The noble radish: past, present and future

Ian S Curtis
Trends in Plant Science 2003, 8 (7): 305-7
Recent developments in plant biotechnology have revealed that radish can be genetically modified by a technique called "floral-dipping". This system has been used successfully to delay both bolting and flowering in radish by the co-suppression of the photoperiodic gene, GIGANTEA. Future research could use this system to improve the pharmaceutical value of the crop for global usage.

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