To produce higher quality transgenic plants build T-DNA directly in the disarmed virulence plasmid of Agrobacterium.

After a long waiting period, the work completed during my post-doc with the USDA in California was finally published in 2018. Our unconventional approach to Agrobacterium-mediated plant transformation was met with skepticism and our manuscript was rejected by several journals. Finally, the sacrifice of nearly all my weekends during 2015 and 2016 was rewarded when our manuscript was accepted. The cherry on top was the selection of our work, including a cover image, as Featured Article in The Plant Journal (volume 95, issue 4, August 2018; https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.13992).GAANTRYIX

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