Scope of Genetic Transformation in Sugarcane-A Review
Dinesh Manohar Ithape
Swapan Kumar Tripathy
Nepal Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, India
Genomics and Applied Biology, 2017, Vol. 8, No. 1 doi: 10.5376/gab.2017.08.0001
Received: 24 Mar., 2017 Accepted: 27 Apr., 2017 Published: 12 May, 2017
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Ithape D.M., Maharana M., and Tripathy S.K., 2017, Scope of genetic transformation in sugarcane: a review, Genomics and Applied Biology, 8(1): 1-7 (doi: 10.5376/gab.2017.08.001)
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.
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