Directed molecular evolution in plant improvement

Citation
M. Lassner et J. Bedbrook, Directed molecular evolution in plant improvement, CUR OPIN PL, 4(2), 2001, pp. 152-156
Citations number
20
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
Plant Sciences","Animal & Plant Sciences
Journal title
CURRENT OPINION IN PLANT BIOLOGY
ISSN journal
1369-5266 → ACNP
Volume
4
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
152 - 156
Database
ISI
SICI code
1369-5266(200104)4:2<152:DMEIPI>2.0.ZU;2-Y
Abstract
Directed molecular evolution is a powerful tool to evolve genes with commer cial applications. Its most common application is to evolve enzymes with im proved kinetics, altered substrate or product specificities, or improved fu nction in different cellular environments. The technique is beginning to be applied to goals relevant to agriculture. Recent examples include the gene ration of novel carotenoids, enhanced herbicide detoxification, and the imp rovement of insect resistance genes.