Plant Transformation


Full service transformations for the model plant species, Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum and Nicotiana benthamiana) and Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is available upon request. Transformations are conducted using Agrobacterium-mediated transformation protocols. Clients outside the state of Nebraska will be required to obtain USDA/APHIS interstate movement permits for shipment of the transgenic events. We will advise customers and collaborators on how to obtain the necessary permits.

The University of Nebraska’s Plant Transformation Core Research Facility has the capacity to conduct transformations for the major commodities, including maize, soybean, sorghum and wheat. All transformations are conducted using Agrobacterium-mediated protocols. Transformations with commodities are carried out on a project agreement basis and custom quotes will be provided for each project.

Service Fees

Service Fee
Tobacco Transformations $450 per construct (10 events) for rooted plants in medium
Tomato Transformations $750 per construct (10 events) for rooted plants in medium
Wheat, Soybean, Maize & Sorghum Transformations Please contact Plant Transformation Core Facility Director

Advisory Committee

Stephen Baenziger, Ph.D.
Phone: 402-472-1538
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Ismail Dweikat, Ph.D.
Phone: 402-472-5328
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George Graef, PhD
Phone: 402-472-1537
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Bin Yu, PhD
Phone: 402-472-2125
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Facility Homepage

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Contact the Director

Dr. Tom Clemente
N308 Beadle Center
Tel: 402-472-1428

Homepage: Visit the Clemente Lab Site