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Transformation Experiment Fees

The Boyce Thompson Institute Center for Plant Biotechnology Research is set up for Agrobacterium tumefaciensmediated transformation of the plant species listed in the Transformation Experiment Fees table. Transformation requests will be performed in the order they are received. If there are no negative effects on plant regeneration as a result of either expression or knockout of the gene of interest, and the genotype of interest, then the expected recovery per experiment is five to ten independent transgenic lines.

Complete one transformation request form for each construct. The online request form can be accessed at For BTI staff, use your BTI username and password. For groups outside of BTI, contact our IT director, Brian Klotz ( Let him know that you need access to complete a transformation request. You will need to provide your e-mail address and a password to Brian. Once you have access, the form can be accessed after you login.

If you are interested in transformation of a plant species not on this list, contact Joyce Van Eck.

Transformation Experiment Fees

Charge per TE (within BTI)  $825
Charge per TE (outside of BTI)  $1,300

Charge per TE (within BTI) $855
Charge per TE (outside of BTI) $1,350

Brachypodium distachyon*
Charge per TE (within BTI) $910
Charge per TE (outside of BTI) $1,500

Setaria viridis
Charge per TE (within BTI) $1,000
Charge per TE (outside of BTI) $1600

Transformants will be delivered as rooted plants in test tubes.

Oftentimes, it is well into a transformation experiment before it can be determined that there is a problem, which could be after a significant amount of time and effort have already been invested. To defray the expenses of this effort and any troubleshooting necessary to determine the problem, 25 to 50 percent of the per-construct fee will be charged depending upon the effort (labor and supplies) invested.

Those interested in maize and rice transformation should contact the Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Plant Transformation Facility.