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Ricin B (RTB), the lectin subunit of ricin, shows promise as an effective mucosal adjuvant and carrier for use in humans. In order to obtain a recombinant plant source of RTB that is devoid of the toxic ricin A subunit, we expressed RTB in Nicotiana tabacum . RTB was engineered with an N-terminal...
We have developed an efficient transformation system for Tylophora indica , an important medicinal plant in India, using Agrobacterium rhizogenes strains LBA9402 and A4 to infect excised leaf and stem explants and intact shoots at different sites. The induction of callus and transformed roots was...
Chinese leymus ( Leymus chinensis (Trin.) Tzvel.) is a perennial grass (tribe Gramineae) that is widely distributed throughout northern China and Mongolia where it is produced as a forage product. Severe production losses due to weed growth have serious economic consequences, and as non-selective...