Ti plasmid vectors
Can the Ti plasmid vectors be used to modify just any plant, or are there ever situations where it cannot be used?
Hi Isabella, this is an insightful question. The Ti plasmid can only be used to transform plants that are easily infected with Agrobacterium tumefaciens. A. tumefaciens can infect most plants except for momocotyledoenous (monocots) crops such as the world's major cereal crops such as rice, wheat amd corn.