Commonly used Agrobacterium strains listing?

Dr. Klaus Eimert eimert at
Tue Feb 19 03:12:17 EST 2002

Dear netters,

is there a listing of (the most commonly used) Agrobacterium strains
available, somewhere?
I often try to figure out what is the genomic background of a certain
strain. Say, you read a paper where the authors use  a GV2760 strain. My
library doesn't carry this particular paper and there is no e-mail address
available, or the guys moved - well, you probably know this kind of things.
After one our of "googeling" and "CCing" you find that this strain might
actually be LBA4404 with a T-DNA-less derivative of pTiA6NC. Or,no wait, it
might be LBA with a pTiAch5 derivative, or ...   screams of dispair are
disrupting the quiet of the lab, glas is shattering and madness approaches!
Please, help!!!


Dr. Klaus Eimert
Dept. of Botany
State Research Institute Geisenheim
Von-Lade-Str. 1
D-65366 Geisenheim

Phone:  + 49 6722 502 469
Fax:    + 49 6722 502 460
E-Mail: eimert at


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