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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.

Experimental process:

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.

Service process:

  • Communicate with clients.
  • Design experiments.
  • Sign contracts and confidentiality agreements with clients.
  • Update project status.
  • Final reports with organized data and figures.
Plant Species Guaranteed Genotypes Guaranteed Independent T0 Plants
Arabidopsis thaliana Col, Ler, Ws 10
Green bristlegrass (Setaria viridis) A10.1, 132, 98HT-80 10
Petunia Mitchell diploid 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
Pepper R&C Cayenne 5
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
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