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Birth announcement: Plant Transformation Facility delivers first transgenic rice

transgenic-riceThe CALS Plant Transformation Facility (PTF) is pleased to announce its first delivery! After a few months in the PTF NICU (Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit), the first transgenic Nipponbare rice plants are ready for life outside their incubators. These plants were made to support the work of Adam Bogdanove in the SIPS Section of Plant Pathology and Plant Microbe Biology.  The research is supported by the NSF Award #1444511 Quantitative Trait Locus Editing for Crop Improvement, for which Susan McCouch in the SIPS Section of Plant Breeding and Genetics is a co-investigator.

The Plant Transformation Facility makes transgenic and gene edited plants to support the research of Cornell and external scientists. Please contact PTF Director Matthew Willmann (, 607-254-1466) if you have need of our services. For more information go to the CALS Plant Transformation Facility web site.

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