The goal of the Plant Transformation Core facility at the University of Missouri is to enhance both basic and applied research in plant biology for the public.
The facility is also expected to foster funding opportunities and national prominence for various research groups through our efforts in generation of transgenic events. The Core's staff assists in developing transgenic approaches to address research questions.
They are making continued efforts in advancing transgenic technology to satisfy the needs of crop improvement and gene discovery.
As part of an educational role, the staff provides technical training in plant tissue culture and transformation for undergraduate and graduate students, post doctoral researchers and other researchers.
Transforming immature maize Hi-II embryos using an improved Agrobacterium-mediated transformation system and simple binary vectors.