Gold Dust, ACCELL Gene Gun Accessory

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Description (Brief)
Agracetus’s ACCELL gene gun, delivers foreign genes into plant cells in order to create transgenic plants. In the gun’s design, small gold particles, like this gold dust, are coated with DNA to be delivered into the target cells. For more information see the Agracetus gene gun prototype (object 1993.054.01).
Accession File
US Patent 5,120,657. “Apparatus for genetic transformation.” Published 9 June 1992.
Currently not on view
inventor of prototype to accell gene gun
McCabe, Dennis
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
overall: 4 cm x 2 cm x 1.3 cm; 1 9/16 in x 25/32 in x 1/2 in
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Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Biotechnology and Genetics
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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