Patents Examined by Rhodes P.
  • Patent number: 5015580
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for the genetic transformation of soybean plants and plant lines by particle mediated transformation. Foreign genes are introduced into regenerable soybean tissues by coating on carrier particles which are physically accelerated into plant tissues. The treated plant tissues are then recovered and regenerated into whole sexually mature plants. The progeny are recovered from seed set by these plants and a portion of these progeny will contain in their genome the foreign gene. The procedure may be used to create novel genetically engineered soybean plants and lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Assignee: Agracetus
    Inventors: Paul Christou, Dennis McCabe, William F. Swain, Kenneth A. Barton