Attempted pollen-mediated plant transformation employing genomic donor DNA.

TAG. Theoretical and applied genetics. Theoretische und angewandte Genetik

PubMedID: 24254015

Sanford JC, Skubik KA, Reisch BI. Attempted pollen-mediated plant transformation employing genomic donor DNA. Theor Appl Genet. 1985;69(5-6):571-574.
Experiments were conducted to test the validity of previous reports of pollen-mediated plant transformation utilizing genomic donor DNA. Multiple Mendelian markers were employed in Zea mays L. and Lycopersicon esculentum Mill, to detect transformation events. Pollen from multiple recessive (recipient) lines was incubated with genomic DNA from multiple dominant (donor) lines, under various conditions. Treated pollen was subsequently used for pollinations on multiple recessive females, and resulting seeds were screened for transformation events. Over 200 crosses were made in tomato, and over 80 crosses were made in corn. Over 600 resulting seedlings were tested in tomato and over 800 seeds were screened in corn. Because multiple markers were used, 4,937 potential transformation events were screened. No clear-cut transformation events were observed. Therefore, using well-defined multiple markers, we have been unable to confirm the earlier claims of high efficiency pollen-mediated transformation employing genomic donor DNA.