(Forwarded from from Dr. Zhanyuan Zhang, zhangzh at missouri.edu, University of
The Plant Transformation Core Facility at the University of
Missouri-Columbia has established a quite efficient Agrobacterium-mediated
maize transformation system using simple binary vectors. The current
transformation efficiency in maize Hi-IIAXB is at least 7%. The time frame
from the start of experiments to getting transgenic seeds is about 7-9
months dependent on seasons. The facility has capacity for servicing
requests from off-campus researchers. Interested groups can contact Dr.
Zhanyuan Zhang, at zhangzh at missouri.edu or visit the facility website at
to learn more about process for the service request and pricing information.
Below is a brief summary of per event pricing for academia.
Off-campus Maize Service -- Per Event Cost for Academia
$450 Collaborator or Federal funded
$450 MU system and Federal funded