In a European application and a United States granted patent, the invention claimed by Florigene Europe is directed to
- a method for transforming carnation plant material with A. tumefaciens or A. rhizogenes. The material to be transformed encompasses any explant of a carnation plant and in certain methods specifically leaves from shoots grown in culture.
- methods for producing genetically altered carnation plants. A method for micropropagating shoots from initially propagated vitrified shoots is also covered.
- methods to alter the normal phenotype of carnation plants. The characteristics included are prolonged vase life, resistance to a herbicide and modification of color.
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