Transformation 2 - Transformation Methods
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Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary (PASSeL) Lesson
Overview and Objectives – Transformation
This lesson explains the procedure of introducing a new gene into a plant cell (transformation). It discusses the main goals of the transformation process and describes the four main methods of transformation.
At the completion of this lesson you should be able to:
- Describe what must happen for a cell to be successfully transformed. (transformation goals)
- List and explain four of the current methods used in transformation.
- Explain why Agrobacterium is considered a “natural genetic engineer.”