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Trends Plant Sci. 2010 Jan;15(1):1-4. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2009.09.002. Epub 2009 Oct 8.

VIGS--genomics goes functional.

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University of Bremen, Germany, Evolutionary Developmental Genetics Group, 28359 Bremen, Germany. annette.becker@uni-bremen.de <annette.becker@uni-bremen.de>

Abstract

Genome and EST sequencing projects generate a wealth of sequence information for agronomically and phylogenetically important plant species of which the majority is difficult to subject to functional genomics. Virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) provides a powerful tool to enable gene functional analysis for species not amenable to stable genetic transformation. Recent approaches allow the use of VIGS as a high throughput method that will exploit the potential of genome and transcriptome projects further.

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19819180
DOI:
10.1016/j.tplants.2009.09.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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