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Rhizogenic agrobacteria as an innovative tool for plant breeding : current achievements and limitations

Tijdschriftbijdrage - Review Artikel

Compact plant growth is an economically important trait for many crops. In practice, compactness is frequently obtained by applying chemical plant growth regulators. In view of sustainable and environmental-friendly plant production, the search for viable alternatives is a priority for breeders. Co-cultivation and natural transformation using rhizogenic agrobacteria result in morphological alterations which together compose the Ri phenotype. This phenotype is known to exhibit a more compact plant habit, besides other features. In this review, we highlight the use of rhizogenic agrobacteria and the Ri phenotype with regard to sustainable plant production and plant breeding. An overview of described Ri lines and current breeding applications is presented. The potential of Ri lines as pre-breeding material is discussed from both a practical and legal point of view.
Tijdschrift: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
ISSN: 0175-7598
Issue: 6
Volume: 104
Pagina's: 2435 - 2451
Jaar van publicatie:2020