Domenico Mariotti, who significantly contributed to establishing the Italian research community in Agricultural Genetics and carried out the first experiments of Agrobacterium-mediated plant genetic transformation and regeneration in Italy during the 1980s. Following his scientific interests as guiding principles, this review summarizes the recent advances obtained in plant biotechnology and fundamental research aiming to: (i) Exploit in vitro plant cell and tissue cultures to induce genetic variability and to produce useful metabolites; (ii) gain new insights into the biochemical function of Agrobacterium rhizogenes rol genes and their application to metabolite production, fruit tree transformation, and reverse genetics; (iii) improve genetic transformation in legume species, most of them recalcitrant to regeneration; (iv) untangle the potential of KNOTTED1-like homeobox (KNOX) transcription factors in plant morphogenesis as key regulators of hormonal homeostasis; and (v) elucidate the molecular mechanisms of the transition from juvenility to the adult phase in Prunus tree species. View Full-Text
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Paolis, A.D.; Frugis, G.; Giannino, D.; Iannelli, M.A.; Mele, G.; Rugini, E.; Silvestri, C.; Sparvoli, F.; Testone, G.; Mauro, M.L.; Nicolodi, C.; Caretto, S. Plant Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology: Following Mariotti’s Steps. Plants 2019, 8, 18.
Paolis AD, Frugis G, Giannino D, Iannelli MA, Mele G, Rugini E, Silvestri C, Sparvoli F, Testone G, Mauro ML, Nicolodi C, Caretto S. Plant Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology: Following Mariotti’s Steps. Plants. 2019; 8(1):18.Chicago/Turabian Style
Paolis, Angelo D.; Frugis, Giovanna; Giannino, Donato; Iannelli, Maria A.; Mele, Giovanni; Rugini, Eddo; Silvestri, Cristian; Sparvoli, Francesca; Testone, Giulio; Mauro, Maria L.; Nicolodi, Chiara; Caretto, Sofia. 2019. "Plant Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology: Following Mariotti’s Steps." Plants 8, no. 1: 18.
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