Ms Adri Veale
|Tissue culture and Plant Transformation Platform Manager|
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Adri Veale is a senior research assistant for the Forest Molecular Genetic
program at the University of Pretoria,Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology
Institute. She holds an MTech: Agriculture from the Tshwane University of
She is involved in the development of the genetic engineering of Eucalyptus and
poplar trees. This involves Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated transformation with
cellulose genes and the screening of the putatively transformed lines
by greenhouse trials to confirm the presence of the gene.
She is also facility manager of the tissue culture and growth facilities for the FMG
group.This involves all the ordering of chemicals,consumables, servicing and
maintenance of equipment as well as management for the facilities.
During 2011 she was the convener and chair of the organizing committee of the
II ISHS Genetic Modification in Horticultural symposium. She gave numerous
presentations on the above topics.
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
My Book Chapters
|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 .
My Journal Articles
|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.
|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.