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Fast-track applications : the potential for direct delivery of proteins and nucleic acids to plant cells for the discovery of the gene function.

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Journal publication date15/12/2005
JournalPlant Methods
Volume1
Pages12
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

In animal systems, several methods exist for the direct delivery of nucleic acids and proteins into cells for functional analysis. Until recently, these methods have not been applied to plant systems. Now, however, several preliminary reports suggest that both nucleic acids and proteins can also be delivered into plant cells by very simple, direct application. This promises to open the way for high-throughput screening for gene function in a range of plant species.