Can Agrobacterium live in plants and pass from parent to progeny?

Yuanxiang Zhou y-zhou at RSGIS4.TAMU.EDU
Sat Mar 1 16:54:56 EST 1997


While doing molecular analysis of transgenic plants, we detected
presence in the R2 plants of DNA sequences other than those in the T-DNA
of the Ti plasmid.  Is it possible that the Agrobacterium can live in
plants and transmit from parent to progeny during sexual reproduction?



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