Gene stacking

E. Douglas, C. Halpin

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A small but increasing proportion of genetically modified crops harbour two or more novel traits due to 'stacked' transgenes. A variety of methods can be used to achieve stacking, albeit with limitations. Transgene stacking can potentially widen the scope of current plant genetic manipulation to allow whole new biochemical pathways to be introduced into plants, or to overcome a range of different factors that limit crop yield. Developing and improving methods for multi-gene stacking in plants is an expanding and exciting field of current research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMolecular Techniques in Crop Improvement
EditorsS Mohan, D. S. Brar
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9789048129676
ISBN (Print)9789048129669
Publication statusPublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology


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