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Scope of Genetic Transformation in Sugarcane-A Review  

Dinesh Manohar Ithape , Manasmita Maharana , Swapan Kumar Tripathy
Nepal Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, India
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Genomics and Applied Biology, 2017, Vol. 8, No. 1   
Received: 24 Mar., 2017    Accepted: 27 Apr., 2017    Published: 12 May, 2017
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Abstract

Sugarcane is a cash crop of national importance. Its complex genome, narrow gene pool, long breeding cycle, rare flowering and complex environmental interactions hinders progress in genetic improvement.  But, the crop serves as an excellent material for in vitro culture. Therefore, genetic transformation can be a better alternative to incorporate resistance to diseases and abiotic stresses, and genetic improvement of quality traits. In this pursuit, the authors presented a detailed review of the status of in vitro culture and current strategies of genetic transformation in sugarcane using a number of important candidate genes.

Keywords
Callusing and regeneration response; Genetic transformation; Saccharum officinarum L
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