Cellulase and Macerozyme-PEG-mediated Transformation of Moss Protoplasts

Rituraj Batth, Ilenuta Simina Cuciurean, Satish Kumar Kodiripaka, Sarah Skovlund Rothman, Caroline Greisen, Henrik Toft Simonsen*

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This protocol describes the generation of protoplasts from protonemal tissue of the moss Physcomitrium patens (syn. Physcomitrella patens), using Cellulase ONOZUKA R10 and Macerozyme R10, followed by polyethylene glycol (PEG) mediated transformation. The protonemal tissue grown in liquid suspension was harvested and treated with enzyme cocktails mix of 1.5% Cellulase ONOZUKA R10 and 0.5% Macerozyme R10 to generate 1,8 million protoplasts within 3 h.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere3782
Issue number2
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Moss
  • Physcomitrium patens (syn. Physcomitrella patens)
  • Protoplastation
  • Cellulase
  • Macerozyme


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