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Review article - Peer-reviewed, 2020

Insights Into Plant Surgery: An Overview of the Multiple Grafting Techniques for Arabidopsis thaliana

Bartusch, Kai; Melnyk, Charles W.;

Abstract

Plant grafting, the ancient practice of cutting and joining different plants, is gaining popularity as an elegant way to generate chimeras that combine desirable traits. Grafting was originally developed in woody species, but the technique has evolved over the past century to now encompass a large number of herbaceous species. The use of plant grafting in science is accelerating in part due to the innovative techniques developed for the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Here, we review these developments and discuss the advantages and limitations associated with grafting various Arabidopsis tissues at diverse developmental stages.

Keywords

grafting; Arabidopsis; micrografting; organ transplantation; hypocotyl

Published in

Frontiers in Plant Science

2020, volume: 11, article number: 613442
Publisher: FRONTIERS MEDIA SA

Authors' information

Bartusch, Kai
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Plant Biology
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Plant Biology

UKÄ Subject classification

Plant Biotechnology

Publication Identifiers

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.613442

URI (permanent link to this page)

https://res.slu.se/id/publ/110186