Carbohydrate metabolism and freezing tolerance of transgenic alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) under field conditions.
Dave A. Vadnais, Stephen R. Boweley and Bryan D. McKersie
Plant Biotechnology Division, Department of Plant Agriculture,
University of Guelph, Guelph, ON. N1G 2W1
The soluble carbohydrate levels in the taproot and crown of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) contribute to freezing tolerance and the regrowth of new shoots. To evaluate the role of carbohydrates, we transformed alfalfa using Agrobacterium