Agrobacterium strains

Michael Sullivan mlsulliv at
Thu Jun 8 20:46:43 EST 2006

There is an excellent review by Hellens et al (2000) Trends in Plant  
Science that provides contact info for obtaining a number of Agro  
strains and binary vectors. I'm on the road right now or I'd provide  
a better reference, but it's a good one to have for anybody doing  
plant transformation.

Although Beth Hood can typically provide the EHA strains, when I last  
contacted her, she was having logistically problems in doing so and  
directed me to Stan Gelvin at Purdue University.

Although LBA4404 is pretty commonly used, I can't off the top of my  
head point you to a specific source. I should think that you should  
be able to obtain it from a geographically nearby colleage, however.

Hope this helps.

Mike Sullivan

On Jun 8, 2006, at 7:13 AM, Dr Engelbert Buxbaum wrote:

> Sheshagiri R wrote:
>> Hi Friends,
>> I am working  on plant transformation and  I have a plant  
>> expression vector
>> with a novel gene construct. Now I want the blank cultures of  
>> Agrobacterium
>> strains, LBA 4404, EHA 105 and EHA 101 so that I can introduce my  
>> vector
>> plasmid into them and initiate the plant transformation work. Can  
>> you please
>> tell me how to get these Agrobacterium strains.
> There are microbiological type culture collection, for example in
> Göttingen, Germany. They keep certified strains and make them  
> available
> to the scientific community against a fee to cover their costs.
> Alternatively, you can ask collegues working with the strains for a
> sample, then you loose the advantage of certification.
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