Ms Adri Veale

Tissue culture and Plant Transformation Platform Manager


Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Adri Veale is a senior  research  assistant  for  the  Forest  Molecular  Genetic

program at thUniversitoPretoria,ForestranAgriculturaBiotechnolog

Institute. She holdaMTechAgriculture  from thTshwanUniversity of



She is involved ithdevelopmenothgenetic engineering oEucalyptus and 

poplar treesThiinvolveAgrobacteriutumefacienmediated transformatiowith

cellulosgeneanthscreeninothputatively transformelines

by greenhouse trialtconfirthpresencothgene.


She is also facility manageof thtissuculture angrowth facilities for the FMG

group.Thiinvolvealthorderinochemicals,consumables, servicinand

maintenancof equipmenawelas managemenfor the facilities.


Durin2011 she wathe conveneanchaiothorganizincommitteof  the

IISHS GenetiModification iHorticulturasymposium. She gavnumerous




L van Emmenes,   A Veale, A Cohen and T Arazi.   2006.   Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of the bulbous flower Ornithogalum. Acta Horticulturae

Deepika R, Veale A, MA C, Strauss SH, Myburg AA. (2011). Optimization of plant regeneration and genetic transformation protocol for Eucalyptus clonal genotypes. BMC Proceedings 5(Suppl 7):P132.


Veale MA,  Slabbert  R  and  van  Emmenes  L.  (2012).  Agrobacterium-mediated transformation  of  potato  cv  Mnandi  for  resistance  to  the  potato  tuber  moth (Phthorimaea operculella). South African Journal of Botany 27:67-74

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Deepika R, Veale A, Capling M, Strauss SH, Myburg AA. 2013. Genetic transformation of Eucalyptus – Challenges and future perspective. In: Tree Biotechnology. Ramawat KG, Mérillon J-M, Ahuja MR. (eds). CRC Press, pp .
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Tonfack LB, Hussey SG, Veale A, Myburg AA, Mizrachi E. (2019) Analysis of orthologous SECONDARY WALL-ASSOCIATED NAC DOMAIN1 (SND1) promotor activity in herbaceous and woody angiosperms. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 20:4623. 10.3390/ijms20184623
Oelofse D, Gazendam I, Veale A, Djami-Tchatchou A, Berger D, Dubery I. (2016) Functional characterization of a defense-related class-III chitinase promoter from Lupinus albus, active in legume and monocot tissues. European Journal of Plant Pathology 146(4):923-936. 10.1007/s10658-016-0970-2