Silica rod transformation

Curt Palm curt at
Wed Nov 6 14:23:18 EST 1996

In article <327F7F39.3B1F at>, "croptech dev. corporation"
<croptech at> wrote:

> Hello!
>         Does anyone have a protocol for transformation of plant tisue using
> silca glass rods??  I have protocols that deal with the transformation
> of Drosophila to make mosaics but do not know if this technique can be
> used to transform plants.  If you have tried this technique could you
> E-mail me at croptech at  
> Thanks,
> Michael

Production of fertile transgenic maize plants by silicon carbide
whisker-mediated transformation
B. Frame et al  The Plant Journal (1994)  6:941-948

Curt Palm
University of Chicago
Department of Ecology and Evolution
curt at

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