Forward: Help with crown gall disease in cacti!
Kevin P. O'Connell
oconne18 at pilot.msu.edu
Sun May 15 13:28:00 EST 1994
> Dear Dr. Blomberg,
> Could you recommend me how through the internet to find people who are
> interested in crown gall disease in cacti of Baja California Sur, Mexico.
> Particularly I am interested in confirmation the diagnosis now. I am
> looking for a collaboration with researchers for whom opine analysis is a
> routine procedure. I would appreciate very much your help.
> Sincerely yours,
> Dr. Joseph G. Dubrovsky.
> Simon Blomberg simonb at extro.ucc.su.OZ.AU
> School of Biol. Sciences, A08
> University of Sydney We demand the right to stop to look even at
> NSW 2006 Australia lizards, which are nobody's property. -JBS Haldane
My reccomendation would be to contact Max Tate and/or Alan Kerr at the
University of Adelaide, Waite Institute (sp?). Dr. Kerr has developed
and marketed a strain of A. radiobacter, K84, which serves well as a
biocontrol agent against A. tumefaciens in cut plant cultivation. Dr.
Tate is a biochemist who has very extensive experience isolating and
identifying small molecules produced by agrobacteria. Good Luck!
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