Thiophene content in normal and transformed root cultures of Tagetes erecta: a comparison with thiophene content in roots of intact plants
Mukundan, U.; Hjortso, M.A.
Journal of Experimental Botany 41(232): 1497-1501
ISSN/ISBN: 0022-0957 DOI: 10.1093/jxb/41.11.1497
Transformed roots of Tagetes erecta were obtained following infection of stems of sterile plantlets with Agrobacterium rhizogenes strain TR105. The thiophenes detected were 5-(4-hydroxy-1-butenyl)-2,2'-bithienyl, 5-(4-acetoxy-1-butenyl)-2,2'-bithienyl, 5-(3-buten-1-enyl)-2,2',-bithienyl and 2.2':5',2"-terthienyl. The thiophene pattern was the same in normal root cultures and roots of the intact plant. Transformed roots showed a higher growth rate and a higher biomass yield than normal root cultures on a hormone-free media.