AGROBACTERIUM RHIZOGENES-MEDIATED TRANSFORMATION AND THE REGENERATION OF TRANSFORMANTS IN ALHAGI PSEUDALHAGI
BU Huai Yu JING Jian Zhou JIA Jing Fen (Department of Biology, Northwest University, Xi'an 710069)
The regenerated shoot segments of Alhagi pseudalhagi were sliced and infected with Agrobacterium rhizogmes strain A4. The hairy roots and transformed calli were obtained through selection on hormone free MS medium. The transformants were cultured on MS medium with 2mg/L 2, 4-dichlorophenoxy acetic acid (2,4-D) and 0.5 - 1mg/L 6-benzylaminopurine (6-BA) to induce calli. 3mg/L 6-BA and 0. 5mg/L naphthalene acetic acid (NAA) were applied for shoot differentiation. Shoots were planted on MS medium with 2mg/L indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) and produced roots. Opine analysis proved the integration and expression of T-DNA in over 95 % hairy roots, 75% transformed calli and transformed plantlets respectively. The 81 % hairy root cells had normal chromosome numbers ( 2n = 18). The alterations of chromosome number were observed. After one year of subculturing, the regeneration ability of transformants was maintained.