Antibiotic-free chloroplast genetic engineering - an environmentally friendly approach
Abbreviated Journal Title
Trends Plant Sci.
RESISTANCE; PLASTIDS; PLANTS; Plant Sciences
Chloroplast genetic engineering offers several advantages over nuclear genetic engineering, including gene containment and hyperexpression, However, introducing thousands of copies of transgenes into the chloroplast genome amplifies the antibiotic resistance genes. Two recent articles report different and novel strategies to either remove antibiotic resistance genes or select chloroplast transformants without using these genes. This should eliminate their potential transfer to microorganisms or plants and ease public concerns about genetically modified crops.
Trends in Plant Science
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