Transformation and Transgenic Expression studies of Glyphosate tolerant and Cane Borer Resistance Genes in Sugarcane (Sccharum officinarum L.)
Idrees Ahmad Nasir
Center of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Molecular Plant Breeding, 2015, Vol. 6, No. 12 doi: 10.5376/mpb.2015.06.0012
Received: 07 Apr., 2015 Accepted: 15 Jun., 2015 Published: 02 Jul., 2015
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Zahida Qamar, Saman Riaz, Idrees Ahmad Nasir, Qurban Ali, Tayyab Husnain, 2015, Transformation and Transgenic Expression studies of Glyphosate tolerant and Cane Borer Resistance Genes in Sugarcane (Sccharum officinarum L.), Molecular Plant Breeding, 6(12) 1-17 (doi: 10.5376/mpb.2015.06.0012)
Sugarcane is an important sugar and cash crop grown throughout the world. Sugarcane quality and production is mostly affected by biotic and abiotic factors that caused low yield of sugarcane products throughout the world. Using biotechnology and genetic engineering as a complement for traditional breeding methods it is possible to introduce insect/pest, herbicide-tolerant traits into various crop species. It has been found that the absence of insect/pest, abiotic and herbicide tolerant genes in genetic pool of crop plant species makes traditional breeding programs difficult. The varieties that are productive and at the same time has resistance against certain pathogens and diseases, can improve yield. The development of biotic and abiotic resistant sugarcane varieties through transgenic technology will be cost effective in controlling all type of stresses which ultimately improve yield potential. The present review will provide its readers the opportunity to understand the methods of glyphosate tolerant and Bt resistant genes in sugarcane.
Saccharum officinarum; Gene transformation; Biotic; Abiotic resistance; Stress