Flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) transformation with heavy metal binding protein genes

Various modifications of Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of flax were tested with the aim of imroving the efficiency of transformation. We tested different conditions as epidermis removal, different cocultivation additives and times of cocultivation duration. The transformation efficiency was measured by GUS expression in explants after 3 weeks on selection medium using the Image Analysis DIA. The introducted genes should enhance the heavy metal accumulation to flax.