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Agrobacterium tumefaciens

Definition of the noun Agrobacterium tumefaciens

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  1. the bacteria that produce crown gall disease in plants

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics (2008)

by George P. Rédei

Agrobacterium tumefaciens, ▷T-DNA Agrobacterium rhizogenes: A bacterium closely related to A. tumefaciens. It induces hairy roots rather than crown gall on the host plants. The genes responsible for the formation of hairy roots reside in the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biology (2003)

by S. Choudhary

Agrobacterium tumefaciens : Agrobacterium tumefaciens is a Gram- negative bacterium found in soil which causes crown gall disease in plants (which causes tumors to form at the crown and at the junction of the root and stem). The tumors are ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues (2015)

by Ken Albala

The first method manipulates a natural DNA transfer mechanism whereby a pathogenic soil bacterium, Agrobacterium tumefaciens, infects a healthy plant causing a tumor to grow. In the lab, a target sequence of DNA can be spliced into an ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems (2014)

Agrobacterium tumefaciens, the causal organism in the crown gall disease, was recognized in the 1970s as potentially useful for plant transformation because it transfers genes encoded in the T-DNA from its tumor inducing (Ti) plasmid via a ...

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