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Whole plants from adult tissue.

Whole plants from adult tissue

A stumbling block in applying biotechnology to crops has been the limited number of types of plants in which whole plants can be regenerated from somatic (not seed) cells. Scientists recently reported two important additions to the list of successfully regenerated plants. Soy plants are now being regenerated by researchers at United AgriSeeds, Inc., in Champaign, Ill. And guayule rubber plants are being regenerated by David N. Radin of the University of California at Irvine. Radin says his new procedure may hasten the development of guayule as a domestic natural-rubber industry.
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Title Annotation:regeneration of plants from somatic cells
Publication:Science News
Date:Feb 8, 1986
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