Transient Expression Using Agroinfiltration and Its Applications in Molecular Farming

Rima Menassa, Adil Ahmad, Jussi Joensuu

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    Transient expression via agroinfiltration and/or viral vectors has quickly emerged as the preferred expression system for plant-made recombinant proteins. Transient expression can serve as a valuable research tool for finding optimal expression parameters before tedious and time-consuming production of stable transgenic plants or it can be scaled up to commercial production scale with vacuum infiltration. This technology is poised to compete with conventional production systems, large-scale production facilities are currently available and others are in the process of development. This chapter will introduce background and rationale in development of transient expression systems in plants and summarize the latest developments and examples in this area.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMolecular Farming in Plants: Recent Advances and Future Prospects
    EditorsAiming Wang, Shengwu Ma
    ISBN (Electronic)978-94-007-2217-0
    ISBN (Print)978-94-007-2216-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

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