Lifeasible has developed a powerful plant transformation platform to generate genetically modified plants (also known as transgenic plants). We provide both transient and genetically stable transformation services in a wide range of plant species, including model plants, major food crops, economic plants, and new-era bio-energy feedstock plants (please see our plant species list for details).
Plant transformation refers to the transfer and incorporation of engineered genes or plasmids into the plant genome. It is not only an essential biotechnological approach for in-depth research of plant growth, but also a promising tool for modern agriculture, specifically for the introduction and selection of desired crop traits. Some of the most popular plant transformation methods include gene gun delivery, thermal/electric shock, microinjection, virus/Agrobacterium/Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)-mediated transformation, protoplast fusion, as well as silicon carbide fibers mediated transformation. Which method to choose is dependent on the target species and specific study purposes.
Comparing to conventional plant breeding methods, the plant molecular engineering approach is more efficient, as it allows targeted modifications of plant growth. Therefore, the application of genetic modification techniques in crop plants empowers the production of crops with desired features, such as increased productivity, higher nutritional value, drought resistance, disease resistance, and so on.
Lifeasible has established a specialized molecular biology laboratory with cutting-edge equipments, excellent experts, as well as close collaboration with renowned institutions. We proudly offer worldwide customers with high quality and short turnaround services in plant transformation. We devote ourselves to be the leader in plant engineering and crop improvement to ensure that each project is given the attention it needs.
Materials provided by clients:
Objective gene sequences or readily made vectors, names of target species.
|Plant Species||Guaranteed Genotypes||Guaranteed Independent T0 Plants|
|Arabidopsis thaliana||Col, Ler, Ws||10|
|Green bristlegrass (Setaria viridis)||A10.1, 132, 98HT-80||10|
|Medicago truncatula||RH108, Jemalong A17||10|
|Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)||Regen||10|
|Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum)||Alamo||10|
|Jatropha (Jatropha curcus)||Curcus||10|
|Poplar (Populus tremula)||P. tremula x P. alba 717-1B4||10|
|Canola (Brassica napus)||Westar||5|
|Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)||Ha89||10|
|Grape (Vitis vinifera)||Thompson Seedless and many cultivars||5|
|Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)||most genotypes||10|
|Brassica oleracea||AG DH1012||10|
|Cucumber (Cucumis sativus)||Borszczagowski||10|
|Eggplant (Solanum melongena)||10|
|Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)||Money maker, T-5, UC 82B, VF 36, MicroTom||10|
|Tomato (Solanum habrochaites)||10|
|Tomato (Solanum pimpinellifolium)||10|
|Tobacco (Nicotiana benthamiana)||Benthamiana||10|
|Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum)||Sr1, Samsun, TI1347, Xanthi||10|
|Tobacco (Nicotiana edwardsonii)||10|
|Tobacco (Nicotiana plumbagnifolia)||10|
|Tobacco (Nicotiana longiflora)||10|
|Citrus (Citrus spp.)||Carrizo||10|
|Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum)||Coker 312, Acala B1654||10|
|Rice (Oryza sativa)||Kitaake, Nipponbare||10|
|Maize (Zea Mays)||Hi-II A X B||10|
|Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)||TX430, P898012||10|
|Barley (Hordeum vulgare)||Golden Promise||10|
|Soybean (Glycine max)||Maverick||10|
|Wheat (Triticum aestivum)||Bobwhite, Fielder||10|
|Potato (Solanum spp.)||Andigena, Blue potato, Desiree, Russet Burbank||10|