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Trends Biotechnol. 2003 Jan;21(1):20-8.

Progress towards commercialization of plastid transformation technology.

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Waksman Institute, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 190 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8020, USA. maliga@waksman.rutgers.edu

Abstract

Tobacco chloroplasts are ready to be tested as a platform for the expression of recombinant proteins on a commercial scale. They hold the promise of reproducible yields of 5-25% of total soluble cellular protein in leaves and reliability has been achieved through refinement of an expression toolkit that includes vectors, recently developed expression cassettes and systems for marker gene removal. Implementation of plastid transformation technology in other crops, however, has met with difficulty and has delayed agronomic applications.

PMID:
12480347
DOI:
10.1016/s0167-7799(02)00007-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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