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[Maize] Cornell University Plant Transformation Facility

Matthew Ronald Willmann via maize%40net.bio.net (by mrw6 from cornell.edu)
Tue Mar 7 17:11:39 EST 2017

Dear Maize Researchers,

The Cornell University Plant Transformation Facility (PTF) is a new service facility of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and its School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS). PTF is charged with supporting the research of plant scientists by making transgenic and gene-edited plants of time-consuming or hard-to-transform species.

Currently, we are transforming maize (inbred line B104) and rice (Nipponbare, Kitaake, and IR64 genetic backgrounds) and will begin work with wheat (Bobwhite) and apple (Gala) in late spring 2017. In all cases, we deliver regenerated plantlets from 10 independent events. Our success with maize was recently highlighted on the SIPS blog (https://blogs.cornell.edu/sips/2017/03/03/birth-announcement-the-plant-transformation-facility-delivers-first-transgenic-maize/).

For more information about the facility or to inquire about or request transformation services, please see http://sips.cals.cornell.edu/research/plant-transformation-facility or email the Director, Matthew Willmann, at mrw6 from cornell.edu<mailto:mrw6 from cornell.edu>. Both Matthew and PTF technician Zachary Lindskoog will also be happy to meet with people during the Maize Genetics Conference in St. Louis later this week. Please visit our poster (P142).

All the best,

Matthew R. Willmann, Ph.D.

Director, Plant Transformation Facility

Cornell University

School of Integrative Plant Science

B18 Weill Hall (Office), B22 Weill Hall (Lab)

Ithaca, NY 14853

Office: 607-254-1466; Cell: 508-243-2495


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